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June 2019

Church Plant Update:

BFF is officially averaging 30 people per week.  This last week college students from China brought a new Japanese friend to BFF.  Also one high school student brought a fellow high schooler for the first time.  It is a joy to watch this fellowship flourish and thrive.  Also one member who has been working a night shift is back now that his job changed to the day shift!

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The beginning of a new era in Japan is off to a good start.  On May 1st of this year the Japanese emperor officially abdicated the throne to his eldest son.  This officially brought us into the Reiwa Era (meaning beautiful harmony) and the Japanese all hope for a more peaceful and prosperous era than the previous one.  We pray that in this era Japan will find beautiful harmony in the family and inside individual hearts.  We know that this is not possible without the knowledge of the God who created them and the purpose for which they were created.  We continue to share this Gospel through our church body!

Our 6th year of After School Klub is in full swing in a new location and with some new students.  Please pray for our team as we share the love of Jesus with these kids and their families through the weekly classes and fellowship times.  Pray for one mom who has also joined our ladies Bible study and is very close to placing her faith in Jesus as her Savior. 
 

Health issues...

One of our Chinese members who completed graduate school last spring and moved about two hours away for a new job is experiencing health problems.  We strongly suspect that it is work stress and less than desirable working conditions that are causing the issues.  Please pray for K, who is looking for another job and really wants that to be back here in Kitakyushu so he can return to our fellowship and care.
 

Summer ministry...

We are currently planning for summer ministry and we are excited about another year of welcoming the Texas Team to help us with Summer School (VBS) and Family Camp.  This year the Luce Family (5 members) and two college students from Temple Bible Church will join us for the week.  Please pray for all of us as we plan for the VBS "Jump In!" program where we will explore diving in to the big ocean of  love and truth about Jesus!  If you are interested in the English themed song we created for Summer School please check out this link for all the online services where you can enjoy the song through download or streaming. -----> Jump In! 

 

Other Prayer Requests...

We want to ask you now to pray for us on a more personal matter.  When we started schooling for our kids, we chose homeschool so that we could travel and do ministry as a family and also base their education in the Bible and in English.  We also taught the Japanese language alongside the homeschool curriculum but we have exclusively been homeschooling since Hana was in the 2nd grade.  Hana is currently in Jr. High 3rd grade by Japanese school standards (which is your high school freshman year in most schools in the US).  Her 3 years of high school will begin next April in Japan.  Hana really feels led to stay in Japan as an adult and her dream is to become a dog trainer (and possibly also trimmer/groomer).  We feel, if this is the path she wants to take she can be better served by getting a Japanese high school degree.  Through lots of prayer and research we are feeling led to a particular Japanese Christian private school which is sort of "nearby".  We've visited the school and they are an excellent fit as there are other students attending who did not grow up in the Japanese school system and the school tries hard to adjust the education to their Japanese and English language levels.  It also seems this choice might be more affordable for us than we had imagined.  Please pray with us about this drastic change in schooling.  It will mean a big adjustment for all of us, and it may mean that Hana can not travel with us when we go on concert tours and US deputation/ministry trips.  We need wisdom and guidance from the One who wrote all the days of Hana's life in His book before she was even born!  Most of all we want Hana to continue to grow in her knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ and walk with Him.  Thank you for praying with us!



With all our Love,
The Aroma Team
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