Greetings from Cairns, Australia!

Friday morning we were able to see a solar eclipse.  We took a photo of it for you all. 


Thank you for praying for, and financially supporting our ministry here in Papua New Guinea.  God is still at work in the lives of the people.  It has been a whirlwind of events since we returned on January 18th.

Steve washed the airplane and cleaned it up on the inside before we departed.  Please continue to pray that the airplane will sell in God’s perfect timing.

The third and fourth year students at Goroka Baptist Bible College (GBBC) are all out on their 12 week practical assignments.  Baing, who has been teaching the religious instruction (RI) class, has been assigned to Goroka Baptist Church.  He will be able to continue teaching the RI class.  That is an answer to prayer.  Please continue to pray that this RI class teaching opportunity will become an indigenous ministry with GBBC students.

The camp theme “20/20 Vision – Seeing Things Clearly” became a reality for over 80 campers.  There were 358 campers and over 40 counselors.  During the week we saw 40 decisions for salvation and another 40 decisions about various issues in the camper’s lives.  We have heard of other salvation decisions following the campers return to their individual home locations.  We have also heard of others who are following through on the decisions that they made at camp.  Praise the Lord for the ongoing changes that are occurring in the lives of these spirit-filled energized campers.  Please pray for the six individuals who came to us for counseling after the first Purity session.

Thank you for praying about the water tank situation at GBBC.  The men came last week, two weeks later than planned.  However, God indeed answered our prayers above and beyond what we asked.  Thank you Lord for answering prayers and for answering in a way that exceeded our expectations!

Thank you also for praying as Steve spoke on Unity in the Church, from Ephesians chapter 4, at Goroka Baptist Church.  Only time and eternity will show the full results of our ministry.  Many people came to us afterward and expressed their appreciation for the service.  One young girl wrote down the entire outline and shared it with her dad, as he was unable to attend the service due to his weekend ministry at the Markum church plant.  Thank you Lord for people allowing your Holy Spirit to work in their lives.

Thank you for praying for Sandy’s good results from her annual eye tests.  The doctor was very pleased that there has been no significant change since 2009.

Steve goes for his x-ray and MRI soon.  This will be 10:45 p.m. on your Tuesday Eastern Time.  He will go to the doctor on Thursday afternoon for the results. We will let you know what the doctor says.  Steve had an elevated enzyme level in his liver.  He thinks that it may be from taking the two pain medicines for over two months.  He has since stopped taking the two pain medicines.  He also thinks that they were affecting his kidneys too!  He is feeling better after stopping the medications.  Thank you for your prayers!

Listening for the trump and praying,

Steve and Sandy Aholt