Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
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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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