Thursday, March 31, 2011

Korea Team Spring 2011

This is the team that will be heading to Korea tomorrow. It is a blessing and honor to go and serve the body at CCDaejeon. Please pray for a blessed and fruitful time as we go and serve the Lord.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Do you have cold hands?

Anna's forehead is on fire! She has been rockin in the sun. She wants cold hands to help cool down her forehead. But she looks good with some new color. The new look Anna!

BonFire II

We had a fire to remember, it was blazing! Joel was warm but Anna was hot because she has a sunburn on her forehead. Tamiko is laughing because she is having a good time. A retreat to remember.

Teaching by Po'Okela

Po did the Wednesday evening service for the retreat in Tonaki. He did a great job as Tamiko translated. Everyone is have a good time. The Lord blessed the evening with great weather.

Camp Sessions

1110Right under the tent and right under the stars. We are having the sessions outside under the cool weather. The stars are out and the night is nice, a great way to study the Word. Yoshua is teaching the first session and he did a great job. We are looking forward to some great teachings. Thank you everyone.

Like they Say!

1114It is not camping with a campfire! Having a big bonfire is part of the great experience of having fun camping. So as the gang found all the wood, it was our part to make sure that it burned well. Chilling next to the beach, eating marshmallows, ahhhhh, the best!

Like a Soup Kitchen

1117It is not easy feeding 40 people outdoors, but the team makes it happen. We ate miso soup and rice this morning, Okinawan style. Thanks to Yoshua’s grandmas recipe we had our miso soup with Daikon and spam, that is right spam! It tastes delicious in miso soup. Thanks Joel, we are eating good.

Hiking Trip


We took the students exploring the beautiful island of Tonaki Jima this morning. The weather was a little chilly, but then it began to heat up. It turned out to be a beautiful day with the sun shinning. It was not too hot, but actually really comfortable.

On Top of the Mountain!

1123Literally, we hiked to the top of the mountain. We were sweaty but we made it! It was a lot of fun. These guys can climb, they were really pumping it up the mountain. At the top it was literally breathtaking! So beautiful! Well, it is time to come down the mountain, time for lunch!

Another Beautiful Picture of our Campsite

1127We took over the beach! That is ok because no one else is here, we have the whole beach to ourselves. Just us, the fish, stars and the beautiful surf. We are finding a lot of beautiful shells and sea glass! Blue sea glass is rare and red sea glass is even rarer, we have not found red, but we have found a lot of blue and it is beautiful.

Tonaki Tent Time


10931091We arrived safely on Tonaki Island and now it is time to set up the tents. This is where we get to see who sets up first, it is usually the girls, they just have the knack at setting things up fast. God totally blessed us with great weather and smooth sailing. The boat ride is usually rocky, but no problems at all. It was a great trip. We are having fun

Tent City


Everyone did a great job of setting up the campground. You could not ask for better weather or a better camp site, right next to the water. So if you get hot, just go and take a dip. There is nothing like falling asleep to the cool sound of the ocean. Beats city life!

The Girls Won Again!

1098They are fast, so don’t mess with them. I’m telling you, the girls just have the ability to get it done, and with style. On of the fun nest things is setting up the tents, it really makes you work with everyone around you. You girls rock!

"He Man" Alex

Don’t mess with the guy from Machida! This guy is a wood finding machine. Check out his style of carrying the massive wood, right on his shoulders. You're buff Alex, keep the training up, Pastor Jeremiah is going to be jealous!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Beginning the Trip Right!

In praise and worship is the best way to go. Throw is some prayer and we are right on target. Thank you Jesus for beautiful weather.

Tonaki Team Spring 2011

We are blessed! We are heading to Tonaki island for a great retreat. Praise the Lord may Jesus be glorified!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Nago with Aunt Cyndi

Now Cyndi has her own Nago Pineapple Park picture. Her trip to Okinawa is now complete. We are going to miss her when she leaves this week, it has been a total blessing for us all.

Cyndi Yakiniku!

Pastor Tim blessed the interns with a special luncheon at Kayo's family restaurant. We were able to take Cyndi with us because it was her first time. Too much food, but it was delicious!

Happy Anniversary!

Joanna and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary this week. We had a wonderful celebration at the church. The whole body were there. Pastor Tim, Rick and Masaru blessed us with the service, it was absolutely beautiful!

Tokorozawa Bound!

Travis is heading up to Sendai this week so the church sent him some cooking stoves that he needed. The church came together fast with this need. God speed Pastor Travis.

Lucky Boy!


The new couple were treated to a fun time at Staples Center in Los Angeles. They went to see a Laker’s game with Jesse and Rose Hernandez. I bet they had a great time! What a blessing to hang out with his new wife and check out the game!

Rob and Rika’s Wedding Reception in Corona

IMG00037-20110326-1608Rob’s Dad put together a get together at his house for the New Couple. It looks like they had a lot of fun as well as a delicious cake! Yummy! We hope you are having a blessed time Rob and Rika, be blessed and congratulations!

