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    Follow our steps in Japan
    July 11 - August 7, 2008
    Arrived Home Safely, Aug. 7th

    July 11th - August 7th, 2008

    CMA’s company dancers have had the privilege of ministering in Japan for the past three summers. Praise the Lord! He has once again given us an opportunity to shed His light and truth in a spiritually dark country. The ministry team will be our company dancers and teachers; Tiffany Case, Alyssa Weiss, Erica Bergfalk, Naomi Porter, Gwen Kennicutt, Hannah Krohn, Katrina White and Shannon Lane. Our schedule so far, has us traveling to different cities and churches in Kyushu and in Hiroshima. We will be holding workshops and camps for children to adults, teaching dance, and sharing about worshiping our wonderful Lord. There will be many concerts where we will be sharing God’s Word through dance and personal testimonies. We also have the opportunity once again to speak to young girls about purity and saving their hearts for the one God has for them.

    Tiffany Case Alyssa Weiss Naomi Porter Erica Bergfalk
    Gwen Kennicutt Hannah Krohn Katrina White Shannon Lane

    Please be in prayer for our team as we are preparing, planning and working with our contacts in Japan. Pray that He would lead us to the places He wants us and that we would be used mightily for Him in Japan! We also need prayer for our finances as each of our team members work to raise the funds needed to make this trip. Praise to the Lord our provider!



    Our Japan Team:


    Rocky, Marla & Hana Ayatsuka Rocky & Marla Ayatsuka
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    Aroma Ministries - Kitakyushu, Fukuoka
    - Their Website: aromaministries.org
    - See also: Afureru.org (bubbling over)

    Hana Ayatsuka The Ayatsuka's

    Yuji Tokumaru Yuji Tokumaru

    - attends Kokubu Baptist Church - Kirishima city, Kagoshima Prefecture
    - He is the man who came to our dance camp in Fukuoka in 2007 and wanted us to come to his church!
    - Rocky says, "And this church is quite an international church, with a Burmese pastor and an American associate pastor."


    Tim Board Tim Board
    - Kokubu Baptist Church contact
    - CMA blog entry




    Pastor Lee Sang Hoon Pastor Lee Sang Hoon
    - Korean Pastor (missionary to Japan from Korea) who we met last year at our concert in Hiroshima
    - Website: http://msandsh.cyworld.com
    - or http://club.cyworld.com/club/main/club_main.asp?club_id=50633801






    The Hamiltons
    The Hamilton Family
    - Hakata New Life Church
    - Fukuoka


    - We worked with the Hamilton Family last summer in Japan, they took such good care of us! This is the church where we met Masumi, who then came to the US to study with our ministry for 3 months this spring. We are so excited to minister with them again this summer!




    Minamata pastor Minamata Christ Gospel Church
    Pastor Kamizono
    Mamoru Goshozono
    (our contact, who translates emails and does the correspondence)

    - While in Japan last summer Alyssa Weiss and Tiffany Case had the privilege of ministering at Minamata Christ Gospel Church. They were so blessed by the joy and love for Christ they saw at this church. This is Aika Honda's church, the young gal who came to study with us in the US for 6 months this past fall and spring. We are looking forward to having our whole team minister with them this summer!


    Hiroto Sawane Hiroto Sawane
    - Created Japanese website (magnifythelordinjapan.org)
    - Translation
    -
    We have worked with Hiroto since our first trip to Japan in 2005. He currently lives in Japan, but actually lived for several years in Ft. Collins Colorado! (That was before we knew him.) Each year he helps with the Japanese website, translating request forms, translating songs for us and praying for our ministry. We are very blessed to have him as part of our team!

    Lives in: Hamamatsu, Shizuoka




    2008 Schedule:

    Dates and plans are still being finalized (we are open to whatever changes and additions the Lord may add to our schedule along the way! We want to be open and willing to go and do whatever He asks of us! May we be used by our Father in a mighty way.

    • Leave Colorado July 10th - 6am

    • July 11th-16th Kirishima City / Kagoshima Prefecture
      Kokubu Baptist Church
      >Link<

      - 11th – Arrive Kagoshima 8:30pm
      - 12th – Morning - Workshop
      - Afternoon -workshop performance with students 60min
      - Evening - 80 min performance
      - 13th – Sunday morning service – dance and speak


    • July 16th-22nd Minamata
      Minamata Christ Gospel Church
      - 16th – arrive in Minamata
      - 17th – preschool, work with students maybe dance or teach
      - Evening – we will join their English class
      - 19th – Purity Seminar
      - 20th – Sunday morning service – dance and speak

    • July 22nd-28th Fukuoka
      Hakata New Life Church >Link<
      - 22th – arrive in Hakata
      - 24th-26th – Teach workshops each morning
      - 26th – Workshop performance with students
      - 27th- Sunday morning service – dance speak
      - Afternoon – Purity Seminar


    • July 28th-August 2nd Kita-Kyushu
      Aroma Ministries >Link<
      - 28th – arrive in Kita-Kyushu
      - Aug 1st – Kindergarten, play with children, maybe dance or teach
      - 2nd - 90 min Performance at Well Tobata theater (same location as last year)

    • August 3rd-August 7th Hiroshima
      Hiroshima Daiich Churc
      h >Link<

      - 3rd – arrive in Hiroshima
      - Sunday morning service, we will share testimony
      - Afternoon – Purity Seminar
      - 4th – Retirement Home – performance and testimonies
      - 5th – Kindergarten – performance and testimonies, maybe teach a little

    • 7th - Fly home from Hiroshima to > Haneda airport > Narita airport > LosAngeles > Denver

    Stay tuned for more information about Japan 2008!






