TimothyMcCown on August 23rd, 2010

Tuesday morning we had a good breakfast. Amy Smith always made the best food for us while we’ve been here. Sweet bread, yogurt, cereal, smoothies, among other things. She really spoiled us with western food most of the time and we love her for it. A lot of the native foods here are mysterious and […]

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TimothyMcCown on August 20th, 2010

It’s Monday and today is our last full day in Japan. Our big event for today was to visit the language school in Tokyo at which Jim studied two years of Japanese. The school is an hour train ride one way with connections and walking. So we boarded our train and made our way into […]

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TimothyMcCown on August 20th, 2010

Sunday we were able to go to Wakaba mission again with the Smiths. It was really sad to say goodbye to the people there. They were all standing in the doorway waving and bowing. Over the three weeks we have been here we have been able to learn some of these peoples names, see their […]

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Kurtis Kolb on August 19th, 2010

1.  Crossing the Border    2.  Awana Circle on Church Parking Lot – San Salvador 3.  Dental Clinic in the back  of the Church – San Salvador 4. Painting of God’s Hand 5. Kids Zone – San Salvador 6. TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE IN CHURCH – it’s universal 7.  A Sunday School Classroom – El Salvador […]

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Kurtis Kolb on August 19th, 2010

Hello my friends, Our time here is quickly coming to an end.  In some ways that is a good thing as that physically and mentally we are ready to come home.  In other ways, it will be difficult to say goodbye to my sister Karen after having spent this wonderful time with her, and we have […]

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Kurtis Kolb on August 16th, 2010

Imagine driving to Rolla from St. Charles. Easy, smooth, 1.75 hours (obeying the speed limit).  Lots of gas stations, cell reception,  and only a few highway patrol.  Got it?  Ok, work with me a little and use your imagination.  Now go from 4 lane divided highway down to two lanes. Add in mountains.  Throw in […]

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Kurtis Kolb on August 16th, 2010

New Life Baptist Church has been going strong in San Salvador for over 20 years.  The founding pastor, Pastor Julio, started the church in his living room and is still the head pastor at the church.  The church runs over 600 adults every Sunday in three services.  Their auditorium seats 275.  They have a three […]

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Kurtis Kolb on August 16th, 2010

I wish you could see what I have seen.  You’re heart would be broken, humbled, and yet at the same time full of praise and glory for our Lord.  God is working everywhere, the name if Jesus is lifted high all over the earth. And it is great to see.  The Gethsemane Baptist Church is […]

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TimothyMcCown on August 14th, 2010

Praise be to God we made it back to the Smiths house alive after our little mountain adventure last night. We arrived sometime after midnight this morning. We had our first good sleep in several weeks. After we woke up and got ready today I decided I would help Amy Smith with her music ministry. […]

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TimothyMcCown on August 13th, 2010

We had two sessions left today in the JBBF meeting. The JBBF is celebrating their sixty year anniversary. They showed a video with pictures of different pastors and missionaries that have served the Lord in Japan over the past sixty years. History and memorials are very important to the people here in Japan. It is […]

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