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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas!


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Good morning everyone!  Shawn and I just wanted to take time to say "Merry Christmas" to all of our family, friends and followers around the world!  For us this year it has been a great blessing.  For the first time in 8 years all of my family are together on this special day.  For those who helped us get home for Christmas, a very big thank you!  We can not express the blessing that it has been to be here!  Some at the time of this post will already be on the day after Christmas and we pray that you had an awesome day.  For those of you on Christmas day, have a super blessed day and keep Jesus in the center of your day.  God bless you all and once again from Shawn, the family and I, Merry Christmas!
  Isaiah 9:6,7 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end,
upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom,
to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice
from henceforth even for ever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Richard, Stephen, Terina, Kanani, Travis and Malissa
All of the Clarks!
www.missionary-ventures.org

Friday, November 15, 2013

Busy Busy!


The last couple weeks have been really busy here!  Things constantly moving and changing!  The Kingdom of God is moving forward and we are so honored to be a part of it.  A couple of weeks ago we celebrated the 11th anniversary of Majuro English Assembly!  It is hard to believer that just one year ago we took over as pastors of the church!  Glory to God!  The last year has went by fast as we have seen the church grow and lives change!  As you may know the church is made up of many nations coming together to serve The Lord!


On that Sunday we had service down at Laura point on the beach.  We all came together to lift up Jesus and share the goodness of The Lord!  We ministered on not being ashamed and moving forward taking the Gospel to the lost!  Several groups came up and sang praises to The Lord!  It is such a blessing to see the people of many nations worshipping the king of kings and lord of lords!


After the service we enjoyed lunch together continuing to fellowship and talk about the goodness of God!  We are also that day joined by Doug Sarver and his team from Cross church in Springdale, Arkansas!  They had been in Majuro for a week passing out the Marshallese audio Bible to the people.   They had a great week and saw many come to know Jesus as their Lord and savior!  Glory to God!

That Sunday night we were the Full Gospel churches in Rairok.  We were privileged to be a part of praying and blessing the newly elected counsel.  The churches are still growing and sending pastors throughout the Marshall Islands.  There are many new churches being started this year with new pastors taking to the field!  Under the leadership of Pastor Ronald Matthew and the counsel the churches here in the Marshalls, in Hawaii and in the US continue to thrive and grow.   Following the leading of the Spirit and preaching a non compromising Gospel lives are being changed by the power of God!  Praise The Lord!

We thank God for all of His many blessing in our ministry here in the Marshall Islands and the Pacific.  As always, thank you for faithfully supporting out ministry here.  Your faithful prayers and support are helping to change a nation and reach now into other nations in the region!  If you would like to find out more please visit our web site at www.missionary-ventures.org there you can find out how to contact us and be a part of what God is doing here in the Pacific!  God bless you and may you prosper in all that you do as you follow Him!

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

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Bibles for Okinai!



During our trip to Okinai, Vakuta in Papua New Guinea one thing really struck me!  It was the lack of Bibles in their own language.  As a matter of fact there were hardly any Bibles of any kind, English or otherwise.  On top of that the people were so hungry to hear the word!  As we all know it is the Word of God that teaches us how to live a righteous and holy life.  It shows us how to live by faith and reveals to us the promises of God!  As I was teaching one morning the Spirit impressed me to get Bibles for the island starting with Okinai village.  I stepped out in faith and told them we would get 100 Bibles in their language to them!  Wow, what a leap!

I had no idea where to find the Bibles.  There are so many different tribes and languages in Papua New Guinea.  I was at a loss, but I know when God moves on your heart He has a plan!  On that Tuesday we returned to Port Moresby!  That night we were to speak to the Milne Bay Fellowship, at the United Church.  We talked about the trip and about what God was doing.  After the service a man came up to us and told us he was with the Papua New Guinea Bible society!  He then let us know that they had the translation that we needed!  Glory to God, supernatural connections!


So now we are in the fund raising mode for the Bibles.  One hardback Bible with Old and New Testament is 30 Kina, (15.00 USD)!  So it will cost us $1500.00 to get the Bibles we need for the village!  The good news is that we already have $750.00 raised here in the Marshall Islands.  We need $750.00 more to make it happen.  No problem for God, where there is vision there is provision.  Please agree with us in prayer for the remainder of the funds.  If you would like to help out in this area drop us an email at rikakisteve@gmail.com or go to our web site at www.missionary-ventures.org to give directly online!

We want to thank you all for your faithful prayers and support!  You truly are our partners in sharing the Gospel here in the Pacific.