    Why CMA in Japan?
    Our Mission:


    Our desire is that ALL would come to know our Amazing Savior Jesus Christ. We want to share about the Lord's forgiveness, hope and life! The Lord has given us the tool of dance as a way to worship Him and to draw people into His presence. During our performances we want to draw peoples eyes to the Creator of the earth and tell of His Glory! Through our dramatic movements and the messages in our songs, we pray that hearts would be stirred, desiring to know more of Christ.

    "My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, and all flesh shall bless His holy name forever and ever." Psalm 145:21

    Oh, Magnify the Lord with me
    God has given CMA's company dancers, a deep love for the people of Japan. We want to share about the things the Lord has done in our lives and tell of the peace, fulfillment and hope that He gives. We want to be God's hands and feet, going and doing whatever He asks of us!

    "You are the light of the world....Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:12-16

    We would also like to be an encouragement to Christians, and ministries in Japan. Serving in any way we can, praying that God would give each one of them strength, as they serve the Lord.

    "By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren." 1 John 3:16

    Our Long-term vision is to inspire Christian artists in Japan, to maybe one day start up a ministry like CMA in Japan
    . A ministry that will teach people first to know Christ, develop a personal relationship with Him, to boldly share their faith with others, train them in the art of ballet and dance, and teach them to use their talents and skills to magnify the Lord... to worship Him whole-heartedly, in spirit and in truth... and then teach others what they have learned.

    "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service." Romans 12:1






    Summer events in Japan:

    Performances

    (Full length 90min performances or shorter amount of time, such as one or two dances during a church service)

    • Worship Dance to Christian music (English and Japanese) sharing the gospel of Christ. Songs with messages of why we worship the Lord and what He has done for us.
    • Personal testimonies, (with translator) we will share the Word of God, what Christ has done in our lives and why we serve Him.

    Worship Dance Workshops
    • Teach children 5yr through adults how to worship the Lord through their lives and dance with a student performance at the end.

    Purity Seminars
    • Teach/Inspire young girls to remain pure, physically and emotionally, focusing this time of their lives on deepening their relationship with Christ.




    It has been exciting over the last 3 years to hear how many of our young students in Colorado have been inspired to use their dance for missions. Our previous Japan trips began to show them that they could use the talent God has given them to break language barriers and begin to spread the gospel. We constantly want to inspire our students to live such a passionate life for Christ that it would spill over onto all who come near.
    Keep watching for updates.
    If all goes as planned we will be feeding information home and will get it out to all of you, our CMA Japan family!
    Japan 2008 T-Shirt
    Close-up front of CMA Japan T-shirt Close-up back of CMA Japan T-shirt
    CMA Japan 2008 T-Shirts



    "Thank you to all of our attendees and volunteers who helped with the Mother Daughter Tea Fundraiser. It was a beautiful morning of fellowship and worship to our King! Each of your donations are going towards helping our team minister in Japan this summer. Thank you for your willingness to give, so that we can help spread Jesus' life throughout Japan! "


    CMA Mother/Daughter Tea - Fundraiser


    Yamato Calvary Webcast
    Watch video of CMA at Yamato Calvary Chapel
    Recorded from LIVE! Webcast - July 29, 2007


    CMA (”セレブレーション・ミニストリー・オブ・アーツ”)
    CMA (the ” [serebureshiyon] ministry of arts”)
    CMA (Celebration Ministry of Arts )

    [washitsupudansu] (ゴスペルミュージックを使用するバレエのダンス)
    [worship dance] (Dance of ballet which uses gospel music)



    CMA Japanese Site 日本語サイト
    magnifythelordinjapan.org
    Afureru! ( あふれる!bubbling over)
    Our Kitakyushu host ministry's CMA information in Japanese


    Read about our CMA Company, Member Bio's & Testimonies, Videos & Photos

    Learn about the history of Christianity in Japan on our "Japan Profile" page.

    CMA Japan 2006 Photos
    2006 Highlight Video

    Our "Video & Slideshow" Archive
    Our "CMA Japan Tour 2007" Archive
    Our "CMA Japan 2006" Archive
    Our
    "CMA Japan Tour 2005" Archive

    contains everything about previous trips, including:
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    Magnify The Lord

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