Last week was certainly a great week. Of course they are all good when you are serving the Lord! Shawn put out on Facebook that the hospital was short of Tylenol, Ibuprofen and just general over the counter stuff. So many have told us they stuff is on the way, praise the Lord! However, within 48 hours we had a donation ready to go. Tylenol was given by one donor and Bayview Baptist Church sent a duffel bag full of stuff on United from Guam! Glory to God! On Tuesday we immediately took is to the Ministry of Health. Ayako Yamaguichi-Eliou the hospital administrator recieved it on behalf of the hospital. It did my hear good to see the response and to get something right away.
Over the years we have always over the counter stuff here in the islands. We mainly pass these supplies out to our outer island pastors. Just his year, Family Worship Center in Virginia sent two huge suitcases full of supplies. They blessed so many people on the outer islands. It was a huge blessing. Over the counter medication is very expensive here and many times the hospital runs out. The outer islands are constantly out of supplies. Many children and adults are in a great need of simple over the counter meds. If you would like to help out in this area please contact us at rikakisteve@ gmail.com
The rest of the week was busy and getting ready for the 12th Anniversary of Majuro International English Church, (MIEC). On Saturday the church was busy decorating and I got to replace the church pump. Typical life in Majuro. Between rust and use things wear out. We thank the Lord that we were able to get a new pump and get it installed. Praise the Lord!
Sunday was a full day of praise, worship, the Word and food. We were joined by two other churches, Praise Assembly pastored by Telja Anni and Christian Missionary Fellowship with Pastor Jiuta! It was a packed church inside and out.
Pastor Telja gave an awesome message and the service was filled with songs by everyone. Glory to God! We look forward to what God will do in the upcoming year!
Shawn and I want to thank all of you who faithfully pray for us and support us in so many ways. You are truly our partners here in the work. May God bless you in all that you do... Have a blessed day..
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn and Family