December 2011

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...

Continue reading...

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.  ...

Continue reading...

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

Continue reading...

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...

Continue reading...

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...

Continue reading...

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

Continue reading...