Sunday, July 22, 2007

Newsletter July 22, 2007

A VERY Blessed Summer (and it has just begun)

We were so blessed over the past week to have CMA with us! WOW, what a blast. This group of girls absolutely loves the Lord and rejoice in using their gifts and talents to praise Him and spread the Gospel. They had a Worship Dance Workshop in Fukuoka, which was a great blessing over there. They then came to Kitakyushu do dance ministry. They danced at schools, churches and had one big event at a concert hall. All of their activities were so blessed. They also led two purity seminars! It is such a joy to know a group who loves so serve and praise God with their whole lives, just as we do. To watch them dance will give you "Jesus bumps" ALL OVER, and brings tears to my eyes through out every song. Some pictures of their major concert here with us can be seen here at Check out more about them over on their website, CMA! There is a video of their ministry here in 2006 that is awesome, and check out the Japan 2007 link and read their mission log to keep up with them while they are in Japan!!! They left today for their next destination... (Tiffy, Lysa, Mimi, Gwen, Hannah WE MISS YOU ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!! Hana cried after y'all drove away)

From tomorrow, we are at it again! We go to a three day camp with Seinan Jr High/High School! Pray for us as we worship, teach and play on the beach with the girls from this school that is so precious to us. This is a rare opportunity for us to minister to the girls up close since they usually see us only from the stage during chapel once a month or so.

And last but not least, don't forget to order your copy of Rocky's new CD! It is awesome and will bless your socks off!!!

We'll be in touch soon...
Love from Japan,
Marla, Rocky and Hana

Sunday, July 08, 2007

***Official Release***

The day you have all been waiting for has finally arrived! Rocky's new CD is hot off the presses! It arrived today...

Artists: Asanagi (Morning Calm)
Rocky Ayatsuka - playing 1980 Martin D-28
Shuhey Nishino - playing 1994 Gibson "Gospel" Reissued

Although several years apart in age, Rocky and Shuhey were born and raised in the same area and attended the same church where they both came to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. Although they were on different paths in life, they both developed a passion for praising the Lord and sharing His greatness through playing the guitar. These two have come together to record their debut album, a work of instrumental praise and worship music. May this CD be your companion as you spend time alone in prayer, share a meal or special time with family and friends, when you are preparing to end your day, or as you start out each morning. May it especially encourage you in dark and stormy times as you journey through and at last experience the "morning calm" on a beautiful "peaceful morning".

CD Title: peaceful morning

Genre: accoustic guitar - traditional hymns

01 We Praise You, O God
02 This is My Father's World
03 Holy, Holy, Holy
04 Amazing Grace
05 Tsumi yurusareshi (forgiven sins)
06 Old Rugged Cross
07 O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
08 Christ, the Lord Is Risen Today
09 I'd Rather Have Jesus
10 Redeemed
11 Great is Thy Faithfulness
12 God Be with You
13 Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow

In Japan - 2,500 yen (plus shipping and handling)*
In the US - Suggested donation $15 (US$)*** (plus shipping and handling)*

Payment may be made in US dollars through check or online with a credit card or money transer through PayPal. In Japan, postal money transfer. When you place your order, further payment information will be provided.

When placing an order, please copy and paste the following "form" into an email and send it to...

Address: (please include full address including country!)
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***This CD is made availabe in the US through Aroma Ministries a non-profit religious organization. All donations are tax exempt in the US and welcome for the use of furthering the Gospel in Japan and to Japanese people around the world

* Shipping will originate from Kitakyushu, Japan. Cost may vary according to your location.