Sunday, July 24, 2011

Support Update

Hello Everyone,

Once again, sorry it has been a while since my last update. The youth group and I here at South Yukon just recently came back from a mission trip in Houston, Texas. We worked at an inner city church in downtown Houston known as the Impact Church of Christ and did a VBS for about 150 kids. While we were exhausted by the end, it was both rewarding for the kids there and our kids here in Yukon. Anyways, I just thought I would give you a quick update on where I am now at with my trip for Japan. Time is beginning to get very close and yet there is still a lot of things to be done before I leave. I am still currently waiting on my certificate of eligibility to come in so that I can apply for my Visa here in the states through the Japanese Embassy. It is required that I do both things in order to receive a visa. I am also now in the triple digits on the amount of money I need. If I can receive $900, I will have reached the goal I need in order to make this trip possible. Once again, I am asking you to really consider donating to this cause. If you are considering giving to the cause, please send a tax deductible check to

South Yukon Church of Christ
11700 NW 10th Street
Yukon, OK 73099

If you also have any questions once again, please don't hesitate to call me at (918)269-7662 or email me at

I really appreciate the work and thoughts and prayers people have been offering for me. Without you, this would not be possible. Thank you and may God bless you all.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Fundraising Update

Well I was finally able to go on a family vacation one last time last week before I head to the Land of Rising Sun. It was a great way to spend some time with my family and get away for a little while. On our vacation we spent a couple of days in San Antonio and then went down to the beach at South Padre Island. There is one place that I feel closer to God more than any other place and that place is the beach. I was able to make it to see a couple of sunrises while I was there which reminded me of the times I woke up in the early morning to go walking sensing God's presence all around me. On the way back, we went to a Rangers game which was the one with the man who fell over the wall and ended up dying. Our family was in the section right next to him. While we did not see it, it was still hard to hear that such a man lost his life only trying to get a foul ball for his son. I really have felt for that boys son and thought about him and prayed for him a lot this week.

Well as far as my fundraising goes, I am continuing to be on a great and upward path. I am now only $1,025 away from reaching my goal. I pray that if any of you have not contributed to this that you pray about it and consider giving to this great cause. Last time I heard, my paperwork will be going through the immigration office in Japan sometime today or tomorrow and hopefully I will receive my certificate of eligibility soon so that I can apply for my Visa through the American Japanese embassy here. I have also been reading lots of missions books and other books on making my relationship with God stronger. I am very anxious to see the things God will be having in store to teach me here in the next 10 days as I am doing an in depth study on making my relationship with God more intimate.

Well that is about all that is going on with me right now. I have a very busy week because of VBS and preparing to go with the South Yukon Juniors and Seniors on our mission trip to Houston. I am going to stop here for now but I will be sure to give you another update in the coming week or two about things for my Japan trip. May God bless all of you. If you need to contact me with any more questions or anything, don't hesitate to call me at (918)269-7662 or email me at Thank you all for everything you do.