Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt, Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support of our ministry. God is blessing abundantly. Lives are being changed, people are being saved, getting baptized, and faithfully serving our LORD.
Dear Team Members, Our love to you as we approach the Celebration of our Savior’s Death, Burial, and Resurrection. Soooo much has happened this past month which is why we are late getting this Update out. Some of you may have seen on Face Book of all that has gone on!!!!! We had been feelingContinue reading April 2019
Thank you so much for your prayers for our two significant events last month! Both the ANAM Southwest Regional (where IBC staff have students served three years in a row) and the workshop at the ABHE Convention went exceedingly well.
“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.” Romans 15:5 Well friends, it’s time for another (overdue) update from the Island of Stone Money! It’s hard to believe that 15 years ago, I joined PMA as a pilot/mechanic and came toContinue reading Spring 2019
Because you prayed…. Our annual regional Conference proved to be a refreshing AND challenging time for all! Fellowship and family frivolity added to the fun. Feasting for the Soul came from passages in 2 Corinthians as 2 of our mission leaders shared that we are: Christ’s Fragrance – 2 Cor 2:14-17; His Letters — 2Continue reading April 2019
Dear friends, We have completed the introductory section of Romans where Paul introduces himself, greets the Roman Christians and gives an introduction to the gospel he preaches. There is a lot of interest in the teaching right now which is a bit frustrating as I am teaching believers and when people come in who haven’tContinue reading April 6, 2019
Thank you for your prayers for the students as they ministered both on the Navajo Reservation (Shonto area) and in Oklahoma and Texas. The two teams wearily pulled in to IBC on Friday. Many of the students are now home or elsewhere for some rest before resuming classes Monday, April 8. The photos give youContinue reading April 2019
Dear family and friends, Greetings to you in the Name of Jesus! No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, few pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; lots ofContinue reading April 2019
Love is in the air! Dear friends, Since we last wrote you right around Christmas, much has happened. We are excited to share some big news with you both on the home front and the ministry front as well.
Dear Friends, There is so much to be grateful for these days! Mostly, thank you so much for your faithful prayers. Many have written over the last couple of days and said that they were praying faithfully for the translation check that my Mengen helpers were doing along with our mission translation consultants. “He whoContinue reading March 30, 2019
Greetings all, I wanted to touch base with you before I get out of email contact for a couple of weeks. I have been here in the provincial capital now for a week and getting ready to leave for the eastern part of the island this afternoon. This week has been a good and profitableContinue reading March 28, 2019
Dear Friends, Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement these last couple of weeks. I have heard from dozens of people saying that they are praying for the Mengen translation check and all that it entails. Right now we are in our most difficult days. We have finished the books of John andContinue reading March 27, 2019
Greetings all, Just to let you know that the eagle has landed and that my trip went well. We had very mild headwinds going from Denver up over Alaska and down to Tokyo which put us in to Japan an hour early. I was thankful for one less hour to have to sit on theContinue reading Late March 2019
Dear Friends, What a week it has been! Last Tuesday I was in the middle of writing an update, when I got the news that we’d be flying out that day instead of waiting till the following day. Whew, I quickly had to pull my laundry off the line and pack my bags. Thankfully myContinue reading March 23, 2019
Dear Friends, Thank you so much for your prayers for me this week. The Lord has done amazing things. Baby Evelyn: As you may remember, I asked prayer for my main translation helper’s wife who was expecting a baby! With her last delivery she had severe complications, so we were quite concerned for her. Also,Continue reading Late March 2019
Dear Friends and family, There was an improvement in attendance last week as they were all there both days. The lesson was Paul’s farewell speech to the Ephesian elders. A lot of food for thought in that passage. Paul’s concern for the believers, that they should know the whole of God’s truth. What was importantContinue reading March 15, 2019
Our race through the month of March is two-thirds over already! Most of our missionary co-worker families are here here in town as the annual testing of all home schooled students begins tomorrow. This includes a lot of evening meetings for the rest of us too, including serious stuff like security and child protection seminars,Continue reading March 2019
Dear Team Members, It is hard to BELIEVE we are well into March ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!! For over two months life has been non-stop, but we KNOW and BELIEVE our FATHER has been with us each step of the way!!!! We thank the Lord for you, and the part you have in our lives, and ministry, evenContinue reading March 2019
Thank you so much for your love, prayers and gifts! We are deeply grateful for your part in reaching the Hewa people with the love of Jesus. Thank you!
Greetings all, In just two weeks I will be escaping the “feel like January” month of March and enter the heat and humidity of Asia Pacific. We are thankful to report that the funds have come in for this trip, reservations and tickets have been made, and now focusing on the packing list. It alwaysContinue reading March 2019
Dear friends and family, Last Wednesday night we had a small group as usual but Thursday night they were all there. I taught the story of Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica and Beria. We looked at the contrast between the attitudes of Thessalonica and Beria. In Thessalonica most of the Jews rejected Paul’s teaching but inContinue reading Late February 2019
The snow was great, but brought out a feeling of aloneness and helplessness that caught me off guard. Getting the car out of the driveway was a two-day process involving 5 hours of shoveling. But it also provided opportunity to connect with at least one neighbor, who gratefully took me out to dinner last SundayContinue reading March 2019
Dear Friends, It’s already March and my time here in Papua New Guinea is flying by! Last week my coworkers and I were able to spend some time in Lele. Because it is rainy season, it took a few attempts before the weather was clear enough for us to be able to land! Thank theContinue reading March 2019
Hello! We thought that at the writing of this letter we might be welcoming spring back into our lives but it doesn’t appear that is happening. We have had so many consecutive days of freezing cold weather that the sewer pipes at our church froze up leaving us with quite a dilema. We are hopingContinue reading February 2019
The amount of snow that fell recently in the Tri-Cities had not been seen in a very long time. As a matter of fact, it has been said that a snowstorm like this happens every 100 years. Therefore, it goes without saying that the winter weather of 2019 has been a dramatic departure from theContinue reading Winter update 2019