Wotje Atoll

Wotje Atoll
Taking off from Wotje Atoll

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Reaching Children for Christ!

We love children and so does Jesus!  Shawn and I have always had a heart to reach children on every level.  We have done this through, training churches, outreaches, through our children's ministry at our church here in Majuro, and Ajeltake Christian Academy.  We were blessed with an awesome gift from Family Worship Center, (now Summit Church), in DC!  Their gift allowed us to remodel and expand our children's facility! Praise the Lord.

A couple of weeks ago we were blessed to have a training team visit the Marshall Islands.  Shawn and I did not even know they were coming.  They were staying with Pastor Jun and Liezl Domingo here on the compound.  After meeting them, we knew that we needed to join with them for the training.

Theresa Llorent and Chona Alano are trainers with Children's Evangelism Fellowship.  Theresa has been a missionary working in Tonga for 22 years.  Chona is a missionary working in Samoa!  Both of these ladies are on fire for God and a heart to reach children.

For eight days, four churches came together for the training.  Marshallese, Filipinos, Tongan, Solomon islands and Americans all with a heart for children.  The training was intense, filled with practical exercises and homework every night.  Those that had the privilege to attend these classes were so excited they attended every session. It equipped these four churches to reach the families outside of the church by evangelizing our local neighborhoods and schools with the Gospel. Gave them all the tools and training needed to set up Good News Clubs in their area...

I love the timing of God!  This training came at the perfect time!  All of the teachers and workers came out of the training with renewed purpose and vision.  It gave them new tools, new ideas and a renewed passion for children.

We thank the Father for bringing these wonderful ladies to the Marshall Islands.  We certainly hope to see them again here in Majuro for future training opportunities.

There was one other amazing thing about this trip that I want to tell you about.  The Lord had spoken to my heart about going to Tonga several months before these ladies came.  I was in the process of making connections with ministries to meet while I was there.
Theresa's arrival here was not only for the children, but a divine connection for my trip into Tonga.  God knew who to send to help me make connections.  On top of that, she has arranged for me to have a place to stay and transportation to all the meetings while I am there.  Glory to God!

Shawn and I want to also thank Majuro Christian Church, Pastor Jun Domingo and his wife Liezl for providing housing and taking care of them while they were here.  It is so awesome to see the people of God working together in Unity!

We want to thank all of you for your faithful prayers and support for our ministry here in the Marshall Islands and the Pacific.  You are truly our partners in the Gospel.  Please pray for me as I travel to Fiji and Tonga.  I will leave on the 15 of November and will return on the 27 of November.

If you would like to partner with us or learn more about our ministry email us at rikakisteve@gmail.com

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn and Family

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