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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Power Packed Times!



 Wow the last couple of weeks have been power packed that is for sure.  On Friday the 13th we were with the youth of the Full Gospel Churches here in Majuro!  Young people from four different churches came together in Ajeltake to worship the King.  Along with them were some of the youth from Majuro International English Church, (MIEC)!  It was a powerful, the message focused on the need to get into the harvest and build the Kingdom of God.  It was a great time of praise, worship and Word!  At the end of the service many came forward to be prayed for dedicating their lives to service!  Praise the Lord!

That Sunday I ministered at Rairok Full Gospel Church!  The message was focused on unity in the last days.  It was a call to be aside our differences and come together as one to bring in the harvest.  While I was ministering in Rairok Shawn was at our home church ministering there.  She encouraged the people to get busy and do their part in the house of God.  I am so blessed to have a wife that is also my partner in ministy.  MIEC continues to grow and we are seeing increase in the house of God!  Glory!

That week I taught on the things of the Spirit at Rairok.  We spent four days going through the Word on the things of the Spirit.  I thank God that through Him I can do anything.  On Friday night we prayed for those that wanted to be baptized in the Holy Spirit.  Praise the Lord, many came forward and received the gift of the Spirit!  We are going deeper here in Majuro and God is doing great things in the Pacific!  Of course we were back at MIEC this last Sunday with our people there.


There is a new connection, new fire, new wind and new doors opening here in the Marshall Islands and the Pacific.  We are so honored to be a part of what God is doing here.  Glory to God!  The army of God is rising all over the world to declare the good news!  The end of April we are happy to say that we will be traveling into Nauru!  My visa has been approved and the door is now open.  We are looking forward to meeting the pastors and people of Nauru.  I believe it will be an awesome time.

In May we will be traveling back into Papua New Guinea to attend a conference there.  It will be a meeting with leaders from several island nations.  We are believing for an awesome time in the Lord while we are there.  We are trying to setup up some time in the Solomons and Vanuatu while we are down south.  Please agree with us for open doors.  Thank you Jesus for leading us by your Spirit!

The airfare into Nauru is $539.91.  If you would like to help out with this trip please contact us.  Our email address is listed at the bottom of this post!  The only thing we ask for to do these trips is airfare. Once we get there we know God will take care of all the other needs.  This is a powerful time around the world.  Doors are opening now like never before.  Please agree with me and others around the world that doors will swing wide for the Kingdom to advance!

I want to thank you all for your faithful prayers and support.  It means so much to us here in the islands.  God bless you and may you prosper in all that you do as you follow Him!

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn and family

rikakisteve@gmail.com

If you would like to know how to send support or partner with us just email us or just send a note to say hello.  We would love to hear from you!

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Forward for Jesus!

Wow, we have been running since we returned from our trip to the states. We want thank all of those who made the trip possible. We were blessed and refreshed while we were there. I was able to get a lot accomplished while I was there. Shawn of course kept everything moving forward here in Majuro. Our ministry never missed a beat while I was gone. I also want to thank all of the leadership of the church and Brother Divine for ministering it my absence. It is wonderful to know that nothing drops while I am gone. As a matter of fact, peace reigns in my heart wherever I go. Thank you Jesus.

As many of you know our bus was in an accident while I was gone. The bus now has 175,000 miles and is still going. Because it is seven years old we were concerned about getting it back on the road. We want to thank the Lord that we were able to get the parts and she is back on the road. Shawn had favor with the insurance of the other driver and it all came together. I thank God that when we pray things happen. Glory to God!

It has been awesome to be back with our church here in Majuro. The church continues to grow and reach out on so many areas. The night I returned we had couples night and the place was full. Glory to God. It started out as just the church but the people invited the parents of our children that do not attend church. I am happy to say that many attended. So not only was it a time for our married couples in the church it was also a time for outreach! Glory to God! Our children program continues to grow. Shawn and I are believing God to triple our outreach to the children. God dropped it in my heart that all areas of ministry will increase and the children three times! At this point we are using every area of the building. What a great challenge to have.

 

Our Wednesday night School of the Spirit continues to grow as well. Last Sunday night we met with our leaders! We spent the evening in the Word and praying for what is going to happen this year. Coming soon we will be combining with churches to do outdoor crusades here in Majuro. We believe that the Kingdom is going really grow here in the coming year. Also starting in April will be our Sunday night Marshallese service as well. We see the open door and we are moving through it! Glory to God! Also in April we are planning to restart out Bible school training pastors and leaders. Not only Marshallese but reaching out to the pacific nations as well.

What does that mean? It means that the vision is not shrinking but it is growing and moving forward faster. This is not the time to draw back but to push. Jesus is coming soon. We are in need of a drum set, bass guitar and microphones. It you would like to help out in that area please contact us! Also we have upcoming trips this year into Nauru, Vanautu, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Please agree with us in pray for the right timing and provision.

Also agree with us as we reach out to leaders throughout the pacific. We believe that there is great open door to reach the lost. This is the time to rise up and take the land. We must not miss this opportunity. This is not just for the pacific but I believe the call is going out to the church to rise up and declare the goodness of God! Please partner with your local church and reach out to the lost in your area. If you would like to partner with us, all I can say is, we need you. Partner with us in prayer to move forward this year. If you would like to know more about how to support. Please contact us at rikakisteve@gmail.com

God bless you and may you prosper in all that you do! Thank you for your faithful prayers and support.

Running with the Vision,

Steve, Shawn and the family

Majuro, Marshall Islands