I am trying my hardest to get wedding pictures up and available to the public. Right now it seems like it’s limited to those who have Yahoo ID’s and canMessage 1 of 1 , May 10, 2004View Source
I am trying my hardest to get wedding pictures up and available to the public. Right now it seems like it�s limited to those who have Yahoo ID�s and can directly access the CAM web page. But if you are one of those lucky people then please visit the home page and go to pictures/April 17th. Mind you, I haven�t exactly been able to send these out to even my family yet, so if you are a member of said family, here�s just a sample of what I hope to be sending you directly ASAP.
May 8th, 2004
We are moving into the new apartment at Open Door Chapel a day at a time. Two days ago we received a refrigerator and two days from now the washing machine should be on it�s way. There are still matters of getting things like gas, kerosene (to heat water and the stoves in winter) and telephone/Internet lines connected. But we hope to be all moved in or at least living at the church by the 14th when we have our first Open House Party. Until then, I for one am greatly enjoying the hospitality (cooking) of my in-laws. Tonight we all celebrated my 25th birthday as well as Makoto�s aunt�s 72nd birthday (May 10th). Stuffed with Spanish paeya rice and birthday cake we all sat around watching wedding video footage. What a night!
In recent news: Last Tuesday Open Door Chapel was formerly recognized and added to the official list of churches in Sapporo. From its conception twelve years ago till now, ODC was considered a �mission church�. This new title does change a few things as far as government issues go and even better it gives the congregation freedom to continue growing and follow the vision we have received from God. I don�t really know what this all means except that for us the decision couldn�t have been at a more pivotal time. I think God is doing something here J
Upcoming things: As I listen to recordings of concerts and radio interviews and the 20 some songs from my mad-dash 3-day recording session in California 3 years ago I am thankful for all that I�ve been able to accomplish in these last few years, but I am acutely aware that there is room to grow and more than ever I�m excited about getting started. We�ve been moving big shelves and heavy music related gadgets into the �music room� (also doubling as �our bedroom�) at the new place.
Long before I ever set foot on Japanese soil my husband to be had collected a wide variety of music recording equipment to use for God�s purposes. He just didn�t know that the eventual package would also include a wife J. But it does and this wife is eagerly anticipating getting to work on recording professional sounding music that can reach farther into the secular world where Christ needs to be shared the most!
Of course what I�m not telling you is that the idea of trying this new adventure is also scaring me more than I expected it could. Up till now the music I have recorded has been �good� but now I see that it�s not quite good enough to go where I feel I�m being led. As I�m daily reminded that I have been given the most excellent gift possible in my salvation and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, I am challenged to give my very BEST in all I do. I know I tried my best before, but I feel that I can do better� Still I fear that I can�t do in my own power. In fact, I know I can�t. It isn�t by my own power that I live and breath or that I came into being in this world in the first place. It wasn�t my design to have a voice or a brain or this heart that, as shallow as it is, once in a while finds a way to express the limited depths of knowing God�s un-surpassing great love and mercy. It was all His design. It still is.
Please, as you go onto the next E-mail, if you have a moment to pray for Japan, the salvation of the people here and across the world, and for the workers out in the �fields� to have the sense to depend on God�s strength and not their own (including me and Makoto), do so.
Looking forward to the next 25 years of service!
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