Dr. Chris Miller from Cedarville Univ.

Posted on: Wed, 07/23/2008 - 00:00 By: Trey Rowzie
Dr. Chris Miller with a small group of us after eating okonomiyaki

(Photo: Dr. Chris Miller with a small group of us after eating okonomiyaki)

Last week, we were blessed with a visit from Dr. Chris Miller who is professor of biblical education and Interim Chair of the Department of Biblical Studies at Cedarville University. He came to KIU for a week to teach a course on the bible for the Academy teachers. 

CRASH is heading to Chengdu

Posted on: Mon, 05/26/2008 - 08:08 By: Trey Rowzie

CRASH is sending a small relief team to Chengdu in Sichuan Province China to help in the relief effort. Jonathan, Sherwood, and Ted will head up the team going on June 2nd until the 13th. Their goals there will be to "work with local groups to coordinate volunteer teams, provide critical incident stress counseling for volunteer teams as they serve in hard-hit areas and training to locals who can continue the work."

Here is the latest entry from Jonathan Wilson:  

Myanmar & China International Disaster Relief

Posted on: Thu, 05/15/2008 - 04:48 By: Trey Rowzie
Map of Affected Areas in Myanmar and China

(Photo: Map of Affected Areas)

With the recent news of two massive natural disasters in Myanmar and in China that have affected millions, I asked Jonathan Wilson, founder of CRASH Japan (http://www.crashjapan.com), his suggestions on how we in Japan could help these people who are in crisis. 
 
(UPDATED: May 17)
It seems that currently there are four Christian organizations in Japan that are collecting donations for Christian relief efforts in those affected areas.

My Thoughts on "Lola Masing: The Musical"

Posted on: Tue, 05/13/2008 - 10:10 By: Trey Rowzie
Lola Masing Title Curtain

(Photo: Title Curtain)

Last week, I attended a musical that one of the student at the college, Reina Takahashi, was performing in. The musical told the sad story of Lola Masing, a Filipino woman who was captured as a young girl by the Japanese invading forces in Antique in 1942.  At the age of only 13, she was forced for two years to be one of the so-called "comfort women" for the Japanese army. 

What a week... What a month!

Posted on: Sat, 04/05/2008 - 06:17 By: Trey Rowzie
2008 KIU Graduation

(Photo: 2008 KIU graduates and the faculty)

With Easter just out of the way, I had a very eventful few weeks. During one the most busiest weeks at work while compiling the students grade for the entire school and preparing to create next year's schedule, it is amazing what has happened. Several computer lock-ups (including mine), the server problems during the week; my last roommate moving out before the movers come to pick up his stuff; a visitor from Hong Kong. And on the weekends ... graduation, a goodbye party for a dear friend, and a friend's wedding! (Man, I'm tired)

He is Risen. Hallelujah!

Posted on: Sun, 03/23/2008 - 08:11 By: Trey Rowzie
He is Risen

He is Risen! Hallelujah!

Today, we celebrate the greatest event in all of history. Think about it -- Easter is what sets Jesus apart from anyone else who would attempt to steal God's glory or corrupt His message of redemption.

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Posted on: Mon, 02/11/2008 - 22:09 By: Trey Rowzie
"Yuki Daruma" AKA Snowmen made by the Hutton children

(Photo: "Yuki Daruma" AKA Snowmen made by the Hutton children)

Wow, the snow really came down this weekend. In the past six year that I've lived in Kyotanabe, it has never snowed so hard! It was great. It was a heavy snow all day Saturday. The snow stayed with us most of the morning Sunday but by Monday is was hard to see even a remnant of it. Actually, it was perfect! It was heavy enough to play in and enjoy. And just when it was getting a bit inconvenient to move around in, it disappeared! 

Louisiana Mama

Posted on: Sat, 01/26/2008 - 07:44 By: Trey Rowzie
Celebrating Marie's birthday at Louisiana Mama

(Photo: Celebrating Marie's birthday at Louisiana Mama)

Our dear music teacher and neighbor, Marie, was celebrating her birthday and was kind enough to invite a group of us to join her at a nice restaurant nearby called Louisiana Mama. 

It was great, relaxing time with friends. The food and service was great and the atmosphere very pleasant. The only mystery was the name of the place. 

New Year's Baptism

Posted on: Thu, 01/10/2008 - 22:34 By: Trey Rowzie
Gregg Hutton with new Christian brother and sisters before their baptism

 (Photo: Gregg Hutton with new Christian brother and sisters before their baptism)

This Sunday, we celebrated the new year with combined service in the morning at Ikoma chapel. That afternoon, we had an outside baptismal service... Yeap, in January. (Thankfully, I heard that the water was heated.)

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