Friday, March 30, 2012
Every Friday the Bible college students are able to hear a lecture on ministry by someone who is in the ministry. This week we were able to hear Pastor Kiyomasa and his wife Taeko. Both Kiyomasa and his wife has served as missionaries in different countries in Asia until God called the couple back to the Mainland. Now, Kiyomasa is pastoring a group of people where he lives. It was great to hear.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
This absolutely blew me away. Outside of one of the Korean houses there was a fire and a black metal lid. Pastor Mike opened the lid and water was inside. In Korea, houses have heated floors to keep the cold air from coming up thru the floor by heating pipes filled with water under the floor. I thought this invention was performed recently but I was wrong. Korea has been doing this for a long time, over a hundred years.
Arriving in Narita Airport the trip back home hasn't finished yet. In fact, the trip is only half-way done. We still have to make the adventure of taking the train back to Fuchu. Here is Allie and Josh, this is their first time taking the Tokyo train system. They already look like professionals.
Our time in Korea has come at an end. These past five days have globe by oh so quickly. Though it has been fast the trip was a blessing. Spending time with old and new friends is always a treat. It was also fun being able to come and do ministry alongside with Pastor Mike, Daniel and some of the Korean Christian girls. Until next time, see you later Korea!
What are the chances? Arriving at Incheon airport to leave was the same time that President Obama and other dignified leaders were preparing to leave Korea as well. Many leaders from different countries came to South Korea to discuss talks concerning Nuclear safety. The airport was buzzing with Korean culture everywhere.
After the cultural dance and old Korean man came up next and did tight rope walking. This was one old man who was in excellent health. He was limber and was doing tricks that a young man would do or have a hard time. The saying is true, "Eat your Kimchi makes you strong and young" (joking).
In one of the outer courtrooms there were old torture devices that showed how the Koreans disciplined others. Here is Josh demonstrating one of the correcting methods: paddling. Nothing like a good spanking to correct a student that didn't do his Chuck Tracks. Jk
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Sunday morning is always a fun time in Korea. Sunday's is always a great day in the Korean culture. Many Koreans go to church and close shops up during the morning. As a majority Christianity makes up a little over 50% of the countries religion.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Pastor Cobb and his wife invited the CCBC Tokyo group over for dinner. The dinner took me back, they literally had a feast awaiting for us. Pastor Cobb hooked us up with a Korean meal that served thick pieces of pork. It was good food. Pastor Cobb knows how to hook up his guests.
The weather was beautiful today in Korea. Yesterday the weather was dark and rainy the whole day. This morning the weather looked like it was going to be the same but it turned the for best. The sun was out and allowed us to have a bosses day of ministry at an orphanage.
Friday, March 23, 2012
After going to house of hope we all went out for dinner, we ate a famous Korean dish called Dak-Albi (probably misspelling) it was good grub. The meal comes with chicken in Korean culture the men are only allowed to eat the meat on the chicken wing. Here josh getting down.
The group was able to spend some time with Daniel and his wife at their apartment. They live on the 13th floor and have a good view of the city. Korea has changed alot over the years but according to Daniel by looking at the building below in the pictures you get a feel of what Korea looked 10-20 years ago.
This is Daniel's car. It is small and white thus the nickname people have given Daniel's car "The Snowball". It is great to hang out with Daniel. Daniel is a CCBC Okinawa alumni. After school God called Daniel to Korea to help pastor Mike. Now Daniel is married to a Korean girl and is happily serving in Korea.
This is the building called "House of Hope", here the building ministers to those with mental disabilities. It is a real blessing to be here. Those that came from CC Daejeon spent time with the men and women who lived here. (Sorry for this picture, I forgot my camera until we were about to leave)
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I left early in the morning to meet the students in Narita airport. Tokyo mornings in the train is crazy, everyone is getting on and all head towards downtown for work. The trains get packed, people literally squish in the train. Tokyo morning train rides are an experience.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
It has been a blessing when God brought Ryuko to CC Fuchu to help at the church and school. Now, it is time for Ryuko to head back to Okinawa on Saturday. It was a blessing for the those who attended W2:Tokyo to lift her up in prayer for her last Sunday in Tokyo. May God continue to guide and speak to Ryuko as she continues on her venture with God.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Half the semester has almost flown by. Soon the students from Okinawa will make their way over here to the campus in Tokyo to finish their second half. It will give great to have the students join us. Alex won't be the only student sitting here in the building!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
It encouraged me on Sunday to have had Mariko lead worship at W2. Leading worship is nothing new to Mariko as she is the worship leader for CCFuchu. Nevertheless it encouraged me to see her take another step of faith in leading worship at W2. Many have taken a step of faith in playing worship and for this reason they have grown in their walk with Jesus. He encouraged knowing that your "little" steps o faith lead to a big result.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Tatsuhiko has come back from his semester at Okinawa studying English. It is good to see him, please keep Tatsuhiko in prayer as he desires to continue studying English. This time, Tatsuhiko has intention on going to Hawaii in the summer for his English lessons.
Friday, March 2, 2012
My Dad came up from Okinawa to help prepare for when the students come from Okinawa. With the span of 2 1/2 days the goal was to build 4 triple bunk beds and a cafe counter top. It was a busy time but wonderful. It was also to spend time with my old man.