This guy (or gal) spent the afternoon on our patio screen and was a good reminder of how to do ministry. Yes, there is a lot to do, but it is a mixture of outward activity and kingdom busyness coupled with quiet sustained prayer. Our enemy seeks to prey, but we prevail in prayer.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
How many Americans does it take to put together a Swedish IKEA bed in Japan?
Two, if you want to smile. Dave is holding the hammer, and Brent was the pencil man, even though we didn't use either.
Black frame went pretty quickly, but the slat thingies were in a class by themselves. Took 5 times as long as frame. Each slat had to be individually woven/installed. And 10 of them had firm/soft adjuster slider controls, so each side could be different. But to change settings later, you have to take it apart back down to this level.
Brent was a good sport!
Above and beyond the call of duty
Sultan (that's what the label said) mattress #1
Fitted bottom sheets
Top spread/sheet/comforter cover
Beside bookcases/nightstands. Could only find one bulb.
Pillows, and robbed a bulb from the living room
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
We trust you will have a wonderful Lord's Day, where ever in the world you might be.
This is the front door of Oyumino Chapel, where some of God's people in Chiba City Japan will be gathering to worship God. Our Sunday School lesson is going to be on Jesus as our Prophet, Priest and King. Amazing that God has not left us in the dark but has spoken to us through Jesus the one true prophet, and has told us and shown us he is the one great priest making peace between a holy God and broken fallen men, and we have a great protector and advocate king.
Because of the gospel we are forgiven, adopted, accepted, free and not alone! So have a wonderful day of worship and true rest!
Friday, August 24, 2012
We got a Deluxe Fresh from Pizza Hut. It was a stuffed crust, but stuffed with little sausages. Pretty good, except the sausages pop when you bite them. It had green peppers, ham slices, and plenty o'cheese.
They are running a "Fresh Mozzarella Series" featuring cheese from Hokkaido in northern Japan
There were special pizzas divided into 4 sections. Notice the A B C D symbol giving a schematic diagram. The Gorgeous 4 had BBQ Chicken, Mixed Seafood, Sicilian (is that eggplant?), Pizza Hut Gourmet, in that order.
This Friends 4 had Mayonnaise, Purukogi (never heard of it), Idaho Special (potato chunks), and Shrimp & Bacon in A B C D order
This is not in the 4 series, but is all Purukogi, of the Super Korean variety. Again, no idea what that means.
Seafood Mix has shrimp, squid (the white rings), tuna & mayo mix, broccoli and onion.
Tuna Mild has tuna & mayo mix, bacon, onion and corn.
Notice all pizzas are Medium or Large. In US sizes that's more like Small and Medium. The L size Mixed Seafood is 3,600 yen, or $45. I paid $7.18 a gallon for gasoline last week. Milk is $7.58 a gallon (but you can only get a quart sized carton) at our local 7-11 store (yes, it is actually a 7-11).
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Barbara fixed another of our favorites, a cold noodle dish which was so good in this terrible heat. Over 90 every day with limited A/C.
Boil the noodles
Slice into thin strips the ham, scrambled egg, cukes, crab meat, and tomatoes into chunks
Drain and rinse noodles in cold water and drain again
Arrange toppings on top of noodles
Add cold sauce and have at it!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Theme of camp was Olympics.
Barbara's classroom (please no comments about the difference)
Lunch was served
Medals ready to be awarded (everybody gets one of course)
Group meetings were in sanctuary of Honda Chapel
Rousing English rendition of "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" during group time
Snack time directions being given, in English. Pay careful attention if you want to eat!
One of Dave's students
Dave's other student
Everyone's favorite activity - lunch time!
Dave's co-teacher, a short term missionary
Do I HAVE to say pineapple chunks in English?
Bible time using Jesus Storybook