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Richard, Stephen, Terina and Kanani
www.missionary-ventures.org

Monday, September 30, 2013

Water Baptism!




 

Good day from the Marshall Islands.  Today I want to give a further followup on our trip to Papua New Guinea.  On Monday, the last day we were in the village of Okinai, we finished up our teaching and had water baptism.  It is always a privilege to baptize people in the name of Jesus!  It is always a joy to obey the word of God!  The Bible clearly gives us the directive to baptize new believers!



Matthew 28:19: ¶Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Matthew 28:20: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

As we taught that week we came to understand that baptism had not been done there!  The people could not remember when the last time it was done!  This truly amazed us!  Some were holding on to infant baptism/dedication thinking that covered them!  That was then that we knew we needed to teach on water baptism.  Once they understood the need for it they all asked to us to do it!  Glory to God!

You see we were teaching on leaving the old gods, love, forgiveness, prayer, living a changed life and putting the kingdom of God first!  The hunger in people was overwhelming!  Their desire to obey all that is in the Word is humbling!  They understood that salvation is by faith and faith alone.  They simply wanted to follow the word!


We taught that baptism shows to the world that you have turned from the old ways and you are now a new creature in Christ!  So on that Monday afternoon we baptized 91 in the name of Father, Son and the Holy Ghost!  Praise the Lord!  But let me tell you the rest of the story.  Something I had never seen in my life.  As we baptized them the power of God came upon each and everyone of them.  Many of them as they came up were struck by the power of God and had to be carried from the water!  Glory to God, slain in the Spirit!  We had to lay a tarp on the sand to lay them on.  Testimonies of the power of God are being spread.  Burdens lifted, healing, and of a supernaturally changed life.  They are going to the next level!


Just as I was praising God for what had happened something else begin to happen.  The pastor's wife came forward and asked for forgiveness from the people.  After that, the Spirit of God fell and the people began to weep.  Not in sadness but in joy!  Forgiveness began to take place between families and friends.  Restoration was happening on every side.  They were changed by the Spirit of God!  The old ways of doing things were gone and the way of the Lord was chosen.




We give God all of the glory , honor and power for all that happened and is still happening there!  This was certainly a baptism I will never forget!  Thank you for all of your faithful prayers and support.  God is so good and we thank God for you our partners in ministry here in the Pacific!  God bless!

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Richard, Stephen, Terina and Kanani
www.missionary-ventures.org
www.pacificmissionary.com




Thursday, September 26, 2013

Awesome Trip!


Good day everyone!  Well we are back from our trip to Papua New Guinea.  I thank God for the leading of the Holy Ghost for this trip.  Brother Robert Leo and I started our trip on the 7th of September.  We arrived in Brisbane on the 7th and stayed with Brother Robert's family and attended church with them on the 8th.  We thank God for the fellowship, and them opening their house for a place of rest on the way.

On the 9th, we flew into Port Moresby and was picked up by Brother Robert's son,Aravapo, and taken to their house.  We spent the evening with them and prepared for our trip to Vakuta!  On the 10th we begin our next journey.  First we flew to Lousia, and then a two hour truck ride down to the point, Gilibwa, to make the crossing to Vakuta!

Once we made the crossing we came to our base, the village of Okinai.  What an awesome place.  For the next week we would teach and preach seeing God move in a mighty way.  This was certainly an appointment by the Holy Ghost.  During our week, we saw lives changed by the Word of God and His Spirit!  These truly are a people who are hungry for the things of God!  The church has prayer every morning at 3 am calling on God!  It is so awesome to see people so hungry after God!


They have seen the provision of God in many ways.  Their gardens continue to overflow with the goodness and the sea continues to provide fish in abundance.  Fish and shellfish that have normally been far away from the village are now right off shore.  They literally catch fish within a 100 meters of the village.  Their nets overflowing with fish!  Why you might say?  They are calling on God everyday and seeking His face and He is providing.


Why did we go?  Because the people were praying.  In Acts chapter 16 Paul wanted to go several places but was limited by the Holy Ghost.  It was in a vision that he saw a man praying.  It was then that Paul followed the leading of the Spirit and went to Philippi in answer to that prayer.  It was the Spirit that led us there to answer their prayer.  I will write more on that later.

We saw salvations, healings, deliverances, forgiveness, joy, and restoration in so many lives.  Families restored and lives being changed by the power of God.  It was through the simple teaching of God's Word that has taken them to the next level.




