Monday, January 12, 2009

Aloha From Hawaii

Aloha From Hawaii, originally uploaded by JoshHawaii.

Just checking in to say hey. This week has been a great time with my family, but I have also started looking for a job in Hawaii. I am currently trying to get a job with either HBA or the Hawaii Department of Education as a substitute teacher. There is a huge need here for that and it is flexible (so when I leave for the summer to serve in Czech again I don't have to quit). I'll be really working on those applications this week.

My plan is to serve with the youth group during my time here as well, and help the current leadership in any way I can. So far I have helped out with the winter conference and some other recent events. It seems like the Youth In Motion (Grace Fellowship's Youth Group) is doing pretty well, and I am excited to come alongside this team that is already training these youth in Christlikeness.

I also got the chance to speak in church today about my time in Czech. I went over time a little bit, but everyone seemed to appreciate hearing about what God is doing in Czech. I shared in both services, and will share again next Sunday about some of what I did in the Fall.

I would also like to welcome anyone from Grace Fellowship to my blog and hope that you are encouraged as you read about what God is doing in Czech and in my life.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year from Hawaii

This was the scene at my house on New Year's Eve. We were popping firecrackers on the left and had just done a bunch of fountains in front. We had a modest gathering at our house compared to last year, but it was still good.

Earlier that day I had been at the Winter Youth Conference for our church and watched the sunrise with them. I also went to a party with some church friends nearby for about 3 hours, and it was a great time. It was good to reconnect with old friends at that party and make new ones at the Winter Conference.

2008 was a great year with it's share of difficulties and challenges. I look forward to what God has for me in 2009 and the ways He will continue to reveal Himself to me.

P.S. Check my flickr page for more pictures