Monday, March 09, 2009
Outer Island Needs!
Many times I am asked "what can we help you with"? Today I want to highlight just a few of our needs here for the outer islands. In one of our last posts I pointed out the need for CB radios. Another number one need is the Word of God. Because Marshallese is only spoken here in the islands there is not a big demand for Marshallese bibles. They come in sporadically and very rarely does someone do a printing for the Marshallese. However most of this generation read english and understand what they are reading. Of the one hundred young people in Pastor Will's church, less than 20 percent have a Bible they call their own. Most of the time the Bibles are shared and passed around. However when the summer time comes and when they go back to their home atolls, many return without a Bible. On Ebeye we have the same problem, a lack of Bibles. Even in CTC, because our class is growing we need fifteen study bibles for our disciples. With that said we need two hundred and fifteen (215) English translation bibles. If you would like to help us with this please contact us and we can tell you how you can plant the Word here in the Marshall Islands.
Also we need parts for the engine on the boat at Wotje. As many of you know a boat is a valuable resource here in the islands. Boats take care of the transportation and are used to fish and gather food. The boat pictured above is the boat at Pastor Will's church. It needs a power pack, iginition system and a pull rope. It is a 40hp, 2 cycle Yamaha engine, if you can help out in helping us to repair this engine please contact us. This boat is a vital part of the ministry on Wotje. Finally we need musical instruments. As you can see in the picture we use a simple keyboard for our music when we have power. We are in need of an electric guitar and an electric bass for Ebeye. We can also use acoustic guitars for the outer islands. If you would like to help out in any of these areas please contact us at Rikakisteve@gmail.com As always we want to thank you for all of your faithful prayers and support. Be blessed and have an awesome day in Jesus!
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard