|Ana Gamez sharing Why Get Involved in the Great Commission|
|Blessing OFWs to Bless the Nations book author Ana Gamez led and facilitated a whole-day seminar on mobilizing the local church for cross-cultural missions in Japan last November 15, 2015. The 50 people who attended were Filipinas married to Japanese, employees of foreign embassies in Tokyo, trainees from the Crown Company, and Japanese-Filipino young people with one Japanese married to a Filipina. All participants are church members of the LOGOS International Ministry-Japan from four places: Fussa in Tokyo, Kazo and Toda in Saitama-ken, and Noda in Chiba-ken.|
|Book author Ana Gamez (second from left) & Lollette Calingasan (extreme left) with Ptr. Juliet Koide (seated with guitar) and LOGOS pastors|
Held at the Logos Church in Noda-Shi in Chiba-ken, the seminar tackled the topics, Why Get Involved in the Great Commission, The Filipino Global Presence, God's Missionary Design for the Filipino, OFWs (Overseas Filipino Workers) as tentmakers, and two basic skills in cross-cultural disciple-making. The topics were culled from Gamez's book, Blessings OFWs to Bless the Nations and Robert Claro's book, A Higher Purpose for Your Overseas Job. At the end of the seminar, participants signed commitment cards to involve themselves in the Great Commission as goers, givers (supporters), groaners (intercessors) or groupers (mobilizers/trainers). As follow-up, Ana Gamez and fellow missionary, Lollette Calingasan will provide further training, mentoring, and coaching to Logos Pastors and Company 3 leaders and facilitators.
Also highlighted in the seminar were two original songs composed by Gamez, PInagpala Upang Maging Pagpapala (her recent composition which will be included in her next album) and Humayo Na!, from the music CD, Itodo Mo Na launched last September 19, 2015 in Kami-Itabashi Evangelical Church, Tokyo, both songs sung by Ptr. Juliet Koide, Pastor and Overseer of Logos International Ministry – Japan.
|The attendees with book author Ana Gamez (second from left, front row) waving the book, Blessing OFWs to Bless the Nations (orange cover TAGALOG, green cover, ENGLISH)|