On May 3 in Nagasaki, Kyushu Praise Contest was held. Two teams younger than elderly school students, two young team, and 29 adult teams (33 teams in all) fought each other. The first place went to First Fruit(Miyazaki), in the department of teams younger than the elementary students. The Crown (Kumamoto) won thee first place in Young department. The teams which go on to the Hakuba Final will be chosen out of the teams who won the local contest all over Japan.
In the adult department, the first place went to two groups, Lumiere (Isahaya) and Miracle (Kitakyushu). In the final contest, Miracle won. Lumiere, Olivet (Kurume), Shuno Shimobe-tachi (Nagasaki), Fruit of Faith (Kumamoto) were runner-up. Next came Yamazato Gospel Club.