Dear Internet Family and Friends,
God bless you! We pray that you are full of the grace, peace, and rest of God! Thank you, thank you, thank you for your prayers!! God was so good and faithful! We were so privileged to be a small part of what God is doing here! There is almost too much to tell!
By God’s grace, my friend Shawn Small and I have just returned from carrying the cross in the Solomon Islands and Fiji. To find the Solomon Islands go north from Australia to Papua New Guinea and then a little to the right (east). They have just come out of nearly four years of civil unrest (war). Our trip was amazing!! Even before we got out of the airport we had a crowd of people that had gathered around once they found out I had a cross in my bag. Once we assembled the cross we were welcomed and had the privilege to share with the group of customs officials, security, airline workers and others that had gathered (It’s not that big of airport!). Some of them wanted to give their lives to Jesus! Others wanted prayer. Before we had taken ten steps a family came running up to us with tears running down their faces thanking us for bringing the cross to their country!!
We could barely walk down the roads! We had to stop and preach nearly every 100 meters! Once we arrived in the capital, Honiara, it took us over three hours to just get through the marketplace! Huge crowds gathered around the cross! So many gave their lives to Jesus! Even gang members and many criminals! One man came to us as we had the cross in the middle of a large crowd and said he needed to get right with God. He said he needed to confess his sins to us, the crowd and to God. He confessed that he was the most wanted criminal in the country. I wish you could see how many just came to the cross and put their hand on the wood and began to repent and cry! Unbelievable!! The story was even carried on the front page of the national newspaper (also, in Fiji)!
Oh, what a privilege to love and follow Jesus!!! We felt so humbled and blessed to be a small part of what Jesus is doing here in this part of the world. It really felt like we were part of a genuine awakening!
We really want to thank you for going to the nations with us through your prayers, tears and gifts. We feel so honored to walk this walk together with you!
God Bless You!!