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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Thank You for Your Support!

We want to take time to thank all of you for your faithful support of our ministry. In the pictures above are pictures of our cook Madelena. She is making cookies for the school lunches. The upper right picture is a picture of a camp oven that was donated to our ministry. That oven not only takes care of the family but the children of the school benefit from it everyday.
Many of you send boxes of food, praise the Lord! Here grocery prices are out of sight and this week we got three boxes full of staple items that saves us money. It is a great blessing! Do we need money for operations, yes of course but these packages also take care of a great need. When we needed tools, you responded. Over the counter medicines were needed, you again responded. Every time these things have come in right on time to meet our needs here in the islands. Thank you so very much for all the ways that you support our ministry here in the islands. We know that God will continue to bless you with seed to sow and bread on your table, (II Corinthians 9).
We also want to thank Mom and Dad Clark who many times forward these items to us. They are a major asset in getting much needed supplies to us. Thanks again for all of your faithful, faithful prayers and support.
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard

Termite Campaign

What a week it has been. Here are a few pictures of our house this week. As many of you know we have fought termites almost every week. Termites here are a major problem. Here in the Marshall Islands termites are an issue for everyone that uses wood in building. For some time we have been replacing walls and just when we thought we got ahead they returned. Now thanks to supporters who joined with us we are now replacing walls with concrete board and drywall. Praise the Lord!
We are taking away what they eat. In the pictures you see the work proceeding in the bathroom and the kitchen. We are started with these areas because they were the worst infested! We will proceed with the rest of the house as funds become available. We praise God for all of you who have helped us so far with this. It is nice to go to sleep at night without having to worry about a termite attack. We will post pictures when phase one is completed! Be blessed and have an awesome week in the name of Jesus!
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard
Majuro, Marshall Islands

Saturday, August 15, 2009

ACA Pictures!

Here are a few new pictures from Ajeltake Christian Academy. Be blessed!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Ajeltake Christian Academy Moving up!

Here are some shots from the school this morning. On Monday we start the 2009-2010 school year. We are so excited about another year to teach children in the natural and about the things of God. Two weeks prior to starting we received some great news from the ministry of education. Every year all of the school in the Marshall Islands are tested for academic excellence. Last year we were number two in all of the Marshall Islands. Praise the Lord! Actually we were tied for number one but because the other school was larger and tested more students they were given number one. It is okay though. That test compares us to all public an private schools here. Remember we took over this school two and one half years ago. At that time they were unrated now we are moving up. Shawn and I thank God for our Spirit filled staff who give their all as unto the Lord! We thank God for their faithfulness and dedication.
We have been through many things in the last couple of years with the school. Termites, finances, bus breakdowns and other things that come with running a school. In all of that we saw the hand of the Lord on what we were doing. Young lives being changed into something totally different. Now we are beginning to see fruit in many ways. Because of our new testing scores this qualifies us for assistance from the government. Praise the Lord! God is so good. We give all of the glory to God for all that He has done and continues to do with the school.
There is one other person who certainly has been faithful and that is principal Shawn. Many of you know Shawn's testimony and what the Lord has done in her life. Her love for teaching has moved into something special. I remember her teaching in Kid Zone at Winter Haven Worship Center and watching her love for teaching grow. When we came to the Marshalls we were not even thinking about a school but look what the Lord has done. He is so faithful and gives us the desires of our heart. Shawn loves to teach and now she is a teacher/principal. Praise the Lord! God is soooooo good. We give Him all of the glory and all of the praise for what He is doing here in the Marshalls. Be blessed and run with the vision God has put in your heart!
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard.....