Dave & Barb Bindewald

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Reminder to Pray

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

Moving In to New House

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

Slats in

Sultan (that's what the label said) mattress #1

Sultan #2

Top pad

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

Wonderful Day in Lord's House In Japan

Here's what we sang this morning!

This is the church that meets upstairs, but we are moving this week. We will visit other churches over the coming weeks.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Have A Blessed Lord's Day!

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

Supper Tonight - Ordered In Pizza

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

Our Supper Last Night

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

First Day of Kids English Camp

Theme of camp was Olympics.
 Dave's classroom

Barbara's classroom (please no comments about the difference)

Barbara's students

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