Monday, April 24, 2006

Hey, it's Joanna's Birthday

Joanna is one year older today. Last night we had a surprise Birthday party for her at Koinonia Cafe. She told me that she did not want a party this year, but some of the gals said that they wanted to do something for her, so, we had a blast!
Every Sunday night we have w2 (Worship/Word) at the Koinonia Cafe. This week was really interesting. Like always everyone stays late and fellowships, but last night we had a lot of visitors from off the street. An older gentleman wanted to know what we were doing so we invited him in and he stayed and talked with Trevor a long time about the Lord. He was not a Christian, but he knew much about Him. Then later that night, a young skater came by and Rob talked to him. Then about that same time a young man was riding his bike and we invited him in. He stayed for a long time, and the guys began to share Jesus with him. He was going through some difficult times and we shared about the Love of Jesus Christ. He knew nothing about God, and as we continued to share with him and talk, we asked him if he would like to invite Jesus into his heart. He said Yes! So we led him in a prayer of asking Jesus into his life. We were so blessed, it was awesome. About that same time, a lady came by and asked what this building was all about. We told her, and then she said that we should use it to share Jesus with people. It was such a confirmation for us. She was a Japanese believer and was blessed that we were in her neighborhood. So many great things happened that night. Please continue to pray for us that we would be a light in the Ginowan area. Pastor Tommy

13 comments:

vianne said...

HE SAID "YES " !!!!_!!!! 'o'

vianne said...

Oh, I am so sorry, Joanna!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!
(you know how i get when i hear salvation stories.... i forget everything else) sorry -_-

Brent, Cathy, & Aaron said...

Joanna,
My sister and I had a blast yesterday! She was touched by your kindness and commented on how fun you are to be around. Thanks for inviting us to get pedicures together! We feel special to have shared in your special day!
Cathy Mize

Anonymous said...

Hey Joanna, I could make a wise crack on how the Cake looks like its about to burn up or how its taken me 10 min to count the candel's but i wont!! I love you friend and we miss you here at living water. Keep serving Jesus amiga. You and your familly are always in my prayers. Happy birthday. May you have another 50 years ahead of you!

You know who...heeh heeh heeh

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Joanna!!! Love Jesse and Rose

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Joanna!! We hope you had a blessed day. Praise God for the open doors and hearts at the cafe!!!! We love you guys.

Love,
The Gaines'

Torres Family said...

You are awesome Joanna...happy BDAY

Anonymous said...

Le deceamos muchos anos de felicidad y bendiciones del senor.
Te queremos mucho.
La familia Avila.
Jesucristo te ama.

zErO-sEvEn said...

JOANNA...JUST WISHING & PRAYING FOR MORE BIRTHDAYS TO COME...REMEMBER THAT ANOTHER YEAR IS ANOTHER YEAR TO SERVE THE LORD AND WAIT FOR THE LORD...I MISS YOU AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY...HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY-HAPPY-BIRTHDAY TO YOU...LOVE YOU AND GOD BLESS (PHILIPPIANS 1:6) GOD HAS JUST STARTED WITH HIS WORK IN YOUR LIFE...PEACE!!!

IN CHRIST, >>>>>>>>>>>>>ROYCEE

Calvary Chapel Williamsburg said...

hey joanna...happy birthday to you!

Many blessings on your "milestone"

God bless,
tom

Anonymous said...

Hi friend. I have to agree with Mario, uh, I mean anonymous about the cake being on fire. What's up with that? I knew you were old, but come on... ;-) I can't tell you how much you are missed over here in Corona, but I am so blessed to hear all that God is doing there. You keep rockin' for the Lord. By the way, I think you made my husband cry...
Love, your bath house buddy! ;-)

Mario said...

A crying husband and a wife that rats me out...anonymous has to Be Kim Simmons! Whats up with that? Joanna... Happy b day again and thank you for everything you have ever done. I'll talk to you on mothers day. God bless friend

Anonymous said...

Mario, sorry bro, but you were wrong. That comment was put in by non other than Rebecca Gawryl. How do I know this, because she said she will be my "ofuro" partner next time she comes out to Oki! Look forward to my call, & big gift for Mom's Day.
-Joanna