Vietnam 2014, Motorcycle Ride to Airport

This was my second mission trip to Viet Nam in November of this year. This video was shot from our hotel to Ho Chi Minh airport on the back of a motor scooter. It's a 30 minute ride but I edited and sped up the video so that it is only 8 minutes long. Pastor Rick of CC The Brook and I had finished a week of teaching pastors and leaders and were headed to the airport to catch our flight home.

Sorry for the generic music.

Japan 2011, Final day of first trip

Our final day in Ishinomaki.  We finished demolishing the insides of the first floor of the future cafe, delivered bedding to those at the relief center, served people at the temporary housing, stripped houses of debris and more.  We worked hard but loved serving these wonderful people the whole time.   

Go HERE to read an article in the Calvary Chapel magazine about the ministry there in Ishinomaki.  

Japan 2011, Start of the Cafe

First mission trip to Japan after March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami.  We were there for a week to do relief ministry.  This area was less than 2 miles from the ocean and was hit by 20' waves.  The ministry in Japan was going to use the building as a cafe for the survivors to come and be served.  Directly across the street was an elementary school used as a shelter where for a time over 400 people were staying.  We have continued to return each year.   

Japan Mission 2011, Riding the Shinkansen

Traveling at 125 mph in comfort is a great ride. We took the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) north to Sendai from Tokyo. A 2 hour ride across the beautiful countryside.  Includes some interview with team members.  The typical cost for a 5 day ticket is $200 but that is for the Shinkansen and the regular commuter trains.  Great deal  available for foreigners only.  

Our trip was to Ishinomaki.  a costal city north of Sendai that lost 8000 people because of the tsunami.  It was a week of relief ministry.  We continue to return in support of a church plant.