Christmas 2015

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt,

We received the following thank you note from Steve and Medlin Ottio. This is from the pastor and his wife in Papua New Guinea whom you were praying for following Medlin’s snake bite:

“Thank you all our friends and partners for praying with us in times of trials and troubles. God bless you all and a “Happy Merry Christmas!”

We also want to express a “Happy Merry Christmas” to each of you! Yes, we can be happy and merry during these perilous times.

November 2015

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt – back in Raytown, MO,

Thanks to each of you for your continued prayers and financial support during our home ministry. We have reported to about one-half of our supporters. 

God gave us a beautiful scenic trip through the Appalachian Mountains. The firmament truly shows His handiwork. We will be based in Missouri during the winter months until March, when we return to North Carolina to complete our home ministry reporting.

October 2015

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt,

Thank you for taking the time to pray about the new Word ministry option for us. The Papua New Guinea field council took the time to discuss our request to do Pidgin translation work, with the ABWE Word ministry, with us being based in the USA, in their recent meeting. They decided that this ministry can only be done by someone within the county of Papua New Guinea. Thus, we are not the people to do this ministry for them. We believe that God has heard and answered our prayers. We know that He always answers with what is best for our lives. We will continue on in our Home Ministry assignment of reporting to our supporters.

September 2015

Labor Day Greetings 2015 from Steve and Sandy Aholt,

We hope that your Labor Day was enjoyable and safe. We spent the weekend with a group of people from a church that has supported us for 21 years.

September is a big month for us in decisions that will be made about our future ministry. We need for you to please pray about this.

As many of you know, we voted with our ABWE Papua New Guinea (PNG) field council to close the aviation program. This decision was made due to lack of personnel to run that ministry. An airplane has many costs associated with it, even if the airplane is not flown. Our ABWE Aviation Administrator decided that it was time to sell the airplane. So, we sold the airplane in February 2014.

July 26, 2015

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt,

Thank you for your faithful prayers and support during our home ministry. According to ABWE records, we are about $840 per month under supported. God will provide for all of our need. Please add this to your prayer list.

We have begun our travels following Steve’s recovery from his carpal tunnel syndrome surgery, on both of his hands. He is still experiencing some pain and numbness in his right hand. Thankfully, the surgery was to prevent this from getting worse. The doctor wants to do more nerve testing due to the continued numbness.

June 2015

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt, 

Daily, we meet people wherever we go. We are ready to ask them life’s most important question, “If you died right now, do you know for sure that you would go to Heaven?” We have a supply of these small tracts from Macedonia Gospel Publication that shows them how they can know for sure. If we are faithful in sowing and watering, God will give the increase. What plan have you used this week to share your faith in Christ with others?

April 2015

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt,

Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support of our ministry.  We are faithfully serving the Lord here in Raytown, Missouri.

Steve began physical therapy on his right hand two weeks ago Friday.  He had his carpal tunnel syndrome surgery on his left hand last week Wednesday.  Steve was wheeled in for his surgery at 8:30 and woke up in the recovery room at 9:15.

February 2015

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt,

We are doing well. Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support. Twenty years ago today is when we first arrived in Papua New Guinea to begin our first four year term of service.

How are you all doing with your New Year resolutions? We came up with a list that we are working on:

January 10, 2015

New Year Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt,

Sandy and I rejoice in what God is doing in and through each of our lives. We are so grateful to be a part of your ministry in reaching the lost and building Christ’s church in Papua New Guinea. You continually demonstrate your loving kindness as you reach outside of you circle of influence and make a difference in the world for the Lord.

We are thankful and humbled by your love for Christ to the people of Papua New Guinea. Your love has been expressed through your continual prayers and steadfast financial giving to support the work of Christ through us. God put His love in our hearts that has overflowed into the lives of the people of Papua New Guinea for over twenty years. This love has been multiplied many times over. We see this same love flow from the hearts of our national brothers and sisters in Christ and into their families and friends.

Christmas 2014

Season’s Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt,

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:10–12).

God sent a Saviour [Jesus] to earth and He was crucified on a cross. This is the good news that we have been sharing all these years. Some have chosen not to believe and will perish, but others believe and are saved. “The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18).

November 2014

We once again want to thank you for your faithful prayers and financial giving. Some plant, some water, but it is God who continues giving the increase.

Steve was invited to preach at Hosana Baptais Sios (Hosanna Baptist Church) two weeks ago. As he was speaking, Steve noticed that one man had tears running down his face.

During the invitation, the man raised his hand that he needed to confess his sins to God and accept Jesus Christ’s payment for his sin, death on the cross, so that his sins would be forgiven. The pastor asked Steve to take him into the pastor’s study for counseling.

October 22, 2014

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt in Papua New Guinea,

We have seen God slowly closing the door on our missionary aviation ministry here, over the past two terms. At first, we wondered what was going on. However, it became very evident what God was doing.

God has always provided 100% of what we needed. Thank you all for faithfully standing with us through your prayers and sacrificial financial giving.

Aholt Advances – September 2014

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt in Papua New Guinea,

The table is set. The candles are lit. What is the special occasion? Thirty-one hours without electricity. No warnings – just a shut-down for maintenance. This plunges three provinces into blackout. The electricity is now off again for 13 hours. The problem has been found – misappropriation of funds. Papua New Guinea – Land of the Unexpected. Oh yea! Today is Independence Day for Papua New Guinea.

