Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Busy Busy Busy
Well hello! It has been a long week since the storm. The storm passed with no loss of life, praise God just a lot of trash to clean up. Before we left to come to the Marshalls we remember the year of the four hurricanes that came through Florida. Wow! It took quite awhile for many people to recover and some are even still recovering from that year. Even as the storm was going on here we thought about that time. Here in the Marshalls there is no where to run. When a typhoon comes or a major storm system it is time to batten down the hatches and hang on. It is truly a time a faith and relying on God’s protection. I have to tell you though that we prayed and went to bed as usual. We slept a most peaceful sleep knowing that God had everything in control. The other part of the miracle was that we did not lose telephone or electricity. Praise God, that was a blessing in its own right. God most certainly knows how to care of us, we just need to remember to rely on Him at all times.
In the picture above you see a picture of Pastor Joni Labjanil and his wife Reesa and their son Joe. They are now pastors on the Langnaar atoll to our south. They are the last atoll in the Arno chain. They moved their this weekend to take over a church there. Pastor Joni, was a CTC student and trained under Dr. Lew Davis and when we came he continued under our ministry. Please keep his family in prayer. Arno is very remote and the conditions there are tough. However we have no doubt in this man of God and know that he is walking in the will of the Father. Where there is vision there is provision.
The day after the storm, Sunday the 8th we ministered at the Morning Star church. It was a powerful Holy Ghost service. The anointing fell and lives were changed. We were invited to come back the following Sunday morning on the 15th. In that service people were set free by the power of God! It was awesome to the see the power of God move in the service. Between the 8th and the 15th though we had an extremely busy week. Not only did we have class everyday but we did a pastors seminar for three days for the Salvation Army! Wow, praise God for His strength and grace. We give Him all of the honor, glory and praise for last week. At the end of the pastors conference we ended up with invitations to Ebeye, Jaluit Jaluit and Jaluit Jabor to come and train the Salvation Army leaders there. We praise God for continually opening doors for us here in the Marshall Islands.
Today is Wednsday and class is going strong. I fly out Saturday morning to the islands of Kwajalien and Ebeye. I am going there to minister at the Full Gospel church on Sunday but also to do a site survey for a new Christian School to be started there. We are helping to start a new school there that will start with pre K to third grade to start off. Then every year after that they will add a grade until they reach the 8th grade level. All the schools on Ebeye are private and at this time there are 2000 kids who do not go to school on Ebeye. We have a vision to remedy that problem. Please stand with us in pray and agreement for our vision for Christian education in the Marshall Islands.
Everyone here is doing well and prospering. The boys are well and blessed. Shawn is continuing to excell in everything she does and touches. We praise God for daily provision and the vision that He has placed in our hearts. For as we run with the vision we give all of the praise, honor and glory to our Father in Heaven. Be blessed in all that you do and may you prosper even as your soul prosper. Running with the vision in the islands.
Steve, Shawn and the boys