Annual Retreat 2014 – August 31

Hello Friends The entire IBC church family will be away at our annual church retreat in Del Mar, CA, August 29-September 1. Please be aware that there will be no services on Sunday, August 31 in Santa Monica. IBC

JAPAN STM Update #4

It’s been an awesome, fun, ministry-filled (and food-filled) trip! Our last several days included participating in our final Sunday service at Hatta-Nishi Christ Church as well as some sight-seeing and shopping on Saturday and Monday. We had a great time of worship and fellowship with the HCC members on Sunday. First, our team helped out … Continued

JAPAN STM 2014 Update #3

Thanks for your prayers and continued support! We wrapped up day 3 and 4 of Joyful Kids VBS last week and everyone had a great time. Praise God for the opportunity to invest in the lives of these young children. More Bible lessons… More singing… More English games and activities… More crafts… And saying goodbye… … Continued

JAPAN STM 2014 Update #2

We had a fun-filled first 2 days of Joyful Kids VBS! We’ve enjoyed getting to know the kids of HCC (as well as some neighborhood kids) and working together with the VBS staff members. Here is what our daily VBS schedule looks like. After lunch time, the kids get dropped off at church and register … Continued


Greetings from Osaka! Praise God for a safe flight and arrival in Japan. It’s been a great time of fellowship and getting to know (for the Hu Family) and reuniting with (for Jennifer) the members of Hatta-Nishi Christ Church. It’s also been sweet spending time with Ray and Shelley. Here are some pictures and brief … Continued