Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Well, the girls (Kayo, Naoko and Natsuki) took Joanna out for lunch to celebrate her birthday. They went to a good restaurant and Kayo sent me this picture to tease me because you can see the good looking desert that she was eating. I am jealous because they were eating lunch with that good looking gal in the picture. I love you Joanna, Happy Birthday Celebration with the girls. Tommy
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Time to come home from Kudaka Island. The waves got a little rough, so they sent us home on the fast boat, it only cost about .80 cents more. Well worth the rough ride home. Even though it would have taken a little over a half an hour on the slow boat. This boat only took about 15 minutes. It was an A ride home. Hold onto your hats, we got some big time air on the way home.
The guys from Teen Challenge are always a blessing. On Sunday and Wednesday night they come to the Koinonia Cafe for Bible Study and w2. They invited the whole Bible College Group to come over their house for a BBQ at their new home. This house is huge! Perfect for the bunch that are ministering here on island. Their director Temote (center picture with the camera) is a local Okinawan boy, he has been here all his life. We were blessed with the food, fellowship and the Word.
It was a blessing on the island, but it was now time to go home. Well, not really home but to a BBQ at the Teen Challenge House. Because the water was now choppy and windy, this made for some bigger waves. They took us back to Okinawa island on the fast boat. It was awesome, but it made me a little sick. We were chopping through the waves at high speed! It felt like the Star War’s ride at Disneyland, you might remember, the simulator ride. Praise God we made it through.
It was a little warm on the beach, so Rob and I found some cool shade. Right under the rock formations there was enough room to escape the heat and catch some zzzzzzz’z. It was funny, Rob was snoring so loud that he woke me up and also woke himself up. That was some heavy dozing.
We landed on Kudaka and made our hike to the beach. We found a nice secluded area and broke out the snacks. Lunch was a blessing, chips galore, but don’t forget the yummy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Ira is the greatest camper in the world! He brought everything from blankets to wetsuits. The group had a great time doing some beautiful snorkeling, they saw all kinds of tropical fish.
The Bible College Students took a little trip out to a neighboring island in Okinawa, Kudaka Island. Kudaka is located on the Eastern side of Okinawa located on the Pacific Island. The boat ride was short, only about 25 minutes. It was a fun ride, Praise the Lord, no one got sick!