Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
Taking off from Wotje Atoll

Monday, October 22, 2012

Celebration!

  Good day from the islands.  Yesterday we celebrated the church's 10th birthday at Majuro English Assembly.  It is such an honor to pastor this church.  We were joined by Majuro Praise Assembly and their Pastor was our speaker yesterday.  It was a powerful time in the Holy Ghost as both churches joined together to celebrate and lift up Jesus.

  Our church is made up of many different nations.  There are Marshallese, Flipino, Naaruan, Tongans, Solomon Islands, Chukese, Papua New Guinea, and Americans.  I am probably leaving out a nation or two.  The joy of this church is that there are no boundaries.  We are all citizens of heaven coming together to worship the Lord and build the kingdom of God!

  It brings tears to my eyes to see all of the people lifting up their hearts and crying to the Lord.  Pastor Telija delivered a powerful message.  Are you a chicken Christian or a Eagle Christian.  It was a challenging message that blessed all of the people that were there.  The church was packed.  NO more room, people sitting outside, the children's room full.  All together worshipping the Lord!

  After the service we had dinner on the grounds, potluck, all of us fellowshipping  with one another.  It was a very long day/weekend but it was awesome.  Please keep up in your prayers and we continue to follow the vision here in the Marshall Islands.  God bless you all and may you walk closer with Him everyday.

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

As always thank you for your faithful prayers and support..........

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cleaning it Up!


Wow, what a weekend it was this weekend.  First of all Travis and I spent Saturday repairing our septic tank drain field.  I was prepared to bring some guys in to do it but Travis volunteered for the project.  Praise the Lord, he wanted to raise some more money for their trip to the states.  I had to go to town to pick up some supplies and take Stephen to work.
 Travis in two hours had dug a pit up to his chest for the drain field.  By two o'clock he had finished the project. Man, did he get the job done.  I helped him clue things together and how to make it.  He designed the drain head, got it all together and rocked it in.  Now the smell is gone praise the Lord!  He did an awesome job.  Thank you Travis.

On Sunday we had two great services at Majuro English Assembly.  That morning we taught on how to be F.A.T. for Jesus!  When we are F.A.T the blessings in our lives flow!  What does the acronym stand for?  To walk in victory you must be Faithful, Available and Teachable.  That night Pastor Robert  taught on maintaining God's standards in life!  It was a great day all the way around.

God is doing wonderful things in the islands.  We are seeing salvations, healings, deliverance and lives changed every week by His Spirit.  Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and support.

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

Friday, October 05, 2012

Update!

Good day from the Marshall Islands!  A lot of things have been going on here and God is moving by His Spirit!  We have been pastors now for about five weeks at Majuro English Assembly!  What a change it has been.  We are enjoyed and excited about what God is doing in the church.  We are moving forward building the kingdom of God together.  We certainly have challenges in the natural and supernatural but we know that, "God's got it"!  The whole family is involved and Richard will be sharing in youth tonight!  Praise the Lord!  Shawn is doing other things ministry wise and the school is transitioned over to our staff.  As I have said before they are doing and awesome job!

We are looking forward in the coming weeks to getting out to Ebeye and Wotje!  It has been a while since we have been there but we have heard good things about what is going on there!  We are believing God for a new sound system for Wotje!  Also Pastors Anwi and Wendy Morris are doing a fantastic job in Ebeye flowing in the Holy Ghost!  Praise the Lord God is good!

We are so thankful for boxes that we received over the last couple of weeks.  Full of food supplies and over the counter medicines for the outer islands.  Three different people stepped up and helped us out in those areas!  Thank you Jesus!  The boxes that come in are a huge help to us here in the islands!  If you would like to find out about how to help in that area, drop us an email at rikakisteve@gmail.com!

Our last little bit of news is that Travis and Malissa will soon be moving to the states.  Malissa is coming to finish her nursing education.  Travis will be supporting her as she accomplishes this and hopefully will start some online classes himself.  God has already provided a place for them to stay!  Praise the Lord!  Please agree with us for jobs for both of them.  Our God is able and we know that He is in control!  We will update you more as we get closer to their departure.

Thank you all so much for your faithful prayers and support.  You are truly our partners in the Gospel here in the pacific!

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