Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
Taking off from Wotje Atoll

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Please Pray!

On a different note we would like for you to agree with us for some people that need a touch from God. One is Pastor Herman’s wife, Talina, her leg was amputated a few weeks ago and she is not responding well to treatment. Also pray for Pastor Labi Anni’s wife, Kendi, this weekend her sugar went really high. She lost movement in her left arm. She was on IVs through the weekend. She is improving but needs prayer. We are standing and believing with these two families for total healing for both of these women.
Finally, in the picture above you see Shawn with one of our new students. Her name is Lei Momie. Her lower right leg has a very bad infection. She has had this infection for several months and it has not healed. Lei Momie and her brother Peter start our school about two weeks ago. We noticed her leg and we began to take action. We prayed for her and yesterday we took her to the hospital. There she was x-rayed and put on antibiotics. The doctor was concerned that the infection had gotten into the bone. Praise the Lord it had not. As Shawn waited on the result she was praying and interceding for this young lady. Today she is due to go back to the hospital to have the dead tissue taken away. Please agree with us today for total healing for this young lady.
We praise God for His healing power and know that He still heals today. Thank you as always for your faithful prayers and support.

Yours in His Service,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard
Running with the Vision

Haiti Relief!

We just wanted to take a moment to ask you to pray for Haiti today. Many of you have seen the video and heard the stories of what is happening there. In the natural it is a tragedy but in the midst of all this, God is moving. Missionaries who are there have not given up and are continuing to see lives changed by the power of God. In the midst of what looks like tragedy new life is emerging in the changed lives of the people.
As you pray about giving we ask you to be wise and choose the right organization to give to. Of course if your church is supporting an effort there, go through them first. That way you ensure where your money is going. It is sad to say but in the midst of this there are those who are doing the wrong thing. I also want point you to two ministries that are doing a great work there. One is Pastor Jay Threadgill in Port au Prince, www.fom.com (it that doesn’t work try .org). Pastor Jay has been down there for many years and God has used him and his family mightily there. Another brother is Ed Locket, I am not sure of his exact location but he is with Missionary Ventures International (www.mvi.org). You can help him out by going through their web site. We here in the Marshall Islands believe that God, in the midst of this will do a mighty work there. We stand with the body of Christ in Haiti and know God is with them. Please pray for them today and give to help build the kingdom of God in Haiti. Be blessed and have a great day.

Yours in His Service,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard

Bus Update and CB Radios

It has been a little while since the last update and a lot has been happening. The buses are now back up and running. Praise the Lord! Our two chariots are back on the road. The silver bus is doing wonderful and the white bus just keeps on going. Both of these buses are a vital part of our mission here. The white bus has a different engine and transmission now. We were able to salvage on from another wrecked bus. It is still leaking water and we are changing out the distributor but the bottom line is she is back in action. It certainly was a struggle over the last couple of months keeping everything running without them. Praise the Lord for churches that stepped up and helped us through this period. We praise God for the body of Christ working together to keep things moving. We are still believing God to cover the cost but that is no problem for Him.
We also received CB radios in from Winter Haven Worship Center in Florida (http://www.whwc.org/). Yes Brother Jason they just arrived. Immediately upon receiving them we sent three of them out to the outer islands. The base station was sent to Pastor Will on Wotje who already has it on the air preaching the Word. Two of the other radios went to Langnaar (Pastor Norton) and one to Arno, Arno (Pastor Waston). These radios provide a way for them to preach the Gospel and to stay in contact with their people. Praise the Lord for these tools that you have sent. As you can tell we can use any kind of CB, new or used it does not matter. What you are not using can really be a valuable tool for pastors here in the islands.
Two more wind generators are on the way and we are getting ready to start using wind and solar. We want to thank all of you who have helped to make this project happen. Missionary Ventures New Zealand also provided funds and All Faiths Church in Lehigh Acres, Florida provided a wind generator to help us with this project. As you can see we are getting ready to put the roof on the building. Once this is complete we will bring in the fork lift battery and the inverter charger. We can then go ahead and install them while we wait on the arrival of the additional wind generators.
We have had to scale back initially on our project due to repairs on our buses. As funds come in we will add more solar panels and Wind generators. We know that you there see increases in things that you use. Our electricity just went up to 35 cents a kilowatt hour and the price of propane has jumped thirty percent. With these cost increases we have to divert funds from some of our outside project. Converting to alternate energy will put five hundred dollars back into our operations. We want to thank all of you for your faithful and continued support. One time givers are important to us as well but it is the monthly supporters that keep us going from month to month. Thank you so much. If you would like to partner with us or be on our mailing list please send an email to
Once thank you for partnering with us in building the kingdom of God here in the Marshall Islands. Be blessed.

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