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












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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



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Thursday, August 20, 2015

August Update

Dear Friends and Family,

Lisa and Jack at Rocket ship park
"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it." 1 Corinthians 9:24

Our time in California has been wonderful thus far. Connecting with friends and family members, enjoying times of worship and prayer with Freedom Chruch. It has been amazing hanging out in Orange County and San Luis Obispo with family. A special shout out to my biggest bro who just bought a house in San Luis Obispo. Pray for them that they have a smooth transition into their new home.
We head back to Hawaii on the 1st. We are running an inductive bible school until the end of the year and as of now we have 10 students. Pray that we are able to get our outreach locations set up (Papaua New Guinea and/or Marshall Islands) and that all of our school planing goes smoothly.
As we are home praying we feel that God is stirring something in our hearts, although we are not quite sure what it is yet! It feels a little like when God first called us to go to Kona and join YWAM. We are feeling the Lord challenge us to pursue Him with all of our hearts and to return to Jesus as our first love by making worship a priority. From that place we believe we will hear clearly what the Father is speaking. Would you pray for us as we pursue God like wild things, and try to figure out what he is doing and saying?
Sammy and Lola: Cousins
Our family has also been battling illness and injury. The boys are close to 100 percent but Lisa is coming up on 2 weeks of sickness (not sure if it is sinuses or just everything catching up to her). Also, I injured my left ankle, so now both ankles are injured and swollen ( I injured my right ankle 3 months ago and it is still sore and a little swollen). Please pray for health and a speedy recovery.

Finally, we are needing some prayer for finances. We are finding ourselves in a financial drought, such as we have never experienced before. This doesn't freak us out, as it once did, it pushes us to that place of prayer to ask God, "Ok Father, whats up? You have our attention." Please pray for breakthrough in this area. Also, please pray about being a part of that breakthrough and partnering with us through financial support.  It's easy! You can give by clicking here:

 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 reading and praying with us. Our prayer for you guys is that you would continue to run the race as to obtain the prize. Run well!
God Bless,

Morgan, Lisa, Samuel, and Jack


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Unexpected Trip

Friends and Family,

Are you ready to meet this guy?


In the past few years we have learned quite a few spiritual lessons and principles. Sometimes as you press into God for a particular door to open, he surprises you by doing something completely different. The key is that as we press into him in the place of prayer, bible reading, and are open to the leading
and promptings of the Holy Spirit you just never know where He will send you.  
For example: We were praying about going to Australia this summer but we were not making any headway. The biggest hold back on the deal was that Jack's birth certificate still hasn't arrived from Oahu! As we sought God about this, He did somethiong unexpected. He opened another door. Somebody offered to fly us home for several weeks this summer! So, on Wednesday we jumped on a plane and we are in Torrance right now!
We will be home until September 1st before flying back to Kona.
Also, we are blessed to be officially a part of Freedom Church South Bay. Pastor Jeremy Anthony and the Freedom Church leadership team has decided they want to take us on as missionaries. We are super excited about this and looking forward to how God will use this friendship.
Pray as we are home:
1) For a nice time of connecting with friends and family
2) For us to gain some more financial supporters
3) For God's grace and guidance for us as we are home and seeking Him
4) For God to bless our newly cemented relationship with Freedom Church
We look forward to connecting with different ones as we are home. Let's hangout, pray, and reconnect.

Thanks, God Bless, and see you all soon!

