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!
Dear Family and Friends, Here we thought that retirement would mean lots and lots of time for visiting family (ours are far away), and time to rap with former fellow workers of Ethnos360. But it is surprising how full our lives can be with just, well, just living. Medical appointments, paper work of all sorts,Continue reading End of the year 2018
Dear friends, The picture above captures one of my favorite moments of the semester: while teaching the Indian Bible College Core Values to the twelve students in my Human Relationships class, our new President’s Cabinet came into the class to help model our fourth Core Value (team leadership).
May your Christmas be blessed In a multitude of ways By Him who is worthy of all our praise! Jesus Christ Son of God. Light of the World Alpha and Omega – The Beginning and The End The Word The Worthy One Prince of Peace Emmanuel – God is with us King of Kings MessiahContinue reading Christmas Blessing 2018
Great news to end the year about the latest course taught at Green River, Papua New Guinea! A missionary retired in Australia wrote this about the course, “AWESOME.”
Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2:11 It has certainly been a wonderful year for us. We started teaching at Koropa in February and now we are teaching four or five believers through the book of Acts. We should be finishedContinue reading Christmas 2018
What a year it has been! The Lord has blessed and protected and gone before me every step of the way! I am so thankful that the King of Kings came from heaven as a baby and lived and died to save me from my sins. Hallelujah, what a Savior.
Hanger Info Funding for the Office Manager position is coming in slowly, and has covered Bethany’s hours so far. Thank you so much to those who have chosen to support this need. Bethany is efficient and focused as she flies through the tasks given to her. Wish we could keep her, as she has beenContinue reading December 2018
A few years ago, a Korean woman who manages an auto repair garage heard that one of her mechanics was a believer and teaching God’s word in a chronological order. She wanted to hear the word and invited all of her workers to join in the studies every Saturday. She and many of her workersContinue reading December 2018
Great Expectations! What does that phrase bring to mind? Maybe Charles Dickens unforgettable classic? Hopefully it suggests some happier prospect for you — perhaps some potential you foresee soon coming to fruition? Maybe optimism regarding happy holiday plans? The things we dream of in life may or may not transpire according to our highly wishedContinue reading December 2018
Dear Team Members, This year sure has flown by!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We trust it has been an encouraging one for you. We know, for many it has been a difficult year. We trust this coming year will be an encouraging one! We hear folk complaining about the VA – Veteran’s Administration – BUT we have always beenContinue reading December 4, 2018