Work Camp

2015 Work Camp

The 2015 Work Camp in the Philippines is now under way. All the campers arrived safely on Friday and were warmly welcomed by our friends in the Episcopal Diocese of Central Philippines. There are four campers from Kobe Diocese, three from Kyushu and two from Okinawa, including one member of the clergy from each diocese. They will be working in two groups, one at Banlic and one at Jamboree Agape Episcopal Church, both under the pastoral care of Joe Medina.

Bishop in Kokura

Bishop Luke will be presiding at a Holy Communion service with Baptism and Confirmation at Immanuel Church, Kokura, tomorrow.

Lent begins next week (Ash Wednesday, March 5th), so many churches will have special services on that day.

A work camp group led by Rev. Ushijima of Kyushu Diocese, Rev. Osada of Kobe Diocese, and Rev. Iwasa of Okinawa Diocese, arrived in Manila yesterday, and will be busy at two main locations until March 10th, when they are due to return to Japan.

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All the work campers returned safely to Japan on Monday this week. There were a few health problems, but it was a good experience for everyone, I think. I’ll add a page for the Philippine Partnership to this web site soon. Meanwhile, I have uploaded a few photos to Facebook, and some of the campers and our Philippine friends have uploaded hundreds of others.

Thank you (Salamat) to everyone involved, both in the Philippines and in Japan, for making this a really worthwhile and memorable experience.

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The work camp is now well under way in Sta. (Santa) Ines. Read More...

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The main group of work campers left Fukuoka for the Philippines this morning, posting photos on Facebook, etc, when they had a stopover in Taipei. They have now arrived in Manila, where they are being welcomed by EDCP staff.

As my sister reminded me when she called to say “Happy Birthday”, today is also ‘World Day of Prayer’, and prayer meetings have been and are being held at churches around the world today.

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Preparations for this year’s work camp are well under way now. A preparatory meeting is being held at Kyushu Diocesan Centre today and tomorrow for most of those participating.


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There are more participants than usual in the work camp this year. Also, they are from three dioceses: Kyushu, Kobe and Okinawa.

Philippine Work Camp 2013

The deadline for applying to take part in this year’s Work Camp in the Philippines is January 15th.