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Bringing an end to a blessed 2016, we reflect on a great month of ministry.
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February 2017

Church Plant Update:

Our church plant continues to be such a source of joy and awesome fellowship for all involved.  Please pray with us for the spiritual growth of the members.  Pray also as we enter into the Spring where a Men's Bible study will begin, and we are having our second annual purity seminar for elementary and youth!

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January just flew by!


After our wonderful New Years retreat, January just seemed to rocket past us.  The month got away from us with the busy work of beginning the Winter semester of After School Klub (ASK) and many ministry administrative details.  The Camps have officially been here one year and that came with two big jobs, getting their extended visas AND their Japanese driver's licenses.  Praise God with us for the completion of those two tasks!  You can hear details about that in this month's Newsletter Video.

The coming spring...

As we are watching the temperatures slightly rise, and some flowers bloom, we look forward to new beginnings in Japan.  The school year ends here in March and begins anew in April.  We will enjoy some guests from America during the short Spring break and also prepare for the start of another new year of After School Klub.  Caleb and Rocky plan to get to work on the video Bible series we have planned.  Also, BFF will be celebrating 4 years of worship and ministry, and enter into its 5th year!

Please pray for the leadership of our After School Klub ministry as we will be having some important meetings with the administration in a local Christian school.  We are talking with them about using the school as the location for ASK.  Please pray with us that the Lord would give us wisdom and guidance as we share about the vision of ASK with them in meetings, and try to discern if this is the best direction to go with this outreach.  Something like ASK has never been done, and we want to help them clearly understand the purpose and vision of ASK, if we are to use their facilities and also possibly collaborate with the school in this ministry.

Also pray for Caleb and Jessica as they head up the coordination of our summer ministry with their home church of First Baptist Crosby.  This year, instead of the Texas Team that usually comes from central Texas, the Crosby Team will be coming to help us with Summer School (VBS type ministry) and Family Camp at the end of July.  Preparing a team who has never been to Japan, to come and serve is a big task.  Pray for the members of the team from FBC Crosby as well, as they start to plan and prepare for the ministry.  The Lord has even provided them with an opportunity to meet and get to know a Japanese man in their community before they even get here!!!

The Ayatsuka Family will be making plans to return to the United States for a short time of support raising and reporting to our supporters after summer ministry wraps up.  This means we will likely be in the states for part of August and all of September.  If you are interested in having us at your church, home fellowship, or just at a get together with your mission minded friends to talk about the work the Lord is doing in Japan through Aroma Ministries, please do not hesitate to contact us!  I will do my best to work you into the schedule if at all possible!  We look forward to seeing many of you!

Also please pray for a few members of our Bible studies or who regularly attend BFF worship, as they seem to be inching closer and closer to confessing their faith in Jesus as Savior and Lord!  Also pray for believers to grow in their faith and knowledge of the Word, and especially in their boldness to share their faith with family and friends.  Also please pray for BFF members who are struggling with burdensome work obligations, challenging family relationships and situations, and our young ones with stressful and busy days at school.  As always, we are so thankful for you and your ministry to us through your prayers!

With all our Love,
The Aroma Team
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