Thursday, February 21, 2008

Unbelieveably believable



Today we were granted "Permanent Residency" in Japan. In faith we submitted our paper work three months ago and today they stamped our passports. It is virtually impossible to get permanent residency in Japan unless you have at least, bear minimum, lived here 5 consecutive years (we have only been here 3 1/2 years). Plus, you usually have to submit a lot of paperwork and go through a screening to see if you know the Japanese language (in the future, passing a Japanese proficiency test will be required). We are just blown away by God's amazing love by granting us this request. Thank you Lord for allowing us to continue to minister here in Okinawa Japan. Lord, open the people's hearts to Your amazing love, we love You. In Jesus Name, Amen.

7 comments:

The Pallmanns said...

That is so cool! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Aloha,
The Pallmanns :)

calvarychapelwilliamsburg said...

tommy,

we rejoice with you all for staying faithful to the Lord and doing "all according to His pattern given" (from Exodus)

Now you all are "legal" aliens...

Praise the Lord!

tom

Anonymous said...

Deuteronomy 8:4 After the Lord your God has done this for you, don't say in your hearts, "The Lord has given us this land because we are such good people! No, it is because of the wickdness of the other nations that he is pushing them out of your way. V5 It is not because you are so good or have such integrity that you about to occupy their land. The Lord your God will drive these nations out ahead of you only because of their wickedness, and to fulfill the oath he swore to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Mark Davis said...

Praise the LORD, brother! Man, I am so encouraged by you and your family, Tommy. I pray that He will continue to use you all in a mighty way, as He has been for many years. I rejoice!
In His service,
Mark

Bunnell Family said...

Hey Guys,

I'm so happy for you. Praise the Lord! You guys are such good and faithful servants to the Lord. I just pray that we will get the opportunity to come back to Okinawa. I really miss that place.

In Christ,
Taanasa

Mark said...

Woah! Super cool! It's go great how He just hooks us up like that when we serve Him!

Temote said...

wonderful
Omedetogozaimasu