WHO ARE YOU?
Howdy, I am Daniel Kitamura. I have, as most would say, the most amazing partner and wife Morgan. We wed in December 2013 and are now blessed with two daughters (Ellie and Abby) and a son (George David). Before kiddos and when possible I love playing board games but my typical free time is spent tinkering and creating things.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I am a lay Elder at the Fields and an engineer at Bell (helicopter). Whether at the home, in our small groups or at our YMCA, my aim is to help our church family grow in following Jesus. I try to serve in big and small ways throughout the week, being faithful to the reading of scripture and prayer.
WHERE DID YOU COME FROM?
I was born and raised in south Dallas. Attended Duncanville High School and graduated college from the University of Texas at Arlington. After marrying Morgan we found a house in Mansfield and wanted to join a local community of believers that was faithful in carrying out the mission of the church.
WHEN WERE YOU SAVED?
I was blessed to be born in a Christian household with both believing parents. I saw them living out their faith in the home and wherever they went. At a young age, in a jealous curiosity of my family partaking of the Lord’s Supper and a clear message of Jesus Christ being the only way to be saved, the Holy Spirit opened my eyes and heart to accept Jesus as my Lord and savior.
HOW HAS THE GOSPEL IMPACTED YOU RECENTLY?
I have been so encouraged and challenged by the preaching of God’s word by our elders and other faithful men that it has been my desire to do likewise. I am in awe of the depth and richness of God’s word and how it can speak to every part of my life. Parenting young children has been a sanctifying time, revealing sin in my life and a constant reminder of God’s grace for me that I should show them.
WHY ARE YOU AT THE FIELDS?
Coming from a larger church, we looked for that kind of church when we first moved to the area, but the relationships and responsibilities we were used to weren’t there. After a few weeks, we desired a smaller body of believers, and found it here at The Fields. We immediately felt welcomed and able to jump in to serve and do life with one another. The faithful preaching of God’s word and accountability to live it out has drawn us to the Fields and the church really has become our family.