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

Church Plant Update:

Please keep praying that BFF members will continue growing in faith, knowledge of the word, and will have courage to share the Gospel with friends and family.  Pray that seekers in our Bible studies will continue to have a desire to draw closer to their Creator!

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New beginnings!

The end of March/ beginning of April is a time of transition in Japan.  The school year ends and a new one begins with just two weeks break in between.  Companies also transfer employees and a new fiscal year begins, not to mention the cherry blossoms bloom!  This means everyone tries to squeeze in some time in the park to enjoy the blossoms which will only be at their peek for 4 or 5 days, that is if the spring rain stays away.  We have guests coming and want to maximize this time for fellowship and ministry with our many contacts.  You're prayers are appreciated!  Also pray for those who've inquired about visiting BFF as they will be moving to the area and looking for a place to worship!  How exciting to see God grow this little church!!!

The birds and the bees...

Spring is a perfect time to bring up the subject of the birds and the bees with our young people.  This is not a topic that is often taught about openly in Japan, especially not from a biblical perspective.  We will be having our 3rd annual Purity seminar and appreciate your prayers.  This year we plan to include the parents in a seminar time of their own, so they know also how to talk with their kids about these issues at home.  In our current culture this is such an important topic, and Japan is quickly following behind the US in its formation of ideas about gender identity and sexual purity.  We do not want these parents to be caught off guard by issues their kids face.  We also need to prepare them for the technological mine field their children will be/are walking through.

ASK ends and begins

The After School Klub also closed out another year, our 3rd, and we will begin a new year the first week of April.  Please pray as we have new incoming students, and some new volunteer workers.  At the same time we are talking about the future of ASK and a better location for it as a ministry.  Our dream is for it to become a daily activity for elementary kids every week day by the spring of 2019.  We ask you to pray for guidance in this area.  For an update on the future vision of ASK location, check the newsletter.

Other Prayer Requests...

As we minister here, we appreciate your prayers for our families and the many areas which could be vulnerable to attack from the enemy.  It is never good to leave this area uncovered and unprotected for our ministry team, whether we are actively facing obstacle in our personal lives or not.  So we ask that you pray over the Ayatsuka children, our marriages, our homes, and our team relationship!

Just a reminder, 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!

As always, we appreciate you for the many ways you support us, in prayer, financially, through correspondence, and loving packages full of ministry supplies and gifts (even actually coming to visit us.)  As we did our taxes this month we were reminded of your faithfulness to us, and the way the Lord uses you to provide for us and make this ministry possible.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!

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With all our Love,
The Aroma Team
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