Howdy my virtual friends,
Two days ago our team came back from a new trip. This time we have spent ten days on the island of Abemema, we where able to see close to 400 patients. We had been provided houses by our friends from the Search for One mission. I’m glad to thank Garry and Linda Morgan for allowing us to stay in their place.
The island of Abemema is unique because it has the oldest Christian school in this nation. (Kauma Adventist High School) is nearly seventy years old. The school is an effort of many Christians, mainly Search for One mission from the US and the Clark Family from Australia. The ages of the students are 12 through 22. At this point there are approximately 160 young men and about same amount of young ladies. It is incredible to witness that many lives are being touched by God’s spirit. On the island which has no infrastructure, good roads, electricity, clean drinking water etc. it was a true miracle to see years of work, missionaries from different countries invest into the future generation of believers. The school also has 50-60 teachers and personnel. It was a true blessing to me and my family. I realized that none of this work would even be possible without your faithful prayers and support. I had a privilege of also spending some time presenting the youth service and also Friday night meeting. Our family has made lots of new friends among the school personnel and students. One of the days we had an opportunity to borrow four motorbikes and spend that day exploring the gorgeous island. One of our local team members Tamaroauea Baiteke is originally from this island. He and another young man Tebakaro Kamaua that went with us, are both graduates of the school. They where very happy to revisit the school they lived in for a long time before. Tamaroauea also took us to his own village and introduced the team to his family. We spent one day helping his big family. He had the chance to show us his families land which looked like a beautiful Garden to us. I never knew that it takes generations to replant and grow a coconut forest. Abemema is an unusually peaceful place. I can only imagine what kind of child hood our friend had growing up in this place. Now we are back in our noisy, smelly, and hot reality, providing its own challenges. Our clinic is still waiting for the registration from the local officials. Tarawa Health Center still needs your continuous prayers. We believe that the Lord, has His great plan as always. And we choose to believe in Him day by day. I pray that the mighty God may bless you all according to His love and Mercy. Until next time yours Serge Domas