Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
Taking off from Wotje Atoll

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Sea wall Status




Here is a couple of pictures of part of the area that needs the sea wall. The first picture on the left is one of our antenna support base that was eroding away. Our maintenance man Thor and Travis were able to build a patch for this area. Right now the cable is stable but this is a temporary patch. We recieved the estimate this week for what it will take to build the sea wall. It is a 300 foot wall and materials will cost 10,000 dollars to purchase. We have the man power to do the work now it is time to believe God. Please pray and agree with us for the finance to complete this project. Be blessed and have an awesome day in Jesus.
Running with the Vision,
Brother Steve

Ebeye and Langnaar Churches











Here are pictures of the churches at Ebeye and Langnaar. On the left is Pastor Anwi Morris and his family. They are the pastors on Ebeye a picture of their church is above them. On the right in the hat is Pastor Norton Bikajle. He is the pastor on Langnaar. His church is pictured above him. Please keep all of the pastors in your prayers here in the Marshall Islands.
Running with the Vision,
Brother Steve

Another Graduate from CTC







Here are some pictures of another man of God. Pastor Norton Bikajle. Friday night we celebrated his graduation from CTC. All four of the churches here on Majuro came together to celebrate with him and his family. When we went to Langnaar we picked up Pastor Norton and his family.
Pastor Norton started under Dr. Lew Davis. He is another awesome man of God and is already pastoring in Langnaar. Please keep Pastor Norton and his family in your prayers as he ministers in Langnaar. The outer islands are a tough life but we know that our God is more than able to take care of His own.

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn and the Crew

Trips to the Outer Islands











In the last couple of weeks we have been to Ebeye and Langnaar. Wow, God is moving. On Ebeye the church has grown so much that it is packed on Sunday morning. Sunday nights even more people are coming, they have to have church outside. During the night service many people came and stood in the back hearing the Gospel. God moved by His Spirit that night. It started to rain, pouring down, but even in the rain as we continued to preach no one moved. They sat in the rain to hear the Gospel. What hunger and desire to hear the Word of God. Please lift up this church in your prayers as they start a new building project. The sea wall around their current church is failing and needs to be repair. They have been given the land next to the building to build a new church. As they continue to preach the Gospel we know that God will meet all of their needs.
On Langnaar they have also started to rebuild their church not with concrete or bricks but by weaving together the walls and the roof. Building is by hand and believing God for concrete so that they can finish a concrete floor. There is new pastor there now. His name is Norton Bikajle. He is a graduate of CTC and is the new pastor. People from all over the atoll are coming to hear the Gospel preached.
Both of these pastors are preaching the Gospel and seeing lives changed for Jesus. No multi media or anything fancy just the life changing Gospel of Jesus Christ. When we went to Langnaar the boat was loaded with supplies. This is the same boat that we planted there in July. The people of Langnaar had ran out of food. The boat we were on took much needed supplies to the people there. Earlier that week the boat had been used to take a woman to the hospital on Majuro! This boat is making a huge difference in many lives there. We give God all of the glory an praise for what he is doing in the islands. If you would like to help our in any area of ministry, please email us at rikakisteve@gmail.com
Be blessed.

Running with the vision,
Steve, Shawn and the Crew

Radio Training











Here are some pictures of our new radio hosts here at the station. Ryan, Harold, Dickner and Diane are our hosts in training. During the time that Andrew was here he trained our hosts in many areas. How to use the computers, interviewing, audio editing and the basics of running a Christian radio station. It was awesome to see these four come together as a team and learn. They are all a gift from God and we look forward to seeing how God will use them in the area of radio.
Part of what Andrew is doing was seeing what we had in the area of equipment. We are in the process of establishing a partnership with United Christian Broadcasters Pacific Partners (www.pacificpartners.org/mainmenu). Their vision is to help establish radio here in the Pacific. Andrew on there behalf was here to see what was happening in the Marshalls.
Go by and check out what they are doing here in the pacific and add them to your prayer list. They are helping to spread the Gospel throughout the pacific. We are excited about the possibilities of working with them. As you can tell our vision is expanding here in the Pacific. We see God moving in many ways as our ministry expands into new areas everyday. Thanks for all of your prayers. It you would like to help in the area of radio please email us. Be blessed.