Friday, March 25, 2011


This is what we believe that God has called us to do. To stand in the gap and pray for the Japanese People. Please join with us in prayer as we seek the Lord's direction and guidance in Japan.

The Crew

The semester is half over so we took the gang out Friday morning to Morikawa Springs on Ginowan City. There is a lot of history in this little place so we gave them the "A" tour. It was a blessed time.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Joanna's Sister Cyndi is here!

It was a super surprise for Joanna to see her sister Cyndi from California. She was not going to be able to fly in but God opened the door. The whole family are blessed!

Our Newest Missionary, Moses!

That is right, our first missionary from Korea. Moses is very gifted in the area of Worship and serving the Lord. We are so blessed to have him as a part of our ministry. Please continue to pray for our dear brother.

Trevor and the Gang

After Wednesday night we took one last picture of Trevor before he heads back to Hokkaido. It was such a blessing seeing our brother again.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Robs Families own Pineapple Park Picture

_DSC2550There you go, they are official! You have finally arrived when you get your picture at the Nago Pineapple Park on e3missions. It was a blessing having Rob’s family with us here in Okinawa, and it was a bummer saying goodbye. I know that Rob was so blessed, he had a blessed time showing them all around, spending quality time together.

Monday, March 21, 2011

"25th Wedding Anniversary"

Joanna and I will celebrate our 25th Anniversary this week. So after Rob's Wedding we snuck away for one night down south. From our hotel room we could see the performers dancing away, a perfect balcony view.

California Bound!

The happy couple are on their way to Cali (they might be already there). When you see them please make sure to give them a big hug. We know that everyone are going to fall on love with Rika. She is a "Wunderful" gal!

Saying Goodbye to Rob's Family

They say all good things have to come to an end, but we know the good things will continue. Please pray for a sage trip home for all of Rob's family. We all had a blessed timexc

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Trevor is here!

A special blessing to have Trevor with is this week. He came down for Rob's Wedding and also to spend time here in Okinawa. He is looking good and eating well in that cold weather. Again, so blessed to have him here with us.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Dress Number II

Like Princess Diana Rika will be wearing 3 dresses! This is her second one and it is beautiful. Now off to the next party.


It actually happened! The Big Red is married! Can you believe it! It was an absolutely beautiful wedding! Praise God for His goodness!

The Best Man gives the Toast!

Zach gives the best man a good word from his heart. It is a special day for everyone. They became close through the years. A good couple and a good word!

How was it?

How did the wedding go? Stay tuned to e3missions.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Worship Conference Banner

The banner came in for the Worship conference that will be held in May here in Okinawa. Joel did a good job! We will be hosting this conference in different places here in Asia. It is going to be a blessing.

Okinawa Update

Hello everyone, I just want to give everyone an update on how we are doing here in Okinawa. Everyone is doing well, everything continues as normal, all the students continue to take classes and their tests. The church body are doing well and we are not in any danger. Please continue to pray for everyone in the Mainland that the reactors would completely shut down.

Pastor Taka from Nago

This week we were blessed to have Pastor Taka come and speak to the students. Pastor Tim has become friends with him up North and they often fellowship together. God is doing a good work in Nago.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Meet the Family

Rob and Rika's family meet for the first time. It is time to eat dinner. What better way to get to know each other but over a good meal. Rob's family is getting over jet lag, so that is good.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Prayer Time at Mihama

Instead of our usual Wednesday Night Service we met at Mihama for a time of worship and prayer. It was a blessed time of seeking the Lord. The night was extremely cold but not as cold as it is for the rescuers on the Mainland. Our prayers went out for everyone in Japan.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

White Day in Ginowan

Exactly one month after Valentines Day we celebrate "white day" when the guys return the favor of giving back gifts that were given to them. The girls were blessed with good gifts.

Ministry at Paradise Chapel

The newest church we do ministry at is Paradise Chapel I'm Naha City. Zach was able to lead in worship and teach the Word this week. The students served in children's ministry.

We are Doing Fine

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to drop you another note and tell you that we are doing fine here in Okinawa. We continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Mainland Japan for safety and direction from the Holy Spirit. We have not felt any earthquakes or aftershocks from the ones in Sendai/Tokyo. There have been no threats of Tsunami's and the Bible College/Church is located high in the Ginowan hills (We always have a good breeze). The semester continues to go strong and we are beginning midterms this week. God bless you, Pastor Tommy

Monday, March 14, 2011

Prayer Night

On Monday nights we usually gather for men's and women's discipleship. But this week we cancelled it to devote the night in prayer. We are pray g for the people in Sendai and Mainland Japan. Please join with us as we continue to seek the Lord.

Hannah's Birthday Lunch

Hannah and I went to lunch today, we we went out to Okonomiyaki and it was delicious. It was a good Father and Daughter time.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fukiko Heads Home

We are going to miss our sister, and we hope that God brings her back to us. God bless you girl, and have a blessed time with your family. Love, your Okinawan Family.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

5 minute Babysitter

Pastor Tim dropped off Masaki on his way to take Ayu to Rika's bridal shower. So I had to watch Masaki for a few minutes. It tool a lot, but I was finally able to pull him away from the video for a good picture.