Morgan, Lisa, Samuel, and Jack

Thursday, June 18, 2015

June Update

Dear Friends and Family,
It has been a sleep deprieved few weeks since our last update! Thanks for reading our update and praying for us.
BIBLE SCHOOL: Galatians 3:10-11 " For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse... Now it is evident that no one is justified before God by the law, for "the righteous shall live by faith".
 Amanda, one of our students, started freaking out when she was studying this verse the other day! We are in week 10 of our inductive bible school, and we have studied books from the old and new testament. God spoke powerfully to Amanda while reading these verses in the book of Galatians. "It all make sense! I get it now". She yelled out loud in the midst of all her busy classmates. Rather than getting annoyed, they listened intently as she laid out how she never quite understood why Jesus had to come and die for us. But while reading Galatians chapter 3 verse 10-13 it all "clicked". "We can't do it on our own.  We can't live it, we need Jesus". 
It is amazing to be apart of training young missionaries to study and teach the Bible!  
A picture of a students marked up bible
 As the school ends we are looking to send a few students on outreach to Maui . Pray that God opens doors for our students to teach people in Hawaii how to study the bible for themselves.

SHIP: For current news on our various vessels check out YWAMSHIPS.net. Lisa and I are still praying about going to Australia  to help prepare the boat for her maiden outreach in the fall. It would take quite a miracle for us to go, so pray that if it is God's will he will open the doors for us and if not, that they will close tightly.
Sammy on stage of his Preschool grad
PERSONAL: Samuel finished his first year of preschool and is now enjoying a whole host of fun summer activities: bowling, soccer, swimming, etc. Pray for us as we face the challenge of raising a very sweet, and very strong willed 3 year old!
Jack is officially two months! He is getting cuter and chubbier every day! It seems that his sleep habits are digressing! Pray that changes, Lisa desperately needs sleep :)




Pray for me, Morgan, I sprained my ankle pretty badly late last month. I haven't been super mobile, which has been lame.Lisa has had to pick up a lot of slack.  Pray that God would heal my ankle quickly.





Prayer points: For...
1) sleep and peace in our home
2) God's provision and timing for us to go to Australia
3) God to open the doors for a bible teaching outreach to Maui.
4) God to pour out his spirit on our students as they finish our inductive bible school
5) grace for Lisa as she stays home with the boys this summer

Our prayer for you is that you would have a blessed summer! 




Love,
Morgan, Lisa, Samuel, Jack
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Friday, May 15, 2015

Introducing.....

Dear Friends and Family,

Samuel Loves baby Jack!
 It is with hearts overflowing with joy that we introduce to you the latest addition to our little tribe: Jack Zechariah Keach. He was born 7 pounds 15 ounces, 20 inches, on April 8th at 8:13 am
 It has been about a month now since Jack was born and things are starting to normalize in the Keach household. Samuel absolutely adores his little brother. He is constantly giving him smooches, wanting to hold him, and even trying to carry him around the house (God help us)!
 Lisa is recovering well but still has a little pain in her abdomen and occasionally some bleeding from the surgery. Pray that God heals her up quickly.
 Bible Course: On top of all the baby stuff I, Morgan, am leading an inductive bible school this quarter. It is going super well. We have seven students from four different nations (China, South Korea, Fiji, and Australia). We are finding the bible training to be very necessary as we graduate more and more DTS students. A lot of our DTS students are coming to us with very little knowledge of the bible. As people are sticking with us long term, this school has become an effort to train students up in the bible so that as they go out on outreaches they can go more mature, and have a better understanding of God, his word, and his plan of salvation and restoration for all things.  
 The Ship(s): The Pacific Link is currently sitting in Townsville, Australia waiting for some crew to come and begin preparing her for outreach in September/October. We are currently looking for dental and optical supplies to fill the Pacific Link's cargo holds for upcoming outreach. Hit me up if you can help out. 
         Australia: The Pacific link is docked in Townsville, Australia currently, as stated above. We are needing people to go over to Australia to prepare the ship for deployment. Brett Curtis, our           ministry leader has asked Lisa and I to pray about heading over to Australia for the summer months (Mid July- Mid September) to lead the process if getting the vessel ready. If we go we would         be facilitating work teams, interfacing with port authorities, and working alongside YWAM Townsville. To clarify, we would not live on the ship but live at YWAM Townsville, as the Pacific Link isn't suitable for families. We are honored that we were offered this opportunity.Would you please pray with us about whether or not we should go. Let us know if you hear anything.

Lisa and I are super grateful for all of your prayers and support. We realized the other day that we have been doing this for close to five years! We are totally amazed as we look back at all the ways God has provided both miraculously and through people like you. We pray that as you read this you are filled with faith for whatever it is God has called you to. 


Jack enjoying a snooze

In Christ,
Morgan, Lisa, Samuel, and Jack Keach  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ships

The Pacific Link
Dear friends and family,
As many of you know the last few months have been very challenging for our ministry. Firstly, we had to de-commission our first vessel, El Encuentro. Then at the beginning of the year our sailing yacht, the Hawaii Aloha, capsized repeatedly and ran aground. In the process one of our crew members and friends, Aaron Bremner, was lost at sea. It has been a trying time for our missions community.
In response to losing Aaron and the Hawaii Aloha, and the El Encuentro, people all around the world began fasting and praying for us. Youth With A Mission globally rallied around us fasting, praying, and giving sacrificially.         A YWAM base in south east Asia gave our ministry thousands of dollars, when they themselves were needing funds for various projects. In fact, we have a stack of money representing different currencies from around the world, which was collected at a YWAM conference on our behalf. The response has been humbling. "How good it is for brothers to dwell in unity."
In the midst of God's people rallying around us in prayer and generous giving God has heard and responded generously!
YWAM Townsville, Australia felt led to give us their ship the MV Pacific Link! It is an amazingly generous gift. The vessel sleeps 50, is set up with a surgery room, and has been ministering in Papua New Guinea for the past 5 years. The ship is oficially ours. In September they will hand it over to us during an all YWAM staff gathering taking place in Townsville, Australia (what are the odds?). I hope to be at that gathering! Following the gathering we will take take the Pacific Link on an outreach.

Praise God with us for his marvelous provision!
(For more information about the gift, feel free to read more about it on this linkhttp://ywamships.net/blog/ .)

That is not all.... We have also been given a vessel that will be a replacement for our sailing yacht El Encuentro. A family in Vancouver has generously given us a Grand Banks motor yacht. The yacht is currently in Canada and will head down the west coast of the USA, down through the Panama canal and on to our missions base on the Caribbean side of Panama. The yacht will be the perfect vessel needed to reach the isolated Ngobe Indians.
God has provided marvelously and generously to our ministry. It is never about the boats but about Jesus receiving his glory as we reach out to the people he clearly wants us to reach. We are humbled to be a part of this move of God.


Lisa is 3 weeks away from our second son coming! We are super pumped and we are just about as ready as we will ever be. Lisa has a c-section scheduled for April 8th.  Pray that all goes well with that.
Thank you for all of your prayers and financial giving. We are blessed to be able to a part of this. The next update will most likely include pictures of the newest addition to our family.

Morgan, Lisa, Samuel, and baby man Keach


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Friday, February 27, 2015

Dear Friends and Family,

DTS Outreach: Our September quarter DTS recently came back for debrief. Here is a report from our Amazon team: Our team visited a village that has only had missionaries visit one time before. They did house visits daily and held bible studies at night. At one of the bible studies several people re-committed or gave their lives to Jesus for the first time. They had the opportunity to pray for a man with stomach pains. They prayed and God healed him! Then the man's sister gave her life to Jesus, ran next store and told the neighbor what happened, brought her over and she gave her life to the Lord! God is on the move in the Amazon!

Current DTS: The current DTS is also seeing God move powerfully. They are currently receiving teaching on the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is ministering powerfully to each student and staff. One of our young staff girls received the baptism of the Holy Spirit! She said she was overwhelmed with the presence of God, and that it felt like a "whirlwind was rushing through [her] body." She aslo spontaneously and uncontrollably began speaking in tongues! Since having this experience she feels more joy filled and free!
Let's praise God for what he is doing in and through our DTS staff and students both on outreach and in lecture. It is such a privilege and honor to be a part of what God is doing in the arena of discipleship and missions!