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn and the Crew
Rikakisteve@gmail.com

Great Things are Happening




We have had an awesome two weeks here in the Marshall Islands. Andrew Marriott from Missionary Ventures New Zealand came in for a visit. He is originally from the UK but he and his family have moved to New Zealand to start the office there. His wife Margaret and son Ben could not come with him this time but we look forward to them coming to the Marshalls with him on the next trip. While here he trained our new radio hosts and got our radio studio up and running. He also traveled with me to Ebeye and Langnaar to visit the churches there. We had the privilege of showing him the outer islands and what God is doing there. We look forward to seeing him again here in the Marshall Islands with his family. Andrew, komol tata may God be with you and your family in all that you do.

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

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Graduation Dinner




Last night was an awesome night. We celebrated with our former student Tony Tiareta his completion of the Christian Training Center Curriculum. He and one other student Norton Bikajle have completed the entire course. It took three years for Tony to finish but last night we had a dinner and celebrated with his family and friends. Many pastors from Majuro came to celebrate this time with Tony. Tony is also already pastoring a small church here in Majuro for the Kiribati people.
Tony is a true man of God and a blessing to the body of Christ. Norton could not be there last night because he is already a pastor on the outer islands. We will have another celebration dinner with him next week and honor him also.
As we continue to train men and women of God here in the islands. We need more staff. Not only do we need an administator for our ministry by we need teachers. Our ministry is expanding at an unbelievable rate. Praise God, growth and change is good. Please pray as Jesus directed us to pray. He did not tell us to pray for the harvest but to pray for the laborers to enter into the field of the Lord. Join us in agreement as we believe God for more laborers to come here to the Marshalls and to the pacific to help us in the field of the Lord.
Be Blessed and have an awesome day in Jesus,
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn and the boys

School is going on!







The school year is flying by. We have 55 full time students and they are doing well. There are little ups and downs but kids will be kids. God has certainly blessed us in giving us the opportunity to impact young lives. This year we have add lunches. For two dollars a day the students get a balanced meal. In many cases this is the best meal they have all day long. Our cook Boata, she is from Kiribati, takes care of this for us. In the process it blesses her family. She is a single mother with two children that attend our school. They are able to come because an unsaved family paid for their tuition this year so that they could come. Praise the Lord! He works in so many ways.
I also wanted to make you aware that we have four single mothers sending children to school. All broken families. Some are barely making ends meet but because they want their children to attend a Christian school and get a good education they are making it happen. Some of these children do not have money for lunch and usually share with others. It takes all the mother can to make sure they are in school. Would you like to help in this area? With tuition or lunches? If you would like to bless a child here in the islands drop us an email. We not believing for the entire school just for four mothers who want the best for their children. You know, we have prayed and we believe that God will meet the needs of these four families. We continue to share the Gospel with the lost and thank Him everyday for the provision to do it. Believe me everyone eats at our school everyday in the natural and in the Spiritual. Be Blessed.
Yours in His Service,
Steve, Shawn and the boys

Erosion





Well here are some pictures of the beach area near the school. We have start to have an erosion problem and we are losing ground. We have been having alot of high tides lately which is causing this. The picture to the right shows one of our tower support bases that is being impacted by the erosion. We are now in the process of getting estimates on what it will cost for material to build the sea wall. We have a mason and a group of chrisitian men from Fiji who will do the work. Of course we will bless them and their church for helping us build the wall. We need your prayers for wisdom, favor and provision to accomplish this mission. Be blessed in all that you do. If you would like to help out in this project, please email us. This problem has shifted our priorities on construction. Land is very precious here and we can not afford to lose and inch. Be blessed and our God is more than able and will provide what we need to finish the work.

Running with the Vision,

Steve, Shawn and the boys