Sunday, May 28, 2006

Newsletter May 26, 2006

We are so crazy, crazy busy! We had a guest here for three days doing concerts, Hiroshi Yoneda. It was great, pray for God to work in the hearts of those who attended concerts and those who took home CD's and will continue to be ministered to through his music. Here is a GREAT shot of Yoneda-san and Rocky playing at our church's cafe on Friday night.

Tomorrow (Sunday in Japan) we have an a.m. concert and then Afureru! worship in the afternoon. It will prove to be yet another hectic day. But we know God will work, thank you for your prayers. Please pray for Hana, this busy schedule is starting to take its toll on her, she needs some more sleep and some time with Mommy and Daddy! That is coming on Monday, but pray for her to handle tomorrow OK.

We are planning a trip back to the States June 12 - July 17. We will be in Texas (for about 3 weeks) and Oregon (for the last 6 days). I am still working on the schedule, this trip has kind of snuck up on me and we are waiting on family members to finalize plans and so forth too. I will post our schedule as soon as I get it worked out. If you are interested in having us at your church, please drop us an email!!!

Pray for Rocky, he is finishing up Ai's CD, and trying to get a million other things done before we leave in two weeks!

Thanks soooooooooo much for your prayers and love and we can't wait to see many of you VERY soon!

Love from Japan,
Rocky, Marla and Hana

Monday, May 08, 2006

Newsletter May 8, 2006

Time flies when you are having fun! And we have been having so much fun!

Weekend concerts in Yamaguchi...
Last weekend we took a trip to Yamaguchi city to do music at an area wide church worship event. It was such a blessing to see so many alive and vibrant churches meeting together to worship and fellowship. Several different worship teams representing their own church, lead worship at various times in the meeting. Different pastors from each church also gave messages throughout the day. I was so impressed with the messages they brought! God is certainly working through these power packed, alive churches and the leaders there in that area! We were so blessed and encouraged!

A week long holiday and family...

This last week was filled with a different sort of ministry for us, we were ministering to Rocky's family from Osaka. Rocky's brother Junichi and his wife Kikuko were here to visit because last week was a special holiday in Japan known as Golden Week. Their 9 year old son Daiki and 5 month old son Tomoki were a blast to have around, especially for Hana. Junichi is a Christian but his wife is not and we always enjoy the opportunity to love on her and talk to her about the Lord. Please pray for this family, especially that Mom and sons would join the family of God!
And here you have the next generation of Ayatsuka's. (left to right) Hana, 20 months; Tomoki, 5 months; Daiki, 9 Would you pray with us for the salvation of these three and the anointing of the Lord on their lives, that they would be the next generation of Ayatsuka's to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Japan!!!