Friday, May 27, 2016

May Update

Dear Friends and Family,

We have been in California around 2 months now. We have been living between Torrance and Dana Point.

Rita update: Lisa's mom was in the hospital for two weeks due to her illness. Thankfully the doctors were able to get her in on a medication, or a few, that have helped her out greatly. The fear is that one of the medications may wreck her liver. The doctors say they cannot do much else for her. So either this drug will work and help extend the length and quality of her life, or it will destroy her liver and they will have to take her off of it.
Lisa has been helping organize the ladies of Rita's bible study to help care for her.
Please pray that God would heal Rita!

Update on us: Over the past couple of months we have taken the time to seek the Lord and hear from Him as to what He would have us do for the next season. We have come to the conclusion that we will stay in California. We will be jumping out of ministry with YWAM, and will be seeking God as to what we should be doing. I am currently looking for teaching jobs (I have a credential in California to teach history).
Please be praying for us: We need: a job, some cars, and a place to live!
We are excited to see how this next season unfolds for us. We are trusting God will lead us, provide for us, and continue to use us in the place He is calling us to.
Thanks for reading and praying!

Morgan, Lisa, Samuel, Jack

ps If you would like to help with some costs associated with us moving back to California feel free to at : http://www.uofnkona.edu/support/missionaries/?id=5638

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Hello All,

"By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going" - Hebrews 11:18 -

Our family has been back in California for a couple of weeks. We have been bouncing back and forth between Torrance and Orange county.

Rita, Lisa's mom, has been struggling with her health. Recently her doctors told her there isn't much they can do for her. Her doctor reminded her that she had gone into remission once, he even credited all of the people praying for her!

Lets pray for Rita:
1) God would heal her
2) God would give her hope during this difficult trial
3) God would provide for her (as she isn't able to work)

Thank you so much for all of your prayers for our family. We look forward to seeing everyone.
God bless.

Morgan, Lisa, Samuel, and Jack
PS Friday, April the 8th is Jacks 1st birthday!
If you feel to support us with a financial gift go to:
 http://www.uofnkona.edu/support/missionaries/?id=5638


or if you want to give by check follow the directions on this page (our missions account # is 5638):
 http://www.uofnkona.edu/support-our-missionaries-by-check/

Friday, February 19, 2016

Orange County

Dear Friends and Family,

Here at YWAM Ships Kona, it seems that momentum is on our side. We have had an explosion in student enrollment and we are seeing critical crew needs being filled on a weekly basis.  The Pacific Link is chauffeuring students and medical experts to some of the neediest places in Papua New Guinea. We are being offered new vessels all of the time. It is a total ball to be a part of this move of God!

 That being said, Rita, Lisa's mom, has been having some health issues. A few years ago the doctors diagnosed her as having non Hodgkin lymphoma, a variety of leukemia. In 2013 we went home for a few months and were able to pray with her and she got a lot better. Doctors even said that she seemed to be in remission. At the end of 2015 she had a serious fall that seemed to re-trigger the illness. She has gotten to the point where she is unable to work.

Lisa , the boys, and I are planning on heading out to the Orange County, Ca. to be with her and help out. We are currently praying about the length of our stay in OC. As of now we are planning on leaving Hawaii in the middle march. We will plan on going for a few months to assess the situation, pray on the ground in OC, and than from all of this make a decision on what and where we need to be. If we will need to stay in OC than we will decide whether or not we will continue in full time ministry or if its time to move on from that. We are open to God's leading and direction


Please pray for...

1) God to heal Rita,
2) For wisdom on when to go and for how long.
3) For a place to open up for us (Rita's house is too small for all of us to stay at).
4) Wisdom on what to do with our home in Kona.

Also, we will be experiencing some unexpected costs as a result of this.  Would you pray and consider donating money towards our upcoming needs? I'm not totally sure what we will need, but I know for sure we will need around 1,200 for airfare.
http://www.uofnkona.edu/support/missionaries/?id=5638
or if you want to give by check follow the directions on this page (our missions account # is 5638): http://www.uofnkona.edu/support-our-missionaries-by-check/

Thank you all for praying. If you get any words from the Lord feel free to send them our way. We serve an amazing God who loves us and cares for us. We are fully trusting for God to work in this situation, as He is at work in every situation.

In Christ,

Morgan, Lisa, Samuel, Jack

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Medical Missions Underway!




