But last year following the "Mid-America Japanese Conference," an amazing transformation took place! His congregation became a PAC (Parent Affiliated Church) and recognized as a Japanese Congregation of Portland Christian Center. The classroom they met in had a make-over and looks just like a real Japanese church!
Last year we were happy to help connect Pastor Noda with the Mid-America Japanese
Conference, and following the conference a church has blossomed and already the congregation has doubled!