Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
Taking off from Wotje Atoll

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

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