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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard