Saturday, September 16, 2006

Newsletter September 16, 2006

As we sit here waiting for a typhoon to hit, I am reflecting on an awesome week we've had. God is really at work in so many ways. The last two weeks you've heard about the men, well this week God was working in the women.

I, Marla, teach a mother's Bible study at a private kindergarten I've been connected with for years. I also teach English to the kids there. Until now the Bible study has been infrequent and inconsistent in its members. But the last two meetings have been the same group of women really interested in the Bible, and they really love the study. They are full of questions and can't wait until our next meeting. The kindergarten has also decided to have the Bible study every month instead of 4 or 5 times a year. I am so excited about the opportunity to meet with and teach these women more often.

At the same time, the kindergarten has a once a week morning preschool for 2 & 3 year olds. Three of the mothers in my Bible class have children in the preschool class, and they were begging Hana and I to join. I could see these women on a weekly basis, not just once a month at the Bible study.

I am really feeling called to minister to these ladies. Pray for their hearts as they search for God! Pray for me as I try to convey His truths to them IN Japanese! This could be the beginning of a really amazing ministry to mothers!!!


Anonymous said...

That is awesome!! I know that your heart must be thrilled and jumping for joy!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVING YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love to hear what you are doing and I am so proud of the passion and love you have for God. I am inspired to do more for Jesus each time I read about your life.

B in Kyushu said...

What an encouragment, Marla and Rocky! You are an inspiration to us newbies! Praise God!

Anonymous said...

Marla--How wonderful!! I'll pray for you on that...