Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Tim Newell back from Cali straight into classroom

Tim has just returned from California attending the CCMissions conference and CCYouth Conference at Murrieta Hot Springs, and he hit the ground running. He arrived in Okinawa Monday afternoon and was teaching his class at CCBC on Tuesday night. Tim has been actively learning the Japanese language and culture from the beginning when he arrived on Island 3 years ago. He has been blessed by God understanding the Japanese language. He will not admit it, but he can read and write Japanese great. He can even speak some of the Okinawa dialect "hogan" with his close friends. We are blessed to have Tim teaching the course, conversational Japanese to us "gaijin" (japanese for americans). Tim has been a believer for 4 years, receiving Christ while still in school at Norco High in California. Shortly after graduation, he followed the calling of God in the missions field to American Samoa where he did a short trip followed by another trip to Hawaii. After these missions trip, he was bit with the bug to go longer on the missions field. He was invited to serve in Okinawa during the beginnings of CCOkinawa and has been here ever since. Continue to pray for Tim as he serves the Lord here, and trusts in the leading of the Holy Spirit. Posted by Hello Pastor Tommy

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