The last couple of weeks have really flown by. Services at MIEC have been great, thank you Lord and the kingdom of God is being built. Two weeks ago we handed out 21 Bibles to the people. One of them way my Bible. It is awesome to know that people still want to hold the Word of God in their hand. We are now on a a series called "Living in the Kingdom"! We are working through Matthew 5, 6 and 7 and talking about what people in the Kingdom are called to do. It is time that we as the church around the world get back to Kingdom business! What is that you might ask? It is reaching the lost with the good news, setting them free, bringing healing and restoration in the name of Jesus!
Our Children's department is doing awesome. We are currently averaging about 65 to 80 children a service. We are now using two areas for the children. One is our new area for the older kids and the other is an area we have setup for pre schoolers! Glory to God! Families continue to bring food to feed the children every Sunday morning! There is even enough food being brought that the youth and adults are eating as well. Praise The Lord! In the midst of a down economy Kingdom people still give and you know what? God blesses the seed that they sow and multiplies it! You can not out give God! We thank God for the family of God who prove this principle every Sunday!
Please pray for the Marshall Islands. We have had several ship delays lately. This has delayed food and fresh produce into the islands. The shelves literally were empty for a couple of weeks. The ships were delayed for various reasons. The big problem is, anything perishable because of the delays are lost because of spoilage. We thank God that last weekend on time containers arrived and produce came in. They do at times do fly in produce but the price is higher for that. Prices here for food are already very high! Please agree with me for on time ships to the Marshalls.
Another area we would like for you to pray about is transportation here in the islands. Because of fuel cost and lack of funds ships are delayed in going to the outer islands. On top of that Air Marshalls Islands continues to have problems keeping their planes in the air. Yesterday, the Dash 8 aircraft was flying once again. I also got the good news that an avionics technician is now on the job. Praise The Lord!
Most of the issues revolve around parts and funding. Please agree with us that the right decisions will be made in government and reliable transportation will be available for the people of the Marshall Islands. Without these forms of transport many are stranded that need supplies and medical help! God is a miracle working God!
I want to thank you all as always for your faithful prayers and support. Living in a remote area of the world is a challenge. We thank God for His grace and for you who stand along side us. God bless you and have a great day in the name of Jesus!
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn and Family