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Monday, May 24, 2010

May 24, 2010

Just a quick post... I heard a good message this past Sabbath at Advent HOPE. You can listen to it for free on AudioVerse. It is currently as I post this, the #1 top downloaded file. :-)
Give it a listen and let me know what you think please.

God bless you all!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Life over that past 1.5 years...

So... I am pretty sure that by now nobody ever reads my blog. Unlike Tim, who has faithful readers. Again I don't have alot of time. (It's Friday... Enough said.) But in the few minutes I have, let us see what we can share...

My cousin Gayle got married on Sept. 6, 2009. It was a nice wedding in San Diego. Hot, but nice. Wouldn't you know it... The one day we have her out door wedding over looking the Pacific Ocean it was hot and there was barely a breeze to cool us off. But it was a beautiful wedding.

I now have more family here in the states. By now, three have moved here. Yay! Just waiting for the rest.

Sad note here. My mom's aunt passed away this past sunday. Yup, on Feb. 14. It's a sad time for my family and extended family. I ask that you please pray for us.

Tim and Sunny moved out of Loma Linda after Tim graduated from Med school. They are now in Ohio where he is a resident at Kettering. They were able to visit us a couple of weeks ago and it was really good to see them. Of course I got to see them at GYC... Don't be strangers out here guys!!

The McNulty's are also gone. Norman's defferred mission appointee service finally came up. They left on Feb. 1. Soon they will be on their way to Trinidad where Norman will be serving in the mission field for six years. I really wonder how much of a tan he will get by living so close to the equator... :-)

GYC 2009: unASHAMED! -- GYC 2009 was in Louisvile, KY. I was so blessed to be able to go. How I made it out there was a series of miracles. I was blessed by the meetings, blessed by the fellowship, and blessed by helping AudioVerse get everything recorded. Almost everything is now up on the main site where anybody can LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD ALL FOR FREE all the recordings from GYC 2009! Next year: Baltimore, Maryland!

Restoration -- Restoration was good and is gonna be good. WAS GOOD: For the first time, Restoration had meetings on campus back in October and it was good! Dr. Michael Hasel shared some really neat stuff on Archaeology and the Bible. You should listen to them if you can on AudioVerse.
GONNA BE GOOD: Restoration is going to be having their annual long series of meetings next week here at LLU. The speaker is Jeffrey Rosario. "Questions I'd Like to Ask God" is the theme. For those who can make it please come! www.RestorationMinistry.net has all of the details.

Advent HOPE -- At the end of the 2008-2009 school year Advent HOPE needed a new place to call home as Burden Hall was about to undergo some renovations. We have been blessed to be at the Loma Linda University Church Campus Chapel. It has been nice there, except for the space. Almost every Sabbath we would have people standing in the back and sides. Praise God! Starting tomorrow morning, we will be at the Damazo Amphitheater at the Centennial Complex. It seats 350, which is a big jump from a seating capacity of 250. Tomorrow's speaker is Dr. Eric Walsh. It's gonna be good.

Other stuff
Earthquakes -- We have been having a lot of small ones over the past week. Way more than is usual. Well, better lots of small ones than a massive one, right??

Well, it's time to go. I wish everone a very blessed Sabbath!

"Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy..."
--Exodus 20:8

Thursday, November 06, 2008

What a past few months...

It is time once again for another comprehensive update. So, away we go...

My cousin Lyn and her then fiance Mark are now married. They got married at the end of May. It was a nice ceremony. I did not make it to the reception, though. But I heard that it went well.

My cousin Gayle is finally engaged!!! JR and her are planning on a wedding next year. I hope everything goes well for them. (In case you are wondering what took so long, JR was wanting to finish school before he popped the question. Good move if you ask me.)

My friends Ben Fellows and Marta Olteanu got married this summer. Now that they are married, maybe Ben can start helping at the church with the media ministry... :) I wish them the best!!

Tim Arakawa and Sunny Kim also got married this summer. They had their wedding at the LLU Church. At the reception I found out how their relationship really had ups and downs. I also with them the best!!

Speaking of Tim, he, Shawn Koh, and other friends graduated this past June from Loma Linda University. Tim finally got his (paper) degree in the mail.

Southwest Youth Conference was good this year. The speakers were good and the messages really good. Some changes though for next year. Since Norman will not be around next year because of his going into the mission field, Angie David is the new director for SWYC. I know she will do fine.

I am actually going to Generation of Youth for Christ this year. I am glad that it is in San Jose, just up the coast from SoCal. I have never been to one so I am not sure what to expect. I still need to finish some planning for the event.

As many of you know, this year's presidential elections were historical. It was either the first woman VP or the first African-American Pres. The people of the USA have spoken and we will be swearing in the first African-American President ever! This country has come along way from its forming, to the forming of the Constitution which allowed slavery, to the Civil War, to the Civil Rights movements, to now. A very long way indeed!

Proposition 8 passed and I Praise God!!!

Well, that is all for now.

"But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth."
Psalm 86:15

Friday, September 12, 2008

Good sermon and heads up!!

Greetings to all,

I am writing this post after watching a good program online. It is something that I think all should watch/listen to and share with others. It can be found here. If clicking this link did not work type this address in your web browser:


The title is "Gay Marriage: A State of Disgrace", and it has a date of August 30, 2008.

Happy Sabbath to all!!

