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/