Japan Virtual Vacation 2007

First Class Passengers


Ai S.

Angela F.

Anita I.

Bill M.

Bob M.

Bob S.


Bruce H.

Carl H.

Carol J.

Charlene T.

Cheryl C.

Curtis N.


Diane M.


Don L.


Donna & Don T.


Doug B.

Erin H.
Evelyn & George S.

Gary & Peggy W.


Glenna S.

Gwen O.

Hong L.

James T.

Jean & Banny H.

Jeanne S.

Jemma & Scott S.

Judy W.

Kevin & Janice O.

Leigh P. & Mei

Marsha N.

Martin K.


Miwa M.

Marti & Andy I.

Melody M.

Paul
Phil & Betty T.

Richard B.

Rick & Kathy H.

Rick & Joann M.

Shinya K.

Skip H.

Stan M.

Sue B.

Ted E.

Thelma E.

Toshi & Fumiko N.

Tracie F.

Vic P.

Wataru K.

Yoko T.

Yoko Y.

Yuki T.

Yuki Y.


Ai S.
Hello, I'm Ai. I've been to Tulsa for two years and stayed there with a wonderful Christian family who is John's friend. I had so many break through by the Lord Jesus Christ, and now, I know that I know that I know in my heart, that there is none like Him(*^^*)



Angela F.
Angela F., 50 something, three wonderful grown sons that love the Lord. I am a certified pedorthist which means that I accept referrals from physicians and help people with their feet and shoe needs. I am looking forward to this virtual tour of Japan. Maybe I'll learn something! Ha! I'm packing my bags, and I'm ready to go!


Anita I.
The attached photo is of me (the tall one in the back) on the last day of Cousin Camp.  I have nine grandchildren and we were preparing to go to church this day--the 2nd week in August.  We attend Metroplex Nazarene church in Yukon, OK.  I teach junior high sunday school and sing in the choir.  I am currently working as a Medical Assistant to an ear surgeon in OKC where I have been for 21 years.  I hope to retire next summer. My husband, Mike and all of our grandchildren look forward to this trip.

Bill M.
I am retired from medicine, and in the healing and the prison ministries, and am enjoying life here, and waiting to be raptured in the near future. In the photo, I am holding my youngest grandson Elias, just a month old. I now have 5 grandkids.


Dr. Bob M.

Bob S. CURRICULUM VITAE
EDUCATION
The University of Texas at Austin, 1984-1989, M.A. Computer Science
The University of Texas at Austin, 1972-1975, Master of Architecture
Oklahoma State University, 1969-1970
Oklahoma State University, 1962-1967, B.S. Mathematics
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Since 2003: Proprietor artStar Pottery Austin, Texas
1988-2003: Senior Systems Analyst, Adjunct Professor and Director of Computer Laboratories School of Architecture The University of Texas
1972-1988: Systems Analyst and Programmer Austronics, Inc. Austin, Texas
1973-1974: Research Assistant Numerical Simulations Laboratory School of Architecture The University of Texas at Austin
1970-1972: Associate Computer Analyst Sun Oil Company Dallas, Texas
1969-1970: Teaching Assistant Department of Computer Science Oklahoma State University
1968-1969: Volunteer Teacher: 7th grade Mathematics United States Peace Corps Harrar, Ethiopia
1968: Computer Programmer Continental Oil Company Ponca City, Ok.
1967: Teaching Assistant Department of Accounting Oklahoma State Univ.

Bruce H.


Carl & Sue H.



Carol J.
I was born in Rogers, AR, but have lived in Tulsa, OK all of my life. I have 1 brother, 1 sister, 3 nephews, 2 nieces, 1 great niece and 1 great nephew. I work at Hillcrest Medical Center in the Pharmacy Department where I am the Secretary who keeps everyone in line. I attend Grace Church in Tulsa, where I have been a member for 20+ years. I love singing and have been involved in the music department since I started at Grace. I am also our choir librarian, which means I get our room ready for rehearsals, I make sure everyone has music, pass out new music and any other information, help with choir auditions, show new members the ropes and keep track of attendance. It's a lot to do, but I enjoy it. In fact a year ago, I was chosen as Volunteer of the Year out of all volunteers at the church. Needless to say, it was a great surprise. I also love acting and have been in dinner theater productions as well as drama during Christmas productions. I have also been in an actual movie which was aired in a major theater and some infomercials that is used for training purposes.

