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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