Wotje Atoll

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Monday, August 27, 2012

God is Faithful!

I wanted to take a moment and share this testimony from a young lady in our church named Sarah!  Read this and be blessed!

Sarah Writes:

I praise God for His guidance and protection. Went home late last night in the midst of lightnings and thunders (still thankful for the lightnings because they lighted my way back home because everything was so dark), turning on the lights but the bulbs all gave a dim light and no power coming from all my electricity outlets. Afraid that there would be a brown out and no water supply, i filled up 
my pail with water. Then, around 1:00am, there was a brown out. With nothing to see and i was really tired, i went to sleep but still managed to pray that God would recharge my body, renew my strength and wake me up early so that i could go to work.

This morning, i praise God that He woke me up early again. Little did i know that there's an incident happened last night. There was a fire on the light post outside our compound, everyone already went to other places except me who was in deep sleep despite of the absence of A/C or a fan, haha. There were policemen and the acting Mayor was there, securing the area. But no one managed to wake me up, but still i'm thankful i had a good rest. ;)

I just want to praise God for His UNFAILING PROTECTION to His children. I slept last night with a HOPE that i would wake up this morning despite the brown out and thunderstorm. Though men failed to inform me, but God took care of me. I thank the Lord for the good night sleep i had, without worrying about the incident because it was Him who took charge of me and of everything. I REALLY PRAISE GOD FOR HIS FAITHFULNESS! TO GOD BE THE GLORY! =)

(God is faithful and takes care of His children no matter what is going on around us!  The sleep of the righteous is peaceful!)  

Running with the Vision,

Steve, Shawn and the family!

Update on Stephen

Good day from the islands!  Well we just want to say to everyone thank you for your prayers for our son Stephen.  All of the doctor's reports have come back normal!  Praise the Lord!  Jesus is the healer and always will be the healer.  God is so good!  He has provided everything that we needed to get the tests done!  We thank God for Holy Ghost connections that got us into see the right doctors at the right times!
Now we are believing God for provision for Stephen's return trip!  The cost for the ticket back to Majuro is $1716.00.  We can also do it for about 90,000 frequent flyer miles!  We know that God has got it and we are believing that all will be provided in the name of Jesus!  Please agree with us in prayer for the provision to come in!  If you would like to help in this area please contact us at rikakisteve@gmail.com for more information!  Have a blessed day and thank you all for your faithful prayers and support!

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

Monday, August 20, 2012

New Starts!

Good day from the islands!  God is so good and moving in so many ways here in the Marshall Islands. This last week was one of new starts and changes in ministry!  The first new start has to do with Majuro English Assembly!  As of last Sunday, not yesterday, we are now the new pastors of the church.
Praise the Lord!  The church is made up with people from several different island nations as well as the US and the Philippines! What an opportunity to serve God in a new way.  It is truly an international church following after the things of God!  We are excited and are looking forward to what God is going  to do in this place!
  This does not take away from our ministry to the Marshallese and the Marshallese churches.  This is an addition to what we are already to doing there.  We are seeing the Spirit make connections to bring the churches together on all levels.  This new position gives us the opportunity to touch many different nations with the Word!  Thank you Jesus!
  Last week was also the first week of our new school year!  Praise the Lord all of the students are back  and everything went smooth as silk.  Shawn is transitioning to work more with me in different ministry areas. The staff has picked up the ball and is running  forward with minimal supervision.  Thank you Jesus!  We ask you to keep us in prayer as we move forward with what God is doing here in the islands!

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

"As always thank you for your faithful prayers and support!"

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Clark's Update!

Good day everyone and blessings in the name of Jesus!  It has been a busy week here in Majuro.  Shawn and Richard are back in Majuro and Stephen is now in Florida!  Monday and Tuesday were really couple of hectic days.  Stephen's flight to Honolulu was cancelled and so was Shawn's coming into Majuro.  Shawn was able to get in touch with United and get the flights taken care of and all is well!  Needless to say it was a challenge and certainly had us going around in circles.  But thank you Lord for favor and everyone got where they need to go!

  Stephen jr. is now in Florida for medical treatment.  He has his first appointment on Monday with a neurologist!  Praise the Lord for open doors.  We are believing God that all is well and the reports will all be good!  We are still believing God for the provision to cover all medical expenses and the flight back here to Majuro.  He is in good spirit but missing his wife and daughter big time!  Please continue to agree with us in prayer for these needs!  Keep Terina and Kanani in your prayers also while Stephen is in the states!  God is good and all the time God is good!  Jesus is the healer and we know that everything is under control!

  Shawn and Richard are doing well and readapting to island life!  Shawn and the staff are getting ready for school to start next Monday!  All is on track and on target and we are expecting a great year.  All of our students who graduated last year are on their way to high school.  Those who attended summer school all passed with flying colors!  Praise the Lord!  A big thank you to our new principal and head teacher, Liezl Domingo!  She handled the summer and office over the summer for us!  Praise the Lord!

We thank all of you for your continued faithful prayers and support.  It is you and us together that are reaching people with the Gospel!  You are a blessing and we pray that God blesses you above and beyond what you need!

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

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Summer Time!

Good day from the islands,
  It has been a busy month here in the Marshall islands.  We just finished two conferences and a leader's seminar!  What a great time in the Lord!  The first conference was for the youth and their theme this year was "Pray for Rain"!  Taken from Zechariah 10:1.  The youth spent the week seeking the Lord and being taught the Word of God!  What a time they had, these young people were praying for the rain to bring in the harvest!
  The next conference was for the women.  Their theme was "giving all the work".  Their base scripture was John 4:34.  It is amazing to see what God was and is doing through the women here in the Marshall Islands.  Both of these conferences were about bringing in the harvest for the Lord!  Building the kingdom of God and finishing the work!  Praise the Lord!  In these last days we must be focused on bringing in the harvest!
Pastor Ronald and Crethia Matthew head of the Full Gospel Churches
  The Last week was with the leaders.  It was a week of intense teaching on dedication, the Spirit and the great commission!  It was great to see and hear Pastor Ronald Matthew, Pastor Anwi Morris and other men and women of God teach!  It was also an honor as always to being able to be a part of these sessions during the summer!
  Shawn and Richard are finishing up their final week in the states.  We are also getting ready to start school back up here August 13!  All is coming together and we praise God for what He is doing here in the islands.  We hope to make an announcement about a new change within the next week.  So keep and eye out for that post.  As always thank you so much for your faithful prayers and support.  We love and appreciate you all so very much!

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