Aaron turned 6 on this special day and he was serenaded by PRAISE Team of Christ's Church for Our Community, one of the special groups that will performing during this year's North American Christian Convention in Louisville. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YA, Aaron![visit P.R.A.I.S.E TEAM's site]
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
We just got word from Tim Turner that our initial visa application had some red flags. For my salary, I had listed our entire monthly budget rather than the more modest number that is listed as a line item on our budget. Duh. The more pressing issue is that Weiling was listed as a dependent on my application, but the letter from Team Expansion and our ordination certificate shows both of our names. Therefore we've opted to submit a separate missionary application for Weiling. Lastly, we had listed teaching English as a second language as part of our job description, so the visa office wanted proof of where we were going to be teaching and how much money that would bring in. Note to future missionary applicants - do not list teaching language on your app. Please pray that the resubmission of our corrected applications goes smoothly and that we'll get it back within the next month so we can take it to Miami in August to convert to a real visa.
South Haven Christian Church invited us to help kick off their week-long vacation Bible school. They set and surpassed their goal of raising $1,000 to help us get to Japan! We had a daily video mission minute Thanks to Stacey and all the hard workers who helped enrich everyone's lives at the Crocodile Dock.
\The first day is always hard to get everyone into the songs, but they did pretty good on this one.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
We were invited to share our mission story with during the Men's breakfast at First UMC of Clermont. Not only was it a great meal, but a great time of sharing stories about Japan and how the gospel is bringing everlasting hope. Thanks Jeremy for having us!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Oak Road Christian invited us to their final day of vacation Bible school. We presented the children and congregation with the flag of Japan in recognition of their monthly support of our mission work in Japan. Though they are small in size, they are strong in the Word. Please continue to pray for them as they seek to find a strong man of God to lead their church.