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Monday, October 27, 2008

A Taste of Japan

Saturday Justin, my friends April and Brook and I went to the Japanese Fall Festival at the Botanical Gardens here in Fort Worth. The weather was beautiful, it was around 65 to 70 degrees outside and very sunny! It was a perfect day for being outside. When we got there, we watched a few traditional Japanese dances. They were really neat. Here is a picture from the dances:

After the dances we went to the food section of this event. This was alot of fun, they had sushi tasting, beans, rice rolls, and miso soup. It was very yummy! After the sushi stop, we went and watch a traditional Japanese Drum Presentation.

And here are just a couple of pictures of us hanging out in the Japanese Garden:

This trip to the festival confirmed in me the passion I already have for Japan and the people who live there. I really hope to visit the real country sometime, but for now this was alot of fun too!


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Under Attack- Preparing for Ministry

We've been in Texas for a little over a year now and it has been such an amazing experience. We've met GREAT friends, have great spiritual leaders and have learned SO MUCH about the Lord and His word. But I was talking to a friend the other day and she said something that made a whole lot of sense and I hadn't really thought of it this way. She said, "I always feel like I am under attack, whether it be sickness, or relationship problems, or other various things. I feel like I am training for battle, only a spiritual one." I realized she was completely right. We are all here training for the most incredible battle of all. Satan does not like seeing students rise up and train to continue to share the gospel with people all over the world.

We have been hit with financial battles, health issues (that we continue to battle), family problems, friends who are going through horrible times, and the list goes on and on.

But although to most it sounds like this call would not be worth it I would not quit for anything. Joshua 1:9 says: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." This is such a powerful verse for those in the line of ministry. Many many things can happen while your in ministry but to know that God is always with you. WOW! What an incredible thought!

Remember to pray for those who you know are training or in ministry. They are constantly attacked and need prayer warriers to lift them up to the Lord. It doesn't seem like much but it makes all the difference to those people.

Please continue to pray for us as well. It is very hard to balance everything, marriage, school, work, church etc. And we would love it so much for you to keep this in your prayers. Well, I guess that's all that's on my mind right now.

Oh, one more thing, thanks to those who read our blog. We really appreciate those who keep up with us. We love you!


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Alliance Airshow

Today we went to the Alliance Air Show at the Alliance Airport in Fort Worth. It was a lot of fun. It was a day filled with military planes and choppers, great food and really exciting air shows! Of course the best show of the day was the Thunder Birds! Here are some pictures of today's adventure:)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Video from Thailand

Here is a video that our good friend Rebekah made from Thailand. It shows a little of the ministry in Thailand, the people of Thailand and our experiences in Thailand, another video to follow soon! Enjoy! Amy~

Monday, October 6, 2008


So, Saturday was date night and we spent our evening at the movies. We went and saw Fireproof. What a fantastic movie. It is definately a MUST SEE. It was so refreshing to see in the theater a movie with so much meaning and purpose. And, although it seems like a major chick flick from the commercials, completely not so gentlemen! There is plenty of action scenes in it! Well,I don't want to spoil the movie for anyone who has not seen it but I will leave you with this advice: if you have not seen it, please go. You will not be dissapointed. Have a great day!


Love is Not a Fight
Warren Barfield

Love is not a place
To come and go as we please
It's a house we enter in
And then commit to never leave
So lock the door behind you
Throw away the key
We'll work it out together
Let it bring us to our knees

Love is a shelter in a raging storm
Love is peace in the middle of a war
If we try to leave may Gos send angels to guard the door
No, love is not a fight but it's something worth fighting for

To some, love is a word that they can fall into
But then they're falling out
Keeping that word is hard to do
Love will come to save us, if we'll aonly call
He will ask nothing from us, but demand we give our all
I would fight for you, would you fight for me?
It's worth fighting for.