Bible Course: Preparations are underway for the inductive bible school we are running in April. Myself and a co-worker are trying to re-tool our bible course in such a way that it trains people to be better teachers of the Word, not just students of the word (pray we are effective in this). We currently have several students applying from many different nations. Pray that God would send us the right students.
Sam and Dad with the Mob mobile

SHIPS: There is some stuff in the works in regards to new ships. I can't write much more about that at the moment, but what is coming in could be game changing! Please pray that God releases the replacement vessels for the El Enucentro and the Hawaii Aloha... and even release of more ships.

Pregnancy Center: Lisa has begun volunteering at the local pregnancy center. It is a Christian run center that exists to help girls (some as young as 12...teen pregnancy is a huge problem here) and women through unwanted pregnancies. The focus is on the girl rather than on the unborn baby. Only the girl can make the final decision as to whether to carry or abort and the Center feels that if the girl can see the love of Jesus for her and that she CAN carry the baby, that she has support, her heart can be changed and therefore her mind (from abortion minded to life!). Lisa is helping with administration and counseling the women that come in.

Car: Many of you know that we were fundraising for a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis. Thank you to all who gave towards that. At the last minute our friends decided that they would be returning to the Big Island in September, so they asked if instead of selling the car to us they could simply give it to us to hold onto for them until Septmeber. We thought that sounded like a good idea. We will be putting 100% of the money given to us towards a vehicle of our own (hopefully one a little newer), but for now we are grateful to be riding around in comfort and style!


Baby Boy: Lisa is just about 34 weeks along! Baby Boy is healthy and thriving....SUPER active! Samuel is very excited for his baby brother to arrive and now includes him in all plans for the future. Lisa is scheduled to have a c-section the morning of April 8th, so Baby Boy will be here in no more than 5 weeks and 5 days unless he decides to come earlier as his big brother did.
Thank you so much for reading and praying. Pur prayer for you is that you are filled to the fullness with the love of God in Christ Jesus.

Morgan, Lisa, Samuel, Baby Boy

Monday, January 19, 2015

Carrying On

Samuel's friends praying for him on his B-day

Hello Everyone,

s/y Hawaii Aloha in land fill
Ministry: We are dealing with the aftermath of the our vessel capsizing and running a ground, and the loss of our crew member Aaron Bremner. Pray for us as we grieve the loss of our friend, and as we move forward as a ministry. I have been trying to reach out to a few of the guys that knew him best. Pray that I would get the opportunity to counsel and be there for some of these young guys  that hurting pretty bad over this.
Check out ywamships.net , Aaron's parents wanted to set up a memorial fund in his name for us to get a new boat. Also check out this link to read the West Hawaii Today article, and to see how they dismantled the boat. http://m.westhawaiitoday.com/community-bulletin/kona-sailboat-salvage-prompts-new-insurance-policy-boaters

Family: We recently moved from the ministry base to government housing next to the main YWAM campus. The campus acquired the housing. It consists of 120 or apartments. Half will go to YWAM workers and the other half to people in the community. It is an incredible opportunity to live and reach out to some of the people here that our boats are trying to reach out to in Micronesia. Sometimes we look at our windows ad we think we have been transported to another country... smokey barbeques going, naked boys playing in the drive, people speaking different languages. It is awesome! Pray that we get opportunities to be a light and a witness in this community, and that we make good connections with our new neighbors.
Samuel: Turned 3 last week! We had a birthday party for him on Saturday, it was a rocking good time.
Sammy wanted a shave ice for his b-day!
He also started pre-school last week! He loves dancing, singing, and jumping around during the morning worship times! But he has expressed concerns that they aren't doing a lot of numbers and letters.
He is so much fun, we love him and are proud of him. Pray that he has a smooth transition into preschool, and that he doesn't get sick (he is starting to).
3-D pic of the little guy
Baby boy: Lisa recently flew to Oahu to have a special ultrasound to check babies heart. All looks good. Lisa will not have to return to Oahu again, and we are scheduled for a c-section on April 9th (the same day our students are to arrive for April quarter!). He is a healthy and active baby boy! We are getting very excitred for his arrival. We are still praying about a name, if you have any thoughts, suggestions, or want to practice hearing God's voice... feel free to send us an e-mail with suggestions, thoughts, or ideas.