Dear Friends and Family,

Our first outreach with the Pacific Link is underway! We currently have DTS students, healthcare students, dentists, nurses, boat crew, etc. working hard to serve the people of Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the Madang province. Time would not suffice to tell of all the miracles, provisions, and divine set ups that has gone into this ministry outreach.

As a ministry, this outreach has been 5 years in the making. Lisa and I have been laboring with these guys for the last three years to see this baby get up and running. There is a real excitement and buzz about our missions base, in Hawaii, as we hear and see the reports from our friends on the field.


I want to share one story from one of our buddies who is assisting with the medical outreach. The story is about God working miraculously through seemingly faulty dentistry equipment:

"When I got back to the ship I found out that the dental water units weren't working. I thought I'd pray for the unit, and tried pressing the button.. Nothing. Dream, one of the DTS students, then said I'll stand with you in prayer and she said in Jesus name water work I pressed the button and for the first time all day water shot out! Everyone in the clinic just laughed, how cool is God! So I went to the other unit, and said Joan... Why don't you pray for this one.. She prayed lord we ask you to help make this work. I pressed the button and boom! Out shot water.... We all were somewhat speechless... And then I realized something that still blows my mind.. The unit that didn't work all day and suddenly works after prayer, WASN'T  EVEN TURNED ON!!!! to clarify this simply one more time, the unit shot out water with no power... Yes I think God is good. "


Lets praise God for what He is doing to bring isolated peoples of PNG much needed medical, and of course the gospel. Also, lets believe God for some of the seemingly impossibilities in our own lives. I can think of a half dozen or so friends that are sick with illnesses, several of which are even terminal. Lets bring these "impossibilities" to the God that makes dentist equipment function without even be turned on.

If you are an eye doctor, a dentist, or a doctor of any kind, a nurse, mid-wife, dental assistant, pray about flying out and joining our crew for an outreach. Go to this link to  check out the dates: http://ywamships.net/medical/

Thank you for praying for us, and the ministry we work alongside. We love you all and are praying that you start out this new year with a greater measure of faith than of the year before.


Love,
Morgan, Lisa, Samuel, and Jack

If you feel to support us with a financial gift go to:
 http://www.uofnkona.edu/support/missionaries/?id=5638


or if you want to give by check follow the directions on this page (our missions account # is 5638):
 http://www.uofnkona.edu/support-our-missionaries-by-check/

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

As 2015 comes to a close our hearts are overflowing with gratitude both to God and all of you. Thank you for partnering with us praying and financial giving this past year!
It has been quite year. With some tragedy a whole lot of triumph!

The year started out in tragedy. Our ministries sail boat, the s/y Hawa'ii Aloha, crashed ashore in a rough storm. Through this we lost a co-worker and friend, Aaron Bremner. His loss is very much felt, and he is sorely missed.

Lisa and I celebrated five years in full time missions, as well as seven years of marriage!  Amazing to think we have not had a salary in over 5 years yet we have traveled doing missions work, been able to give financially to other missionaries, and have had a few kids. The verse "seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all else will be added to you" as proven true in our lives as we have decided to trust in Jesus.

Also we have had the awesome privilege of bringing our second boy into the world, Jack Zechariah. He is proving to be so much fun. He is a very sweet, playful, silly, and cuddly little guy. He has brought us much joy, and many sleepless nights (he is worth it).

As we look toward 2016 Lisa, the boys, and I are praying into a number of projects, and possible outreach scenarios. From collaborative bible training, leading outreach on the Pacific link in Papua New Guinea, running bilingual mobile Disciplie Training Schools. The coming year appears to be an exciting year.

Please pray for us as we finish out 2015 and launch into 2016.
1) That we would have a restful and refreshing Christmas.
2) That Jack would begin to sleep mo bettah
3) That God would continue to lead us and guide
4) That our passion for Jesus would to increase

Thank you all for praying and standing along side us. Our prayer for you is out of Ephesians chapter 1 verse 16 - "that the God of our Lord Jesus, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation into the knowledge if him..."

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Morgan, Lisa, Samuel, and Jack



P.S. If you would like to give us one last financial gift before the year is up feel free to visit the below link. All gifts are tax deductible and 100% appreciated!

