Monday, March 31, 2008


Your right! It is Jessica Valadez our dear friend from Okinawa who now residing in California awaiting for the LORD's order for the next chapter He has for her. Please pray for her as she seeks the LORD for leading and guidance on what the LORD has for her. We truly enjoyed our time hanging out with her.


"Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward"
Psalm 127:3

Easter 2008

We were blessed to celebrate Easter this year with friends, at the Orpilla's house. As you can see the children had an awesome time Egg Hunting.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Calvary Chapel Iwakuni's New Building

This is Mike the pastor in Iwakuni and the new meeting place for the saints in Iwakuni, it looks like a great place to gather and worship the Lord. Next to the blue van is Mike's wheels. Nice bike Mike! The basket on the front is for his Bible and sermon notes.

We look forward to all that the Lord is going to do in Iwakuni, keep ridin' hard for Jesus Mike!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

When You Woke That Thursday Morning

When You woke that Thursday morning,
Savior, teacher, faithful friend,
Thoughts of self and safety scorning,
Knowing how the day would end;
Lamb of God, foretold for ages,
Now at last the hour had come
When but One could pay sin's wages;
You assumed their dreadful sum.

Never so alone and lonely,
Longing with tormented heart
To be with Your dear and only
For a quiet hour apart;
Sinless Lamb and fallen creature,
One last paschal meal to eat,
One last lesson as their teacher,
Washing Your disciples feet.

What was there that You could give them
That would never be outspent,
What great gift that would outlive them,
What last will and Testament?
"Show me and the world you love Me,
Know me as the Lamb of God:
Do this in remembrance of Me,
Eat this body, drink this blood."

One in faith, in love united,
All one body, You the head,
When we meet, by You invited,
You are with us as You said.
One with You and one another
In a unity sublime,
See in us Your sister, brother,
One in ev'ry place and time.

One day all the Church will capture
That bright vision glorious,
And Your saints will know the rapture
That Your heart desired for us,
When the longed for peace and union
Of the Greatest and the least
Meet in joyous, blest communion
In Your never-ending feast.

(Text: Jaroslav J. Vajda, b. 1919)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

First Trip To Exeter

I just wanted to drop in with some photos of Exeter City Center. We spent a few hours there yesterday and had a great time. It is quite a remarkable city with much history. It has been an amazing trip thus far and the hand of the Lord has been upon us the whole way. He truly has gone before us to prepare the way.

It started with a 12 hour flight from LAX TO Heathrow. We were fortunate enough to have had aisle seats, but the gentlemen sitting next to was very broad and required about a quarter of my seat along with his to accommodate himself. Once we landed in Heathrow we stood in the customs line for about an hour. We then jumped into a rental car and drove about 2 hours to Bristol to catch a plane to Venice, we stayed there for the night. We then caught a plane back to Bristol and drove 2 hours, arriving in Wollacombe at about 1:30 AM. Sunday we fellow shipped in Woolacombe which is a beach resort town.

Today we are going to pick up Jason in Exeter, please pray that we can locate him, more updates to come.

Sunday, March 09, 2008


Hi everyone here are some pictures of Damian and Pastor Alvins quick trip to Italy, and meet the Cambras family they just moved in our house to head up the Bible College there in Montebulluna. Please continue to pray for Damian, Pastor Alvin and Pastor Jason who still have to travel in Europe this week. Also, remember to pray for our brothers and sisters in Italy and for the LORD to open up doors to get visa for other missionaries desiring to reach the Italian people for Christ.