Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
Taking off from Wotje Atoll

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Island Update!

Good day from the islands. It has been a couple of weeks since our last update. Everyone here is healthy and doing well. Richard, Stephen and Travis are all doing well in school. Shawn and the school are on track and have finished the first quarter of this year. Praise the Lord. They had parent/teacher conferences yesterday and many parents turned out for the meetings!


CTC (Christian Training Center) is back on schedule. We just took the test on the Major Prophets and are now studying the book of Daniel. I have to tell you it is an exciting time to be studying this book. With what is going on in the world right now we can see prophecy fulfilled as we study. In doing this study I am also comparing it to the book of Revelation! This class is exciting because as they begin to understand Daniel, Revelation opens up to them!

We are still working on repairing our wind generators and hope to have at least one back online this week. We praise God for our new bus, it has certainly taken the pressure off of us in that area. The parts came in for our silver bus and we believing to have it back this week. Believing God for favor on the repair bill! We are currently looking for parts to the white bus. It has been down for about two weeks now but praise God it will be back this week.

We want to thank all of our faithful partners for your prayers and support. You are our partners in sharing the Gospel here in the Marshall Islands. If you would like to help out in any area of the ministry, contact us at (rikakisteve@gmail.com).

Running with the Vision,

Steve, Shawn, Travis, Stephen and Richard

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bus Update!

Last week we were able to pick up our new bus for the ministry. We are so thankful for those of you who made this possible. As you can see from the picture we have “old faithful” on the left and “blessing” on the right. Our old white bus was repaired last week as well. The dealer let us take the new bus without having paid the full amount. Funds have been pledged and we are waiting on the balance to come in. We are still believing for $1400 to finish paying off the new bus.


We are so thankful for our mechanic who worked on the white bus. Through his efforts we have been able to keep it on the road. We have changed out the engine, replaced the head, water pump and many other things. Here in the Marshalls there are no part stores and we literally salvage parts from other vehicles. We praise God for His continued provision for the ministry here in the islands.

The silver bus is still waiting on a part. It has been off the road for over a month now. We are hoping to have the part this week and have it back on the road. All of these buses are a vital part of our ministry here. They help us take students back and forth to school as well as helping the local churches. We know that soon we will have another new bus and we are continuing to believe God for it. We want to thank all of you for your continued prayers and support. You are truly our partners in the Gospel here in the Marshall Islands. Be blessed in the name of Jesus!

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

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Manit Day!

 


Last Friday we celebrated Manit day (custom day) here in the Marshall Islands. This is a day that celebrates the rich culture of the Marshallese. It is their way of ensuring that the children remember their history. At ACA, Shawn and the teachers had a day filled with culture. They played games, learned how to make Marshallese crafts and of course it would not be complete without a great lunch.


It was a day filled with fun for students and teachers alike. Here are just a few photos from the day. Be blessed.

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