Saturday, February 25, 2006

Mythical Creatures

So we went to see a "flower show". Obviously, this wasn't your average, everyday flower show. This one was kind of cool!

There were dragons and warriors and stuff. And yes, they were made from flowers. Except for the parts that weren't flowers that is. There was also wood, straw and the parts that made the head or claws or weapons.

This was on the grounds of Shuri Castle -- a centuries old site on Okinawa. It is the only standing castle, as the rest (and there are many) are just ruins. Well, after the war Shuri was ruins too -- it was reconstructed and finally reopened in 1992.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Bread of Life

Every Friday, Debe gets to minister at another church.

There is a group of women that want to learn English. The church allows them to meet there. Debe leads an English class, which is followed by a Bible study in Japanese.

Last Friday, they learned to make special bread from scratch.

They also learned that Jesus is the bread of life.

Please pray for these women, as most of them are not believers yet.

Monday, February 06, 2006


So in Japan we are a day ahead of the US. Well, half a day really. Well, it depends where you are in the states. Anyway, when the Superbowl was played, it was Sunday in the states and Monday over here.

Being a Monday, Dan usually has to work. But this year it worked out that Sunday was a workday with Monday being the off day. (Sunday was a Music Festival that all the students and teachers had to participate in).

Living in Okinawa, some areas are able to get AFN, the Armed Forces Network. Designed for the military families, it gives them a lot of television programming from the states. While we don't get the channel in Naha City, our friends Larry and Mona do!

Here we all are watching and eating. Oh, by the way the game was live, so it started at 8:30 in the morning. While the game was not one of the greatest played, it was a blessing to be able to watch it and fellowship with some good Christian fellows.