The Beaudin’s are finally unpacked! Not bad for our first 6 months on the field here in Oahu! At Ft. Drum it took us 2.5 years to get settled in and we still had boxes to unpack! Ministry at Home Port is speeding along and we are seeing growth as our service members invite people to the House! The other night we had 40 for dinner and Bible Study! Todd is finishing the Book of James on Friday nights and has been leading a study of Nehemiah on Monday Nights for the men. Penny has been busy with a womens Bible Study on Base and spending time with spouses loving on the ladies God has put in her life! She continues to cook fabulous meals every Friday night. Home Port is also now serving a homeless kitchen once a month in Honolulu and we also take the House for a hike on this beautiful island monthly.
Our girls are doing well! Kelsey is finishing up 10th grade and is excited for summer vacation. We had Emily home for Christmas which was wonderful! Emily has done well at college but has had some health issues which has made attending classes and working difficult. She’s doing her best but a bit stressed out as the school is “pay as you go.” I know we would all appreciate your prayers for her and for us all!
We were honored that our friend Derek Black came and made a video of our ministry! You will find a link to it at the bottom of this blog post! As always, pictures tell a better story than me rambling on. Enjoy!
Saying goodbye never gets easy as it was Alex’s time to go.
Praying for Alex that he would be missional to his peers at his next duty assignment.
Christmas found us celebrating together and having a lot of fun! Ginger bread house competitions!
We have several single service members and each received a stocking full of gifts and goodies since they couldn’t get home for Christmas.
Nori giving some Christmas love!
Playing games and fellowshipping at Christmas time!
It’s always a joy to have service members and their families join us for Christmas dinner!
Christmas Cantata at Pearl Harbor Chapel! Emily sang and Todd played drums!
Mele Kalikimaka from the Beaudin’s!
Helping Service members pick out a reliable car is all part of the ministry!
As well as helping them service their car!
New Years Eve we hosted a Lord of the Rings Movie Marathon! It was a great alternative to other opportunities available in and around the island when you are a young adult!
Alex is one of our sailors who made dinner for the entire house! Carne Asada, Al Pastor, homemade salsas, and he even made Horchata!
Picking up Jordan at the airport and dropping him at his home after a long deployment!
Jordan enjoying the comfort of the Home Port house and love from Nori! Service members miss their pets when they leave home and family.
So it’s true that we rent this house but we still needed to build shelving in the garage, pantry, and for Todds books!
Kelsey is such a huge help. We’d be lost without her! She helps get ready for Friday night and she spends a great deal of time loving on military kids!
Chaplain Nick showing us how to properly eat waffles and sausage!
Eating and fellowship!
Penny continues to make service members favorite homemade dessert for their birthday. It’s one of the ways she shows love.
Singing worship songs before Bible Study
Getting ready for Bible Study
The lure of sin. Using a rat trap to make a point. James 1: 13-15
Sunday Summit Hike!
Hiking with our Home Port Ohana!
Pearl Harbor Chapel is where we serve on Sunday Mornings. Chap is getting his preach on!
Those who wear combat boots are our favorite guests!
Relaxing at Home Port. Their “home away from home.”
Penny spending time and cooking with a soldiers wife!
Talking about life and loving on a soldiers wife!
Doing Pre-marital counseling long distance! Todd has been asked to officiate the wedding of two of our soldiers back at Ft. Drum this June!
When your daddy is on deployment for 6 months a little girl starts to miss her dad. She follows Todd around saying “dad” and asking him to pick her up so she can be held. Of course Todd thinks that’s great!
We just had a video made of our ministry here at Oahu! Click on the link below to see it! It’s best in full screen!
Thanks for catching up with us! We appreciate each of you who take the time to pray for us and who financially support what God is doing here. Without you none of what is happening here would be happening! It’s such an honor to partner with you in ministry, we don’t take you for granted.
“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.” Philippians 4:4