Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
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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

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