Monday, November 26, 2012

One of the Best Pies Ever

Anna Holt and Joel made this delicious pie on Thanksgiving and froze one. They warmed it back up and re-baked it. It was absolutely out of this world! It was delicious! Thank you for blessing us! Simply Awesome!

Tomoyuki from Iwate

He is serving as a missionary up North. No longer working for his Father at the school. Tomoyuki came by and stayed at the guys D House. Great to see you bro.

Pastor Jonathan at w2

The Wilson's came by w2 tonight and blessed us. Everyone was so glad to see them. It was a blessed night as The Lord spoke to our hearts in a powerful way. God bless you Wilson family.

Trevor and Yumi in Okinawa

We were so blessed to have the Raichura's here in Okinawa. They stayed with us here at our house and even visited the Newell's up North. It was so good having them with us. Come back soon, please!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

New Addition to the Worship Team

Aya is leading with the group; she is playing guitar and singing in Worship. I am amazed in how many people have such beautiful voices. We are blessed in Jesus!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Blessed Couples

The Smith's and the Neely's showed up at the Spit to see some Football. Thanksgiving Friday Football in Japan.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Holding the Newest Diaz

I am totally blessed to hold baby Elena! She is a bundle of joy! Eder and Amanda you did good. Praise The Lord! The baby is so beautiful!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Tokito!

We are blessed that it is Tokito' Birthday. He actually taught the morning devotions out of John 8 this morning. Thank you bro, and Happy Birthday!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Blessings from Nagano

We are super blessed! Maranatha Grace Fellowship from Nagano blessed us with two big boxes of apples! Thank you Jesus! We are super blessed! Thank you Nagano Church!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Glory Days Playing with Tim Tebow

Playing ball with Vunder and Los Barrios. This is 2008 November Turkey Bowl in Okinawa. Those were the days. I'm done, too many injuries, can't miss the run days nor miss the surf sessions.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Okinawa Coffee

This is my first bag of Okinawan grown coffee. Tom Cotton has been buying this for some time. It is delicious!

Aya is Back!

We are so blessed to have Aya back with us here in Okinawa. We are so excited! Thank you Jesus for bringing her back!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sweet Midweek Service

Our midweek service was a real blessing. We gather for our Koinonia meal and then we get right in the Word. The place was packed out! To God be the glory!

Happy Birthday Reed

Tuesday night we celebrated Reed's 19th Birthday. His parents came by and brought a cake and ice cream. We ate so much and were all blessed! Happy Birthday Reed!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Morning Devotions!

Keegan blessed us with Devotions this morning via CCBCTokyo. He was supposed to be with is in Okinawa this morning but he missed his flight via Narita. That is ok, God has other things in store for this guy this week. He taught out of John chapter 5 and we were all blessed. Great job Keegan!

Yes! Awesome!

The Spearman's and Kayla! Rusty blessed us with this picture as They are now stationed back East and who did they see? Kayla our past wonderful Bible College Student. She looks great! A blessed picture for us all! Thank you Rusty!

A Beautiful Couple

Nana and Sinji were joined in Holy Matrimony this Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful ceremony and reception. We are so blessed for them both.

Sunday Morning Worship at CCGinowan

It was so good to be back worshipping The Lord at CCGINOWAN. The worship team does such a good job and Pastor Andrew always gets different people involved. A blessed morning indeed.

Last Morning of the Conference

Most of the Pastors and leaders have already headed home by this time. But still we were able to get in one picture of the crew that was still there. It was a blessed conference. Praise The Lord!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


These are Natsuki's Sunday School teachers when she was 5 years old. So awesome to see the labor that they put into Natsuki when she was a young child and to see the fruit over 20 years later. To God be the Glory!

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Some of the Boyz from Oki!

It was a super blessing hanging out with the dudes this weekend. We broke in Kazuki to the gang and he fit right in. Praise God!

