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Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas Day!

Last weekend was an awesome weekend at Majuro English Assembly.  God is certainly moving by His spirit among the church.  Praise the Lord.  On Monday the 24th we had Christmas Candlelight service with praise, programs and the Word.  Even though the power went for a short time that did not stop us from sharing Jesus!

Christmas day we all gathered together and shared Jesus through the community.  We started at the hospital visiting those in the pediatric ward.  Sharing songs and the love of Jesus with the children and families there.  Giving gifts and praying for the sick.  After that we headed over to the prison and visited those in jail.  We gave gifts to them, sang and just shared the love of Jesus with them.  What a joy to share Jesus with those in the hospital and in the jail.

Afterwards we headed back to the church to reach out to our neighborhood on Christmas.  All of the church had donated food and gifts to be given out.  They really poured out to support this effort.  With what was donated we were able to provide food and gifts to between 15 to 20 families.  Praise the Lord!  What a joy it is give the gift of love and Jesus on Christmas day.  It is so beautiful to see the people of God rise up and reach out with the love of God!  Thank you so much for your faithful support to us here in the Marshall Islands.  God bless you as you walk with Him...

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

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Good day from the islands.  Shawn and I want to take time to wish all of you a happy holidays and a Merry Christmas.  As the year comes to an end we are looking forward to the new year ahead.  This is a time to be thankful and rejoice as we celebrate the coming of Jesus!  At this time of year we reflect on the coming of Jesus and the gift of eternal life that He brought to the world! The son of God came so that all men may be free.

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

We have been entrusted as the body of Christ to share this great gift with the world.  In a time of turmoil and so many with out hope now is the time for all of us to step up and give the gift of life!  I am not talking about donating blood but giving the gift of eternal life.  The gift of Jesus!  Shawn and I see the news and hear what is going on around the world.  More and more as ministers of the Gospel we burn with a passion to get the message to everyone.

We want to encourage you today.  Do not back off in what you are doing for the Lord.  Do not retreat but continue to push forward with the message.  Do no stop tithing, giving or supporting your local church and pastor.  When you draw back you stop the flow of God in your life.

Hebrews 10:38: Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

So what should we do?  Now more than ever we need to focus on what He said in His Word.  He has never failed and will never fail.  He has a plan for you and your family.  Do not waiver but stand fast in the face of the storm.  This to shall pass.  He is our God and He is mighty to save.  His hand and His word is not affected by the world.  But He is moved by those who stand in faith and refuse to move.  Be encouraged!  God is for you and you can not be defeated!  

Looking forward to the new year we are expecting God to move in mighty ways here in the islands.  We are planning outer island trips and to other nations in the pacific.  As our school moves into the new year we are expecting to see our students excel.  We continue to train pastors and leaders here in the islands and look forward to new doors opening.  Finally we expect to continue to see growth at Majuro English Assembly.  Our vision is to continue to see the church grow and expand touching the nations of the pacific!  It is such an honor to pastor so many faithful people of God!

Thank you for your faithful prayers and support.  It is because you have partnered with us here that we can move forward with the Gospel.  You are continually in our prayers....  May God bless you richly.

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