Friday, July 3, 2009

Japan Update (celebrating 10 years in Florida)

I am so sorry that I haven't been on the blogger page to update everyone on how things have been here. I have been so extremely busy these past 2 weeks, attending to ministry and such, I just started to use my e-mail list to update people periodically of all that has been happening. Well, today is my day off, so I took advantage of the opportunity to do some things that I was wanting to do and I realized that being on the blog was a matter of personal importance.

I cannot believe that today is July 3rd, 2009. 10 years ago, I was in New York, riding in a car headed for Washington DC in the hopes of getting onboard a train bound for Orlando. I missed that train, and had to spend a night in some small town in Virginia someplace. I am talking of course about the circumstances surrounding my family moving to Florida in 1999. Back then, my dad was just starting out with Chosen People Ministries, and he hadn't gotten to where he is now, but as I write this, dad is the vice president of CPM and he has done so much in these 10 years since moving to Florida.

I would have never expected to have been in this place 10 years ago. Truly, the only interest in Japan I ever had was in Pokemon and Pokemon cards. That was just about it. There wasn't any particular desire to ever see Japanese people come to find their savior, but that all changed when I saw the country for the first time in 2003, and then I knew that God wanted me here, serving him and bringing lost people into the light.

I praise the name of the Lord for the things that have changed in me, and for this love he has given me for Japan. I pray that it never flees from my life, and that I always will rejoice in God for what he does for me!

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