Sunday, May 22, 2011
Good day from the islands. The school year is beginning to wind down and the summer is on the horizon. It has been a really good year with our Kindergarten through 8th grade students at Ajeltake Christian Academy. It has not been without challenges though. Moving into the new building increased our students by 75 percent and doubled our staff! But Shawn and our wonderful Holy Ghost Christian staff handled the changes smoothly. With that said this is the final week of school with the awards ceremony on Friday.
After school is out Shawn, Travis and Richard will be heading to the states for six weeks. They will be leaving here on 13 June and returning on 24 July. This will be a time of rest and medical appointments for Richard and Shawn. They are looking forward to the break. We want to thank our home church, Winter Haven Worship Center for their generous help with the tickets. We still need a little more for Travis’ tickets but we know that it will all work out.
Stephen and Terina are expecting our first granddaughter this week on May 26th. So it is going to be a busy week if she is on time. Please keep them in prayer as we await the arrival of our first grandchild. As for me, I will remain in Majuro this year. There are a lot of things to do over the break. I will also be the speaker for the General Conference of the Full Gospel Churches, from 2 July to 10. The following week we will be teaching and training pastors and leaders from the churches.
Along with that we will be teaching in CTC and doing maintenance around the compound. Then when Shawn comes back she will be accompanied by Drew and Sarah Pitts. They are coming to work with us here in Majuro. We are so excited about their arrival. It is certainly an answer to prayer in so many ways. With them on board we will be able to tackle projects that have been on hold and expand into new areas. It is an exciting time to have them come. Please pray for them as they come and work with us here in the Marshall Islands.
As always we want to thank you for your faithful prayers and support. You are truly our partners in the Gospel. We would love to hear from you. You can email us at email@example.com or find us on Facebook under Missionary Ventures Marshall Islands. Be blessed in the name of Jesus and tell someone about Him today.
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Travis, Richard, Stephen and Terina