Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
Taking off from Wotje Atoll

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Chairs Needed!

It is one of the things that all of us use everyday. The chair!  We relax in it, eat in, watch sports with it and everywhere we go there is a chair.  Portable chairs, soft chairs, rocking chairs we literally have made chairs for every situation to make sure that we are comfortable wherever we go.  Some churches now take pride on how comfortable their seats are.  I remember growing up in a church where the seats were wooden and no padding.   I have been to churches with wooden pews that there was no way to get comfortable.  But now most churches have comfortable seats for the people who come.  What am I driving at?

We need your help!  On the atoll of Ebeye there is a growing church Pastored by Anwi and Wendy Morris.  Through their ministry, over the years the church has continued to grow.  They out grew the building, now they are outside under a shelter.  Even now they have outgrown their current shelter and have filled all of the chairs.  People come and stand around the outside listening to the Word.  Some sit on the ground just to be touched by the Spirit of God.  People are getting saved and healed every week.  They need chairs.  We are not talking about 100 to 200 dollar theater seats.  We are talking simple plastic chairs, 15.00 a piece.  We are believing God for 100 chairs!  Just think, 100 people could make this happen, one church could do it at one swoop.  Bottom line is, if they had 100 chairs they would be filled the first Sunday they had them.  Would you like to help? Are you willing to skip a couple of lunches to help a church fill the house and build the kingdom of God?
If so please contact us at rikakisteve@gmail.com for information on how to help us meet this need.

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

ACA Starts the New School Year!

The kids are back to school at ACA!  During the summer we added ramps and did some much needed repairs to the compound.  We are now in our third week and things are going well.  The kids are happy to be back and so is the staff!  This year we have two new special needs students one who is blind and the other who has to use a wheel chair.  We look forward to working with these new students and seeing what God will do in their lives.
  Sarah Pitts has joined Shawn on the staff and is doing an awesome job already.  Cheyanne, Luke and Sam are in classes and doing great.  It is a joy to see them joining in with the other kids in the school.  Please keep us in prayer this year.  We started off two teachers short this year.  We have filled one position have one more to fill.  Also our principal Pastor Apet will be leaving us in December and we need to fill his position.  Please agree with us for these two positions to be filled quickly.  Thank you for all of your faithful prayers and support.  You are truly our partners in the ministry here in the Marshall Islands.

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

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The Pitts Family Has Arrived!

As many of you know we have been praying and believing for someone to come and partner with us here in the islands.  Over a year ago we began talking with Drew and Sarah Pitts about coming to join us here!  We knew from the beginning that this was the plan of God.  Drew and Sarah for over a year have been raising support to come!  Well on Tuesday July 19th Drew flew in!  Praise the Lord!  He came a week early to begin preparing the place where they would be living here in the Marshall islands.  For an entire week he worked constantly preparing for the family's arrival!  There was and is much to be done but Drew pressed on!

One week later on July 26th Sarah, Cheyanne, Luke and Sam arrived here in the Marshall islands.  Excited and ready to go!  The family is all together and here with us in the Marshall Islands!  Right now they are settling in and getting things in order.  At the time of this writing their internet has not been hooked up yet but it will be soon.  Then I am sure they will contact everyone and give them an update.  Cheyanne, Luke and Sam are doing great and from the very beginning they made friends on the first day.

We are so excited about Drew and Sarah being here!  We know that God is going to do mighty things through them here in the Marshall Islands.  We will keep you updated on them.  Thank you as always for your faithful prayers and support!
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

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

Conference Time!

The first two weeks of July was conference time here in the Marshall Islands!  Marshallese from the outer islands, Hawaii and the mainland all converged on Majuro to worship the Lord!  It was the 7th Full Gospel Conference! This year's theme was "Choose Today"!  Taken from Joshua 24:15, were Joshua challenged the people to choose who they would serve!  God or other gods!  Throughout the week lives were changed by powerful preaching and teaching.  Pastor Ronald Matthew and the pastors delivered awesome messages by the Holy Ghost.  As always it is a great joy to preach and teach alongside these men and women of God!
Many were changed but the Spirit of God throughout the week.  The Spirit continually challenged the people to make a choice in how they live there lives.  The second week of the conference was the pastors and leaders seminar.  Pastor Ronald, Pastor Anwi and myself taught throughout the week.  It was a great time of strengthening each other in the Lord for the work we are called to do!
This main conference is held every two years and this year I believe was the biggest I have attended.  The hunger of the people for the Word and the things of the Spirit was truly amazing.  All of us throughout the conference felt and urgency to preach the Gospel!  It is not a time to draw back but to push forward with building the kingdom!  We are truly in the last days!
  So today ask yourself, who am I serving?  Are you serving yourself or the true and living God!  I leave you with this verse!


Joshua 24:15: And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

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

"Thank you for your continued faithful prayers and support!"