Wotje Atoll

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Urgent Needs Please Read!

Good morning from the islands,
  We wanted to present you an urgent need we have here in the islands.  The first one is urgent and we wanted to make you aware of it.  As many of you know we have three buses that we use here in the ministry.  Two of them we have had on the road for over six years now.  That is well beyond what is normal for a vehicle here in the islands.  We have replaced floors and the engine in one of our buses.  A couple of weeks ago we let you know about the trouble with our diesel bus.  We have since found out that the block is blown.  Now that bus is out of commision.
  Our oldest bus is still working but only in a limited capacity, due to some issues with cooling.  So at this time we are runniing on one bus.  This bus is now doing triple duty transporting 80 students to class, supporting CTC and our other ministries here on the island.  Our buses are an integral part of our ministry here.  We use them six days a week.  These are not luxury items or just used once or twice a week.  Buses are the backbone of our ministry.  We are currently looking for a rebuilt engine maybe our of Australia or Fiji but we have not found one at this time!
  With that said we need your help.  Number one, we need you to pray and agree with us for new buses.  Number two, spread the word to others to hook up with us.  Number three, if you feel led to help us please contact us.  We know that God is more than enough and where there is vision there is provision! 
  The second thing we need is two replacement wind generators to help offset power costs here.  Electricity is now at .41 cents a kilowatt hour.  Just at minimal usage that can be up to 600 dollars a month.  The reason we are presenting this need is because of some damage done during a major storm over a month ago.  The money that we save on electricity costs goes into our outreaches throughout the islands!  Here is a link to the type of wind generator that we need, http://www.amazon.com/Windmax-HY1000-5-24-Volt-Residential-Generator/dp/B001JBFJZK/ref=sr_1_3?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1320013299&sr=1-3

If you would like to help out in any of these areas please contact us
at rikakisteve@gmail.com
Once again, thank you for your faithful prayers and support.

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

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Training Week!

Good day from the islands,
  This week our staff of ACA is in training.  Mrs Paula and Abigal Schmidt came all the way from Guam to train our teachers.  The first day was awesome and all of the teachers are enjoying the training.  We thank God for people who come and help us increase in excellence in teaching!  Thank you so much Mrs Paula and Ms Abigal!

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

Monday, October 03, 2011

Bus Update!

Good day from the islands.  It is a wonderful day to serve the Lord here in Majuro!  This morning I just wanted to give everyone an update on our buses.  As many of you know, supporters and Family Worship Center in Virginia helped us get a new bus last year!  What a blessing that has helped us here in our ministry here in Majuro.  Our buses are one of our key tools to our work here on the main island.  Our buses average about 30,000 miles a year traveling all over this 30 mile atoll.

These buses support the schools ACA and CTC.  They also help doing evangelism outreaches and transporting people back and forth to ministry events.  Over the years we have had stewarded these vehicles and they have last past their life here in the islands.  We have replaced metal floors with wood.  We have swapped out engines on one bus, rebuilt an engine on the diesel bus and have salvaged wrecks to keep them running.  They have been tools that have helped us impact a nation.

Our two older buses are now costing us more and more to keep them on the road!  It is time for a new bus.  We would like to ask all of you to pray and agree with us for a new bus for the ministry here in the islands.  A new bus will cost about 22,000!  Please take time to pray about this issue today.  We know that God is faithful and will provide what we need here in the islands.  If you would like to help us in this area, please email us at rikakisteve@gmail.com  thank you for your faithful prayers and support.

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