Monday, October 31, 2005
Sunday, October 30, 2005
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.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
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
Thursday, October 27, 2005
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
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
Sunday, October 23, 2005
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 http://photos.yahoo.com/ph/e3g_miscellaneous/my_photos . God bless you all.
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
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
Friday, October 21, 2005
Thursday, October 20, 2005
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
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
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
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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
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
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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.