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Monday, January 04, 2016

Reaching Out To The Children!

Good day from the islands.  You know children and children's workers are sometimes the most overlooked part of the church.  Yet this ministry within our churches and ministries should be elevated and supported.  Here in the Marshall Islands there is a constant battle for children.  A little over three years ago the first mosque was established here in Majuro.  Since then their major focus has been on the children of the Marshall islands.  

When people are asked about what they think about this, most point out the good things that they are doing.  Certainly they have done good things.  They offer free education, tutoring, medical and continue to bring in humanitarian aid to the people here in Majuro.  However, we also see that the goal is to convert people, mainly children to Islam.  Many would think of this as a negative but for us this has increased our passion to reach a nation for Jesus!

A few months ago I wrote about our children's evangelism training given by Theresa Llorente of Children's Evangelism Fellowship!  Since the completion of that training our children's leaders have done weekly outreaches.  

Sister Lavini, Sister Janet and Shawn have taken a new approach to reaching children for Christ.  They are on the frontline sharing the Gospel with children of all ages.  Glory to God.  We have determined as a ministry and a church not to sit by and watch!  We have been ignited by the Spirit to push harder in these last days.

I thank God for all of our teachers and leaders that teach children every week.  Many providing food on a weekly basis to take care of these little ones!  It is awesome to see so many stepping up to reach others for Jesus!  Look at the news, movies, video games and the world today.  It is a constant battle for the minds of our children and young people.  

That is why I thank God for those who work with children around the world!  So I want to take time to encourage you to stop by your children's area in your church.  Take a look and see what is going on, see how you can be involved, encourage and thank those who are ministering to the children.  

Shawn and I want to thank you for your help in our ministry here in the Marshall Islands and the Pacific.  If you would like to be a part or help out in anyway please contact us at rikakisteve@gmail.com .  God bless you and may you prosper in all things as you follow Jesus!

Running with the Vision,
Steve, Shawn and the family

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