Hello friends! We have wonderful news! Last week, Japan announced that they are relaxing border restrictions for international students, business travelers, and long-term workers. That’s us! If the new paperwork and visa process progresses quickly, we hope to leave in 2 to 3 months. Our team leaders in Japan are working on the new paperwork …continue reading.
Greetings friends! It has been a long time since our last update — here’s what’s been going on. Visa Update Japan was closed to all foreign travelers for most of last year, and has been for all of this year as well, with few exceptions. There was a short window in the fall when we …continue reading.
I’d like to introduce you to Viktor Navorski. Viktor has a waiting problem. Due to some unusual bureaucratic legalities, Viktor, played by Tom Hanks in The Terminal, is stuck living every day in JFK’s international terminal. He can’t return to his home country, and he’s not allowed to walk on American soil. After living at …continue reading.
Council Report In late May we had the wonderful privilege to attend the Christian & Missionary Alliance General Council. This is our denomination’s national event that happens every two years for the purpose of business and elections as well as times of worship, fellowship, and prayer. Our trip included a few different highlights. We able …continue reading.
It’s been a little white and we’re excited to start catching up! Thank you for being a part of our journey as we seek to join in God’s work being done in Japan! It’s been a while You may, or may not, have noticed that it’s been a little bit since our last email. Life …continue reading.
Thank you for keeping in touch and being a part of our journey as we seek to join in God’s work being done in Japan! We’ve had a pretty busy summer and have been seeing God working in so many ways. Hello Minneapolis In May we moved to Minneapolis, where Lauren accepted a three month …continue reading.
Here are a couple updates we sent out in our first newsletter. We’ve been traveling quite a bit as we start this process and we’re excited to share about our two most recent trips to Alabama and Florida. District Conference We are honored to be a part of the Southern District, and we were privileged …continue reading.
Just over a year ago we shared a post to announce that we were officially starting the application process with Marketplace Ministries and the C&MA. One year and ten days later, through God’s grace, provision and leading, we walked into the C&MA National Office for our pre-appointment interview. A few hours later, we left appointed …continue reading.
If you’ve never seen What About Bob? then let me introduce you to Bob Wiley (played by Bill Murray). Bob is an obsessive-compulsive, dependant, neurotic, psychiatric patient with an unending number of phobias including germs, tight spaces, drowning, etc, etc. The movie begins with Bob visiting a new psychiatrist named Dr. Leo Marvin (played by …continue reading.
I collect Vinylmations. For most reading this, the immediate question is, “What’s a Vinylmation?” They are vinyl collectables made and sold by Disney. They almost always have the same shape (of Mickey Mouse) and most commonly are 3″ in height. Each vinyl is painted differently to look like a different character, Disney ride, park, or …continue reading.