Around the World

In 1966, I made an around-the-world trip from Kermit to Dallas, Alaska, Japan, Okinawa, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Burma, India, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Greece, Italy, France, England, Washington D.C., Dallas, and back to Kermit. Bangkok From Okinawa, after stops in Taiwan and Hong Kong, our approach to the …

Okinawa, 1966 – Part 2 of 2

The Outer Islands During the second week, we spent five days and nights in the outer islands of Ahari, Aka, Keruma, Tokashiko, and Zamami.  The masses of the outer-island people are born without the assistance of a doctor (other than the witch doctor), exist without modern conveniences, live without medical …

Okinawa, 1966 – Part 1 of 2

In October, 1966, I returned to Okinawa for a week of revival with the Central church in Naha, plus a week with The Fishers of Men in the Outer Ryukyuan Islands. These two weeks were filled with deeply emotional and forever-remembered experiences.In October, 1966, I returned to Okinawa for a …

A Week in Hawaii, 1963

The Kermit church had generously told me to stop in Hawaii for a week of rest on my way home from Okinawa. Since the touristic glories of Hawaii have so often been sung by loquacious travelers, I will confine my report to a few nontouristic “tales” which touched and impressed …

Okinawa, 1963 – Part 1 of 2

I first went to Okinawa with the Texas Baptist New Life Crusade in 1963 via Dallas, San Francisco, and Tokyo to Naha. As we approached the Naha airport a Japanese voice, speaking English, came over the intercom, saying, “Yadies and gentyemen, we hope you have enjoyed your fright. Thank you …