Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Full Gospel Conferences 2009






















The last two weeks have been awesome. We have been in two conferences with the Full Gospel Churches. One of them took place in Honolulu, Hawaii with the mainland churches and the other here in Majuro, Marshall Islands. In each of the conferences the Spirit of God moved. People were filled with the Spirit, healed, set free and refreshed by the power of God. Praise the Lord. It certainly has been an honor to speak during these conferences. They have their general conference every two years. It is a time of refreshing the vision for what God is doing among the Marshallese here in the islands and on the main land.
The theme in Honolulu was "Start the fire and hold up the fire"! It was based on Matthew 5:16 where Jesus told His disciples to let your light shine before all men. The emphasis was on letting all men see Jesus and come to Him. Praise the Lord! Here in Majuro it was based on Ephesians 5:16 "redeem the time for the days are evil"! Both of these conferences were motivating the church to wake up and reach the lost. I so agree with what the Spirit is saying not only to the Marshallese church but to the whole church! It is time to redeem the time and let our light shine! Jesus is coming sooner than we think.
Many Christians are sleeping in the light while many sinners are dying in the dark. It is time to light the fire so that all men may come to Jesus. It was just an awesome time. We certainly give all the glory to God for Word and the flowing of the Holy Ghost. It is not about a man but it is all about Jesus. This week we will be teaching the pastors and sharing with them before they go back to their churches. Please continue to keep us in prayer as we minister to these men an women of God. Be blessed and thank you for all of your faithful prayers and support!
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard

New Church Coming for Wotje

Here is a picture of Pastor Will Lokior, Carmen and their daughter at the conference this year. While they were here we were able to present them with a check for $5,000.00 to help build a new church on Wotje! Praise the Lord! One of our faithful supporters saw the need for the church there and blessed the people. Thank God for people who obey the Holy Ghost. Pastor Will's church is currently part of his house! We have traveled there many times and believe me it is packed with young people.
He has been believing God for the funds to build a church on land that he has there on Wotje. Now the vision is coming to pass. With the money he has raised and this blessing he will be able to build a new church there on Wotje! We thank God for this faithful man of God and his family. Please keep Pastor Will and his family in your prayers... Be blessed and have an awesome day in Jesus' mighty name!

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard..

Friday, July 10, 2009

Lord send the rain!




Over the last few days we have received rain here in the islands. Praise the Lord. In the pictures above you see how we get our water. It rains and the water is funneled down from the roof into these catchments. No rain, no water. you see there are no fresh water wells here where we live. Water is caught in drums, catchments and anything that will hold it. So when think about the islands remember to continue to agree with us for rain. It is not about grass and flowers it is about drinking water to survive.. Be blessed and thank you for your prayers and support....
Yours in His Service,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard

Let the destruction begin...







Upon Shawn and Richard's return from the states they were greeted by several swarms of termites. In the pictures above you see Thor starting to demolish the walls to rid ourselves of the pests. We are in the process of removing plywood and replacing everything with drywall. Fortunately the hardware store here carries drywall. Praise the Lord! It is even cheaper than plywood. So for much cheaper than replacing the walls with plywood we are redoing everything with dry wall... There is always something changing here on the compound. Little bit by little bit we are making progress... Be blessed and thank you for your prayers and support.
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard

ACA Award Ceremony






























On May 29th we had our award ceremony for Ajetltake Christian Academy. Shawn and the teachers presented awards to all of our students and two of our students graduated from the eighth grade. At this time we are only teaching Kindergarten through the 8th grade. After completing they then move on to the local high schools to finish their education. This year we had two young ladies that completed and will be moving on to high school.

This year was certainly filled with challenges but it was also one of the smoothest. We are blessed to have teachers who are men and women of God. In the school we not only teach secular education but also the things of God. We praise God daily that we have the ability to do what many schools cannot do, present Jesus on a daily basis. Thank you for all of your continued prayers and support.

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard