Monday, January 28, 2008

Newsletter January 28, 2008

I just wanted to post a quick newsletter about our Sunday.

We held our monthly bilingual worship event known as Afureru! Earlier this month Ken, a former staff member died in an accident and we took this chance to remember him AND talk about death and eternal life. It was a different atmosphere from the normal upbeat and enthusiastic Afureru! meeting but it was powerful. Many of his friends were in attendance, several of them unbelievers (so far!). Please pray that what they heard about the hope of eternal life in Christ last night takes root in their hearts! Below is a simple slide show we put together in remembrance of him. There are some titles between pictures and I'll type their meaning in English below the video.

Thanks for reading and praying with us. Please don't forget about our trip to the states in April/May. We'd love to see you and share with your church/fellowship group so be in contact with us if you are interested.

Many thanks and blessings from Japan,
The Ayatsuka's

the ocean
and Jesus
you loved with all your heart.

that faithfulness
big smile
cute and funny character
you were overflowing with Jesus.

Jesus said "I am the the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will never die but have eternal life."

Ken-chan, until we meet again...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He looked like an awesome man that was a privilege from the Lord to know. I'm agreeing in prayer for the follow-up of the loved ones that were in attendance...

I'm sorry for your loss, and pray the life he lived would continue to give glory to God.

You two have helped him do that with the event (sorry I'll slaughter the Japanese word) and by this post on the web!

The Lord give you comfort in this time.

Love you all,