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S.E. Asia Trip 2008 Update 11

We are almost home as we are waiting in Seattle. Our flight to DTW is going to board in about 2 hours. It almost seems surreal that we are back in the States. Sometimes after spending time away from the States, a person goes through a reserve culture shock. But one thing that I am looking forward to is being welcomed by my family. It is always one of my favorite moments after getting back...

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S.E. Asia Trip 2008 Update 10

We spent a good portion of the morning just reflecting and sharing some of our thoughts from the trip, especially in Jakarta. It is always helpful to process some of the things that we have experienced in order to put the proper perspective on things. We had our last dinner in Indonesia with Louisa and Engel; then we headed out to the airport. Now, we are in Singapore on a layover before we get back...

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S.E. Asia Trip 2008 Update 9

One thing I have been telling the team is that in Indonesia (or any part of the world) we have to learn to be flexible. There are so many unknowns that happen all the time that without being flexible, we will get easily frustrated. As we were planning on going to a particular international church, there was this unexpected traffic. This caused us to run really late for the service that started at 10:45AM. So,...

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S.E. Asia Trip 2008 Update 8

We made a trip out to Bandung today. Bandung is known as the textile capital of Indonesia and even possibly in all of S.E. Asia. But our main purpose for going to Bandung was to visit some of the universities. Some of the top Indonesian universities are located in Bandung. It was a long 2.5 hour car ride. We started our journey early in the morning. As soon as we arrived, we were greeting by...

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S.E. Asia Trip 2008 Update 7

Today, we went to Karawaci and met up with Dan over at Universitas Pelita Harapan. It is one of the premier universities in Jakarta. The great thing is that it is a Christian university. They have stated that they wanted to be like the Wheaton College of Asia. We ended up meeting with the Vice President of the university and the administrator for the teachers’ college. It was exciting to hear the vision of the...

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S.E. Asia Trip 2008 Update 6

We rejoined the rest of the team today in Jakarta. It was good just catching up and sharing some of the things that we witnessed in Lampung to the other teammates. Then we went out for dinner with some of the people that we have been building a relationship with here in Indonesia. They took us to a seafood place by the water. It was a pretty cool place because they had various types of...

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S.E. Asia Trip 2008 Update 5

We arrived safely in Jakarta last night. It was great being welcomed at the airport by some old friends like Louisa and Engel and even Yonas. It is hard to believe that I have been to Indonesia enough times that I am beginning to develop a strong relationship with some people. The team split up that night because several of us were going to Lampung to visit a school. The rest of the team stayed...

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S.E. Asia Trip 2008 Update 4

Today, we started off our day by meeting up with John Ng, a HMCC alum who just happened to be in Hong Kong at the same time as us. It was great seeing John and his wife but his father’s battle with cancer has been brought some challenges. As we were catching up, we ended up praying for his family and for God’s love and grace would fill their home. Then we meet up with...

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S.E. Asia Trip 2008 Update 3

Yesterday, we went to The Vine Christian Fellowship for our Sunday Celebration. It is an expatriate international church. The interesting part of the whole experience is that a lot of the things that happened throughout the celebration are familiar. We had a good time of worship with songs that were familiar. The Word of God was relevant and the response time was powerful. I am noticing a trend throughout many of these international churches in...

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S.E. Asia Trip 2008 Update 2

We finished off our time in Singapore this Saturday afternoon by having lunch with some of the alumni. One thing that has really blessed me was the principle of sacrifice that the alumni displayed to our team. Sometimes, as a pastor, you wonder if some of the principles that you try to teach ever sink in with people – especially, the principle of giving and generosity. But I can confidently say that many of our...

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S.E. Asia Trip 2008 Update 1

After a short layover in Tokyo, we arrived safely in Singapore at 1:30AM! Some of our current members had house that were big enough to house us, which was a tremendous blessing. The men stayed with one of the brothers and the women stayed with one of the sisters from our church. By the time we ended up going to sleep it was about 3AM. We got an early start at 8:30AM and headed out...

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S.E. Asia Trip 2008

We are at the airport and getting ready to board the plane. I am taking five other people with me on this scouting/survey trip. We are looking forward to spending some time with our alumni and even meeting up with some important contacts. This is trip is significant because it will give us a better gauge of starting up the international church that we have been praying about. I will try to update throughout this...

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Bowling with Family

As I am getting ready to go to Indonesia, I am trying to clear out my schedule so that I can spend more time with the family. The kids really wanted to go bowling so we made a trip out to the bowling alley. Nothing beats $1 games on Tuesday afternoons. This was a historic moment for KiKi because we bowled half of the game by herself – and she ended up marking a spare...

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An Addition to the Jun Family

On Saturday early morning, Emanuel Jun was born. He came out healthy and the parents are doing well. Now, Andrew and Nickey are parents. Christina and I were talking how we remembered Nickey as a first year student at U of M, but now she is a mother. It is such a great joy to see people in our church being raised up and going through the various stages of life. It is exciting to...

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