Monday, October 31, 2005

BIGdaichan lunch

The gang at one of their favorite places to eat. We had a great day at church and then a good meal at BIGdaichan! A good meal at a good price.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Sunday night -w2- Worship/Word

Tonight was a real blessing, the gang came for Biblestudy and we taught on John chapter 17, Jesus prayer for the future believers. It was awesome to realize that 2000 years ago, Jesus was thinking about us. Please continue to pray for w2, that the Lord will bring more Japanese people to come hear, and experience the Love of Jesus Christ.

Teacher Appreciation month

October is teacher appreciation month, so Calvary Okinawa honored their Sunday School teachers at the church. Pictured above is Joanna making a special announcement for that morning. Don't forget to thank all of your teachers at school, church and college, for all their hard work.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

CCBC Okinawa Website !

The Website for CCBC Okinawa is now up and running. When you get a chance, look to the right of this website and you will see the "other website" section. CCBC Okinawa will be right under that. Click it and it will take you to the site, and you can see a welcome message from Pastor Tommy. God bless you.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Another picture of "Foster Fest"

Derek sent me some pictures from the Foster Fest that we recently had the opportunity to play . October 31st we will be leading in song for the Harvest Carnival at Calvary Okinawa, and on November 13th we will be leading in Worship at Central Baptist Church. Please continue to pray for the band that we would Glorify the Lord Jesus Christ in all that we do.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

My English Lunch Time (M.E.L.T.)

This week at MELT it was a real blessing. Kayo, Segmon, Yumi and Tim came out to support the work on Ryukyu University. The students are excited about learning english. We invite them to Pastor Tommy's house on Sunday night to come and practice english with American students. Please continue to pray that they come and "hangout" with us as we share the love of Christ.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Surprize! Tako (Octopus)

In Japan Octopus is called "tako" not like a mexican taco, even though it is pronounced the same way. So when you come to Okinawa, if you order a taco, you are going to get a "tako" (octopus). Well, we were having dinner early on Tuesday, (Kayo and Natsuki come early because they teach Japanese at the Bible College) and there was a knock on our door, it was our next door neighbor. Her husband is a fisherman and he loves to bring us all kinds of sea fixins, so this time he brought us tako. They were so fresh, right out of the ocean. Segmon, Zach, Natsuki and Kayo dug right in. We were blessed this afternoon.

Monday, October 24, 2005

This weeks prayer requests

This is a picture of Cape Zampa in Yomitan. You can see the coral that surrounds the area off the coast. If you look to the left you can see the lighthouse. Many of you who have visited Okinawa, have climbed to the top of the lighthouse. Also, we've had some wonderful devotions in that area. Well, if you click below you can hear our prayer requests for this week, and again, thank you for clicking onto e3missions. God bless you all.

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Sunday, October 23, 2005

HEADLINE NEWS! Jon and Lina engaged!

Yes, you heard right! Lina and Jon are engaged. This is so exciting, they have been dating for a few years now and Jon finally popped the question. Check out the rock on Lina's finger, wow Jon you are awesome. From all of us here at e3missions, and the rest of your family, we just want to say congratulations Jon and Lina, we love you both so much and are so excited for you both. For the rest of us, please leave an encouraging comment below for this wonderful couple, and if you would like to see all of the picts from that glorious day, click onto . God bless you all.

Larry Torres back from the Philippines

Praise the Lord! Larry has just came back from the Philippines. He was sent out from the Marines to do some training, but on the nights and weekends he was able to visit a Pastor there in Caloocan, near Manila. The Pastor's name is Pol (he is pictured above), and Larry has known him for a long time. Well the church is doing good in the Philippines, and Larry was blessed to see Pol for this short visit. Please continue to pray for the Philippines and the wonderful works that God is doing in that country. Also, Larry's job for the Marines is Public Affairs, he is in charge of the journalists on Camp Foster. Please pray for Rob, Tom and Segmon as we will be heading out to Ilo Ilo at the end of November.

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Aerial Photo of Okinawa

This is an aerial photograph of Okinawa. We live right at the top of the dragon's head in Ginowan city. Okinawa is known as the floating dragon, because as you can see in the picture, it kind of looks like a dragon's head with the body floating behind it. Ginowan city is considered one of the older cities in Okinawa. We are blessed to be able to minister in this country. Pastor Tommy

Sorry for the inconvience

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Friday, October 21, 2005

Segmon teaches at OCSI Chapel

Friday morning Segmon Joyce was invited to speak at the OCSI Chapel. He spoke on taking a stand out of 1 Peter. The kids really enjoy Vunder and Segmon as they have both reached out to the students at the school. Please continue to pray for fruitful ministry in the lives of these two guys.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Happy Birthday Asa!

