Up on the Mountian

Posted on: Thu, 05/03/2007 - 22:14 By: Trey Rowzie
Biwako Valley

(Photo: My rather failed attempt at a group photo. Note to self: A backpack don't act as a good tripod.)

We had a few days off of work because of the Golden Week holidays. So, Yuuzo suggested that we go to one of the mountains near Lake Biwa named "Biwako Valley" which is really a winter ski slope on the top of the mountain (Confused yet?) and a big playground the rest of the year. Hiroshi, Nathan, and Hannah were about to come so we had a nice little group.

Doulos is coming to Japan

Posted on: Tue, 04/10/2007 - 23:17 By: Trey Rowzie
Doulus Ship

(Photo: Doulus: The ship with the purpose of "BRINGING KNOWLEDGE, HELP AND HOPE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD.")

From their website, "Doulos visits port cities throughout the world, supplying vital literature resources, encouraging inter-cultural understanding, training young people for more effective life and service, promoting greater global awareness, providing practical aid and sharing a message of hope in God wherever there is opportunity."  - http://www.doulos.org

Happy Easter

Posted on: Sun, 04/08/2007 - 07:42 By: Trey Rowzie

Happy Easter Sunday. What a wonderful weekend it has been!

Friday we celebrated the Lord's Supper. For many of us it had extra meaning because the night before we participated in a reenactment of a Jewish Passover Seder (ritual dinner on the first night of Passover). It was interesting to see how many parts of the Seder are reminders of the Exodus of Jewish slaves from Egypt but how they also show how Jesus freed us from the slavery of sin and into eternal life. 

"The Hope" video

Posted on: Thu, 03/22/2007 - 03:12 By: Trey Rowzie
The Hope Project

(Photo: The HOPE: The Story of God's Promise to All People)

"The HOPE is an 80 minute dramatic presentation of God’s epic story of redemption as revealed in the Bible." (From their website)

Maybe you or others that you might know have always wanted to know what the Bible was all about but never read because it seems too long or complicated. If so, this might be a good place to start. There is also a great deal of PDF resources that be used to make this a bible study.

Who do you go to for help?

Posted on: Wed, 03/07/2007 - 17:54 By: Trey Rowzie

I had a Japanese assignment to take a survey in Japanese of only Japanese people and present the results. I choose for my questions "Who do you go to for help?" and "Why do you chose that person?" I ask these questions because it is a common experience that everyone can relate to and I personally have pondered this topic over the past few years.

Quick Photo from Yukari Gospel

Posted on: Thu, 02/22/2007 - 08:40 By: Trey Rowzie
Yukari Gospel

(Photo: after the concert with Yukari Gospel, Yoshi Blessed, Noda-san, and friends)

Sorry, folks. The photos didn't pan out too well. But I did score at least a nice group shot afterwards.

Hey, I'm heading out early tomorrow for a weekend in the snow at NorthStar with a group of friends from CrossRoads. Please keep us in your prayers... of course, for safety but also that it will be a great time to build relationships and share and grow in Christ.

Quotes for Valentine's Day

Posted on: Sat, 02/17/2007 - 03:41 By: Trey Rowzie
Sweethearts Conversation Hearts

(Photo: Nothin' says "Cheap Dimestore Valetines" like NECCO Sweethearts Conversation Hearts)

This is the day that the many around the world celebrate the most capricious of all brain chemistry, that fickle, fanciful feeling of "falling in love." Here are some wonderful quotes that might give a clue of what to do when those amorous neurotransmitters start running dry. Happy Valentine's!

For those in love

"Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit."
- Peter Ustinov (1921 - 2004), English actor & author

Social Networking Services in Japan: MySpace vs Mixi

Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2007 - 09:23 By: Trey Rowzie

This morning, I read an interesting article on Wired.com about how the American-based MySpace.com is trying to compete with Japanese-based Mixi.jp in the Japanese social networking arena. To read the article, click on the "Related Link" at the bottom of this post.

As some of you might know, I recently joined Mixi. I have found it quite interesting; there are noticable difference from MySpace. Mixi seems to be more suited to Japanese culture. Here is a bit from the article about that:

Don't Miss Yukari Kayahara Tomorrow @ CRC

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 07:36 By: Trey Rowzie
Kayahara Yukari

If you are in the Kyotanabe area tomorrow evening (2/16 Fri), don't miss Yukari Kayahara's Live Gospel Concert 7:30PM at CrossRoads Cafe (Doors open at 7PM) Admission is Free! I was blessed to hear Yukari sing live earlier this month and I was quite impressed. Since this is the last CrossRoads Cafe for the season, by all means, don't miss this great opportunity. See ya at the CrossRoads!

Related link | www.yukarigospel.com

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