Hikari no Ie

Hikari no Ie, meaning "House of Light," is the name of the Clarks' home in Hirakata. We have many guests in our home as well as in our basement!  With the help of a volunteer carpenter friend from Arizona/Colorado, Joe Nix, and many others, we finished out the basement for ministry in 2002. The basement is well used--for guests as well as for International Nights.


We have International Nights at Hikari no Ie on the first Saturday of each month except for July and August. These parties are a lot of fun with games, refreshments, interaction in both English and Japanese, singing and a short devotional talk. They continue to be well attended and exciting! One lady told us, "There is no place in Japan that I know of where we can go and just be ourselves and enjoy learning about God in a relaxed atmosphere. I love coming here!"  We never have the same group. Many are regulars but others come and go or stay.

If you are in the Osaka area and would like to participate in our International Nights, please come!  Our address is 2-35 Suikoen Cho, Hirakata Shi, Osaka 573-0095, and our phone number is 072-841-2934.  We especially welcome students from Kansai University of Foreign Studies (Kansai Gaidai) and Kyoto University.


Fun around the ping-pong table
International Night Interaction
Devotional Time
Jammin' after the devotional time!
Good catch, Makiko!!
Praise and worship time
Sometimes we have dinners!
Conversation over zenzai
The kids have fun, too
Divide by two!
Ladies from India, Indonesia and South Africa
Game time
Eating popcorn around the Christmas tree?
Celebrate Jesus!
Seven countries represented! Japan, Honduras, Peru, Mongolia, Venezuela, Mexico and U.S.A.
Special music . . .
. . . by Nicki on the viola accompanied by her friend
Crossword Competition--Could be either English or Japanese words
Enjoying a performance by the Covenant Players
Eating traditional zenzai at New Year's party
Who can call the other's name first after the curtain drops?
Searching the scriptures
Gideon says, "I won!"

We've had as many as 12 nationalities represented on the same International Night!

Deepening Friendships
One of our bands! Who can throw a "six" to get a turn eating the chocolate bar? Getting acquainted with guests