Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
Taking off from Wotje Atoll

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Engine Swaps and Building Blocks

Well what can we say? Jesus is Lord and we can do all that things through Christ who strengthens us! Praise the Lord! The white bus is almost ready for full time duty. We were able to find a used engine and swapped it out this week. We also replaced the transmission and other items. It has been a battle. We put it back on the road Thursday but it went down again. Water leak and the alternator belt broke. All is well though. We went back through and inspected everything and found that the transmission bracket was missing a bolt. Praise the Lord, even though we had some down time we found that item before it became a major problem. We hope to get it back this afternoon and have it back on the road in the morning.
Two hundred block arrived this week and we were able to start building on the battery room. We are still one hundred block short but we are believing God for the rest of the block to complete the project. This room will house our batteries and inverters as we go on alternate power. Our power cost has risen another five cents this month taking the cost now to thirty five cents a kilowatt hour. This week we will order the wind turbines and have them shipped in here to Majuro. We are starting off with wind because it charges day and night and this is the windy time of the year. Over time we will add solar panels to round out our energy needs. This will save money that we can pour back into the ministry and reaching the lost.
Also this week we received another computer for our ministry. Praise the Lord! We are also in need of Bible software. One of the losses on my computer was my bible study material.
Because of the repairs to the buses and computer issues this has tapped into our operational funds. We are believing God for $6,000 to cover the cost of repairs to the buses along with rental fees during this down time. Please agree with us in prayer for these needs. If you would like to help out with the financial need or would like to help us with solar panels, please drop us an email at rikakisteve@gmail.com or clarkmvimi@ntamar.net
We are in need of teaching and preaching CDs or DVDs. Even better would be MP3s on a flash drive. If you know of any ministries that provide that kind of resources on a flash drive please email. Remember do not throw away that teaching, if you are finished with it send it to us! Thank you as always for your continued faithful prayer and support. Be blessed in all that you do and may you prosper even as your soul prospers.

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

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Computer Help!

We are so thankful for all of you that support us in so many ways. Care packages that contain food items, Worship/preaching CDs, financially, and so many other ways. This week was no exception with six care packages coming in and a new computer. As many of you know, we have had problems with three of our computers. We lost most of our email addresses and other documents, some right before my trip to the states.
In the states, people stepped up to help us out. One family donated an external hard drive, flash drives and other equipment to help us backup information. Another family began work on our other desktop trying to repair it and bring it up to speed. Instead of repairing it they sent a new desktop! Praise the lord! From Virginia, another family helped us out with a laptop and a study bible/resource that operates from CD/flash drive. On top of all this another family has sent another computer that is on the way. We praise God for this help and for people that hear and follow the leading of the Holy Ghost.
These things mean so much to us here in the islands. The care packages alone save us hundreds of dollars in food costs. This allows us to fund other outreaches and operations here in the islands. If you are interested in helping us out with care packages email us at Rikakisteve@gmail.com , and we can provide you a list of needed items.
Of course, as always, we are so thankful for you our monthly supporters. Your monthly support is helping us change a nation for Jesus. You make it possible for what we do here. One time gifts are a great blessing, but it is the steadfast monthly support that gives us the ability to reach the people, thank you!
We also want to thank Mom and Dad Clark for getting those needed supplies to us. You make our connection with others possible. Thank you! If you would like to help us out in any of these areas just contact us via email. Be blessed and may you prosper even as your soul prospers!
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard

Trip to Wotje Atoll

On the 28th of December we made a trip to Wotje atoll. Pastor Ronald, Ryan, and I went there and spent four days teaching the young people there. The timing of the trip was perfect because all of the high school students were on Christmas break. We had been invited when we were there in September with Cathy Bentley. The students had come to Pastor Ronald and I inviting us to come back and teach them.
It is so awesome to see young people that are hungry for the Word. We arrived on the 28th of December, and we were greeted by the young people and the church. The church had grown since our last visit. Pastor Will and Carmen are doing a great job preaching the Gospel there. After settling in, we began teaching that night with two sessions. Pastor Ronald and I taught four sessions a day the entire time we were there.
He taught on the Holy Spirit and Faith. I taught on prayer and the church! What a great time. Their hunger is motivated by a desire to live a holy and righteous life. Something I think that we forget many times is the simple truths that help us live for Jesus. We are many times searching for the newest revelation, the newest formula for a blessing when in reality, we need the basics.
Needless to say it was a blessing to be there and see lives changed by the Word and by His Spirit. They wanted us to stay longer but the airplane came early because of New Years. No worries though we will be back. On the trip there and back, we stopped at Likiep atoll where two of our disciples have started a church.
Before Christmas, Harold and Tommy traveled to Likiep atoll. The people had heard about the Full Gospel churches and CTC, and asked for someone to come and start a church. Pastor Ronald responded and sent Harold and Tommy to spy out the land. Since their arrival, they are seeing between forty and fifty at every service. This is not counting children! They have not even started the church in that area yet. They are just sharing the Gospel while they are there. People are coming and seeking God! Please pray for these young men as they minister there.
Both of them are disciples in CTC. They have not completed their studies with me as of yet, but when the Spirit leads we move! People are dying and going to hell, when they call for help we must answer the call. I thank God everyday for these young men and women who forsake their fleshly desires to follow the Spirit of God! Needless to say, I have been invited to Likiep for a week of teaching.
This year we are planning more trips to the outer islands. Two trips that we had scheduled had to be postponed. One due to no airplanes flying there and the other one delayed due to maintenance issues with our buses. The people are calling and we will find a way to reach them this year. If you would like to help us reach the outer islands please email us at rikakisteve@gmail.com
We need your support in this area. We thank God everyday for our faithful monthly supporters. We are believing God for new supporters this year. 2010 is the year to bring them in. Thank you as always for your faithful prayers and support. You are truly our partners in the Gospel. Be blessed!

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