Missionary Claudia Genung Itinerating in California-Nevada this Summer

April 30, 2014

The Rev. Claudia Genung Yamamoto, who is a native of Redwood City, California, and who currently serves as a missionary in Kobe, Japan, is scheduled to be on itineration in Northern California in late July.  Rev. Genung will be available to visit churches in the California-Nevada Annual Conference from July 24 to August 1. On Sunday morning, July 27, she will be at Wesley United Methodist Church in San Jose.  If interested in a visit, contact Howard Parker, the Conference Secretary of Global Ministries, at howard.parker@gmail.com or (415) 261-7464.
In her current work, Rev. Genung is an outreach missionary working specifically with the Jesus Band Church and its community ministry through Kagawa Memorial Hall. The Memorial Hall, which opened recently, ministers to the spiritual and physical needs of the people of Kobe, which is an international port. She assists with the Tengokuya (Heaven’s Café) ministry to the community, which provides low-cost lunches and helps to meet the needs of the surrounding community. Residents are foreign migrant workers; people who are disabled; the elderly; single mothers; and the indigenous Buraku people, who are often shunned in Japan. A part of her outreach includes relief work for Tohoku, affected by the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. 
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