News from Japan

Dear Family and Friends around the world

It has been a beautiful day but sad to say that all the cherry blossoms have fallen off. They did not last long this year….less than a week. Not sure why the blossoms fell off so quickly but maybe it was because of the ‘typhoon’ wind we have had for about 7 or 8 straight days. Today, no wind. Hallelujah! But the meeting at the church this past Sunday was good. We had 2 attend the church for the first time…a young couple from Brazil. We have started weekly prayer again for our city since the first week of May will be the annual kite festival which is accompanied by a lot of drinking and very loud trumpets and drums. (Short You Tube video of previous festival made by somebody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2uIa7z44cI We don’t take videos of this event since we don’t attend for a lot of reasons. But we pray. Christian concerts, special meetings, and church youth events should take place instead of the festival but….the Lord hasn’t started that plan yet but we keep asking Him. Again, thank you for praying for us. April is going to be a good month for the church! God bless you all today!

Ben&Ruth