Hey everyone, Asa turned 3 years old today. Praise the Lord! This is Asa second birthday here in Okinawa. We have a fun afternoon planned for him. We will take him bowling (this is what he wants to do, he calls it "bowing" and then later Hannah will bake him a cake. Hannah is becoming a good baker. Well Asa, Happy Birthday! We love you.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

New website links on e3missions

Hi everyone, I just recently learned how to link other website to e3missions. If you look to the right of your screen below, you will notice a line that says "other websites" if you click on them, you can check what is happening at other Calvary's and also how the other missionaries are doing. So check it out and God bless you. Pastor Tommy

Rick and Christy's Birthday Anniversary

This month is Rick and Christy's Birthday, it is also their 8th Anniversary. Last night we had the opportunity to head out to dinner with some of the leadership at CCOkinawa. It was a great night celebrating with them. One of the games that we played was called "If Rick and Christy were a food dish, what would they be, and why?" Some of the answers were great, one in particular said that they would be a peanut butter and jelly sandwich because the just go so good together. When you get a chance press the comment button below and leave a note for Rick and Christy on their birthday, thanks everyone. Pastor Tommy

Cave exploring in Okinawa

Monday is our day off in Okinawa, and Vunder and Segmon wanted to go cave exploring in Yomitan. So, we six got together and headed out to Yomitan and checked out one of the sites. This was another cave during WWII that some Yomitan villagers hid in the war.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

"October Fest" Foster Marine Base

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Saturday night, we were blessed with the opportunity to lead in song at the Foster Fest. Many bands were invited to attend the evening. We were the only Christian entertainment for the night. Please click the video above and check out the night's event.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Russ Lee in Concert in Yomitan

Friday night, our band (5,000 Fed) had the opportunity to open up for Russ Lee at the Yomitan Cultural Center. For those of you who don't know Russ Lee, he is a Christian singer/songwriter. He has been touring in Okinawa for the last 2 weeks. He has ministered primarily on the military bases, but hooked up with OCSI for this free concert. It was a total blast, everyone got into it. Pictured above is part of our band with Russ Lee, the middle picture is some of the youth having a great time worshipping the Lord. The bottom picture is Russ Lee ministering on stage. It was a wonderful night lifting up the Name of Jesus.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Video! Tokashiki Men's Retreat 2005

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It was such a blessing to attend the 2005 Tokashiki Men's retreat this past week. The Harbor which is an outreach ministry of Cadence International hosted the retreat on this beautiful Island off of Okinawa. Click the video on top to see a little clip of the weekend. For those of you men who went on the retreat, or anyone else who would like to leave a message, can you please click the comment button below and leave an encouraging word for all the other guys to see. God bless you all, Pastor Tommy.

M.E.L.T (my english lunch time)

We are really blessed. This past week, Segmon, Vunder, and myself, were granted the opportunity to take over a ministry that Roy Toma and a few others have faithfully served for the past few years. It is called M.E.L.T. (my english lunch time), they meet at the Ryukus University here in Okinawa. The ministry involves teaching the college students english on Thursday afternoons from 12:00pm to 12:50pm. We share Jesus Christ through friendship evangelism. The students come to learn english and we get to know them. As we honestly befriend them, we invite them to hang out with us. They are a good group of people, and we all had a good time. Please continue to pray for us, as we already have a wonderful college group meeting at my house on Sunday nights (w2-Worship/Word) it would be a blessing to have some of these students come and get to know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior.

Vunder's Boys

This past weekend, Segmon and Vunder had the opportunity to serve at the OCSI fall camps. They were invited down south to Itoman with the middle schoolers, and they had a blast. Pictured above are some of Vunder's boys who were competing in some kind of team competition. They are posing in the classic "Samoan Livingwater style". Please continue to pray for the students at OCSI that the Lord will continue to do a wonderful work in their lives.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

This weeks prayer requests

This is a picture of some old Okinawan Antiques, they are put on top of the Soji screens in front of your windows. Look at the cool carvings of the Cranes. If you click below, you can hear our prayer requests for this week. Thanks again for tuning into e3missions. God bless you all.

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Tokashiki Men's Retreat

It was such a blessing. Saturday through Monday, we were invited to attend the 2005 Men's retreat that the Harbor hosts every year. The Harbor is an outreach group that ministers primarily to the single Marines on the Island. We were invited to lead in Worship for the weekend, there were about 50 men who attended, and it was a blast! If you would like to see more pictures of the weekend, please click onto , also, for those of you who went on the retreat, please click the comment button below and leave an encouraging word for the brothers who were with you this weekend. God bless you all, Pastor Tommy.