On the second day we took a walk up to the next village.  There we met a man who could barely breathe.  His lungs were damaged and he was sitting there having trouble breathing.  Brother Robert and I prayed for his healing in Jesus name.  Sunday night he walked to the meeting, and we prayed with him again.  Monday, he walked all the way to the other village to be baptized, and lungs working perfectly.  Praise the Lord!  The report we received before we left was that he was working again, and telling all that he is healed in Jesus name!  Lungs, no problem for God!


Sunday night a woman was also brought who could not walk without help or a cane.  She was carried to the meeting.  That night she walked home on her own.  The next day, she came down to the village to be baptized.  We thought that she walked but when she left, she left on her canoe standing up and poling it home.  Thank you ,Jesus, for your healing power.

There are so many stories to tell ,but what we can say is that this was a divine appointment.  We came back to Port Moresby and spoke with other groups, made new connections, and prepared to return.  On the 22nd we started our journey home arriving on the 23rd.  It was a journey that I will never forget, and I learned many lessons there.  I will be sharing more on our trip in follow up blogs.

  All Glory, Honor and Power belong to the Lord for all that was accomplished on this trip.  For it is He that answers the call of His people when they call to Him!
I want to thank Brother Robert Leo and his family for all of their help and support during the trip.  Also a big thank you to all who gave to support this mission.  Thank you to Pastor Jeff Connor and WHWC for your faithful support and prayers.  Last but not least thank you Majuro English Assembly for all of your support in what God is doing in the Marshalls and the Pacific!  Glory to God!

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Richard, Stephen, Terina and Kanani
www.missionary-ventures.org

Friday, August 30, 2013

Into the Harvest!





It is always great to see men and women going into the full time ministry.  This summer during the general conference several of CTC disciples were placed into full time ministry.  The first picture above is of Pastors Watson and Jammey Lobwij.  They have already been in ministry full time on Arno, Arno.  This summer Waston was ordained and Jammey was commissioned as a Christian worker.  They are doing a great work already on Arno, Arno.
The second picture is of Ryan and Lynn Debrum.  Ryan was commissioned into full time service as Christian worker.  They will be going to Utrik atoll in the north and pastoring the church there.
Here is Dickner and Erica Moore.  Both former disciples of CTC and they will be going to Ebon atoll to start a church there.  Dickner was also commissioned as Christian worker! Glory to God!
Last but not least is Pastor Harold and Loriann Debrum.  Harold was licensed as a minister this summer.  They will return to likiep atoll to continue pastoring the church that he planted there!  God is so good!

All of these young men and women are moving forward building the kingdom of God! They have had great teaching from Pastor Ronald Matthew and all of the Full Gospel leadership.  They were others who are being sent out as well.  We just wanted to highlight a few that had been a part of CTC.  Please keep them in your prayers as they go forward into the harvest field for the Lord!

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

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Richard, Stephen, Terina and Kanani
www.missionary-ventures.org

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Papua New Guinea

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Good day from the Marshall Islands.  Well we are all set for our next trip here in the pacific.  September 7th, Pastor Robert Leo and myself will be on the way to Papua New Guinea.  This is our next step in following what God has told us to do.  We are visiting all of the nations represented by our church here in the Marshall Islands.  In Majuro English Assembly we have 11 nations represented, glory to God!  Our vision is to raise up the people of God to send them back their nations to spread the Gospel.  We seeing the Spirit of God connecting the nations of the pacific for a mighty push of the Gospel in these last days.  The leaders of the church are seeing denominational walls fall and the church uniting to share the Gospel here in the pacific.  The Lord is raising up leaders in the nations to take their nations for Jesus!

We are so privileged to have a part in what God is doing here in the pacific.  The Lord is raising up leaders here that will boldly proclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom in these last days.  We are on a mandate of the Spirit to connect with them to help them accomplish what God has called them to do!

I Corinthians 16:9 For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries!

Over and over again we are seeing doors open for ministry that only the Holy Spirit can open.  As Paul said it is a great door and an effectual one!  Another translation says:

I Corinthians 16: 9 (Amplified) For a wide door of opportunity for effectual [service] has opened to me [there, a great and promising one], and [there are] many adversaries

I Corinthians 16:9 (NLT) There is a wide- open door for a great work here, although many oppose me!

It is a door of opportunity for service and it is great and promising.  It is a time to step through and follow the leading of the Spirit!  We know as we follow the call that people will be saved, healed, delivered, set free and leaders will be encouraged in the Lord!  It is a time to move and we are not missing the leading of the Spirit!  Praise the Lord!  Robert and I will depart of the 7th of September to Brisbane, Australia!  On the 9th of September we will fly to Port Moresby and then on to Losuia, Papua New Guinea Pastor Robert's home island.  We will spend one week there ministering and seeing the people there.  On the 17th of September will return to Port Moresby and on the 18th be in the city of Lae.  There will will take part in a crusade and meet with churches there.  From there on the 21st back into Port Moresby and then on the 22nd begin our return trip back to Majuro.  

We are expecting great things to happen while we are there.  I want to take time to ask you today to pray about this time of ministry.  Join with us in prayer that as the Spirit leads we will follow.  Agree with us for supernatural connections and that the Spirit will fall everywhere we go.  In this time that we live in, the last days, I believe as we step out in faith God will move in power.  We have some money raised already but are believing God for 2200.00 more.  This is the bare minimums we need to go.  That is our airfare there and back!  We know that God will provide above and beyond what we ask for.  If you like to help out on this trip you can email us and we can let you know how to send your donations.  You can also go to our web site at www.missionary-ventures.org follow the links and you can give directly online.  It will explain how to do it!  Glory to God!  We to thank you in advance for your prayers and support.  We know where there is vision there is provision!  

3 John 1:2 (AMP) Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in every way and [that your body] may keep well, even as [I know] your soul keeps well and prospers

 

Running with the Vision,

Steve, Shawn, Richard, Stephen, Terina and Kanani

www.missionary-ventures.org

 

School's Back in Session!

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Last week we kicked off the 2013-2014 school year.  It was a mega busy week getting everything back on track.  Setting up lunches, bus routes and getting the new students settled in.  There are quite a few changes this year.  Due to staffing changes and licensing requirements Shawn is back in the classroom.  Not as a principal but at what she likes to do, teach.  We thank God for our faithful staff that handle everything.  We looking forward to an awesome year this year!  It is such a joy and a privilege to teach children natural things and the Word of God!  Please keep our staff and children in your prayers this year.  God is so good!  Thank you for your faithful prayers and support!

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Running with the Vision,

Steve, Shawn, Richard, Stephen, Terina and Kanani

www.missionary-ventures.org

 

Monday, August 05, 2013

Ministry Needs!

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Good day from the Marshall Islands.  Wow things are growing and moving here in the islands.  God by His Spirit is moving among the Marshallese and among the islands of the sea!  Our church, Majuro English Assembly, (MEA), is on the move.  We have expanded out walls, redone out bathrooms and but another roof on the building.  Our next upcoming project will be to expand our children's ministry area.  We are overloaded with kids.  Glory to God!  It is a great problem to have. We do have some other needs that we are believing God to provide for and would like to let you know about!

 

First of all we need Bibles.  We were so blessed with new testaments for all of our children during summer camp/VBS this year.  Now we are needing 50 Bible for our young people and adults here at the church and in Majuro.  Secondly we need a sound system upgrade.  Here sound systems are out of sight price wise is you can get a good one.  We are looking to upgrade to a digital board, obtain at least 5 new microphones and cables to get everything up and running.  Between the weather and wear and tear the system we have needs to be changed out.  Used or new does not matter to us.  If you know of a church or group that is upgrading and selling their equipment let us know!  We are in the market for it.  We are also believing God for a good travel projector as we travel teaching the word of God!  We are looking for something small and battery operated!  Where there is vision there is provision.  We thank God for the privilege of serving Him here in the Pacific!

Please agree with us in prayer for these needs and if you have a source let us know!  Glory to God!  Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and support!  God bless and have a great day in the name of Jesus!

 

Running with the Vision,

Steve, Shawn, Richard, Stephen, Terina and Kanani

www.missionary-ventures.org

 

Monday, July 29, 2013

The Kingdom Rocks!


Wow what a week!  Last week Majuro English Assembly, (MEA) had our summer camp!  This year was on the Kingdom of God!  It started on Wednesday night and ended on Saturday evening.  The children stayed at the church the whole time.  It was awesome.  We had between 80 to 100 children everyday not counting mothers, grandmothers and others who would come and go!

The days were filled with praise, worship, Word and crafts.  Constantly focusing on the Kingdom of God and standing strong in the Lord!  We had American teachers, Marshallese teachers, Papua New Guinea teacher and many more pouring into the lives of the children!

We serve such and awesome God.  As you can see from the pictures the many smiles on the faces of the children.  We had children come from all over Majuro and also had children from the outer islands as well.

I want to thank sister Edna and Shawn for putting it all together.  I also have to give a big thank you to all of our youth who worked so hard to put it together.  Also thank you to all of our local sponsors and donators here in Majuro.  A huge thank you to all of the members of MEA who made it happen through your generous support and help! Last but not least a thank you to Family Worship Center in Virginia, Children's ministry, for your donation.

We also want to thank all of you for your faithful prayers and support.  As our partners in the Gospel you are helping us reach a nation for Jesus!  God bless!

Running with The Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Richard, Stephen, Terina and Kanani
www.missionary-ventures.org



Great Two Weeks!

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Good day from the Marshall Islands.  God is doing so much around the world in these last days.  It is such an honor to be a part of what God is doing here in the Marshall Islands and the Pacific.  Over the last two weeks Cathy Bentley from Florida has been here with us.  She has spent the last two weeks teaching and sharing the Word of God.  She shared for several days with Majuro English Assembly (MEA) and for the last week has been teaching at the Full Gospel conference here in Majuro.  Her teaching as certainly made a great impact on many here in Majuro Marshall Islands.  A big thank you to her husband and family for sending here.  It has been an awesome time in the Lord that is for sure.  We look forward to her returning again in the near future.
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The Full Gospel conference theme this year was Isaiah 6:8, "Here am I, send me"!  This conference was a powerful time in the Lord with on target teaching from all of the pastors.  People's lives were changed during the conference.  The first week of the conference is for everyone and the second week focuses on the leadership.  At the end of the two weeks on Sunday night we commissioned new leaders into the ministry.

 Four of those leaders were students of CTC.  Waston James was ordained and his wife Jaime was commissioned as a Christian worker.  They are both pastoring in Arno Arno.  The other two were Ryan Debrum and Dickner Moore.  They are currently awaiting on their assignments as to where they will go!
We praise God for all that He is doing here in the Marshall Islands and around the world.  It is such a blessing to see young men and women following the call of God!  We want to thank you for all of your faithful prayers and support.  You are truly our partners in the ministry her win the Marshall Islands.  God bless and have a great day!

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Richard, Stephen, Terina and Kanani
www.missionary-ventures.org
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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

King Tides, Farewells, So Longs and Welcome!


Tuesday morning here in the islands and it is a beautiful day. God is so good!  Last week was certainly a busy and interesting week.  Monday night we experienced a king tide.  A tide that brought tide surges between 6 to 8 feet.  It damaged many homes, closed roads and destroyed the airport sea wall in several places along the runway.  The longest break section was about 500 feet with debris covering the runway.  The crews and public works cleaned up the debris and it was opened back up by the afternoon.  Praise the Lord!  We were blocked from leaving Ajeltake until it was cleared on both Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.  There was a lot of schedule juggling going on that is for sure.

With the runway closed United airlines could not land at Majuro!  We had a visitor coming in and several church members blocked from coming in.  Cathy Bentley was supposed to arrive on Tuesday but flew over and had an adventure.  After a long day she ended up in Pohnpei for the night with no guarantee of a flight out the next day.  Cathy arrived the next night.  She will be with us for the next couple of weeks.  She has been busy so far teaching at the ladies group on Thursday and ministering at MEA on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.  Next week she will be teaching everyday at the Full Gospel General Conference in the mornings.  Glory to God.

Well with Cathy arriving on Wednesday our other people flew out that night.  Lola Schutz went to be with her husband who is having back surgery in the Philippines and Nowel, Mhel and Nikko who have moved back to the Philippines.  Nowel and Mhel were our worship leaders at the church and their work contract had ended here in the Marshall Islands.  We know that God has great things for them and look forward to seeing them in the near future.

We thank God for safe travels for all of those who are going and coming.  We also want to thank God that in the midst of the flooding that no one died and no injuries that we are aware of.  Needless to say, everything worked out perfect in the midst of a crazy week.  Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and support.

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Richard, Stephen, Terina and Kanani
www.missionary-ventures.org

If you would like to know more about our ministry and would like to join in supporting us go to our main web site and check out the links!! God bless!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Second Half!


On June 8th Brother Divine and I flew to Port Vila, Vanuatu.  Another beautiful city here in the pacific.  We were there from the 8th of June until the 15th.  On the first Sunday we attended the "Living Word Church", pastored by Gordon Garae.  It is a church filled with young people.  Right now they are currently having church in a home.  The word preached was right on target.  Stay connected to God.  An encouraging message to stay connected and let God move through your life.
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Later that day we attended a combined praise and worship meeting at the "All Saints Church".  For three hours we were blessed with great praise and worship with three different churches.  Pastor Gordon also delivered a great message there as well.

On Tuesday I met with another man of God here there in Port Vila, Pastor Zebedee Tanga.  What privilege to meet with him and see what God is doing.  He and his wife are the pastors of "History Makers" church in Port Vila.  They have a growing church filled with young people that are reaching out to all of Vanuatu.  They are not only doing work in Port Vila but in the outer islands as well.

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Pastor Zebedee took me to a slum area called "Black Sands".  They have helped establish a church and a school there.  With teams from Missionary Ventures Australia and others they have brought in clean water, built restrooms/showers and had electricity brought in for the people.  The are ministering to the whole community on so many levels.  They also have a school that they are currently doing inside the church.  They are hoping in the next six months to have a new building built for the children there in Black Sands.  Please agree with us for the provision for the school.  It was such a blessing to see what is going on there.

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The week was also a time filled with prayer and the Word.  God is continuing to open my eyes to things in the pacific.  Many have asked what are you doing?  Well God had spoken to my heart many years ago about the nations of the pacific now those things are beginning to come to pass.  I will write more about that in the next blog.  Needless to say, Holy Ghost connections are being made in the pacific.  We thank God that we are now connected with Pastor Zebedee and Pastor Gordon in Vanuatu.  We look forward to going back and helping in anyway we can.



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On the 15th of June we started back with stops in Fiji and Kiribati.  We arrived back in Majuro on the 17th of June.  We give all the glory and honor to God for the trip.  He is so good.  We also want to thank Phil Plowman, Missionary Ventures Australia for the connection with Pastor Zebedee.  But most of all we want to thank all of our family and friends who made this trip possible.  You are truly helping us in the vision that God has given us for the pacific.

God bless you and may your prosper in all that you do in the name of Jesus!

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Richard, Stephen, Terina and Kanani
www.missionary-ventures.org
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

First Leg Finished!



Good day from Port Vila, Vanuatu!  God has certainly opened up doors during our trip.  We have completed the first half of our trip and are now in Port Vila.  We started on 29 May with our first stop in Brisbane, Australia.  We had a couple of days there before our flight into Honiara, Solomon Islands.  We were met there by Kelevi Rocqui and his wife Sereana!  It was an awesome couple of days connecting with them and hearing about their ministry there.  They are pastoring the Omega International Church there in Brisbane.  God is using this couple in an awesome way.  Kelevi and his wife travel through the pacific teaching and sharing the Gospel.  While I was there they certainly took care of me.  


 On June 1st we were off to Honiara, Solomon islands.  We were greeted by brother Divine's family and moved to where we would be staying.  We stayed at Kingdom Harvest Church's dormitories.  It was great.  Sunday morning we attended service at Kingdom Harvest Church and had some time to share what God has placed on our heart.  There was a great word preached by brother Jonathon on staying connected to God!  Awesome word.  

The Kingdom Harvest Church also runs a school and truly touching a nation for God!

That night we attended a combined men's service at an Anglican church called, "All Saints".  It was awesome, they are in renewal (pentecost)!  It is the first Anglican church I have been in with a praise and worship band.  It was awesome as men from several churches came to worship the Lord.  We shared the word with them and was truly blessed to be with them.




Throughout the week we were busy.  God is certainly opening doors in the Solomons.  We also had times of fellowship with Divine's family and Janet's family as well.  It was great meeting their families on the trip.

 Thursday we met with the Pacific Asia Evangelistic Association.  A group that is dedicated to sharing the Gospel in the pacific and asia.  We met with them and discussed future opportunities for ministry in the Solomons.  Great connection there.  


Thursday night we were at the Kai Bia church an international church that is on fire for God.  What an awesome time in the Lord.  Praise and worship was awesome and we ministered the Word on "Change" and the Spirit certainly was and is moving in that church.

The Holy Spirit is definitely moving in the Solomons.  Denominational walls are being broken down and unity is forming among the churches.  All based on the Word, Spirit, Faith and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We certainly look forward to going there again. 


During this second week we look forward to the connections that are going to be made.  God is pouring out His Spirit among the islands of the Pacific.  Thank you for partnering with us in the Gospel and for those who have helped with the support for the trip.  We thank God for all your faithful prayers and support.  If you would like to give toward the ministry here in the pacific just go to our web site listed below and go to the link "Get involved"!  God bless and have a super day in the Jesus!

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn, Richard, Stephen, Terina and Kanani
www.missionary-venntures.org