Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Brother Juan-Diego Garcia

Hello everyone, this is an email that brother Juan-Diego sent me recently. He is serving the Lord down under in Australia with ywam. Please keep him in your prayers. It is so good to hear from him.
"Everythings well and beatiful down here. This is my first experience with YWAM and it's been great! Right away they put me in the kitchen assisting the head chef and we've been making some great food! YWAM is very action-oriented. They recently had their annual Mission Adventures where church youth come from all over Australia to participate in outreach. It includes feeding homeless, helping the elderly, and praying for those in need."

New Webcam in the cafe

We are In the process of hooking up a webcam in the cafe. This is what it will look like. Please pray that it all comes together. It will be awesome!

Student Trip to Nago

The students took their first trip up to Nago on Monday. They went to the Cherry blossom festival. They took a good picture. Let the fun begin.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Let the Orientation Begin

We are blessed for all the students and interns who are with us this semester. God is so good! We are blessed beyond words for this group. Thank you Jesus! They will only be with us for 7.5 weeks and then they are off to Tokyo. Awesome!

Rob and Tamiko doing a Great Job

The Word was a real blessing Sunday night and many people came. We are so excited to see the work that God is doing at w2. Rob will now be teaching along with Yoshua. We are looking forward to some good messages.

The Team in Nago

Joel took the group up to Nago to see the Newell's and check out the Sakura Festival. The only problem is that Joel is pinching Tomoki. Hey Joel, stop that!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Heading back to Okinawa

It was a blessed trip. Blessed time with the guys. I know that Toki and Zach are going to do a great job for the Lord. What does He have in store? I don't know but I do know that it is going to be great. Please keep us all in your prayers. We need your prayers. The church goes forward on their knees.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pastor Travis Shares at the Dedication

Solomon gathered the people together and dedicated the building. He brought in the Ark of the Covenant. The Ark represented the "Glory of the Lord". Tonight, God's glory is here because His people are gathered and when two or more are gathered He is in our midst. Good Words bro!

Pastor Rich shares at the Dedication

It is great to have Pastor Rich from CCFuchu sharing at the building dedication for the Bible College. He is bringing a good Word. Thanks bro for your service to the Lord.

Mike Snider Leading Worship

At CCBC dedication Mike blessed us with some sweet worship. The place is packed out! Incredible! We are all having a blessed time.

Mt. Fuji from the Girl's Dorm

At the new CCBC Tokyo building this is the view of Fuji from what will be the Girl's dorm. It was absolutely beautiful!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mt. Fuji in the Background

If you look out you can see the snow covered mountain of Fuji. The land is flat and then it towers up. The view from the plane was sweet!

The Makings of a Beautiful Day

The weather has been cold and rainy. But this morning the sun is starting to shine. It is going to be a blessed day. Hey, the surf is also up! Bummer, I am going to miss the sets.

Tom and Sam heading to Tokyo

The dedication of CCBC Tokyo is this Friday, so Sam and Tom headed out to help get Zach get things ready for the special day. We are looking forward to a blessed anointed trip. Please keep us in your prayers.

Happy Birthday Naoko!

After Wednesday night service we celebrated Naokosan's special day. Her cake was delicious and the fellowship was sweet. Happy Birthday Naoko!

Joel back in Business

He is Rockin the kitchen but now in style. He has a new Star Wars apron.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sending Out Keegan

Keegan will be leaving us soon joining the ranks of serving with the Franklin Graham Association in Sendai. Derek Forbes needs an assistant and since Keegan has a good grasp of the language and has completed all of his studies he feels ready and up to the challenge. For those of you who don't know, Keegan graduated from "Old Miss" in Linguistics and is also a graduate of CCBC. We are going to miss our brother, but he won't be to far from us. We love you bro!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Rie Back in Okinawa

Our sister Rie has made it back to Okinawa. It was a blessing having her with us in the States but it is even better having her back on the island. Soon Bible College begins and the training continues.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Okinawa here we Come!

We are on the last leg of our journey back home. Just a two hour plane ride and we will be in Okilandia! The weather is freezing in China! Hopefully it is warmer in Ginowan City.

Sleeping Beauty?

We made it safe to Shanghai, but shortly after we checked in to the hotel, Joel checked out, literally! That is ok, we were up almost 24 hours. Nighty, night!