If you feel to support us with a financial gift go to:
 http://www.uofnkona.edu/support/missionaries/?id=5638


or if you want to give by check follow the directions on this page (our missions account # is 5638):
 http://www.uofnkona.edu/support-our-missionaries-by-check/




Sunday, November 15, 2015

October/November Update

Greetings Friends and Family,

          Thank you so much for taking the time to read our update, and to pray with us.
Bible School: Our current inductive bible school is the biggest we've had to date! There are 15 students from 7 different nations. There are two newlywed couples. Also, Eight of the students are long term missionaries seeking extra training before they head out or return to the mission field! Some are headed to Cambodia, Thailand, and Nicaragua.
Pray that God meets these students as they study His word. That they would proclaim the truth of the bible boldly wherever they are called.

      Lisa and one of her friends have started a reading group for toddlers in the local housing project. There are a ton of children from Hawaii,  Micronesia, Samoa, Thailand, Philippines, etc. This could be a great opportunity to meet some of the local moms, and minister to mom and kids alike. Pray that God draws the kids and moms who are supposed to be there, and that He leads them in this endeavor.
 
     November 1st marked our seventh wedding anniversary! Where does the time go? Lisa is amazing and I am so stoked to be married to her. She is the best thing that has ever happened to me. The feeling is mutual for Lisa I'm sure of it : ). Pray that God blesses our marriage, and that he would bring us even closer together in our 7th year of marriage.
 
        Please be praying for the work and preparations for the Pacific Link. The vessel is in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in dry dock in getting ready for outreach to some outer islands around PNG. Please pray that preparations go well and that God provided our needed crew. For more updates on YWAM Ships  go to http://ywamships.net/blog/

Jack the Pirate!
 Recently Lisa and I have been seeking the Lord about direction for us as a family in missions. We were considering coming back to California to re-connect with family and church for a season. Last week God confirmed to us to continue in missions from Kona, Hawaii. For now, our plan is to continue to provide bible training through YWAM Ships in Kona, raise up a prayer minisrty at the YWAM ships base, and reach out to the local community. Pray that God would fill us with a fresh sense of his glory and love. We want to be a people who minister out of a place of God's overflowing goodness. And please pray also that we would continue to trust God for our daily needs.

Thanks and God bless,

Sammy the smiling pirate!
Morgan, lisa, Samuel, Jack Keach












If you feel to support us with a financial gift go to:
 http://www.uofnkona.edu/support/missionaries/?id=5638
or if you want to give by check follow the directions on this page (our missions account # is 5638):
 http://www.uofnkona.edu/support-our-missionaries-by-check/


Monday, September 21, 2015

5 years


Psalm 84:5 "Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage."

This week we are celebrating a milestone as a family. We have been in missions for five years!

Lisa with Barry Gibb in Brazil
It has been five years since Lisa and I have been serving as missionaries with Youth With A Mission (YWAM). During that time we have been a part of training over 150 young people from over 15 nations. We have also led or been a part of sending teams to over 12 nations including Brazil, Thailand, India, China, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Tahiti, and Saipan! During all of this activity we have also found time to have three children:  Samuel (Jan 2012), Sarah April 2013 (she is with Jesus), and Jack (April 2015)!

Sometime before we set out on this journey a friend was praying for us and prayed, "Blessed are those who keep their bags packed" (which is a variation of the psalm quoted above). As our friend prayed this over us he said he saw "bags packed and waiting by our front door at all times." How exciting that sounded at the time of that prayer! In the past five years we certainly have traveled, and moved, a whole lot. Blessed are we because we have kept our bags packed!

Despite all of the moving, we have learned a ton about God and his ways, leadership, and about working with people from vastly different cultural backgrounds. We have seen people radically healed of diseases, delivered from demonic bondage, people forgive seemingly unforgivable wrongs done to them, miraculous provision of finances and food, and lots of people give their lives to Jesus. What an amazing five years. Oh the stories we will tell our grand kids!
Handing out flyers for a party!
Thank you all so much for journeying with us this past five years! We could not have done it without your prayers and your financial generosity. We are so grateful for all of God's people who have committed to the work God is doing in and through us. We are floored by God's goodness reflected in you guys.
Prayer Requests:
1) For us to seek the Lord with all of our hearts
2)For God's continuing guidance and provision
3) For God's presence and anointing on our training schools.

Thanks and God Bless,

Morgan, Lisa, Samuel, and Jack



to support us financially:
http://www.uofnkona.edu/support/missionaries/?id=5638