Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
Taking off from Wotje Atoll

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Projects and Current Needs

This year certainly has seen many things happen here in the Marshall Islands. Challenges have abounded, and in every case God has always provided exactly what we need. He has never been late but always right on time. We now have the funding for our solar/wind project, and the equipment is on the way. Our hold up in that area right now is block for the battery room. As you can see above, the floor is poured and ready to go. We just need the block for the walls. What is the hold up, you might ask? Sand is the hold up! Bricks require a great deal of sand. Currently sand cannot be dredged here, and it has to be made or brought in by ship. We have 200 blocks on order now, and we are hoping to have it this week. The funding we have raised for this will cover our basic setup but we will need to add more solar panels in the future. If you would be interested in being a part of this project just drop us an email.

We have had challenges in the last month with our buses. Our diesel bus went down with a blown head gasket and a cracked crankshaft. We have ordered the parts to repair it and are believing God for the funds. The white bus you see pictured above is on it’s last miles. It is almost beyond what we can do but it continues to run. We recently replaced the water pump and will replace the head gasket on the white bus this week also. We are believing God for a new bus. The cost for that is $18,500 for a brand new bus.

Our computers had their share of problems. Three of our computers went down with bad hard drives all within a month. We thank God we have two of them back up and running. The only downside is that we lost a lot of information and email addresses. Praise the Lord for some individuals who have helped us get them back up and running. We thank God for all of you that help us in so many ways. You are truly a part of what we are doing here in the islands.

While we were in the states a ministry bought two guitar amplifiers for Ebeye Full Gospel. We thank God for that. We still have a need for a lead guitar, bass electric guitars, and amplifiers to go with them. In the midst of all of these challenges we give God all of the glory for we know that He will meet every need.

We also thank God for those of you who hear the Holy Ghost and help us in so many areas. You, our partners in the Gospel truly are helping us build the kingdom of God.

If you would like to help out with any of these needs above, send care packages of food and medicine supplies, if you would like to support us on a monthly basis or one time gift, please email us. Remember though, your tithe to your church is your first priority! Never send us your tithe it belongs where you are ministered to. We love you and thank God everyday for your faithful prayers and support.

Running with the Vision,

Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard

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