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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving Sunday

I Thessalonians 5:18: In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

What a Sunday we had!  Here in the Marshall islands it is not a holiday.  It is just another day of work.  So we and the church decided to have Thanksgiving Sunday!  It was an awesome time with potluck dinner after the service at the church.  Shawn cooked turkeys and all of the people brought food to share.  I must say it was an awesome time.

We shared on giving thanks for every in our lives.  The Holy Ghost moved and lives were touched.  Here are just a few pictures from our Thanksgiving Sunday!  Be blessed and have a great day in the name of Jesus!

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

Monday, November 26, 2012


We are thankful for so many things!  Words can not express all that we are thankful for this year.  We are thankful for Jesus and eternal life.  Without Him where would we be?  Thank you, Father, for sending your son to set us free.  We are thankful for the privilege of serving here in the Marshall Islands.  Working with the Full Gospel churches and now as full time pastors for Majuro English Assembly.  God continues to pour out and open doors to share His love with others!  Praise the Lord!

We are thankful for our sons, daughter in laws, and of course princess Kanani!  We are thankful for all of our family in the states.  All of my brothers and sister in laws, we love and appreciate you so much.

We are thankful for all of you who faithfully pray and support us here in the islands.  You are truly our partners in the Gospel.  A big thank you to our pastor's, Pastor Jeff and Kim connor for always supporting us in so many ways.  Thank you Winter Haven Worship Center and Family Worship Center in Virginia for all of your help!  Pastor Eddie and Ms Stephanie, thank you for your counsel, prayers and support as well.
We also want to thank Wings of Eagles International, Don and Maria Elena Steiner, for your faithful help throughout the years.  Thank you to all of the individuals who support us in so many ways.  We are, where we are, because of your faithfulness to the things of God! Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping us fulfill the vision God has given to us.

We also want to send a special thank you to Drew and Sarah Pitts!  Because of your faithfulness to the things of God we are now at a new level.  Thank you for making it possible for Shawn and I to be refreshed!

Last but not least , thank you Mom and Dad Clark for all that you do.  You are a major part of what we do here in the islands.  Always getting the supplies to us that we need and right on time.  Thank you!  There are just too many to name on this blog but just know that we are thankful for every box, every gift, every email, every prayer, and every call!

May you be blessed in all that you do and know that we are thankful for you.
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Richard, Stephen, Terina, Kanani
Majuro Marshall Islands


Friday, November 16, 2012

Majuro English Assembly

Well the church is beginning to grow here in Majuro.  It is certainly wonderful to see God moving by His Spirit among the people of so many nations.  We just wanted to share a few pictures of the church and let you know of a few needs that we are believing God for.

Here is a picture of the sanctuary.  One of the first things we need to do is to move the wall back another 20 feet.  We are already needing more space for Sunday morning.  Praise the Lord!
Here are some shots of the area behind the sanctuary.  We have room to expand but as you can tell we need a new roof.  Numerous holes keep us from using this area.  Our vision is to expand the sanctuary and add classrooms in this area.  We also need and office and a nursery...
This is a shot of our children's area.  We are getting ready to paint it and build and a puppet stage.  Needs a lot of improvement across the board.  Our head teacher and teachers are ministering to a lot of children throughout the week.
We are also believing for ceiling fans for the church, a snake cable for our sound system and a new sound set up for the church.  Please take time to pray and agree with us for all of these needs.  This church is currently ministering to nine island nations here in Majuro.  Have a blessed day and thank you for you faithful prayers and support.

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

Travis and Malissa

Good day from the islands.  This week certainly has been a week of mixed emotions.  Why?  Travis and Malissa have moved to the US!  Wednesday night we put them on the plane headed to Florida.  What a bittersweet moment.  Travis, our first born, leaving to start something new in his life along with his wife Malissa.  Shawn and I are so proud of all of our boys.  They all are a blessing from the Lord in their own special ways.

However, I will say that this is one of the hardest things we have had to do in life.  I now can fully identify with my Dad and Mom who for many years have been sending me off.  Especially on the first day I left to join the military.  What a moment for me and for them.  Now Shawn and I are experiencing  what they went through so many years ago.  It is certainly a time of major change for all of us.

Malissa is coming to finish her RN degree!  Travis will be in the support mode while she is in school.  They have a place to stay already; Praise the Lord!  They will need to find a job and a  car, but we know that God is in control and has a plan.  Shawn and I are rejoicing and sad at the same time.  We are not fearful in any way, because we know that they are following God's plan.

Twenty three years ago on December 1st, our first son came into this world.  For Twenty three years he has been a blessing to us. For the past year, Malissa, the newest edition of our family was a blessing and has a special place in all our hearts. Momma will miss her friendship and help preparing family meals. Richard will miss her listening ear and friendship as well. Now we release our blessing to the world.  May Travis and Malissa be a blessing to all they come in contact with wherever they go...

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