Sunday, March 29, 2009


On Mar. 15th Anne had the privilege of being the guest missionary speaker for one of the AWANA clubs on Island. Even though these children live in our "mission field" many are not aware of life on other islands. She told them that sometimes when sharing the Gospel you have to do things to bridge cultures that are "strange" to you. She had the kids sit in a position that Steve was once required to sit in for over 3 hours without moving. By being willing to do this, he was able to share the Gospel with the men of an "unreached island" and secure an invitation to send back a full time national worker to live among them. Eventually half of that island's population gave their lives to Christ and a church was planted.
Posted by Picasa On Mar. 24th Anne was also given the opportunity to be the guest speaker for the Women's Ministry class at PIBC. Her assigned topic was The Authority of Scripture in Daily Living. This is one of her favorite things to share with people! Why? Because it is through the daily choices we make to apply the living word of God that our lives are transformed bit by bit. God's word is so practical and is truly able to judge the thoughts and intentions of our hearts (Heb.4:12) and to teach, reprove, correct and train us in righteous living (2 Tim3:16-17).

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Meet a few of our students

Last Friday, Melody Plaxton, our academic dean, wandered around campus taking the pictures of a few of our students and asking them what they would be doing this weekend . You can view the results of her informal interviews on her blog site by clicking on "Tim and Melody Plaxton" in the right hand column of this blog or going to and reading the entry for March 5, 2009.

On the personal side, On Saturday we painted the house we will be staying in and today we enjoyed worshipping our Lord with the body of Christ meeting at Bayview. Steve was able to play with the worship band. Those of you who know how much he loves to drum, know what pure worship that is for him! This evening we joined the staff and faculty team for an evening of prayer. A great way to end the day and start a new week.

This year is accrediation review year for PIBC. Please be praying for those on our staff that are finishing up the accreditation review reports that need to be turned in by this coming Sunday. This is a huge job that has been added to the responsibilities of already over worked coworkers. The visiting accreditation team will be heading to Guam in May. To read more about this you can click on "Dave and Joyce Owen" at the right side of the screen and read the last several posts.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Settling into life on Guam and at PIBC


God in His very special ways has provided this home for us to live in for a time here on Guam. We are most grateful. We are helping the landlords with some inside renovations which include, scraping and painting, a and deep cleaning necessary because of water pipes breaking in the house. Anne and Joyce are pictured here packing dishes and beginning the cleaning process. Below Kinay (pronounced Kane-knee) in the foreground and Delight (Evelyn's husband) are helping to scrape the paint that is peeling from most of the ceilings. What would we have done if it were not for their strong, young, arms! Thank guys, you are greatly appreciated.


We are also settling back into the family here at PIBC. Several times a month the staff and faculty meet for worship, prayer and fellowship. These are special times for all of us and keep us focused on why we are doing what we are doing and the One who is the accomplisher of all that will last for eternity. Pictured here on the left is a portion of the team (some were unable to be at our last gathering).

One of the hard things about life on Guam is continual going and coming of people to the Island. Two of those people have become very dear to us over the last 3 years. Hollie Schaub, who has been Steve's right and left arms in the ministry here and her husband Aaron a Navy helicopter pilot. They have served the Lord well during their stay on Guam. But alas, the Navy has sent Aaron to his next duty station in Corpus Christie,Tx. and Hollie will follow in 3 weeks after she finishes compiling information for her master's thesis. They will be sorely missed!!!!!

We also had the great joy in hosting newly-weds Julie and Jordan Morris on their very long layovers between Guam and Palau. Julie is the daughter of our former Campus Crusade teammates Dan and Kaylynn Mills now serving at the South Pacific CCC headquarters in New Zealand. Jordan is a New Zealander. Anne was able to spend a few hours showing them where Julie use to live and some of the places her family frequented when they lived on Island. Congratulations to you both and may the Lord give you many wonderful years together serving Him.

All of the staff, faculty, and students at PIBC Guam are divided into community groups, which are small groups that meet regularly for fun, fellowship, and sharing with and caring for each other. This last Sunday Hollie sponsored our group onto Andersen Air Force Base's Tarague Beach (one of the best beaches on the Island). We enjoyed the incredible vistas, the roar of the blue, blue surf (no swimming due to jelly fish floating in), food, laughs, singing and just getting to know each other a bit better. Below left is the view of the northern coast-line as the road winds down the side of the cliff. And on the right are several of our community group members getting ready to enjoy our meal. The islands of Palau, Yap, and Chuuk (both lagoon islands and outer islands) are represented in our very intercultural group. It is wonderful to see the uniting of hearts as the cultures of all are laid aside for the fellowship we share as children of the King of Kings! Pray with us that more and more this will be the one of the very real testimonies that Christ's Spirit is at work in the lives of the whole PIBC family. P.S. Please forgive the layout problems this looks one way when I lay it out and completely different when I posted it. It is late and this will at least let you all know what we have been doing. You are appreciated greatly for all your prayer and support for us and the peoples of the Northern Pacific.