After Numata's passing, Tetsuo Takami was sent to Brazil to carry on Numata's ministry wishes and vision. He and his wife especially loved the young members of South America Makuya. The following is an excerpt from his message.

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Tetsuo Takami (back right) and his wife Noriko (far left, second row)
with their beloved youths of South America Makuya
(Foz do Iguaçu, 1999)

Tetsuo Takami (1947-2001)

I praise the precious name of the resurrected Jesus Christ! I thank God for calling and guiding each one of us to this Easter meeting. Though Jesus Christ was crucified two thousand years ago, His Spirit still lives and comes to us today to pour His life on us.

(São Paulo, April 2001)