Case Family in Hong Kong

Junk Trip to Yau Ley Island with Family and Friends, Oct. 21, 2017 (1 of 2)

Posted in Daily Life Blurbs, Tantalizing Travel by jpcase01 on October 23, 2017

Mel arranged a junk boat for us to go out to High Island and have lunch while the kids played on the beach.  Perfect weather and a good time with good friends!

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Case Miscellaneous- Oct. 5-7, 2017

Posted in Daily Life Blurbs by jpcase01 on October 15, 2017

Last week there was a potluck at church on the holiday and then the kids played some soccer on the pitch behind the community centre. On Saturday we went out to the Home of Loving Faithfulness with the Down Syndrome Association families.  We go to sing some songs with them, tell some stories and some of the kids even performed a magic show.  It was a blessed experience to spend some time with these special people!

Meet “Dash” – The Newest Member of the Case Family

Posted in Daily Life Blurbs by jpcase01 on October 14, 2017

George has been wanting a dog for years now.  I told him no for so long that he finally gave up asking.  I’m getting soft in my old age 😉

Ezri, Javi and Ethan Get Baptized on Watermark’s 7th Birthday at St. Stephens Beach!!!

Posted in Uncategorized by jpcase01 on October 13, 2017

Last Sunday I had the amazing opportunity to participate in the kid’s baptism.  So grateful to see God working in their lives.

Ezri Mabel Case

What were you like before you became a Christian?  I felt like I had to do everything perfectly and that I could only rely on myself.

What were some of your actions, attitudes, or thoughts?  Lose my temper at times, and feel like things are really hard because we can’t do everything perfect.

What would be a good example of this?  Bossing around and fighting with my brothers and sister.

How did you first hear about Jesus Christ?  Church.

What was your initial reaction to what you heard about Jesus Christ?  Nothing specific.

Did you radically change your attitude toward Him? If so, why?  I felt like he is calling me to him; I wanted to pray more and learn more about Jesus. I knew in my heart that Jesus wants me to walk with him.

What were some of the circumstances surrounding your conversion?  My dad and I had a talk about my relationship with God, and I started thinking and praying about it, and decided to attend the baptism class, and finally decided that I’m ready to follow Jesus.

What actions, attitudes, or thoughts have you changed? How have they changed?  I don’t feel so ‘by myself’ anymore; I feel he is someone I can rely on. I’m learning you can’t be perfect and that you don’t have to be perfect for God to love you.

Has God totally removed any problems from your life? If so, what are they?  God has helped me in school to learn Chinese and to deal with the problems that arise from going to local school.

What evidence could you offer that God has done something in your life?  God has given me a desire to do better with my words and I feel less pressure in that I don’t have to be perfect.

Cristian Javier Case

What were you like before you became a Christian?  Naughty, dishonest, rude, and always thinking of myself.

What were some of your actions, attitudes, or thoughts?  Lonely, angry, and having trouble controlling my emotions.

What would be a good example of this?  When I was in the kiddie pool, we were throwing water balloons. Ethan and Hellen were on the same team. I ran out of balloons, so they won, which made me feel angry.

How did you first hear about Jesus Christ?  Sunday school, church, and home.

What was your initial reaction to what you heard about Jesus Christ?  It made me feel special.

Did you radically change your attitude toward Him? If so, why?  I thought that Jesus died for other people, but not me.

What were some of the circumstances surrounding your conversion?  I had some talks with my mom about what happens after we die. She told me that if you believe in God, you can live with him forever. Then I talked with my dad about taking Communion and he encouraged me to make a decision. On the next day, I got the courage to take Communion when I saw my brother go up to take it.

What actions, attitudes, or thoughts have you changed? How have they changed?  I don’t feel as angry and whine as much, now that I have the Holy Spirit.

What evidence could you offer that God has done something in your life?  He’s given me the courage to be baptized. He’s given me the courage to stand up to kids that I used to be afraid of. I appreciate my tutor instead of melting down, and try to help my brother with his homework.

Ethan Wayne Case

What were you like before you became a Christian?  I did whatever I wanted. I thought that no one was the boss of me.

What were some of your actions, attitudes, or thoughts?  I felt scared someone would be the boss of me and always would think I’m going to get in trouble. I don’t need to listen to anybody because I think I know best. Maybe the boss will not like me or treat me well.

How did you first hear about Jesus Christ?  Church, in the kid’s class.

What was your initial reaction to what you heard about Jesus Christ?  I still thought that I could do whatever I want because you couldn’t see Jesus on the earth.

Did you radically change your attitude toward Him? If so, why?  I heard that he was my Lord and Savior and realized that maybe I can change and do what God wants.

What were some of the circumstances surrounding your conversion?  I want to learn more about God and start following him. I understand that the Communion is the body of Jesus and blood of Jesus and we do it to remember him and I wanted to take it so that I can know God more.

What actions, attitudes, or thoughts have you changed? How have they changed?  I feel bigger now, not a little boy. I want to let Jesus be the boss of me and do what he wants.

Has God totally removed any problems from your life? If so, what are they?  God is helping me to obey at primary school.

What evidence could you offer that God has done something in your life?  He is showing me that I can be helpful toward other people. God is starting to change the way I think and act.

Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner and Mini-Celebration – Oct. 4, 2017

Posted in Daily Life Blurbs by jpcase01 on October 6, 2017

Some friends from the Downs Syndrome Society visited for dinner and mooncakes on the night of the mid-Autumn festival.

National Day at Shek O Beach – Oct. 1, 2017

Posted in Daily Life Blurbs by jpcase01 on October 5, 2017

Took some new friends to Hong Kong out to Shek O Beach with us on National Day.

Japan Trip (3 of 3) – Snake Cafe

Posted in Tantalizing Travel by jpcase01 on September 30, 2017

George and Mel visit the snake cafe in Tokyo.

Japan Trip (2 of 3) – Tokyo Sea Life Park

Posted in Tantalizing Travel by jpcase01 on September 28, 2017

George and Mel visit the Tokyo Sea Life Park.

Japan Trip (1 of 3) – Food, Food, Food!

Posted in Daily Life Blurbs, Tantalizing Travel by jpcase01 on September 26, 2017

Photos of all the food we ate in Japan; Ginza Bairin, Kyushu Ramen and Midori Ginza – all yummy!!!

Cases Hit the Hong Kong Science Museum – Mummy Exhibit, Sep. 2017

Posted in Daily Life Blurbs by jpcase01 on September 24, 2017

The Hong Kong Science Museum has a Mummy Exhibit right now into October.  The boys have been dying to go so we went to check it out.