CMA Japan 2011
CMA Japan Mission Log
July 3 - August 9, 2011

Tiffany Case
Naomi Porter
Erica Bergfalk
Hannah Krohn
Katrina White
Christine Rempel
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July 8th-10th, 2011

Hamilton girls

We had a wonderful weekend at Hakata! It is always amazing to go back to places year after year and build relationships. We love the Hamilton family and just love every moment we get to spend with them. Their family has 3 girls, who after all these years are very much like our little sisters!

Tofu restaurant with Maki"On Friday we had a wonderful day off. Maki, an old friend from our first year in Tokyo, met us in Fukuoka and took us out to a special tofu restaurant. She is currently teaching English at a British International School in Brazil and happened to be back in Fukuoka visiting family when she found out we would be there at the same time. The tofu restaurant was called the Plum Flower and was very beautiful and delicious! The meal was served in several courses from a tofu soup to tofu ice cream. She was so encouraging to all of us and we had the opportunity to pray with her and hopefully encourage her as well. These spontaneous divine appointments are always a blessing and so much fun!" - Erica

Saturday Workshop"On Saturday, we taught a dance workshop at Hakata New Life Church. We had a younger and older group of girls. We taught the girls a portion of choreography, had devotional time with them, and taught workshops including ballet, leaps and turns, dramatic, and Israeli. We taught from 10:00am to 2:30pm, and then from 2:30 to 3:00 the classes shared the dances that they learned. During that time we also performed one of our pieces for them, followed by a group follow-along with all the members of the camp. We gave each of the girls one of our CMA Japan T-shirts and they put them on for the end performance time so that we could all match. After a fun day of dancing it was so awesome for us to dance together as a group, praising our Lord together with a final worship follow-along to the song:
"Our God is greater, our God is stronger
God you are higher than any other.
Our God is healer, awesome in power,
Our God, our God..."
- Christine
Saturday workshop 


Sunday service at Hakata New Life
"Today we had the wonderful opportunity of worshipping with Hakata New Life church. We loved singing songs of praise in both languages! "From the mountains to the valleys, may our praises rise to You." It is such a pleasure to be with the family of God on the other side of the world! They graciously allowed us to take their whole church service, and it was a precious time of ministry. The theme of our dances and testimonies was the faithfulness of God through even the difficult times in our lives. One person commented that the service related to both the mountain top and valley experiences. I shared about how God has used brokenness in my life to reveal Himself to me. Several people told me later that they were touched by the Holy Spirit as I shared my heart. We ended our worship time with the dance, "Turn Your Eyes", which was the perfect way to seal the message we wanted to express. During the dance I have a free-dance section, where I can freely express my heart before my King. "The things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace." - Naomi

Sunday morning was amazing! My (Tiffany) favorite part was worshiping with my brothers and sisters (in Christ) here in Japan. At one point we sang to a melody, the word "Hallelujah" over and over and over. It was incredible. In that room there were, Americans, Japanese, Koreans, and Chinese. We all love the same Jesus, serve the same God and we were singing a word that we all understood. Lifting our voices together in worship to our mighty King! As we traveled around town this week we have seen huge shrines that are being made for a festival this weekend. In the midst of a time where so many are worshiping false gods, it was amazing to have the opportunity to proclaim the God who loves, lives and saves!

We were so sad to leave our family at Hakata but at the same time we are excited for all the Lord has planned for us this week. We are now safely in KitaKyushu with Rocky and Marla. Please pray for continued heath, rest and strength. Hannah is still struggling with pain in her back and knees. Also pray with us for the people who, this week, heard about Jesus for the first time. Pray for those who know the Lord, but are being drawn into a deeper relationship. Pray that the Lord would continue to work in these people's lives and reveal His love to them in a mighty way.

Living for HIS glory,
Tiffany and CMA Japan 2011 Team

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