Monday, August 17, 2009

Newsletter August 2009

Hello from hot and muggy Japan!

What a summer we have had. July was busy busy busy busy busy! I mean sooooooooooooo busy!

We so enjoyed having CMA with us again, and you can enjoy details of from their mission log. Entry #3, #4, and #5 are all about their time in Kitakyushu. The impact the Lord makes through them continues to resonate year after year. He plants many seeds through their beautiful dance and awesome testimony. You will enjoy reading all about them on their blog!

We also had the privilege of being the guest speakers at Seinan Jo Gakuin's Jr. High and High School Summer Bible camp again. It is always a great opportunity to spend time with these students in a smaller group. We speak at their chapel services about 6 times a year but meeting them and spending time with them in person like this is priceless. We continue to pray that the Lord plants and waters seeds in their hearts during their years at this Christian school! Here are some pictures of summer camp...

Making our way to the beach for some fun in the sun! We also got to watch a solar eclipse on this day! It was awesome to see God's creation do such a neat "trick"!

The perfect afternoon snack on the beach, mmmmmmmmmmmmm

The last day of camp ends with a bon fire. This is always a great time for the group to reflect on the two days we've spent looking into God's word! Pray that Rocky's message of salvation will come to mind often and give them a thirst to know this God more!

This picture represents what August has been like for us! FUN! Lots of well deserved rest and family time! We spent a day this last week at the local water park. It was a blast for the whole family, as you can see...

It has never happened before, but August was a slow month for us and we really needed the rest. It has been a whirlwind year, with a new infant thrown into the mix of our already busy ministry life! Kai is such a blessing and fills our days with laughter and joy, just like his big sister! Please also remember Kai's adoption in your prayers. All of the paperwork should was finalized today and once our adoption agency approves it, we will officially file it with the Family Court. From there the rest of the process takes at least six months. Pray that all goes smoothly!

We are spending the rest of this month preparing for ministry to start up full force again very soon. Also, Hana will begin home school kindergarten (which you can also pray for) as Mommy and Hana (and sometimes Daddy too) embark on this incredible adventure together!

Hana turns 5 this Saturday! How is it possible that she is already five!? I don't know, but we are so thankful for this thoughtful, helpful, fun loving little girl! She is an incredible blessing!

We'd love to hear from you! Please drop us a line or leave a comment here on the blog! Blessings from the Ayatsuka's...

Rocky, Marla, Hana (5 this week) and Kai (7 months)

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