Well it has been a busy couple of weeks and we are headed toward Christmas. The last couple of weeks certainly has been a whirlwind. As many of you know, Shawn, has been away for 12 weeks for medical treatment and rest. She returned yesterday after an overnight delay in Honolulu. We thank God for her return and for all of your prayers during this time. It is tough being separated but we thank God for His grace and provision during our separation. Please keep us in your prayers as we head into the Christmas season. We have several events and outreaches planned leading up to Christmas Day. Tomorrow we will celebrate Thanksgiving and the coming of the Gospel to the Marshall Islands. It will be a day of praise, worship, the Word and dinner together celebrating the goodness of God!
We are happy to let everyone know that we have a new member to our ministry. Brother Aravapo Leo from Papua New Guinea has joined us here in Majuro. His father, mother and sister were with us before in ministry at the church. Brother Apo has returned and has already jumped right in. He is not only talented in ministry and worship he is also and artist. He is using this talent downtown reaching out to the Marshallese using art to share the Gospel. Please keep him in your prayers as well.
So we had two come back but we also are seeing one leave. Our precious sister, Jessica Cahiago will be leaving us in the next couple of weeks. She was one of our children's ministers at the church. We will miss her but know that she is following the plan of God. Please keep her in your prayers as she returns to the Philippines for a new adventure in life!
On another note, I will be making a trip back to the states in January. I will leave here on the 12th of January and plan to be there for a month. The ticket price is 1838.00. We already have 1000 committed to the trip. If you would like help out on this trip please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have to overnight in Honolulu on both legs of our trip. Please pray about helping us out in this area. Please keep up with our blog and we will soon be anouncing our new web site. We hope to have it online in the next couple of weeks. Shawn and I want to thank all of your for your faithful prayers and support. You are truly our partners in the Gospel. God bless you and have a awesome day in the name of Jesus.
Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn and Family