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Well today is my last day. Once again I have not been keeping up with this blog. The last couple weeks have been very busy with VBS and just general traveling around. Around 20 kids made professions of faith during VBS, so please pray for them and their families as Pastor and other church members attempt to follow up with them. I promise when I get home and get fast internet I will post many, many pictures of my adventures. Thank you all so much for your prayers and support!
Once again I am late with an update. Yayyyyy!
Praise the Lord for a wonderful time at youth camp, regardless of the monsoon like rains and wind and high tides washing things and people away (slightly exaggerated). There were fifteen professions of salvation and so many more made other spiritual decisions. The youth stayed up all Friday night giving testimonies and praising God for what He has done for them! There were several young men from the village of Iosmaru (up in the jungle) that were saved! They came to church on Sunday, gave their testimonies, and even came to the jail ministry last night! Apparently they have had quite an impact in their village already, and many others are becoming interested in the Gospel. Please pray for these young people as they come from rough families and will be facing much opposition from friends and family alike. Tomorrow night (Thursday) Pastor Kihleng and I plan on going up to the village for a special Bible study. Please pray for pastor, Kensin, and myself as we disciple these new believers. Please pray for pastor especially as he desires to do personal discipleship with all of them, but there are so many, praise the Lord!
P.S. I am having trouble uploading pictures to wordpress, if you wish to see photos please view them on facebook
Please pray for the youth camp as we are expecting heavy rain and perhaps some severe storms. Pray especially for the boats ferrying people to the island.
|Event:||Special Weather Statement|
...A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE DEVELOPING JUST NORTHWEST OF KOSRAE... A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE BETWEEN KOSRAE AND POHNPEI IS CENTERED AT ABOUT 7 DEGREES NORTH AND 161 DEGREES EAST...WHICH IS 160 MILES NORTHWEST OF KOSRAE AND 210 MILES EAST OF POHNPEI. COMPUTER MODELS INDICATE THAT THE DISTURBANCE WILL STRENGTHEN AND GRADUALLY MOVE TOWARD THE NORTHWEST THIS WEEK. ALSO...THE MONSOON TROUGH HAS BECOME VERY ACTIVE AND ANOTHER DISTURBANCE CENTERED ROUGHLY 440 MILES SOUTH OF GUAM IS STILL BEING MONITORED. THE DISTURBANCE NORTHWEST OF KOSRAE WILL PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL AT TIMES FOR KOSRAE AND POHNPEI STATES. RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES ARE LIKELY DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE WHICH WOULD INCREASE THE THREAT OF MUDSLIDES ON KOSRAE AND POHNPEI. WEST MONSOON WINDS AND WAVES WILL INCREASE ACROSS MUCH OF EASTERN MICRONESIA IN THE COMING DAYS. SEA CONDITIONS WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS FOR THE OPERATION OF SMALL CRAFT AND DANGEROUS FOR INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL. RESIDENTS OF KOSRAE AND POHNPEI STATES SHOULD MONITOR THIS SITUATION CLOSELY AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS...AND FOR INSTRUCTIONS FROM LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICES.
There have been scheduled power outages for the last several days as well as some really slow internet which has kind of interfered with my posting. I am also having issues posting pictures, so if you would like to see them, please go to my Facebook page.
Most of this last week has been spent getting ready for teen camp which starts tomorrow! We will be going to the tiny island of black coral with over 100 teens. There will be no power, no running water, and lots of fun. Please pray for all the teens as well as all those preaching. There are three preaching times every day: one in the morning, a split session (boys and girls) at noon, and another service at night. I will be preaching Tuesday morning and Thursday evening.
Additionally praise the Lord for some time to relax the last couple of days. Pastor has taken me and another man Kurt (more on him in a second) to several more sights. We went to Nan Madol, the original settlement here, and back to Kepirohi waterfall on Saturday. Yesterday (Saturday) we climbed Sokehs Mountain to see the Japanese gun sights still in place. Kurt, who had been in the Navy for twenty years, is with several others from the military with the Military Sealift Command doing some social work around here. He is from Tabernacle Baptist Church in Virginia Beach (Pastor Jim Baker). He will be attending the service this morning which I will be preaching. Please pray for him as he continues to travel.
That is all for now. There will be no posts next week as I will have no access to well anything. (Pictures hopefully coming next week.)
It has been a verrrrry busy last couple of days so I will just post some pictures as updates. I was able to preach the midweek service at Good News Baptist Church as well as visit Kepirohi waterfall. Pictures of the youth rally on Saturday will be posted later. I also ran the hottest 5k ever on Saturday. Also a team came from Indiana to help with Calvary Baptist’s VBS. It was enjoyable to spend time with them and enjoy their beautiful voices as they sang at the rally and in the Sunday morning english service at Calvary Baptist.