In 2003 God blessed Shimonoseki Christ Bible Church with another wonderful facility near downtown Shimonoseki and
the city’s main train station. The city’s largest bank offered the church a two-million dollar building
for almost a fourth of the price. The building has been remolded into a worship/training center. Today, pray that
God would put on the hearts of various people, churches, and foundations the desire to spur on the work in Shimonoseki by
paying off the $600,000 for the building and also the $150,000 covering all the remodeling
expenses on what used to be a bank building.
Today’s Church: Shimonoseki Church (Tanaka area) Pastor Miwa, belongs to the UCC (see p. 3
article), this church (see picture at top of page) is strongly opposed to our church and its evangelistic efforts; Pastor
Miwa leads the Shimonoseki pastors meeting & has influence in the politics of Baiko’s schools.
Today’s False Teacher: Akama Shrine, Shimonoseki’s most famous shrine is the center
of worship for a dead child prince. The ladies of his court in 1185 AD became prostitutes because he had lost the war.
They would annually worship him at this shrine. Every May, a city-wide parade carries on this annual procession of idol