Going overseas….

June 30, 2009 at 8:25 pm (Hitomi, Lynnette)

We made it to airport in timely manner & for the most part were happy with who we sat with 🙂

Aloha!

Aloha!

The Luggage Police

The Luggage Police

Aaron was sleeping even b4 we board....and for the most part, that was his pose all day...

Aaron was sleeping even b4 we boarded....and for the most part, that was his pose all day...

...some of us behaved us normal travelers

...some of us behaved like normal travelers

Here's Charlie's Angels in disguise...we even practiced hula...upper body motions only!

Here's Charlie's Angels in disguise...we even practiced hula...upper body motions only!

Pikake strands made of POPCORN!

Pikake strands made of POPCORN!

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Ramen stop in Narita

Korp kun Plajow sum rahp ahahn nee! (Tk U God for this food!)

Korp kun Plajow sum rahp ahahn nee! (Tk U God for this food!)

Here’s a sample list of things that went into our tummies:

  • spam musibi
  • Burger King
  • Teri chicken or Kalua curry
  • Yoghurt blueberries
  • candied ginger
  • gummy frogs
  • carob squares
  • tuna sandwich with Lychee Gel Jelly dessert
  • scallop salad
  • arare
  • Green tea (hot and cold), coffee, yuzu (citrius drink), mochi, ramen, Veggie Bologne surprise or Katsu don, ice cream, berry mousse, smoked salmon with mac salad…….

the hungry caterpillars weren’t hungry anymore….in fact tummy aches were brewing …then the TUMS came out!

Glad to be here in Thailand! Yin dee teedai yoo meung Thai!

Glad to be here in Thailand! Yin dee teedai yoo meung Thai!

Alrighty…then…we hear a rooster crowing in Thai….time to get out of bed…altho we neva went sleep yet!

~ Lynnie & Hitomi

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What a Weekend

June 29, 2009 at 6:07 pm (Terry)

Well, we’ve survived the weekend!!  It seemed like there were endless things to do, places to go, and an enemy to fight (spiritually)!!  Now the day to leave is finally here!!

We were told that if you come to Thailand with a fever, you’ll end up in quarantined for a week.  Well, I started coming down with something on Saturday night, and Sunday

There's goofy Terry on the right! ~ from Lynnie

There's goofy Terry on the right! ~ from Lynnie

morning, it got a little worse.  Well, at the end of service, I went up for prayer to receive healing!!  I tell you what, the enemy never stops playing mind games!!  Well, except for my throat, I’m feeling fine!!  My temperature is 99.2.  Please pray for complete healing!!

After packing last night, I went to bed.  At 5am, I woke up feeling a little restless, and couldn’t go back to sleep.  So I asked God what should I read.  He said Psalm 119.  You have to understand that this past week, I’ve been praying for more of a deeper love and understanding with God.  I believe that God was speaking to me through this scripture.  Once I got done, there was a sense of peace and I was able to sleep for at least another hour.

It’s time to finish some things around the house.  I hope to share all that God did there in Thailand when I get back!!

God Bless,

Terry

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Time to go!!

June 29, 2009 at 9:27 am (Rob)

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Today, after worship, Matthew Hilderbrand shared with the church a little on what it’s like when mission teams visited Thailand & how they impact them.  He also shared how the church family here can continue to pray for us while we are gone….

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– Protection

– Humility

– Impact

– Eagerness to learn

– Heart to serve

– Spiritual growth

– Relationships

– Fun!

Then we had a commissioning prayer as the team members were prayed over…

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Here are some thoughts from Pastor Rob this week…

Thailand Team,


I trust you are continuing to prepare your heart for the adventure. Here’s a meaningful and relevant passage of scripture that serves us well to reflect on and remember.

Let’s carry the Apostle Paul’s “go with the flow” attitude, appreciate the culture, find common ground and enjoy building relationships!


Blessings,


Rob


1 Corinthians 9:20-23

20 When I am with the Jews, I become one of them so that I can bring them to Christ. When I am with those who follow the Jewish laws, I do the same, even though I am not subject to the law, so that I can bring them to Christ. 21 When I am with the Gentiles who do not have the Jewish law, I fit in with them as much as I can. In this way, I gain their confidence and bring them to Christ. But I do not discard the law of God; I obey the law of Christ.

22 When I am with those who are oppressed, I share their oppression so that I might bring them to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone so that I might bring them to Christ. 23 I do all this to spread the Good News, and in doing so I enjoy its blessings.

NLT

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Counting down the days to departure!

June 23, 2009 at 10:47 am (Lynnette)

Lifting each other up in prayer

Lifting each other up in prayer

One week to departure! The team is swamped this week, we’re doing a lot and still have lots to do before we leave…

We’ve had awesome fellowship that included prophetic prayer times, shopping  & eating together, practicing hula, music….some of us also had  the opportunity to  learn how to recognize when the enemy would sneak in to steal our joy & distract us from our task at hand…it truly is  a discipline of the heart & the mind to learn to refocus, regroup & to lean on each other for support.  We are, the many parts that make up the body…each of us bringing our own giftings.

Hitomi

Hitomi

My personal heart’s desire is “More Lord”…more boldness, more courage, more love, more annointing, more of what You want to show me or have  me do…

Jesus I believe in You, & I would go

to the ends of the earth, to the ends of the earth

for You alone are the son of God

& all the world will see

You are God, You are God…

Last but not least…check out the Hilderbrand’s June newsletter:

Hilderbrand Family June Newsletter

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Sawatdee Kaa…

June 15, 2009 at 10:49 am (Lynnette)

Matthew Hilderbrand & Jessica Okimura

Matthew Hilderbrand & Jessica Okimura

We are so glad to have inherited Matthew  for the summer (firstborn of Kelly & Angie Hilderbrand) from Worldbase Thailand.  He’s been very entertaining & patient with all our questions about Thailand & even recorded some useful phrases in Thai that we put on CDs for the team members to listen to for practice.

At the end of last month, we also had a very nice visit with Pastor Kelly over dinner as he shared with us more about what to expect on our trip and various dos and dont’s when we are there….

Do…

smile & eat what’s put in front of us…including durians and monkey poop

have a willing heart to serve

participate eagerly in activities

dig your nose in public with pinky finger (it’s acceptable etiquette)

Don’t…

wear yellow or red (political affiliation reasons)

talk about the King or Buddhism

blow your nose in public

wear underwire bras (you could get struck by lightning…so wear at own risk!)

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Please be in Prayer for Us…

June 15, 2009 at 10:17 am (New Prayer Requests...)

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As of today, the cases of swine flu in Thailand has tripled in 3 days.  It’s anticipated that it will peak in July before we see any decline.    Please pray for us that we will have supernatural covering and protection as we head to Thailand during such a time as this & minster in areas where there are large amounts of people.

Pattaya Daily News

Asia One Health

US World News

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Thailand English Camp Video

June 15, 2009 at 9:56 am (Lynnette)

Check out the camp that we will be helping minister at in Bangkok!  It’s down to the nitty gritty details…preparing gifts, gathering music, practicing hulas etc……….

English Camp Promo from Jason Ruggles on Vimeo.

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