Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
We took the new guys to one of our favorite places to eat “the Karage Joing”. Well, it is not called that, but that is what we call it, because it has the best Chicken Karage on the Island. Check out that heapin set of boneless white chicken meat. No one has been able to eat it all as of yet. Keli’i came close but did not finish his rice. The plate is bigger than Justin’s head. It was delicious!
The new doors are now installed and they look beautiful! The workers did an excellent job, better than what we expected. We knew that they would look good, but not this good. The sanctuary looks so welcoming, no more stooping down to enter the worship area. Rob is happy, he won’t have to worry about banging his head. They need about a week before they can paint the trim. Thank you Jesus!
We gathered at the Koinonia Cafe Friday night for an outreach to the community. Students from Ryukyu University were present as well as groups from other places. We had a band “Treasure Hunt” come out and minister, as well as Cotton and Amanda did some special music. We had a curry dinner as wells as some great desserts and coffee. Yoshua shared in the message. It was all so blessed.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Joel has been anxiously waiting the announcement from Steve Jobs on the new product coming out of Apple Inc. It is in, the ipad. As you can see Joel is glued to the announcement from their creator and benchmark inventor; Focus Joel! Focus! Let’s get back into the Word!
Naoko’s Birthday was Monday the 25th, so we made her a cake this Wednesday and celebrated after the midweek service. Naoko is such a blessing and it is wonderful to see the work that God is doing in her life. Please pray for our sister and for all that God has in store for her life. Happy Birthday Girl!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
We finished the roof tiles today with the help of the guys with a few ideas. The tiles are so old that they cannot even be dated, before WWII. It was great bringing them back to life. Also the wood beam on the corner is also really old. When you look at it you can see that it actually is a 4x4 but as the top got smaller they did not bother to square it off. A real cool piece of old wood.
Joel received his Japanese License today, he passed after one try! This is awesome! Usually it takes 3 to 7 times before you pass in Japan. Every time you take the test it cost over $40.00 dollars. For an average Japanese person it cost over $3,000.00 dollars to get your license. If you have an American License, you have to take a written test and then take the driver’s test, and it is hard to pass. Great job Joel, Praise the Lord and all Glory to God!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
We started construction on the inside of the cafe. We are putting up a little Okinawan style roof as decoration. We will not put the tiles up until after Wednesday night. After midweek study we are going to have everyone write Scriptures on the tiles, it will be really cool, just like we did for the tile roof outside. Go for it guys, it is looking great!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Asa said that he was playing Ninja with the students in his Japanese school. One of them gave him a kick to the mouth and loosed his other tooth. It was ok, it was getting ready to fall out anyways. Well there you have it, his two top teeth are gone. It is kind of cute the way he talks now, with a lisp.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The weather has been absolutely cold here in Tropical Okinawa. It has been dipping into the low 50’s and maybe into the high 40’s at night. It might not seem cold to you, but is sure is to us. Joel and Anna dress in parkas. The reason for the cold spell is that China is experiencing freezing temperatures like the rest of the world. So the wind blows down from China to us here in Okinawa bringing the cold front. I don’t remember it being this cold, but some say it was like this last year. Go figure, but we know one thing for sure, it is cold!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
While in California Joel’s Dad knows how much we like coffee. Mr. Coronado loves coffee too, so much that he actually orders the special blend online. So he gave us some of his special blend from Guatemala (home of Mario Mendoza). It was absolutely delicious! Look at Tom’s face, it says it all. Thank you Gerald, we are all blessed!