Cheryl C.
Graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1962 with John. Graduated from Georgetown University and worked in computer industry for 36 years. Retired from the computer industry in 1999. Now own a store on Lake Eufaula called Cothern's Crossing. Married 24 years to Bill Cothern. Children: Misty (40), Cassandra (37); grandchildren: Samantha (13), Jeremy (12). We have a cabin on Lake Eufaula and When my husband retires from AEP/PSO in January of 2009, we will be moving to our property at the lake permanently. We enjoy traveling and being at the lake with family and friends.

Curtis N.
This is me, two months ago, in the dump in Mexico City on a missions trip.  Crop to suit!
Resume;
Retired computer geek.









Diane M.
Born and raised in Oklahoma with wonderful parents and 2 brothers. Spent 3 years in Boston in elementary school. Thatfs when we learned that people talk and think differently than Okies and snow doesnft melt the next day. Taught piano lessons in high school and loved to go to camp in Northern Minnesota where I learned to be active in sports. Not good at any particular one, just love to participate! Not ghome ecyh Becky type either! Cooking is not my thing, Ifm much better at greservationsh! Married for 32 years to Don (originally husband) who is a hospital pharmacist. He doesnft seem to mind that Ifm not the best chef on the block. Education degree from OU and masters in LD, plus counseling certif from TU (by way of 35 grad hours from OSU), I am qualified to holler for all Oklahoma football /basketball teams!! Career: Teacher of elementary special educ for 8 years, but spent 24 years at Tulsa Technology Center as Counselor and activity director. I enjoyed helping students to discover and create their dreams and follow their passions while earning a living and becoming contributing citizens in their communities. (We adopted and mentored an Elementary school, created an annual food and fund raiser which has now contributed well over a half million dollars, plus million food items for food banks in Tulsa area. ) Retired early due to accident but with Godfs blessing I am healed!! I work part time and continue to teach leadership and employability workshops, counsel HS and adult students into career fields, assist students in preparation for leadership contests, work with volunteer groups to get clothes. Scholarships, etc for students who need assistance. God is awesome! He has given me the gift of service and provided opportunities for me to work with people in meaningful ways and to help make a difference in some people lives. Praise God!

Don L.


Donna & Don T.
Donald R T. MD, PhD
Vice President and Head
Endocrinology and Reproductive Health
Global Clinical Development Unit
EMD Serono
Donna J T. RN (Retired Nurse :o) Home maker Care taker
Ranch manager and handy person
Both still involved in ministry --
mainly in the Boston area.


Doug B.


Erin H.
born: March 15, 1983; Tulsa, OK
current residence: Jackson, MS
occupation: minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ via ballet
favorite color: green
favorite food: sushi



Gary & Peggy W.

Glenna S.
My name is Glenna and I have lived in Tulsa, OK for over 17 years. I met John at Grace Fellowship Church many, many years ago and got to know him better when he taught the Singles Sunday School Class at Grace. Then he married Hiromi and off to Japan they went.
I own my own company, Heartland Steel Buildings, Inc. I've own my business ever since God arraigned for me to start it almost 10 years ago. God has bless and prospered greatly!
I always say that I was born saved. My parents were Christians and thank God they raised me in the way that I should go. I've had a strong relationship with Jesus for most of my life with the exception being a little laziness on my part during my college years. I have a son in Dallas and a daughter and two granddaughters in Enid.
I really enjoy John and Hiromi sharing their experience with us that way I can live vicariously through them. One day I hope to be able to visit them in Japan and experience their ministry first hand.


Hong L.

James T.
Jim grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1962.  After four years attending college and four years service in the U.S. Navy, serving in Southeast Asia he graduated from the University of Tulsa with a BS in Business Administration.  Retiring in 1999 after working 30 years in the petroleum industry for Skelly, Getty and Texaco oil companies, Jim is enjoying life with his wife of 40 years,  Janice.  They both enjoy working with their local congregation of christians in spreading the Gospel of Christ in their community .  They also enjoy their 5 grandchildren and attending The University of Oklahoma sporting events; especially SOONER football.


