Dear friends and family Now that that we have the time to sit down and write a letter we would like to give you a run down on our trip to the land of Oz (Australia). Why the sudden rush down there? David has glaucoma and it is not easy to get the medication forContinue reading February 2019
I visited this place on a tall hill in the capital city of PNG, Port Moresby.
MEMORY LANE: 2018 is behind us, the year went by so quickly, and we are already in 2019; Wow! Each time I hear someone makes this comment “time flies” I would always respond “for the elect’s sake the days are shortened.” I was cleaning the office one day- and while going through some papers IContinue reading February 2019
Dear friends and ministry partners, The new semester is up and running and going well! We’ve had a total of five full-time students leave IBC over the last four months, but two new students started in January, so our full-time enrollment is 32. We seemed to be too full last semester, so this semester isContinue reading February 2019
Thank you so much for your prayers. Spring semester is off to a good start. The Christ and Culture class has been amazing. I am privileged to work with four students from four different Native nations. They have been very thoughtful and appreciative of the opportunity to study what God’s Word says about what itContinue reading February 2019
Dear Friends, Thank you so much for your prayers for me. I have now been back in PNG for 1 week and 1 day! In many ways it feels so much longer than that! Each day has been extremely busy and I have barely had time to breathe!
Hi Everyone, I appreciate so much the prayers of God’s people, my friends and family. I am home now, and I have been trying to get my computer set up and get settled so that I can write a little update for you all. I was discharged yesterday.
Mega thanks to those of you who were praying for the Youth Leaders workshop last month. 70 men and teenage boys attended and seemed to really benefit from the time of teaching, as well as having the chance to be together and interact with like-minded Christians from other language groups. It was a great opportunityContinue reading February 2019
BEYOND THANKFUL! Thank you so much for your prayers for us and the ministry God has blessed us with here in Slovakia and throughout Central Europe. You may not have noticed, but Elise has not done a good job sending out newsletters; yet, God continues to provide for us because of His unfailing love! ThanksContinue reading Winter 2019
Translation Update: Thanks so much for your prayers!! The Lord has done so much here already. After being here just a couple of days, Anton and Robert from Lele came out to help me. They have been such a blessing! They both read extremely well, so it’s nice to go through it all with noContinue reading February 2019
Dear Team Members, Our love to you across the many miles! We have been having rainy cold weather and it has been down in the 40’s at night. BUT not like many of you up North with frigid weather 🙁 May you all be kept safe!!!! It is raw and makes me feel chilled toContinue reading February 2019
Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt, We are so thankful for each and every one of you – our faithful prayer warriors and financial support team. It has been our privilege to jointly minister together with you, to reach the people of Papua New Guinea (PNG) with the Gospel of Christ, since we became missionariesContinue reading January 2019
Greetings all, It has been awhile since we sent out an email update so thought maybe this morning I would bring you up to date. We have had lots of things happen in our lives over the past 8 months but thankfully God’s grace has been sufficient. Jeanne just returned back from a two weekContinue reading January 28, 2019
Dear family and friends, Step by Step He does not lead me, year by year Nor even day by day, But step by step my path unfolds; My Lord directs my way. Tomorrow’s plans I do not know, I only know this minute; But He will say, “This is the way, By faith nowContinue reading January 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!
Dear friends, With this letter we trust you had a blessed Christmas and want to wish you a Happy New Year! Our family was really reduced in size this year but Jeanne and I enjoyed our time together and also spending Christmas Day with her mom at the care center. Geoff and Tina kept veryContinue reading January 2019
“…must be a generational thing,” someone said to me recently as we were discussing proper etiquette on an important versus inconsequential matter. That “generational thing” rears its head all too frequently in this day and age. Even in isolated villages the effects of our current era have an impact on the youth of today. SoContinue reading January 2019
Dear Friends, In just a few days I’ll be returning to Papua New Guinea!! The goal of this trip is to finalize 4 books of the New Testament (Matthew, John, Hebrews and Revelation). It will take 4 weeks to work our way through 2657 verses. A mammoth and exhausting task. I will also be workingContinue reading January 2019
That we may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works (Psalm 26:7). We are thankful unto him, and bless (bow the knee to) his name (Psalm 100:4). We praise Him for the great things that He has done through you – our faithful supporters. Your prayers and giving availsContinue reading End of 2018
Dear Friends and Family, Thank you for reading yet another Collins family newsletter. This season, the refrain going through our heads is “KEEP GOING.” The longer we stay here in Micronesia, the more we can appreciate the Bible’s exhortation to persevere. As Romans 12:12 says, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”Continue reading End of 2018
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! AS WE LOOK TO THIS NEW YEAR MAY OUR FATHER BE YOUR CONSTANT ENCOURAGEMENT!!!!!!!!!!! Dear Team Members, WOW, there is SOOOOOO much to look back on this past year, and SOOOO MUCH to look forward to in 2019!!!
Dear friends, As we pause to look back over 2018, we remember a year of difficult trial and joyful celebration. We see God’s faithfulness in my dad’s illness and passing, and God’s faithfulness in Ben and DakotaKate’s marriage just two days ago. God’s faithfulness yesterday gives us confidence and courage as we step into 2019Continue reading January 2019
I just spent some time reviewing my finances for the year and found that, including what I gave away, I had more income than I had expenses. That’s possible because of all your generous extra gifts! Praise God! Thank you so much for being a part of my life and ministry! Seriously. I must shareContinue reading January 2019
Dear friends and family The week before Christmas was disappointing, they all went off to a church opening. Only Sevis was there. Sevis has been very faithful in coming. It rained all night Thursday night so the road was muddy. There was a truck bogged on the road but I was able to get aroundContinue reading December 28, 2018
Merry Christmas from our village to yours!