Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Prayer Request

We would like to remind you to pray for our Visa Applications. We sent them in about 2 weeks ago now, and are still waiting for news on them. It can take anywhere from 1 week to 1 year to get a visa.
We are praying for somewhere in the middle! (preferably before the month is out!)

Please pray for the application process and that our paperwork will be sufficient for immigration.

Rusty and I would like to go wherever God leads us and we know he will provide for us just as he has in the past. Again, thank you for all your prayer and support.

-The Spearmans

Saturday, April 25, 2009

South Korea pictures.

Since blogger has a lack of space for pictures, i would like to make available to you my picture albums from

If you follow the links below you can get to all my pictures from Korea and see all the fun things we did, amazing food we ate and beautiful people we met.

Link 1

Link 2

Please pray for Calvary Chapel Daejeon and CC Cheonan. Churches are on every corner, but the church is dead, so pray that the solid teaching of the word will transform my genration to stand up and live a life for Jesus.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Prayer Request.

About a week ago, Amber's father went in for surgery. He is still recovering and is running into some complications.
Although the doctors are still very optimistic, he is extremely uncomfortable while he is waiting for his health to come back to him. Please pray that his discomfort will be shortened and he will be allowed to go home very soon.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


We're home!!

We landed back safely in Japan yesterday afternoon! We had such an amazing trip with so much ministry and fellowship. What a blessing it was for Rusty and I to take some "time off" for a different ministry. Our hosts are so wonderful and they provide so much for us, it's a blessing!

I forgot my uploading cord, so i can't show you any pictures, but i will be home tonight and i will try to get some images up.

Thank you for your prayer and support!

Friday, April 17, 2009

South Korea!

In about a half hour we will be heading off to South Korea! We're taking a team of 14 people for a short term mission, 6 days to south korea.

Please pray for us as we will be organizing and preparing a lot of outreaches and bible studies!

Check out the e3missions blog for more updates!
Expect to see us back Wednesday.

-The Spearmans

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Please pray for me and Rusty as we are now beginning to fill out our paper work for 3 year missionary visas. Please pray that the Holy Spirit would show us what to fill out and how to word it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Oki Style!

Happy Easter!

On Sunday, all the bible college got up early to set up the sun rise service on the roof. Our early morning was well worth it as God created one of the most beautiful sun rises i have seen yet! After the service the whole church went down to the cafe for a big style breakfast of eggs, pancakes and spam! (You know you've become an islander when you like spam more than bacon)

Also as some of you know, we split up into teams of 3 or 4 and go out to the military bases on sundays so that we can help out in the nursery or teach the kids so the parents can sit in the service, so we also went on Easter. Many of the teams where out late because the church blessed many of us with pot lucks and buffets! What a celebration, and it wasn't over! Sunday night we replaced the regular W2 (sunday night service at the Koinonia Cafe) for another big potluck dinner and party!
(it was so full i took the picture from the outside!)

Our packed house was filled with fusions of american, mexican, japanese and okinawan food and it was all so wonderful. We praised jesus late into the night and rocked the whole neighborhood!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Candy, Toys and Allergy Medicine!

What a Surprise!!

On Tuesday we received an Easter package from Rusty's parents! They sent all three of us things we would find in baskets from Grandma, even Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Bunnies! Thanks for sending us some chocolaty comforts from home!! It's always so much fun to
get any kind of mail or packages out here, especially when you don't know its coming!

Another awesome thing, is that they also sent a few huge bags of other Easter candies that we will be bringing to church to bless the other Americans and also we can introduce our Japanese friends to some sugary foreign candy! It's so much fun blessing others with a blessing we also have!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Tonaki jima


Everyone farms here, even just a little.

Most of the houses look like this! No western style here!

Check out this bug! It was about the size of my thumb! These things sell for about 50-60 bucks on okinawa and the kids keep them as pets. They train them to fight and knock over the other beetle. Kids don't really get to have cats or dogs, so big bugs like this are the new indoor pets.

Rusty was the donkey lol.

This was our church service. Throw up a tent, sing some songs, get into the word.

Our group gettin ready.

Craft time!

This was the alter call!

We're back guys! Still alive. Our adventure on Tonaki Jima has come to an end and we return suntanned. Rusty and I, along with 'Manda, Eder and Joel went on the late boat saturday morning. (we stayed back one extra night because we all have ministry on base and didn't want to cancel) We arrived on Tonaki around 10am and we received a warm welcome from the rest of the students who arrived on Friday morning. Thank you all who where praying about the water, it was the smoothest i had ever seen it. It was as if our Ferry was driving on a gigantic pond the whole way (2 hours!) This was in stark comparison to last semester when most of us spent the 2 hours puking! But anyways, shortly after we arrived we took a hike to see the island and then ate lunch. God has created such beautiful places, i wish i could show them to you all.


Tonaki is a small island off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. It's population is about 400 people and it has only 1 christian who takes residence there. No churches, as everyone is primarily bhudist and those who aren't are Shinto. Here is a link so some condensed facts of the island.

Get some of the energy out!


Friday afternoon was the beginning of our Outreach to the kids. The adults won't come to any outreaches, but the kids come in droves to play games and learn some English. We played a detective game with the kids. They interviewed 3 characters (Nicodemus, John the Baptist and Ponchas Pilate) to find out who the mystery man was. Saturday we had a play for them to find out it was Jesus. It was great and we had so much fun getting everyone in bible costumes.


Everyone did a great job and many of the kids raised their hands to have Jesus be their best friend. Please pray for these kids.

The only christian influence they will receive is our group and Izulu (the christian on the island) but he is limited to what he can do without compromising his job. Please also pray for him, that he may grow in the Lord when we are not there to encourage him.

Even tho we just got back, please pray for our next trip. Next week Friday we will all be shipping out to South Korea for more ministry.