Jean & Barney H.
Here are Jean and Barney H. who live in Beaumont, Texas. which is just like Japan with a Cajun flavor. This is swampland. We celebrate Mardi Gras and eat crawfish and alligator. When not doing that we play duplicate bridge and swim. He golfs and sells stocks. She reads and does dishes. Okay, let's roll!

Jemma & Scott S.



Kevin & Janice O.
Kevin O., age 51, never been out of the States..




Leigh & Mei P.

Mei and Leigh.
Photo taken in Dalian, China (2006). Both are former Chinese TV news anchors (Japanese and English broadcasts). The two remain creative and artistic individuals, focused on using their talents to serve the Lord.


Marsha N.
Bio: Married to an accountant, and I have one son Michael by previous marriage age 43 who is a computer research and development engineer living in Texas. I am a former Hospital Administrator and Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Mental Health for the State of Texas. I'm a currently licensed mental health therapist (LPC), and my main work now is as owner of a Continuing Education website for social workers and counselors http://www.ceubynet.com. I live primarily on a farm in Arkansas (have an apartment in Dallas but don't go there often), and I raise exotic breed chickens and African geese.


Marti & Andy I.


Martin K.


FAB idea!
Couple of pix attached. Sorry, group shots from brother Frank's Rotary appearance two months ago, but crop away. I don't have one of Mz. Judy. She's camera-shy.
Have a blast! We're with you all the way.

Miwa M.

Paul


Phil & Betty T.
From our Finest Hour Church - Kani City, Japan.
We are ready to go!

Rick & Kathy H.

Rick & Joann M. Rick is a native Oklahoman. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Marketing in 1991. He also attended Rhema Bible Training Center and graduated in 1993. In 1996, Rick graduated from Bob Yandian's School of the Local Church Bible School with an emphasis in Pastoral Studies. Rick has been a member of Grace Fellowship since 1991. He is currently the Director of Grace Church's bookstore, Real Answers Bookstore. Joann is originally from Pennsylvania. She came to Oklahoma to attend O.R.U. where she graduated with a Bachelor degree in Psychology. She later received her Master Degree from O.S.U. in counseling. Joann presently is the secondary principle and assistant superintendent of Grace Christian School. Rick and his wife, Joann, also currently serve as Singles Directors at Grace Church.


Shinya K.


Sue B.

Stan M.
Name:Stan
Age: 61 years old
Occupation: Salesman/Fisherman

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Ted E.

My name is Ted, I have been married 13+ years to my wife, Kathy. We have two lovely daughters, Lily (8) and Haley (4). Our golden retriever, Vincent (5) rounds out our family. I was born and raised in central Iowa. Shortly after graduating from Iowa State University in 1985, I moved down to the Kansas City area and now reside in Overland Park, KS. I am a Program Manager at Sprint in the Database Marketing & Reporting group. Kathy works part-time as pharmaceutical sales specialist for GlaxoSmithKline. I have never traveled west of the Hawaiian Islands and look forward to touring this all expense paid trip to Japan!


Toshi & Fumiko N.
Toshiyuki, 67 & Fumiko, 63.

I meet with John 1~2 times in a week.
I like playing golf. My handicap is 10.

Fumiko's hobby is playing traditional Japanese music instrument , Koto and Syamisen . She has been the teacher of playing these instrument . We are interested in doing somethings for our block community

Tracie F.

Vic P.

Wataru K.
Wataru is one of the newest church members. He is so hungry for the Words and comes to study several times a week. Newly married.


Yoko T.


Our great neighbor.
She is always cheerful and kind.
Her birthday is as same as John except year.
Recently she got her 2nd grand -daughter .

Yoko Y.
Yoko is the associate pastor of our church, Amazing Grace Church.
She has been great blessing.
Basically she takes care of church while we are gone. Thank you Yoko!


Yuki T.


Yuki Y.
He is a good Onsen friend and give us ride sometimes. He retired from Isuzu, and he is an artist.



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