Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
Taking off from Wotje Atoll

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Shawn does it again!

Now for something completely different. As you may know from our emails things are changing here in the islands. Electricity rates are up over 50 percent and cost of living continues to increase. That does not even phase us. We are in the kingdom of God and He takes care of all of our needs. We have the victory here in the pacific and the Gospel of Jesus will continue to be preached.
Well a few months ago Shawn and I decided to start preparing for anything that might happen. So we built a Marshallese style cook house. As you can see we now use propane to cook with and do everything outside the house. We also have a grill that we use as well. The fuel is not charcoal but coconut husks. Shawn likes to bake and it is something that she really likes to do. Well with moving to the new cook house the electric oven was out. So the problem was, how do we bake with no electric oven?
We began researching solar and propane ovens, and what would be the next step in the process of getting away from electricity for baking. In the mean time Shawn goes on the internet and finds a solution. By taking a card board box and lining it with foil she can use it as an oven over the grill. Amazing! The first experiment was baked chicken, it came out great! Here are a couple of pictures of Shawn making meat loaf in a cardboard box, it was cooked evenly and tastes great. Shawn continues to find ways to be flexible and adapt. God by His Spirit is constantly giving her ideas on new ways of doing things. Not only in ministry but in the home! God is so good and all the time God is good. Be blessed and have a great day.
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen, Richard and Catie
Majuro, Marshall Islands

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