Thursday, January 29, 2009

Home sweet Nihon!

We made it. Around 9:30 local time, we made it safely into Okinawa, Japan! Slightly tired, but over joyed we got a chance to see everyone, because we crashed the end of Wednesday night service! God has a funny way of keeping things in line, because while waiting for our connecting flight in San Francisco we bumped into 2 other students (Megan and Nathan) who where on both our next flights! We all made the international transitions as a group and even picked up some Tacoyaki in Osaka!


It's such a moving thing when you see the faces to love so much. Getting to see everyone after church, and give them big hugs really reminded us why we are so called to this island. Each person is such a treasure and it's such a blessing getting to be part of their lives.

Monday, January 26, 2009

See yaaa!!


Well, our bags are packed, tickets are purchased and a plethora of American candy has been stashed. We leave tomorrow morning, early in the morning, so pray for our travel and immigration processes. Once we are there, we'll let you all know how things are going.




God has really blessed us with the time we had in Idaho. Seeing our family and friends was such a refreshing time, and getting some basic medical attention will benefit us in the years to come. Thank you everyone for all your support while we where here and for giving us so many amazing opportunities.



-The Spearmans

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Buying the tickets...

Well, the doctor said he could go and if we have any problems we'll just figure it out on a naval base. We're going to be buying our tickets tomorrow, but we have them on hold already for this Tuesday in the morning!

Keep praying for us tho, we still need it for the long flight out there!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Praying.

Well things have been a little strange the last week or so. Rusty's surgery had put a damper on our plans for going back to Okinawa. We where thinking rusty would need enough time to recover which would eat into our time in Okinawa, and the semester would start without us. But, Friday we go for his post op visit and from our point of view things have been going great so we are assuming the doctor will give him a clean bill of health. If so, we will be flying out within the week!

Please pray that Rusty's body would heal even more and that the doctor will say he is ready for flight mode.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Taking it easy.

Rusty's surgery went textbook perfect. We'll be taking a few days to kick back and heal up, so keep us in prayer.
Rusty is doing great, but requires a little R&R. Still no word on how this will effect us heading back to Okinawa before school starts, but whatever the outcome it's all planned by God!

Praise the Lord.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Some unexpected turbulence.

Watch out, here it comes, the curve ball!
This Wednesday Rusty will be going in for surgery. It's not major (phew!), but we would still appreciate some prayer to back him up! This wasn't expected and we're not really sure on all the post op details, but we are expecting the best and we're happy God has his hand over it all. The timing is a little weird to us, but we know God has the big picture so everything's going to work out great!

Praise the Lord

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Getting ready to go back!

Rusty and I are starting to get into gear for heading back to Okinawa. Within the next few days we will be getting our one way tickets so please pray that the price will stay stable and also immigration won't throw a fit when we show up with no return date!

We are doing that because we are going to be applying for our 1 year missionary Visa's as soon as we arrive.

We are so excited to meet the new students and
reunite with all our okinawan super buddies, keep us in prayer and all those who will be flying out soon to stay with us at the Bible College.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Moxie Java Show



Yesterday was a busy day for us! Jamie was scheduled for a show in Caldwell so we stopped by to support our friend. The turn out was really good and the other band that played was really friendly! The coffee was great, and the music was even better. For those of you who didn't make it out, I got some low quality video clips that you can tune into! Enjoy!


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This second one is a clip from a song Jamie wrote with rusty and me in mind. It's a really sweet song, and it's humbling to know we have impacted his life so much, but Jesus does crazy things with crazy people, so I guess we can blame it on him ;)


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We love you Jamie, and we are so excited to see what God has planned for you in the next few years. Thank you for being such an outstanding brother and friend.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Rocky Night!


Last night we went over to Robert and Monica's to eat some of the best snacks and watch Rocky IIII!
We stayed up into the early hours of the night watching this robust cinematic masterpiece!
Nothing creates more of an environment for fellowship than a gargantuan russian!

But all joking aside, it was such a blessing getting to hang out with rusty's old boss and good friends. We really enjoyed the company and we always look forward to the next time we can invade their house!
Thank guys for inviting us over, it was a blast!

Friday, January 02, 2009

Good job Jamie!



Today we would like to introduce you to Jamie. He is our closest friend here in Idaho, and has been for years. Rusty has known Jamie since middle school and I got to know him in his early highschool years. God has blessed us with his friendship and we are so happy to see how God is using him.

Jamie is a worship leader and youth pastor here in southern ID and he has been given a few chances to record his original music in the past. It's been awhile since his last EP so he has been filling his spare time with live shows at local coffee houses but today he was given the opportunity to record 4 more songs for free!
The results are beautiful!



If your interested in hearing some of his Music, and maybe one of the tracks he recorded today you can click HERE!
I hope you enjoy his gift as much as we do.