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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Update, Nauru, ACA and Chikungunya.

Good day from the Marshall Islands. It has been awhile since our last post but a lot has been happening here in the islands. Last month I was able to go into Nauru for a week. What an awesome time in the Lord. It was such a joy to be with the church there and see what God is doing there. During the week I was honored to speak in some of the churches and share the Word of God. I can tell you that God is doing great things through the church there. Two of the churches are ministering to refugees that are there in Nauru. These are people who have fled their country in search of freedom. There are several camps in Nauru and it is a joy to see the church reaching out to them. Not just displaced Christians but Muslims as well. Glory to God. Lives are being changed by the Word and the Spirit of God. I stayed with Tim and Katherine Owens while I was there. It was such a blessing to catch up with Tim and His family. As a matter of fact I will be returning to Nauru on the 8th of June to join them for their conference. Shawn will be flying in on the 14th and we will be there until the 26th of June. Please keep us in your prayers during our time in Nauru.

Last month also saw the end of the school year for Ajeltake Christian Academy, (ACA)! We finished up with our award ceremony and it was such a joy to see the smiling faces of the children. This year marks a milestone for Shawn and I with the school. As of this year the school will be turned over and run completely by the staff. It will still be a part of and under our ministry but we will be just oversight. I will no longer be on the road constantly in the bus. All of that responsiblity will now be taken care of by others! Praise the Lord! It will be a new season for the school but we know that all will be well in the name of Jesus. God is in control and will know the next year will be awesome.

As many of you know we have been battling Chikungunya disease here in the islands. We are now geting word that it is spreading throughout the south pacific. You can look it up online to get more information. Needless to say it is very similar to Dengue fever but without the possiblity of bleeding. The initial fever goes away after a couple of days and then the pain lingers on for weeks, months and sometimes longer. The joints and extremities swell and it weakens the whole body. We are standing in prayer for God for stop the plague and bring healing to the people. Please agree with us for the mosquito to be one that is carrying the disease and that the people affect will be totally healed in the name of Jesus.

Thank you so much for your continued prayers and support. You are truly our partners in the Gospel here in the pacific. God bless and have a great day..

Running with the Vision,

Steve, Shawn and the family

 

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