自己紹介をお願いします!Tell us about yourself!


(Yutaro) #1

ようこそ!このページではご自分のことについて、弁証学(アポロジェティックス)を日本ですることへの興味も含めて、自己紹介をお願いします。日本語でも英語でも、どちらでも大丈夫です。
We are glad you’re here! You can introduce yourself here, including your interest in apologetics in Japan. Feel free to write in Japanese and/or English, as you feel comfortable.


(Yutaro) #2

はじめまして!加藤雄太郎です。私はRZIMでOCCA Fellowとして働いており、現在シンガポール支部で弁証学を用いた伝道を行っています。私はもともとクリスチャン家庭で育ち幼い頃にイエス様を信じたものの、大学時代にキリスト教に対して様々な疑問を持つようになりました。しかし、ちょうどその時RZIMの動画をインターネットで見て初めて弁証学を学び、信仰に確信が与えられました。これから日本で弁証学を使った福音伝道が進んでいくことを楽しみにしています。よろしくお願いします!

Hello everyone! My name is Yutaro Kato, and I am working for RZIM as an OCCA Fellow. I am based in Singapore and sharing the gospel using apologetics. I was brought up in a Christian family, and I believed in Jesus when I was little, but I started to question Christianity when I became a university student. That was when I first came across RZIM videos online, and learning apologetics gave me confidence in the Christian faith. I am very excited about the future of apologetics in evangelism in Japan!


(Riz Crescini) #3

はじめまして!Hello everyone! Greetings from Fukuoka, Japan! My wife and I are missionary associates with Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society (JEMS). We are both educators and teach at a Japanese university. I am also a part-time portrait photographer.

I am currently pursuing an MA in Cultural Apologetics through Houston Baptist University. I just finished my first semester. I have been listening to Ravi Zacharias for years through the RZIM podcast. I also own a number of his books. I was blessed to attend a missions conference where Ravi was the main plenary speaker.

Like Yutaro, I am excited about apologetics ministry in Japan. I am glad to partner with you in bringing the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the Japanese people. To Him be the glory!

Peace,

-Riz


(Zachary Nance) #5

Hey Riz!


(Zachary Nance) #6

This is a re-post from the other welcome board. This is probably more appropriate here.

こんにちは ! My wife and I have felt called to serve long-term in mission in Japan with an organization called OMF. OMF operates from the Tokyo area and up, and we will be in Hokkaido once we arrive in hopefully EOY 2020. I have always been very interested in apologetics and am so excited and encouraged by the transformation God is bringing to the Japanese people through apologetics. I was so moved at Razi’s time in Japan and the talk he was able to give. We will spend our first term focusing on language and culture studies, but then will transition into a church planter role. I would absolutely love to continue using and being a part of the Christian apologetic community in Japan. We have been able to engage in some very meaningful relationships here with Japanese, and Lord willing, my wife, daughter, and I will be doing that among the Japanese in a couple of years.

Currently we are planting a church in Richmond Tx. with a couple of other families and we just had our first public launch service this past Sunday (Jan. 27th). When transitioning to the Japanese mission field we hope to be a part of church planting efforts there too.


(Yutaro) #7

はじめまして、Rizさん!Thank you so much for joining us. I was born in Fukuoka, and my grandfather and my uncle are pastors of Aburayama Shalom Church in Fukuoka.
I pray that your ministry will be fruitful in Japan!

Yutaro


(Yutaro) #8

こんにちはZacharyさん!Thank you for introducing yourself. I am very excited to hear that you are planning to come to Japan as a missionary. I know some wonderful missionaries from OMF, and I am looking forward to serving the Lord with you in Japan.

Yutaro


(Zachary Nance) #9

Thank you Yutaro! We have both felt so strongly that the Lord is leading us this way. During our time in Hokkaido this past summer, almost every pastor we chatted with shared a similar sentiment that Japanese soil is ripe for harvest, but the workers are few. Our family is so excited to be able to serve the Lord and the see His mighty work among the Japanese!


(Kazuma Nakahara) #10

こんにちは。中原一真です。

母教会の2代目牧師と、ミッション系の幼稚園で教諭をする母の間の長男として生まれました。
信仰に生きることを小さな頃から「教えられ」、中学二年生の時に洗礼を受けました。
この受け継がれた信仰が、大学3年で、ダラスバプテスト大学に留学し、聖書の言葉に身をひたすように生活をし始めた時、信仰の目が開かれ、自覚的な信仰となりました。
神学校で学びを続け、牧師になりたいという新たな志を与えられつつも、現在はあるキリスト教主義の中高一貫校で英語の教師をしております。

生徒へ伝道をしたいという強い思いを持っていますでの、若い世代への伝道についてや、若い世代に御言葉を語ることについて何か得ることができたらと思っております。


(Yutaro) #11

中原さん
自己紹介ありがとうございます!次世代に福音を伝えたいという同じ志を持つ方とつながることができて感謝です。神様が中原さんをどのように用いられるかとてもワクワクしています。
これから様々な疑問や課題にこのオンラインコミュニティで一緒に向き合っていけたらと願っています。
よろしくお願いします!


(Sho Koshikizawa) #14

少し遅くなりましたが、しょうと言います。東京出身で、今は金沢に住んでいます。中高生〜30代までとの関わりが多く、教会でもわたしたちの信仰をどうわかりやすく他の人に説明できるかについて考えたり話し合ったりすることが多いです。よろしくお願いします!

Hi, this is Sho from Tokyo, and living in Kanazawa for the next three years. I feel it necessary for the Japanese Christians to be able to explain who we believe and why we believe explicitly to those who ask these questions. Hope to get to know you friends here!