NAPAD (North American Pacific Asian Disciples)

Dear colleagues,

Thank God that we can commemorate 2013 David Kagiwada Memorial Sunday (September 8) and NAPAD Ministry Week (September 9-14)! This year’s celebration will be conducted in relation to the theme of the 2013 General Assembly, Orlando, Florida on July 13-17: “Lord, teach us to pray.” Rev. Younglan Kim and Mrs. JoAnne Kagiwada gave inspiring messages for the Wednesday Gathering at the General Assembly. “They explored the internment of Japanese Americans in the U.S.and issued the call to Disciples that such injustice must never happen again.” I also spoke for the Tuesday Reconciliation Breakfast on a similar subject. We put the transcript of the two different presentations into this year’s resources for David Kagiwada Sunday and NAPAD Ministry Week.

NAPAD Board of Directors and NAPAD Ministry Team have worked nicely for this year’s resource materials. I would like to specially thank Rev. Dr. Janet Casey-Allen, Moderator of NAPAD Board of Directors for writing her greetings message; Rev. Younglan Kim, NAPAD Representative of Pacific Southwest Regional Ministry Team for creating the Order of Service; Rev. Chungseong Kim, Senior Pastor of Good Neighbors Christian Church, Atlanta, GA, for editing the resources for NAPAD Ministry Week.

These resources are prepared for individual and group use, as well as for congregational worship and other activities. You are invited to participate in the celebration so that all of us can help promote the life and ministry of NAPAD together.



Jinsuk Chun
Executive Pastor of North American Pacific/Asian Disciples
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)


Kagiwada Sunday:

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David Tamotsu Kagiwada: A Compassionate Healer

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