Time to head back to Okinawa

It was a fruitful time in the States but now it is time to head back home to the place where our hearts are at; Okinawa. It is hard to explain, we love America, we love our families, but this is the place that God has called us to serve. "Thank you Jesus for the opportunity to serve you in a foreign land. Thank you for taking care of Zach and Hannah as they are away. Thank you Lord for your continual development in the lives of Michal and Asa. And thank you for my beautiful servant wife Joanna". Amen.

The Girl's Working Hard

Since Zach left for Tokyo early, it was always his job to wash the car before we brought it back to Uncle Ted and Aunt Cyndy. So the girls washed away, and boy were they grumpy. "It's too cold" they said. Well Zach always did it in the cold! Thank's girls, you did a great job!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Crew from Livingwater

Can you believe it! The Hallman's, the Barrera's, the Bilderback's and the Witherby's, all from California, all sent from CCLivingwater. To God be the Glory!!!!!

The Barrera's

John and Company; the family are super blessed to be able to continue to serve the Lord there in Williamsburg. John is working hard at the post office and they continue to serve at the church. Hey, look how tall Destiny is: tall like her papa.

The Bilderbacks

My Niece Kristen and her family. It was such a blessing just to hang out with their family. The kids are getting older but they are so loving. A real blessed family.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Pastor Tom Hallman "Equip Radio"

Pastor Tom was on the radio with Troy Warner at CCLynchburg. Tom was able to do a little radio program with Troy speaking on the Beatitudes. Then they taped him doing a personal spot on how he got saved and how God brought him to Virginia. It was really cool!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Teaching at CCWilliamsburg

I was super blessed to be able to share in the Word on Wednesday night at CCWilliamsburg. The church body were a blessing and it was great seeing old and now new friends. God is so good! He is doing a great work through Pastor Tom Hallman and the crew. God bless you CCW.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Zach heading back to Tokyo

Tuesday afternoon Zach is heading back home. We had a blessed time in California but it is now time to get back to work. Have a safe trip home son.

Happy Birthday Zach

We celebrated Zach's 22nd Birthday on Monday night. His Grandma cooked him a good ribeye steak. His Grandma takes good care of him. Praise the Lord!

Monday, January 09, 2012

205 Wings Later

We went out to Wingstop in Norco. This is how many wings that we ordered for the clan. We were Rockin, that is a lot of chickens. The gang was chillin and doing some heavy fellowshipping.

Paul and Natsuki are Here!

The Smith's made it safely to Corona via spending time in Oxnard. It was a blessing hanging out with them at CCLivingwater for our Sunday Night Service. Afterwards we went out to get something to eat.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Pastor Mark Walsh

Mark is such a blessing, it is great to have him leading in worship during the Communion service. He has an incredible anointing by the Lord. For those of you who do not k ow him he is the director of CCBC in New Zealand.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Evangelist: Brian McDaniels

Brian has been to Okinawa a few years ago and he was a super blessing. He is totally in love with Jesus Christ. What more can be said, he is an awesome brother in Christ.

Tatsuhiko Blessed

Scott Cunningham had a guitar class for whoever wanted to attend. There were about 100 people who were there. Afterwards Tatsuhiko went and spoke with Scott. Well as they spoke Scott Cunningham invited him to dinner. So next thing you know Tatsu is sitting with Scott, his family, and the band members eating dinner. In Tatsu' own words "God is sooo goood".

Juan Domingo in Mexico

Pastor Juan shares about the work that is going on in Mexico. He is no longer in Ensenada but is now in Quietero starting a new Church. God is doing a good work, even as we see drug trafficking at its height. The Gospel is still going forth in Mexico.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Calvary Chapel Missions Conference

We had a good day at the missions conference here in Murrieta. This is the afterglow followings the evening service. A great time of prayer and worship.

Leo and Naoko

It was a blessing to see both of them at Pastor John Greenroyd's Church. They are living in the LA area and Leon is serving well with the Marines. God bless you both, we love you so much.

Monday, January 02, 2012

My New Sword

I was reminded and challenged by Henry Blackaby to "seek a new revelation from God daily". Honestly, when I read my old Bible I found myself looking over past revelations, what God did in the past and not looking for new revelation in His Word. So I purchased a new Bible. It was super hard parting with the old one. A few years ago I spent a lot of money putting on a new leather cover, but I am realizing that again the revelation from God has to be new every morning. To God be the Glory!