Visits

Missions Project Asia 2012 Update 2

  It has been great spending some time with Pastor Andrew (HMCC-JKT) and Pastor Ben (HMCC-AUS) here in Indonesia. Pastor Jimmy (HMCC-CHI) will be coming in a few weeks. It is always a joy to reconnect with people who are partners in the ministry. They have been my Timothys in the ministry as I have seen them grow up to be great men of God. It is a great joy to see them excel in...

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Asia Medical Missions 2012 Update 3

  The trip out to Jogja and Gungan Village was a great experience, especially because we had 3 of the HMCC churches working together. The importance of meeting the physical needs of people was reinforced as I saw our medical team open up the hearts of the people through their medical care. This is definitely something we want to do again in other missions projects. I am thankful for every person on the team. They...

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Asia Medical Missions 2012 Update 1

  We are nearing our destination. Right now it is 2AM and we are waiting at Changi Airport in Singapore to check into our flight for Indonesia. This is always the hardest part of the trip as we are physically tired, but the team is doing well and we are in good spirits. It has been encouraging to see how quickly we are bonding with the HMCC of Austin members. Now, we are anticipating our...

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Asia Update 11 – 12.2011

  It is always encouraging to see people who have experienced God’s work of transformation at HMCC-AA and are now placed at different parts of the world. I am constantly humbled and amazed at God’s work in people’s lives. There is something special about meeting up with people who want to stay connected to the HMCC vision after graduation. Not only do they want to know what God is doing in our church, but we...

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Asia Update 10 – 12.2011

  Malaysia just might be the food capital of the world. As soon as I landed, the former HMCC-AA guys took me to Melaka (the Malay spelling). The craziest part of it was that Melaka is 2 hours away from Kuala Lumpur! People in Malaysia are serious about their food. But there was a kindred spirit because if something is that good, then I would be willing to drive even 4 hours for it.  ...

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Asia Update 9 – 12.2011

  Arrived at Jayapura       Met some former Papuan professional soccer players       Overlooking the city from the highest point of Jayapura       The food was incredible in Papua       I think this can be categorized as a FTG food

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Asia Update 8 – 12.2011

  Even though I had only 12 hours in Jakarta before heading out to Jayapura, I was able to reconnect with some people. I was a bit sad that I was not able to meet up with more people because so many of them were vital a part of my experience in Indonesia back in 2009-2010. It has been an awesome time hanging out with Pastor Andrew and four of the HMCC-JKT businessmen who joined...

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Asia Update 7 – 12.2011

      In all my travels throughout Asia for the last 15 years, I have never stepped on Japanese soil. The closest I have been was Narita Airport. It is amazing to think that I have been in Narita airport well over 50 times, but never visited Japan; therefore by spending some time in Japan after all these years, it has been an incredible experience for me. In my younger years, I was always...

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Asia Update 6 – 12.2011

  This is a glimpse from one of the busiest train stations in the world     A view from center-city     A band performing on the streets is an expression of the Japanese youth     A random street drummer who had some skills     We even had some dancers practicing on the streets     The honor system here in Japan is incredible

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