Today we had the banquet for the Bible College and had a wonderful lunch together. It is hard to believe that that Bible College semester is almost over. Every semester they are faster and faster. This is a great group of kids, we are so blessed that the Lord brought them this semester.
Monday, November 30, 2009
It was such a joy to hold Hikari and Aiya’s baby Sunday morning. She is so beautiful, a bundle of joy. Most Japanese babies are so small, I don’t think that any of our kids were ever this tiny, all 4 of them had big heads. Praise the Lord for His wonderful blessings.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday night we went out for one final witnessing time with the students from the fall 09 semester. We passed out Cd’s that Campus Crusade for Christ made for Japanese people. We passed out a lot and also spent time witnessing to people that were willing to talk. It was a blessed night.
Friday, November 27, 2009
This past month we had the opportunity to head to Mainland Japan for a Pastor's Conference that CCTokorozawa hosts. The Saturday before the Conference, Pastor Santo from Calvary West Tokyo hosted a worship Concert that a few of the Calvary's participated in. We hope you like the video and the Japanese worship. Please click on the video above.
CCGinowan takes the crown! The guys were excited at their victory against CCOkinawa. CCO was a worthy opponent especially since CCGinowan has lost to them for 3 straight years. CCGinowan will hold the trophy for 1 year, until (Lord willing) next year when they play again. There is one problem, if Jesus comes back before next year, then Glenn for sure will not be getting his trophy back.
Everyone did an excellent job serving the people Thursday afternoon for our blessed meal. There was so much food, and it did not stop at night. At night we busted out the leftovers and finished the night off with desserts. We have a wonderful time! Praise the Lord!
At least for one year. The Boyz of CCGinowan brought home the gold! They have been challenging CCOkinawa for the last 4 years and have always come home short. Not this year, they are the champions, and they are happy. When you come to the Koinonia cafe you can look in the center corner and see the trophy for yourself, on display for all to see.
Wednesday night Joanna began preparing one of the turkeys right after our mid week service. Her turkeys are slow roasted for about 10 to 12 hours, and they come out so moist and tender. She starts first by buttering up the bird, add the spices and we are ready to go. The second turkey is already cooking back at the house.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday is Thanksgiving/Labor day Holiday here in Japan. So we decided to have two Thanksgivings, one on Monday and one on Thursday. We used Monday as an outreach to the Japanese people. Thursday, the guys are going to play their annual “Turkey Bowl” against CCOkinawa. Then we are going to celebrate our traditional American Thanksgiving Holiday at the church. It was a blessing having the outreach Monday at the church.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Today Tokito officially becomes an adult in Japan. In America a person becomes an adult at 18 years of age. But here in Japan the legal age is 20. It is a big deal when you turn 20 in Japan, the city office has a celebration in the first week of January. All the guys and gals who turn 20 show up at the city office for pictures and it is a special day for the parents. The 20 year olds all wear special kimonos, it should be awesome. Zach turns twenty soon, so Tokito and Zach will be a part of the festivities. Tokito wanted a special Blueberry cake so Joanna baked him one. As you can see from the bottom picture, Tokito is wearing a special beanie. Amanda and the girls embroidered it. Tokito’s name in katakana is there and also the wolf sign. Toki loves wolf’s. Well, Happy Birthday Toki, we love you bro!
Masaki, Pastor Tim and Ayu’s baby is on the cover of Christian Style Magazine in Okinawa. He is absolutely adorable. But the thing that cracks us up is that he is “Giant Baby”. It reminds me of the old Godzilla movies where he destroys Tokyo. Well Masaki is destroying Mihama American Village in Chatan. Check out the car that he has already picked up off the street. “Nooooo Masaki, don’t eat the car”, this little boy is adorable.
Camp Kinser’s Thanksgiving Dinner for the Marines was a blessing. Joel Coronado is the intern in charge of serving at that base, and Chaplain Keith invited all the Bible College Students to come out and be a part of the night. The students got right in there and started serving. Some of them were in charge of the entertainment for the early evening. They led in worship and special song. It was a blessing being able to serve our men and men of the Armed Forces.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
A couple of more shots coming out of the F-15, it was pretty awesome to sit in the cockpit of these mighty jets. The one thing that still amazes me, there are so many buttons, knobs and controls that the Pilots must know before they can even start this jet up.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Can you believe it? It is cold in Okinawa! For some reason we are experiencing a cold spell, the weather is 18 Celsius, not that cold stateside, actually it is 64 degrees Fahrenheit. But it is so cold for us. The students are in jackets, beanies and sweaters. If Adam Jahnkow was still here, he would love it!