Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Youth Servant Sunday

This Sunday was Youth Servant Sunday, where the youth were the ones who did the serving. They did everything from leading worship, doing the announcements, ushering, and greeting people at the door. They did a great job!

Allison is Here!

Allison is a dear friend here visiting from Calvary Chapel Monetebello! We are so excited that the Lord has led her to Okinawa several times. This visit was about a month long, and she has been helping serve the church in many ways. The Lord has blessed her in graphic design and photography. She will be leaving on Thursday, but with hopes on coming back as soon as she can!! Please pray for her and safe traveling.

A Special Visit

Kevin and Hallelujah

Hallelujah is a youth kid in our church who was recently diagnosed with a cancerous lump in his throat. He has been in Osaka getting chemo therapy and radiation for treatment. Kevin (his youth pastor) and Pastor Rick were able to take a couple days to visit him. It was an encouraging time for Hallelujah and his family to spend time together. Please continue to keep him in your prayers! We are looking forward to having him come back to Okinawa soon!

Hallelujah, Kevin, and Hallelujah's mom, Keiko

Tamiko's Departure..

Tamiko is leaving on Thursday to go to Germany for her 3rd semester of Bible College. She has been such a blessing to us, and we are excited for her to have this experience! We know that she will have a great time! Have fun Tamiko, and we will see you soon! =)

Korean Worship Team Comes to Okinawa!

We were blessed to have a Korean Worship Team come and visit us. They are with Campus Crusade for Christ. Every year, they travel all around the island and minister to people with the gifts God has given them. We were their first stop before they started their tour. Before worship, they filled up on the awesome grub we have on Wednesday nights before service.

Allison was able to get a quick shot of them while they were practicing, and doing sound. We truly had a fun and encouraging time as they led us in worship.

A Pleasant Visit

Just recently we had Ryuko Fujita,(on the right) Maria Williamson,( Middle) and Kayo (front middle) come and hang out with us for a bit. These girls graduated from OCSI in 2002, and just finished college. It was so good to see them and catch up. Kayo has been actively involved at Calvary Chapel Ginowan and is such a blessing! Ryuko will be staying here in Okinawa, seeking the Lord for what He has next. We want to say CONGRATULATIONS to Maria who is going back to the states and getting married! God Bless you girls!