Thank you so much for all of your prayers and support. It has been amazing to see how God  has provided for all of our needs in the past few months (and years). We know that has a lot to do with your prayers, and generosity.


Morgan, Lisa, Samuel, Baby boy


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Friday, January 9, 2015

Tragedy at Sea

Tragedy at sea:

Its with heavy hearts that we write this first post of the new year. On Saturday morning around 9 am I received an emergency text from our director asking all of the leadership team to assemble in our conference room. Once gathered we were informed that our sailing yacht the Hawaii Aloha had capsized off of the Kona coast and one of our crew members was missing (for a more detailed account of the incident, and status of our crew please visit ywamships.net).
My job was to gather staff and volunteers to go to the site where the vessel had run aground  (at the four seasons hotel north of Kailua-Kona), and begin to pick up debris, and clean up whatever may wash up on shore. For the next two days I helped organize 100 or so volunteers to clean up debris, and to gather the crews belonigns that had washed up on shore.
For three days following I was at the boat site from early in the morning to late at night as I worked with reporters, insurance people, police, fire search and rescue crews, coast guard, and boat salvagers.
Its been a long few days. We are worn out physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Aaron: Aaron is a 24 year old man who was crew on our sailingvessel.  Aaron had been crew on The Hawaii Aloha as it sailed through Micronesia last year and he was committed to spending the next two years sailing through Micronesia, Australia, and Hawaii.
Aaron went to Redondo Union, was a skateboarder, and used to listen to punk rock music. He reminded me of a lot of south bay kids I know and grew up with... kind of had an attitude, super funny (borderline innapropriate), and extra raw in his young faith. Aaron was on fire for Jesus. He had come out of a party lifestly, but had gotten wrecked for God, in a good way, when he did a YWAM school in Australia a couple of years ago.  Most of our conversations centered around Hebrews 12... what weights and entaglements could he cast off so that he could run the race before him. This was a young guy oozing with passion.
It was surreal being at the beach, with the boat crashed on shore, fire guys searching the boat, than searching the coast, coast guard helicopters buzzing off shore, Aarons parents showed up, they mostly ministered to us... heavy.
Wednesday was the first day they didnt search for Aaron, and thursday was the first day I didn't  go out to the site. They haven't found Aaron, which makes it hard to let go of a little glimmer of hope... but the parents decided to have a memorial for him Tuesday night, it was a lot like the one we had for our daughter (almost two years ago).
In 2004 I was in New Zealand when I found out some devastating news. One of my best friends, Ryan Thomas, died suddenly on a Humboldt basketball court from a heart condition he didn't know he had. It was through that incident that I realized my need to surrender to Jesus, and to live for him. It was through that that God grabbed hold of my life.
Today is the start of a new quarter. Fifty young people are showing up to go deeper with God, to get equipped so they can go out and spread the flames of revival. Some of them were going to serve on that ship. Pray for us... its a somber way to start a new quarter. But God often moves much deeper in brokeness than hype... so who knows what He will do.
Pray for us as a ministry: we have to deal with lawyers, insurance companies, salvage companies...
pray for us: we have lost a crew member and a friend.
One last thoguth: Aaron could've died drunk driving, or doing drugs, but God had changed his life majorly. Instead he went down sailing on a vessle that was loaded with gear to reach out and bless some of the most isolated peoples on the earth. It is a total tradgedy.... but his life wasn't wasted.
For more information go to ywamships.net

Lisa and I have a lot of things we want to share about what else has gone on, but for now we feel to leave it at this.
Thank you,
 feel free to write to us with any questions you may have.
We love you guys

Morgan