Friday, May 22, 2009

How Do You Say Goodbye?


It was truly difficult to say good bye to the Barrios family. I had to leave early to finish studying for Sunday's message (Pastor Tim is sick, please pray for him) so I got off easy, I didn't want the water works to start flowin. They leave tomorrow morning early, they have to be at the Kadena flightline at 5am to check in. It was hard for many of us. Okinawa is one of the greatest places to be on earth. But the difficult thing about it, is that you have to say goodbye to many of your family/friends. David is a part of the Airforce and the military get moved off the island every 2, 3, or 4 years. The Barrios family truly have a heart for the Japanese/Okinawan people and that is why they were attending CCGinowan. They wanted to minister to more of the locals on island. Thank you David, Liz and kids, everyone at church are going to miss you. You have all definitely made a huge impact in all our lives. We love you all, and I just know that we are going to see you again this side of heaven. Love, your Ginowan Family

7 comments:

Zach Ruiz said...

Bittersweet

Anonymous said...

Love you all - have a good, safe trip back to the States. Go Cheva!
Joanna

Anonymous said...

I was so happy I was able to see you guys last night! It's hard to beleive you won't be at church this Sunday... Praying for your safe trip. I hope we will see you soon again!!!! God bless you continually.

Natsuki

Anonymous said...

Yes, Barrios Family made a huge impact in all of our lives.
We're gonna miss them sooo much!!
It was nice seeing them the last night before they left.
Thanks for the talks and all the encouragement, thanks for all the advices too.
I know your family will be a blessing wherever you go, cuz you are sharing the love of Christ.
Love you Barrios Family.

Kayo

Anonymous said...

See you again on Ie Island! We love you all and are praying for you all! Thanks for everything! May the Lord continue to lead you!

----Tim, Ayu and Masaki!

Tom Cotton said...

Barrios!! going to miss you brother. be blessed back in the americas, rock out bro!

tom

all4good said...

take care guys...God bless