Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
Taking off from Wotje Atoll

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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

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