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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

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