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Gardena Valley Baptist Church

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"Met With Discrimination"

"I moved to Torrance in 1961 and immediately looked for a local church near our new home. Amazingly I found discrimination and mentioned it to one of my neighbors. They, Miyako's family, invited us to come to GVBC and we've been a part of this church--our three children grew up here (our son met his wife at this church!).

Happy times--my son being baptized followed by many of his friends, my mother moving to Gardena and joining Nichigo and accepting the Lord--our growth in the Lord through Rev. Ron Matsuda's teaching and golf fellowships.

Sad times--our daughter Tina's (illegible) as well as my mother.

Congratulations to our church on the 75th anniversary. It will continue to work towards the goals of the church.

-Kim Matsumoto

P/S: The enclosed is from my neighbor, Mrs. Miyako Matsunaga (nee Iwata), who attended the luncheon with Lydai & me."

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