All gifts towards the work of the Lord in the Niseko area are gratefully received, especially the gifts of your presence and time.
Should you wish to give a financial gift, please use the account details below:
Financial Appeal for Our Church Building
Praise the name of the Lord! Thank you for your prayer and support of Niseko Church.
In autumn 2019, our church building was inspected by a professional architect to consider how we could renovate and expand the more-than-fifty-year old structure. The inspection brought to light serious deficiencies. It was judged that the building was no longer safe. We have, after discussing with our church members, decided to stop holding services in the building. This whole series of events took place suddenly. Thankfully, God provided a temporary place for us to have Sunday, as an overseas Christian couple offered us their retreat house for the time being. Given our long-term mission to stay here and spread the Gospel, we believe we need a permanent church building.
Niseko Church is very unique in that our congregation is a mix of people living in Niseko as well as many foreign visitors. Our services, including worship and preaching, are all translated into English. Niseko Church is a place for anyone from around the world to gather together to worship, pray and serve God. In fact, many visitors tell us that they are very happy to find a church here and that they are encouraged through the services even if their stay here is temporary. We praise the Lord that one such occasional member was baptized in our church in 2018. In addition, in 2018 and 2019, we hosted summer Kid’s English Camps with the help of overseas Christians. More than 60 children participated in the camp this year. We were very grateful to be working with God’s family from around the world and serving His purpose through the camps.
Our church is, on the other hand, very small. Given that many in our congregation are seasonal workers and tourists, the number of members who attend throughout the year is as small as 20 people. This makes it very difficult for us to build a new church facility on our own. For this reason we would ask you to prayerfully consider a donation to our building fund.
Niseko Church serves, and is supported by, people in the Niseko area as well as others from around the world. Our church has been able to progress hand-in-hand with international friends.
We firmly believe that the new church building will serve God’s purpose of spreading His gospel.
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:38
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7
We are confident that those who donate to God’s work will be filled with His blessing and joy.
Please keep praying for us. Your financial support would be a great blessing. Together, we can move forward for God and have an eternal impact for His glory.
Members of Niseko Church
*If making a transfer from a Japanese Postal Saving account:
Account name : Niseko kirisuto kyoukai
*If making a transfer from other Japanese financial institutions/banks:
Account name : Niseko kirisuto kyoukai
Name : nine hundred and eight (read... kyuuzerohachi)
branch number : 908
deposit events : Saving
Account Number : 5148907
*If making an International transfer:
Bank name : NORTH PACIFIC BANK, LTD.
SWIFT (BIC) CODE : NORPJPJP
BRANCH NAME : KUTCHAN BRANCH
BENEFICIARY'S ACCOUNT NO : ０１５－３６４６０５１
BENEFICIARY'S NAME : NISEKO KIRISUTO KYOUKAI DAIHYOUYAKUIN MURATA KEITA
BENEFICIARY'S ADDRESS : HIGASHI3-2 KITA3 KUTCHAN-CHO ABUTA-GUN HOKKAIDOU
TEL NO ：０１３６－２２－２２１４ ０９０－６２１２－１６５５