Thank you for prayers and financial support. You all so faithfully pray and sacrificially give in support of the Lord’s work here in PNG.

July 18, 2014

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt in Papua New Guinea,

During the time of waiting for the biopsy report, God gave us peace. Our body belongs to God and it is His choice as to what happens with our bodies. Our desire is to glorify God in our body, and in our spirit, which are God’s [1 Corinthians 6:20]. Sandy was given the peace to leave the field if necessary.

We received an email reply about the histopathology report on the mole that was removed from Steve’s right posterior flank. The doctor started off stating that there was bad news and good news.

The bad news was that the specimen removed was superficial spreading malignant melanoma.

July 5, 2014

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt,

Thank you for your continued prayers for us as we go through this trial together.  Sandy has been a very capable nurse to change the bandages and keep the incision clean. 

God has answered your prayers with Steve having only minimal pain.  One acetaminophen every 6 hours is giving the pain relief that is required.

This coming Friday Steve will go back to the doctor to have the 14 stiches removed.  The 20+ inner ones will dissolve in about six weeks. 

Thanks so much for your prayers as we wait for the biopsy report from Australia.  We have so much work to do on whatever road that God decides to direct us.

June 22, 2014

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt,

Please pray for the following:

1. Please pray for Priscilla who is very sick with delirium and insomnia. She is the wife of Pastor Matthew Taku who is working in the Bundi area. They are in a very remote bush location with no road and no medical post near them. Please pray that Jehovah-Rapha – the God who heals – will do just that in Priscilla’s life. Their son, Ishmael, called yesterday morning in desperation not knowing what to do to help his mom and dad. Praise the LORD for cell phones and His answer to the prayers of His people.

Aholt Advances – May 2014

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt back in Papua New Guinea (PNG),

Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial giving. God continues to give the increase of fruit for our labors together for Christ.

We arrived back safely on Wednesday night here in Goroka. Thank you for your prayers for us. Praise the Lord! Give Him the glory – great things He hath done.

April 18, 2014

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt,

Thank you so much for your prayers and financial support. The incision, on the inside of Steve’s left arm just above the thumb and wrist, is healed. The doctor says that the pain should be gone after 6 weeks. So, Steve should not even know that he had surgery after that time. It is healing according to plan.

April 12,2014

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt,

God has answered your prayers. Cyclone Ita decreased in strength from category 5 to category 4 and to category 3 by the time it struck land. Thank you for praying and thank you God for answering, “Yes!”

There has been minimal property damage thus far. It is still a category 1 cyclone as it moves down the coast, coming in our direction. The type of rain that we have been getting reminds us of the rains that we often get in the highlands of Papua New Guinea.

April 10, 2014

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt,

We are so thankful for your continued financial and prayer support. We would not be able to attempt great exploits for Christ without you!

Steve had his first surgery this afternoon. We arrived at 10:30 AM and finally were seen at 4 PM. We were the last procedure of the day. Prophecy was fulfilled today. The first shall be last. That is exactly what happened today. We were the first ones to check-in and the last ones to be seen. Praise the LORD that we were able to use that as an inroad to witness for Christ’s love and forgiveness.

April 4, 2014

Dear Praying Friends,

Rejoice with us about the report that we got from the doctor today. The doctor said that he could not find anything wrong with Steve’s right rotator cuff today. God has answered prayer again. Praise the Lord! The doctor said that Steve has been working too hard repeatedly. This has not allowed any time for natural healing to take place.

April 2, 2014

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt,
Steve called yesterday afternoon to confirm our flight for this morning and he was told that the flight was cancelled.  We were rescheduled for the early morning flight.
Readjusting our schedules this morning, with the help of Steve and Gretchen Root to assist us, got us on the morning flight.  We arrived safely at our destination around 7 PM this evening.

February 2014

Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt in Goroka, Papua New Guinea (PNG),

The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest. Matthew 9:37–38

Thank you for praying and giving! God provided 100% support for Steve and Gretchen Root. They plan to arrive here in Goroka mid-March.

Thank you for praying for Phil and Jan Smith. They arrived and had a fully scheduled two week survey trip. They are back in the USA now continuing to raise their financial support.

Christmas Highlights 2013

Season’s Greetings from Steve and Sandy Aholt,

May God’s richest blessings be upon your family and you during this holiday season! Sometimes God’s working is not clear. However, His love for us is clearly expressed in His giving us His Son, Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.

We thank the Lord, and you, for allowing us to be here in Papua New Guinea (PNG). This February 3rd will mark 23 years that we have been with ABWE mission. We carefully follow God’s call daily, looking unto Jesus [the author and finisher of our faith]. Without Him, we can do nothing! Your faithfulness in giving allows us to fulfill our labor for Christ in bringing forth more fruit (John 15:5).

November 2013

Dear Praying Friends and Supporters,

Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and financial support.  We continue to see people yield their lives to Christ almost weekly for salvation.

We were challenged recently, by Steven Mayo our new Asia Pacific Administrator with ABWE, to seek those daily who need to know about Christ and where they will spend eternity.  It is easy to find one, two or more people daily who we can ask, “The Bible speaks of eternity.  Where will you spend eternity?”  Two easy lines, but they have an inner searching impact on people.  Most have a look of anticipation on their face.  We can then share with them that Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No man comes to the Father but by me.  Believe what God’s Word says and obey it!”  Why not try it yourself – if you are not witnessing for Christ already?  The Holy Spirit of God will do His work in the process of saving people from an eternity in Hell.