Pray for Sebastian

We are hoping that Sebastian from Peru will be able to come and join us this coming semester. Pray that God opens the windows of Heaven and makes a way.

Monday, November 05, 2012

The Gang is Assembling

Chuck caught up with us at the Shinjuku Station Stop. We are coming together; watch out! Okutama here we come.

Tokyo Arrival!

We made it to Tokyo and found our good brother! Kazuki flew right behind us literally. He arrived like 10 minutes after us on AirAsia. We are super blessed with all these low cost airlines now! Praise The Lord!

Heading to Tokyo/Okutama

Jetstar all the way. Check in yourself and off we go. Time to catch a flight. Rob is one serious dude!

w2 Worship/Word

Yoshua and Tom Cotton translating did a great job like usual. We are so blessed when these guys teach the Word. Thank you Lord for the men of God at CCGinowan.


We were super blessed with having Mike Snider from Tokyo with us this past week. He did a great job of teaching the Word and our church was totally blessed. Thank you brother Mike.

A Great Find

Tom Cotton introduced to me this Recycle Shop that was selling a Siphon coffee burner. Brand new they cost around 400.00 dollars. We picked it up for 80.00 dollars. We are so blessed. Now Zach will have one in Tokyo.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Hannah in Kagoshima

Hannah is visiting with the Boek's this weekend, I hope she has a great time and that The Lord gives her vision and direction. It is a blessing having her here in Japan. God has great things in store for this gal.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Gals (and Keegan) Traveling to the CCWomen's Conference in Tokyo

Well, the gals are heading to the conference in Tokyo this weekend. Keegan is traveling with them because it is cheaper for him to travel at this time. He will be be attending with us this Monday for the Pastor's/Leader's retreat at Okutama. The rest of the guys will be flying in on Monday - Wednesday for the Retreat. Have a blessed time gals, (and Keegan), may you have blessed travels. We will miss you all.

Yuko's Launching!

Warren Weirsbe says "The Church should be a launching pad and not a parking Lot". With great blessing we introduce to you another one of our missionaries being sent out to "Preach the Gospel". Yuko Nakatsu is heading to CCBC Tokyo to assist in ministry at he Campus and general ministry in the area. We know that God has great things in store for her as He has already opened up doors for her to be used in the surrounding area. With great blessing and honor we are a part of being her home church sending her out to do the Work of God. God bless you Yuko!

Happy Birthday Jordan

Meet our newest student from CCBC Tokyo; Jordan!!!! We celebrated his 21st Birthday. Can you believe it, Jordan celebrated his 21st here in Japan! Happy Birthday bro!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Six Seven Nate

It was a super blessing seeing Nate at CCLivingWater on Sunday. I have not been surprised like this in I don't know how long. I was beginning to teach and then I looked over to my left and saw this big guy with a sweet looking beard and thought "I know this guy" then it hit me "Nate". It was so good seeing our good brother. Richard Bueno's kid is checking us out to the left.

College Day at OCSI

The girls represented CCBCJAPAN at OCSI the other day. The table looks excellent. Great job girls! To God be the Glory!

Blendy's: A Life Saver

Throughout my trips to China, USA and Peru, the Japanese individual brewers have been a total blessing. I have been able to make individual cups of coffee throughout my whole trips. Instead of old coffee on the planes I have been able to get hot water in the cabin and made delicious cups of coffee. Praise The Lord for Japanese ingenuity. The "black gold" a good boost throughout the day.

12 hours sleep!

Yesterday, after studying, I could not keep my eyes open at 4pm. So I took a nap, then I woke up at 6pm, I was dead tired. I woke up again at 8pm, I went back to bed. I woke up at 11:30pm wide awake. I forced myself to go back to bed. I finally got up at 4am, 12 hours later. What? 12 hours. crazy.
It is 5am after doing my devotions and the such. I am downstairs emailing and studying. I will go for a run, get breakfast and head to the airport.