February brings news of Bible studies, Baptisms, and our CoVid 2019 circumstances!  Thanks for praying!
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February 2020

Church Plant Update:

BFF continues to be a wonderful place of fellowship and discipleship for the many families and individuals that come each week.  Pray with us that the many outreach activities we do (After School Klub, Bible studies, cooking classes and more) will result in more new seekers attending BFF and coming to faith!
Click below for the newsletter video!
February Newsletter Video.

Recent Highlights

Rocky has been able to diligently work on the CD project he has in the studio despite our busy schedule of regular Bible studies, concerts, chapel services, and other ministry.  He is very close to the completion of the recording phase of the project!  Please pray in these final days of studio recording, and then as he moves in to the mixing stage of the album.

Coming up...

We are excited to announce that in March we will be having another baptism!  One man who has been attending for the last year is ready to take this step of faith and we are planning it for March 14th.  Please pray as he is also a part of a local Gospel choir where many members of the choir are still learning about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  They will surely attend his baptism and so we pray that it will be a powerful testimony to each of them!

Marla is also in weekly discipleship Bible studies with two foreign exchange students from a neighboring country.  It is such a delight to meet with them and see their faith and their heart to share the Gospel with their classmates.  Pray for us as we think of ways to reach out and share the Good News with their peers.  We know that their sending University is keeping an eye on their "activities" as believers in Japan and want to be discerning about how to go about working with them!

Unexpected happenings...

As many of you are seeing in the news, the unexpected development of the Coronavirus (COVID2019) has caused quite a stir in our neck of the woods.  As of the recording of this months newsletter video, the number of cases in Japan was in the 400s, counting the cruise shipped docked in Yokohama.  Now that the cruise ship issue seems to have been ended, the numbers are now reflecting only people within Japan who have the virus.  The number stands at 150 as of the writing of this newsletter on Sunday evening, the 24th.  It seems five of those cases are on our island, two are in our prefecture in the neighboring city.  We are prepared to be cautious when going out, and will watch the details of the spread of the disease closely.  We are not alarmed, but watchful and we appreciate your prayers that God will give us wisdom when needed.  We trust in His sovereign will for us and for all those who are here with us who love Him and are called according to His purposes. 

Things to Pray for...

A couple of dear dear friends of ours were planning to come and stay with us and serve here for a month, arriving on March 12th and they now need wisdom for whether to go ahead with travel now, or wait.  Please pray for them.  Pray for Hana as she is in her last month of homeschool!  She will enter High School the first week of April!  Pray for Bible studies, chapel services, concerts, curry cooking classes, and After School Klub through the month of March!

Thank you so much for always supporting us.  We love to hear from you, please hit reply and let us know how we can be praying for YOU!!!  Blessings from Japan!

With all our Love,
The Aroma Team
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