Friday, November 30, 2012

Adventures of Joyce

SAMSUNG            I was showing Joyce, the other day, how to upload pictures from her camera to her SAMSUNG            computer and found a bunch of pictures I had not seen before.Some were taken when I was gone on my recruiting trip to the Mainland, but some are a little older. I thought it would be good to post them so you can get a little bit of an idea of what she has been up to. From the picture on the left you can see that she stays well-hydrated. On the right, I think is an exercise from the PIU remedial English class that she teaches.

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The major use of her phone cam is to take pictures of the grandkids. Here Titus and Courage pose under the coconut tree in front of our carport

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Serenity enjoys preparing dinner for her dolls in our living room

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Dress-up is always fun whether it is at our house or in Joyce’s class at the Japanese School of Guam

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The girls enjoy the slide

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Kids and adults enjoy posing for goofy pictures

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Ladies’ night out with the PIU students

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Tour around the island

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Red hot cinnamon jello and corn casserole for Thanksgiving

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And the wide variety of island transportation

Sports Tournament at PIU

SAMSUNG            The past couple weeks the PIU Student Council has been hosting a volleyball and basketball tournament for college students on the island of Guam. The tournament included teams from PIU, Harvest Baptist Bible College, University of Guam, Guam Community College and The Kingdom Seekers Ministry. The first rounds of the tournament were played on PIU’s outdoor court with the finals at Harvest’s gym last Monday night. I appreciated the great job done by the PIU student leadership to organize and run the tournament and, especially, their desire to reach out to other college students to build relationships for the Kingdom of God. It was great to see how the students interacted.

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The PIU fans were in to it.

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1st place in basketball was won by the Kingdom Seekers Ministry (featuring PIU student Mike Ihpa) and in volleyball by Harvest. The PIU Ladies (pictured here) took 2nd in volleyball.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Joyful Noise Music Festival 2012

 SAMSUNG            The 2nd Annual “Joyful Noise” Music Festival, sponsored by the Guam Minister’s Association, to benefit PIU was held last Sunday night at the Onnuri Vision Church in Mangilao. All the island churches were invited to bring their music SAMSUNG            groups, choirs, bands etc to perform one song and then everyone joined together for one mass choir song to close the program. I think this is one of the most fun and encouraging church events of the year on Guam. We get to hear many different kinds of music and experience different forms of worship from many different churches and denominations. It was a blessing to see everyone enjoying each other and fellowshipping together. Thank you everyone for a wonderful night.

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Pastor Albert Alquero, president of the GMA, welcomed everyone and got the evening started off. Mike Owen led us in a prayer of Thanksgiving

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We had a good group out to enjoy the festivities

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Kevin, in red on the left helping with set up, and Samantha (right) did a great job coordinating the event.

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The First Church of God and Island Hope Church groups got us rocking

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The Ranch Fellowship singers and Lutheran Church of Guam Bell Choir were cheered enthusiastically 

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PIU was well represented by Joey Charles and by the Voices of Micronesia

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Miracle Assembly of God and Guam Christian Church had everyone hopping and clapping

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The mass choir this year was led by Frances Okubo and sang “Let There Be Praise”

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I closed the program with prayer and directed everyone to the PIU information table… and to the pie and ice cream social.

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Everyone lined up for pie and ice cream. Thank you to National Car Rental, Triple J Wholesale and the participating churches for providing so much good food! It was a great night!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving Poem Parody

 

Here is the video I took, with my phone, of Mike reciting his parody poem “The Grump Who Stole Thanksgiving.”

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Day at PIU

SAMSUNG            Thursday the PIU family celebrated Thanksgiving SAMSUNG            Day by joining together for a time of worship through eating and laughing. We spent some time sharing together God’s blessing and continued over 4000 years of a tradition (you didn’t really think Americans invented thanksgiving days did you?) of setting aside a day to celebrate God’s provision for His people. Here are a few pictures of our celebration.

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We did a little singing. Then everyone wrote their blessings on a paper leaf and a representative from each table read them. We then hung the leaves on the tree as a visible reminder of how much we have been blessed.

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There was plenty of food. I thought the red-hot cinnamon jello was especially delicious.

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The food was excellent and well-enjoyed

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It was a very happy Thanksgiving Day