Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cotton has Arrived!

Tom has arrived in Kobe and is on a bus heading to Matsue. What is he doing out there you might ask? He is on a two week missions trip serving in the Shimane area. He will be doing farming, manual work, living with the people he is helping, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has been wanting to go for some time now and he is stepping out in faith for Jesus Christ. Please keep him in your prayers.

Monday, July 30, 2012

What Can I Say?

This island is gorgeous! After my surf session the sun was setting and the sea became like glass. At one point I was the only guy on the sea. At this time of the day (I don't know why) I feel closest to God. You can sing your heart out and only God can hear you.

The Coronado Couple are Leaving

It is a bummer to see Lisa and Gerald head back to the States. But we had such an awesome time with them. Thank you Coronado's for blessing us all! Thank you for the homemade Chickenmole and for all the fabulous haircuts. Praise the Lord!

Takako Translates the Message

This was a first here at CCGinowan. Takako translated at w2 for Vunder and she did a great job! Thank you Takako for stepping out in faith. The Church was so blessed.

Ginowan Youth Retreat

The Youth had a rockin time up in Nago. This is the gang at Pastor Tim's house right after Sunday morning Service. The house was packed and I know that they were blessed! It is so fun serving Jesus! These kids are getting on fire for the Lord. God bless you Gang!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Two Storms Brewin

We have two tropical storms out here that we will be keeping an eye on. Please join us in the safety of all the islands and countries. It is just a small storm but they can get big quickly.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Ginowan Youth Group heading out for their Retreat

The group is heading to Nago at the Prayer Retreat Center. There are a total of 26 people going for a wonderful weekend. They will finish up the retreat at CCNago with Pastor Tim and Eder. Have a great time gang! May the Lord, lead, guide and direct your steps. God be with you all!

Beautiful Okinawa and the Girls look Wonderful!

Joel took his parents out to Northern Okinawa and the girls tagged along. They are up at Cape Manza over looking the beautiful South China Sea. It looks like a great afternoon. I wonder what the surf is like? A gorgeous day on the Island.

The SOS Crew are now in Tokyo

They have left with Asa going along. While the SOS students are serving, Asa will be joining the kids at CCFuchu for their Summer Program. The team is fitting in nicely. They are getting their feet submerged in Ministry.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Beautiful Lorienz Family

We are so blessed with them being a part of the Calvary Family. God is blessing their ministry and work in the Hokkaido area. To God be the Glory!

Sapporo Olympic Stadium

This is the view from the top of the Olympic Ski Jump. This is just around the corner from Pastor Steve's house. He lives in the beautiful Sapporo hills. Also, Michiyo' Father (Pastor Steve' wife) was an Olympian in the 1972 Olympics, Amazing!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

CCSapporo Bible Study

It is amazing to see the church grow here in Sapporo. This is there Tuesday Night Bible Study at the Christian Business Center. You can't see everyone but the room is packed! They are studying through the Book of Romans. Tonight; Romans 9.

Monday, July 23, 2012

SOS Students Clownin

They had a scavenger hunt at Mihama the other day and they had to take a picture of one student dragging another one by the hair. Don't worry mom, no one got hurt. They fool some great pictures.

Heading to Sapporo

I am blessed with the opportunity to go and visit with our good brother Pastor Steve in Sapporo. This will be my first visit. Looking forward to a good time if fellowship and encouragement.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Urasoe Matsuri

Everyone looks wonderful! This is a good picture Joel! The students are ready for a fun day at the Festival. Check out Jake Parker, he looks like a super hero. The night is just beginning, the best firework show is yet to come.

World Famous Pineapple Park

Like we always say, you have not been to Okinawa unless you have been to the Nago Pineapple Park. Joel gave the SOS students the A tour at this must stop. It was a beautiful sunny day. They had a major blast!

Urasoe Matsuri

Last night the SOS Students went to the festival and rocked out with the Okinawan dance. They were super blessed! And the firework show was great! Serving Jesus is awesome!

Churaumi SOS Trip

The students went to the Aquarium in Nago. This is the 3rd largest Aquarium in the world. The largest here in the Pacific. You have to come for a visit to see it for yourself.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ready for the Matsuri

The SOS Crew are heading to the Uraesoe Matsuri (Festival) and everyone will be dressed up. Kayo taught Michal how to prepare the ladies. She is doing a good job! Thanks Kayo!

Alone in the Cafe

All the SOS Students and interns are out doing ministry. So I am holding down the fort for a short time. The SOS Team is heading back from Nago while the interns are heading up. I wonder if they will see each other on the opposite sides of the 58. To God be the Glory!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Mihama Witnessing

While we were witnessing Friday night we ran into the CCO Youth Group. Josh Hagan jammed on the guitar and tore it up. That guy is gifted. It was a fruitful night.

Nago SOS Trip

Pray for the SOS Students. They are heading up to Nago to see the sights (Pineapple Park, Churaumi Aquarium, beaches) and to spend the night at CC Nago helping teach English and the VBS Saturday morning.

SOS Students Cave Hunting

The SOS Students visited Teen Challenge to do some painting on their building. Afterwards Temote the Director took them down to an Okinawan Cave and they got the A tour. The walked about a hour exploring and seeing the sights. They had a great time.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tropical Storm Khanum

Very interesting; we are in the midst of a tropical storm right now. It is a tiny one. It will pass over us quickly. We have some good rain, but not much wind. We like it that way; we need the rain but not the wind. Praise God!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Beach Baptism at Kouki Beach

Calvary Ginowan had a beac baptism this Sunday afternoon. We spent the day swimming, Paddleboarding, and just soaking in the fun and fellowship. CCNago joined us for all the fun. The SOS crew had a blast!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Airam is now here I Okinawa

She has been traveling for over 30 hours. But she is now here and rested up. We have been doing a lot of activities and classes, but she has been keeping up well.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Our very own Jake

Jake Parker is his name and serving Jesus is his game. Jake actually lives here in Okinawa. His Father is in the Service so he will be spending the next 5 weeks with is on Campus. He is a really good guy.

Devotions with Joel

Coronadosan is in charge of devotions for us during SOS. He will be teaching through the book of 1Timothy. He did a great job this morning.

Jake from Idaho

Jake comes to us from upper Idaho. It is a blessing to have him here as a part of SOS 2012. God has good things in stir for him in these next 5 weeks.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Cold Front Blows In!

The SOS Crew brought in a much needed cold front into Okinawa. We are blessed! Don't know how long it will last but this is nice!

Sunday, July 08, 2012

The First Arrive!

The first students of our Japan SOS have arrived; Brian and Aaron. We are looking forward to a great 2.5 weeks in Okinawa and 2.5 weeks in Tokyo. Let the blessings begin.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Sunday Morning Worship

Through the mirror we see CCGinowan's Worship Service. It is always a blessing to come to the Lord's house for worship and instruction.

Yoshua teaching at w2

Yoshua and Rob switch off every Sunday night teaching the Word. We have a great time of worship and then we get into the Word. These guys do such a great job! Praise God!