Saturday, February 07, 2009
Marshall Islands Atolls
Many times people ask us what it is like to live on an island. Really we do not live on an island but a coral atoll. As you can tell from these pictures that there is very little land on an atoll. They are very narrow, lagoon in the middle and ocean all around. The pictures above were given to us by some friends. I think they downloaded them from Google earth. Not sure though. Arno, Langnaar, Kwajalein and Ebeye are pictured. After we return from Wotje the first two weeks of March we will be on Arno and Langnaar.
Then on to Ebeye and the Northern atolls. Atolls are separated by hundreds of miles in some cases. Some atolls have airstrips and others are only accessable by ship. On these small atolls isolated from the rest of the world pastors are sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Over the next few months, along with the CTC disciples we will be travelling to many of the atolls. We have been moved by the Spirit to take the fire to the outer islands.
We many times think of places around the world because of the news. I hear people talk about unreached people. I believe that in some ways the islands of the sea have become the forgotten people. We thank you for all of your prayers and support that help us take the gospel to the outer islands. If you would like to help us go to the outer atolls please drop us an email. We thank God everyday for you who have stayed so faithful. May God continue to bless you even as your soul prospers.
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Tavis, Stephen and Richard