Summer Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt,

Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support.  You are a vital part of our ministry. We pray for you daily.  We thank the Lord for His provisions that He has given each one of you.

We have finally been able to close the chapter of our lives about settling the estate of Sandy’s cousin. He passed away in December. This was a long process of sifting through four households of stuff.  We received $5,000 for the work that we did. We sent those funds to the ABWE finance office to help supplement our salary.

Sandy has felt God leading her to a new ministry opportunity.  She will be working with our local school district, in an alternate school, grades K5-12.  This will be 5 hours per day. Please pray that she will be a radiant guiding light, of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ, in this school.  This will also help to supplement our income as we approach retirement at the end of October.

Please continue to pray for the Papua New Guinean translators.  The ABWE Good Soil materials will equip them to better share the Gospel and to disciple new believers in their native Pidgin language.  Please pray for health, strength, and wisdom for each one working in this vital ministry.

Soma Zato is a young Papua New Guinea lady that we have known for over 20 years.  We have prayed for and helped to support her family and her. She completed her training at Goroka Baptist Bible College (GBBC). She began working on the GBBC campus after graduation to help begin a school for the GBBC student’s children.  She is now working as a teacher, in a new school, that she helped to start, in the Sepik area. She travels 3 hours by truck and 8 hours in a motor boat to get to the nearest town of Wewak. She is learning all that she can and has led five children to the Lord this year.  Her desire is to go back to her home village and start a school. We are trying to arrange to fulfill her request for a lifejacket and a bright flashlight. She paddles a canoe across a big lake early in the morning and late in the afternoon to go to and from the school every day.   She does not know how to swim. She has a desire to purchase a piece of land in December. Thank you for your prayers for Soma and her ministry!

God is setting the stage for us to begin a Bible study in our home.  Please pray as we invite unchurched friends to begin this new ministry.  We have been talking about it with them, and they are now asking us when we will begin.  Thank you for your prayers about this.

We just learned that one of our coworkers and his wife were injured when their vehicle turned over on its side when they were driving down a mountain road.  Please pray for their healing.

We are praying for you as we are listening for the trump,

Steve and Sandy Aholt