Saturday, February 21, 2009
Trip to Wotje
Well here are few pictures of my latest trip to Wotje. We left on Monday the 9th and got back on the 20th. From the first day we began to minister to the people. On the top you see a picture of the pastor and his wife. Pastor Will and his wife Carmen have been pastoring on Wotje for ten years. On the bottom right you see a picture of the church and his house. It is packed everyday with people seeking the Lord. He currently has about 80 to 100 young people attending his church (not counting adults). The Northern Islands High School is located on Wotje. Youth from 8 different atolls attend high school there. Curently there are 200 enrolled this year at Northern Islands High School.
Every morning Pastor Will has prayer meeting at 6 am in the morning. Every morning, Monday through Saturday about 50 to 60 of these young people come. What is really amazing is that they have devotions at 5 am and then come to the prayer meeting with the Pastor! What a hunger for God. It is amazing to see the passion overflowing into the community. From the first meeting on Wotje the Holy Ghost began to flow. Why? Because these young people are hungry for the things of God!
We taught every night on "Change"! Every night we saw these young people and the church being changed by the Spirit. People were healed and set free everynight. On Sunday 26 people gave their hearts to Jesus. Praise the Lord! That is what it is all about. Right now there is not enough room for everyone at the church. They need a new building. Please agree with us in prayer for the funds to build a church there for these hungry people. Thank you for your prayers, it always makes a difference. You are truly our partners in the Gospel.
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard