Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
Taking off from Wotje Atoll

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.
Pastor Gordon

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.

Pastor Zebedee

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.

Living Word Church, Port Vila

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.

School in the Black Sands community
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
Old Well

New Well, Clean water..

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