Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
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Monday, July 02, 2007

Prices Go Up!

Things here in the islands are always changing. Last week we were notified that the electricity cost is going up again. It has been steadily rising since last July. We are now more than ever believing God for alternate power sources. We know that God supplies all of our needs according to His riches in Glory when we pray.
Because of the change in the electricity cost we have also seen prices go up on food items. This is due to the rise in fuel cost and its affect on shipping. A loaf of bread last month was 1.99 a loaf for white bread. The cost now is 5.00 a loaf. Amazing huh? We do buy local bread and that offsets this cost but just wanted to give you an idea of the drastic change. We have seen this change across all grocery items.
We thank God for His provision in all things. However this not only affects us but all of the Marshallese as well. You see if we have that big a jump here then on the outer islands the price hike is twice that! Please pray not only for the mission here but that all of the Marshallese will have what they need in every way. Be blessed and have an awesome day in Jesus.

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard

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