Fall Down, Cast Crown

‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. (Revelation 21:4) Song: Alive In Us We’ve been devastated that our baby girl, Jesse Anna, got sick so quickly and left us in just two days. […]

Sweet Baby Jesse

Like all our children, our third child has been such a treasure in our life, a gift. In fact, her first name, Jesse, means gift or Jehovah exists. Her middle name, Anna, means gracious or one who gives. The Chinese part of her name, 美兰 (or 美蘭 in traditional characters), is pronounced Měi Lán and […]

Newsletter March 2010

Dear friends and family, So much has happened since the beginning of the year when we sent out our last newsletter. We … went to Taiwan applied for China visas to visit friends in Chengdu (Truman) preached at a Brazilian church all caught a stomach virus (and learned about household hygiene) celebrated birthday week for […]

2010 in Japan, Having Fun in Nippon

To all of our dear family and friends! 新年快樂!恭喜發財!Happy New Year!!! あけましておめでとうございます. We’ve been thinking of all the great things that happened in 2009 and are so grateful to KNOW YOU!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s celebration.  We welcomed the New Year in with the winter’s first snow flurries here in […]

HSK, Noah Milestones & Kakegawa

We had a great three-day weekend. On Sunday we went to church at the Hamamatsu Church of the Savior, which Elisabeth’s parents planted 25 years ago. Worship was so fun. They even sang “Friend of God” in Japanese! Elisabeth’s dad, who I call FIL (short for father in-law), preached a great message about walking by […]

Cords of Love

Elisabeth’s grand aunt Berni saw all our boxes piled up in the genkan (玄関 or foyer) of the Fowler home the day before we transported them to our new apartment in Hamamatsu. A few days later, she called Elisabeth and remarked about the strips of cloth my parents had used to bind up our boxes. […]

First Week in Hamamatsu

What a whirlwind week its been since arriving in Hamamatsu! After over six straight weeks of purging through all our possessions in Honolulu, giving things away, selling stuff on Craigslist, packing, cleaning, moving, saying goodbyes, traveling to Japan, buying LOTS of stuff to set up our new apartment in Hamamatsu, getting banking done and applying […]

From Honolulu to Hamamatsu

Hi everyone! Aloha from one odda island! We made it to Japan, arriving 2 days ago and welcomed by Elisabeth’s family and friends here. We had a nice little time having breakfast with Truman’s parents outside of the Hawaii airport. The flight was really good…Noah was a little fussy but nothing too awful. And God […]

Noah vs. the Apple Sauce

Noah vs. the Apple Sauce from trudat on Vimeo. Noah ate a lot of new things today. Besides a couple fruit flavored puffs and a mum mum (rice cracker), we also gave him some apple sauce. Ooops, he just got a little red rash on his cheeks. Maybe it was the apple sauce.

White Boy Speaks Singlish

This is a hilarious video of a teenage missionary kid, Tyler Creasman, who grew up in China and Singapore. He speaks perfect Singlish. In college I hung out with lots of Sinaporean friends so I got to hear the accent a lot, but could never speak it myself. This kid is just like Elisabeth, Peter, […]

Honolulu Boy Choir, 1980-1983

In the fourth, fifth and sixth grades, my brother and I were members of the Honolulu Boy Choir under the direction of its founders, Roy and Nile Hallman. It was a great experience to learn not only how to sing and gain stage performance experience but Mr. Hallman taught us boys a lot of discipline. […]

My Wallet Returned by an Honest Man

On Monday morning around 6:30 am, I strapped Noah into the ergo and took a walk out to Watanabe Bakery to get a fresh loaf of bread and 99 cent day-old anpan. It wasn’t until the next morning that I realized that my wallet was missing. Elisabeth drove us back to Watanabe Bakery but they […]

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