April is the month of Oyasama Birthday, which is on April 18, 1798. Let us remember Her three positions: 1. As the Shrine of Tsukihi She conveyed to us God's Teachings, 2. Lived the 50-year Divine Model going through various hardships in high spirits and 3 She is Ever-living, working day and night for World Salvation. As She is Ever-living, we will be celebrating Her 213th birthday. In this time of a great disaster in Japan, let us remember the life of Oyasama by living frugally and using the money saved to help those in great need. Both the Mission Headquarters of Hawaii and our upper church Tengen Bunkyokai have set up Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief fund drives. We will be splitting our donations 50/50 between these two fund drives. Please give generously, as some day we may also be in the same position.
Please join us in gratitude and prayer as we perform the service for universal salvation this Sunday, April 10th at 10:00am.
Also since this is the month of Oyasama's Birthday, the MHQ monthly service will be held this Saturday at 9am, instead of the 3rd Sunday. The annual BGA Oyasama Birthday activity will be held on the 3rd Sunday, April 17th at 9:30am.
Rev. Owen Nakao