Friday, July 30, 2010
It is Taliya’s 20th Birthday today so some of the group went out for an ice cream. Last night we had a fun celebration with a lot of dancing and clowning around. It was a blessed night. Please leave Taliya a birthday greeting below. Happy Birthday Taliya!
Because of the Japanese Prince visit, there was a lot more activity going on in Ginowan and Okinawa City where the Prince was to be a part of the opening ceremonies at Comprehensive Park. We were hoping to get a “sneek peek” of the Prince, but it did not happen.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
We had a great time in Nago with the outreach with Pastor Tim. The weather was perfect and the BBQ was outstanding. Later in the night the firework show was out of this world. We were all so blessed. Thank you Yumi for the great pictures.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
This is where the cafe is located in Akamichi, Ginowan City. We love this area, located on the crest of the hill, it is always cooler in Ginowan City because of the higher elevation. Ginowan is the 3rd oldest city in Okinawa just after Naha City and Okinawa City. The 330 (San San Maru) is one of two main arteries that extend from Naha half way up the island. Ginowan City, the place we call home.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
We were hanging with the SOS crew at Araha Beach in Chatan City. It was a beautiful relaxing time, and the weather was nice and cool. A good change from the hot weather we have been having. Just one more thing to remind us that we are living in paradise.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
We made it safe back to Okinawa. It was a great trip to the Middle East. God blessed our trip in every way, we could not have asked for more. From visa miracles, lost camera found, to finding our wallet, God was so good to us on this trip. Thank you for all your prayers.
Monday, July 12, 2010
One of the good things about traveling in Asia you get to read the newspaper in different countries. I liked the article that I just read; “Giant burgers cause jaw injury”. It talks about Taiwanese dentist complaining that their clients are suffering from jaw injuries. They report that the human mouth is designed to “gape over objects measuring up to 4 centimeters”. The problem is that fast-food restaurants have burgers over 8 centimeters high (3 inches) and are causing Taiwanese people to suffer injury from opening their jaws to wide. This cracked me up. So next time you guys think about ordering a 4X4 at In-N-Out, you better think twice.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
We arrived safely about 4:30pm on Sunday into Korea. We had a nice dinner and tomorrow we head to Hong Kong. Chuck and Vunder will be waking up at about 3:30am to see the Finals of the World Cup. We will leave the hotel around 6:20am and fly out at 8:30am.
We are leaving tonight heading to Korea. In Korea we will spend the night and fly out the next morning to Hong Kong (3 hours flight, then to Taipei (1 hour flight), then to Okinawa (1 hour flight). It should be easy, just chillin until we leave. Rob is checkin the baseball scores and Chuck and I are bloggin. Joe Tipton is with his Uncle still in Tel Aviv. He should be arriving soon.
Now remember, we did not say “sayonara” but “matane”, because sayonara means like a permanent goodbye. We will see our sister again. God has great things in store for Takako. They already love her there and are telling me good things. But she will definitely need our prayers everyday. So continue to pray for Takako. It was difficult to leave but remember Takako “Matane”, we will see you soon.
The Church gathers for a luncheon after the service. Because they also have a soup kitchen God always provides for the service. It was excellent! We had cheesy Mac and cheese, rice, soup, eggplant, and a vegetable stir fry, a meal for a king.