Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Time to head back home to Okinawa. It was such a blessing with all the ministry back in the states. Zach will prepare to head to Israel in August and we head back to Japan to prepare for the summer SOS. God has great things in store for us all, we are blessed to be a part of His work.
We were driving back home for lunch after church when we saw someone in the lane next to us say “Are you Pastor Tom”? We pulled over and she introduced to us that she is Regina’s mom. You can definitely see the resemblance! We were blown away! A God thing; His perfect timing.
The day before we left California, I was able to teach at Calvary Living Water. Before we went to lunch, we gathered the crew together for a pict. We are so blessed as missionaries to have a sending church in the missions field. We can never take for granted our spiritual family that supports and prays for us. We love you Living Water!
Mark and Cindy Schroeder were our first youth Pastor’s growing up in and out of High School. Pastor Mark taught me a lot about ministry in those early years. Bob Solorio and myself were his interns. It is great to see that the Schroeder’s are doing great in California. Mark pastors the church; Heritage Christian Center.
This is Joanna’s youngest nephew; Paul Schreoder. He got married this past Saturday. Zach and Paul were born in the same year. He got married at a young age; he is 19 years old! Wow! The wedding was so beautiful, his older brother Daniel officiated the ceremony.
Our trip to Virginia was a short one but a blessed one. I was there only for 3 days but Joanna and Hannah were there for 10 days. Short for me, but longer for the girls. They were able to spend a lot of time with our niece Kristen, Bobby and the kids. Thank you again Tom and Jeanne for blessing us with a great trip and allowing us to minister to the body. God is so good! One interesting thing when flying back to California you notice how much smog is in the air, different from Okinawa.
I am sorry these are not the greatest pictures but we were traveling on the freeway as we took the shots. The most interesting object in the picture are the 3 points of the monument on the lower picture. This monument is new (well, it was not up 3 years ago). This structure was made to remember the flight pattern of the airplane that struck the Pentagon in 2001. A difficult day in our Nations history.
On our way back from Williamsburg on our drive to Regan National Airport, we stopped by Quantico and saw the entrance to the Marine Base, very impressive. There is so much history in Virginia, definitely you need at least a week to begin to see everything in our Nations Capital.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
We were so blessed as Pastor Tom Hallman asked us to lead in worship for the Wednesday night service. I was also able to teach the Word that night. It was a blessing to just hang out with the body after church. There is a wonderful body of believers at CCWilliamsburg.