"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."
2 Timothy 3:1-5

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Minor update today...

I know that I need to post another "comprehensive" update, but due to the time right now, a minor one will have to do.

There have been weddings, anniversaries, and graduations to name a few of the things that have happened since May 24, my last post date.

I will ask one favor. I have decided to give Bible studies at my school. I do not know as much as say Norman or Tim or Alistair, but I can share what little I do know. Seeing as how I attend a public comm. college, there are probably tons of people who are searching. I am starting with about 3 or 4 people attending. Please pray for these people, the studies themselves, and one big thing. . . I currently still need to find some help in giving these studies. I still need my core group of helpers. Please pray that I find them.

More info about all of this hopefully will be shared soon. Thanks again!

"The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
James 5:16

Saturday, May 24, 2008

It is time once again to.....give a MASSIVE UPDATE!!

Haven't we been here before?  I mean me not posting for a really long time?  Sorry. . . The last post I have before this one was one at the end of 2007.  The last time that I really posted on life events was on September 7, 2007, and before that last may. . .
I have a few minutes so away we go. . .

So in the past 5 1/2 months that have gone by lots have happened or not happened.  

Family. . .
My family celebrated my grandfather's birthday.  It was cool.  It was still kind of bittersweet with grandma no longer around.  

Last time I really posted, my cousin Dennis and cousin-in-law Jaylene were expecting their first child.  Well, Jaiden has been around for a couple of months.  Yay!  

My cousin Lyn is still engaged and due to me married next Sabbath.  One week to go.  It is really nice that the wedding is going to be here in town and my family and I do not have to drive to far.  

Friends. . .
Tomorrow is the commencement ceremony for Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Graduate School, School of Pharmacy, and School of Dentistry.  I do not know how many people from Advent HOPE are graduating or how many other people outside of Advent HOPE are graduating.  I do know that Tim Arakawa and Shawn Koh are graduating.  Yay!  Congrats to you both, and to all those who have finished school.  (Now you can start paying back those loans. . . have fun.)

Tim will still be around.  He is finishing his Ph.D. and will now finish his fourth year of medical school.  

Speaking of others still being around, Norman has decided to stay for an additional year.  He is finishing his fourth year of residency in Neurology, and will be taking a one year fellowship in the same field.  

Over at Upland, the Rhebok family has gone through a lot.  Two people getting heart attacks, one of them passing away, while the other survived, and also had some other ailments come so very soon.  Please pray for them.  

Conferences. . .
Generación de Jóvenes para Cristo (GJC)
Generación de Jóvenes para Cristo (GJC) -- [A GYC in Spanish] is going on at Andrews Universtiy in Michigan.  Some friends of mine are there including Carlos, who is in charge of recording the programs.  He and six other people drove non-stop to get there.  Thanks be to God that they made it there safe and that the tornados that occured in Colorado did not touch them.  

Western Youth Conference
This year WYC takes place from June 26-29, 2008 at Weimar, CA.  The theme is "Something Better."  This is coming up really soon, so register NOW!!

SouthWest Youth Conference
SWYC's website has been updated.  This year's conference goes from August 29 - September 1, 2008 at Pine Springs Ranch.  Registration has not yet opened but stay tuned!

Generation of Youth for Christ is going to be in California this year.  Yay!  It is from December 17-21, 2008 in San Jose.  Registration isn't open yet, but keep this in mind.  San Jose, CA in December hopefully will be more 'appreciated' than Minnesota in December.  [No offence to Minnesota:)]  

School. . .
School for me does not end until mid June.  Please pray for me.  I hope I can finish something this time around.  

Other things. . . 
I led out in a Bible study on what happens when we die.  It was a good study, and if anybody would like a copy of my notes, please post a comment and I will see what I can do.  

I also help with a Bible study that meets on sundays.  Please pray for a couple of things;  A couple of family problems, and health.  It is better for me not to say more, so I thank you in advance.  

Things are getting hectic.  With my current schedule sometimes it is hard for quality time with God.  This can happen to any one of us.  Let me encourage those who have fallen in this predicament.  It is easy to get there, but we do not have to stay there.  Try harder to spend that quality time.  Especially in prayer.  The devil loves it when we do not pray.  He is not to concerned when we study God's word as much as he is worried when we pray.  The devil trembles when we pray.  Why?  Think about it. . . When we pray we are talking with God Himself.  When we pray, some very powerful things can happen.  A powerful quote from a wonderful book called Christ's Object Lessons p. 250 says, "Prayer turns aside the attacks of Satan."  

I could type more, but it is late.  I wish everyone a good week in the Lord!!

"He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer."
Psalm 102:17

Monday, December 31, 2007

End of 2007

Greetings to all,

I hope that when you read this you have had a blessed and thoughtful Christmas. Well at the time I started writing this, there are only 4 more hours until 2008 is here. I am not sure what to think. I personally have mixed thoughts at this time of year. With one year ending comes a chance to look back at how we have grown--mentally, physically, and most importantly, spiritually. With another year beginning, is the chance to start new things that will help us grow in these areas. May I suggest something? This new year, "Take time". Take time for quiet time with God. It really helps. Take time to pray, study His Word the Bible, and just meditate on how much He loves you and how much cares for you. Take time to enjoy some things that you would not (as of now) normally enjoy.

With the new year upon us may we all strive to be more like Jesus!!

Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

I Corinthians 11:1