Saturday, December 06, 2008
Trip to Ebeye
We just returned from an awesome trip on Ebeye atoll. Just to let you know a little about Ebeye. It is about the size of an airport runway and as wide. It is home to between 17 to 18 thousand people living very close together. There are water problems, electricity problems and basically it is a very hard place to live. Many of the people that live there work on Kwajalien atoll and travel by ferry there everyday to work. Now they are beginning to feel the crunch economically as jobs are beginning to be cut there.
In the middle of all this Ebeye Full Gospel Church is growing. It is always humbling to work with the pastors here in the Marshalls. Men like Pastor Ronald Matthew (head of the Full Gospel Churches) who have a vision to reach the lost at any cost. The church on Ebeye is pastored by Pastor Anwi Morris and his wife Wendy. They are a powerful Holy Ghost team. I landed there on Saturday and was scheduled to minister Sunday morning, Monday and Tuesday night.
As we ministered together Sunday morning the Holy Ghost began to move and the schedule changed. We ministered twice on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights. Monday through Wednesday we had morning devotions together at Pastor Anwi's house (it was packed). We saw lives changed, people saved, healed and set free by the power of God. This church is a church of prayer, they currently have four prayer groups praying six days a week. Every morning at four in the morning they start. Because of this ferverent prayer the Spirit of God is moving.
The church is growing in the middle of a hard place. The Kingdom of God is moving forward. It was an honor to minister there. Please keep all of the Pastors here in the Marshalls in your prayers. They and their churches are hungry for the Spirit of God and the Spirit is moving! Be blessed in all that you do and thank you for all of your prayers and support.
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard