As we approach Easter and its loaded days of rituals, it is important to pause and consider how we might approach this time.
Easter is a time when we celebrate the death and resurrection of our Jesus Christ. Death has never been an easy thing for us to take in. Death is the end of life. It means the end of a career, the end of earthly accumulated wealth, the end of a relationship or a marriage, it means everything that you fought and work hard for in life all come to an end. It means a permanent cessation of all vital functions of a human body. All organ systems, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, muscles, digestive, reproductive, immune, all come to a total stop and never again function forever.
But thank God there is hope of life in Christ Jesus! Jesus Christ the Son of God came into the world, born of a virgin birth. He came to restore the broken relationship we once had with His Father. He was crucified, buried and resurrected on the third day. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (1 Peter 1:3)
I want to cordially invite you to our Easter Retreat on April 3rd thru 5th. For more information, please email us to email@example.com or call us @ (619)537-9236. May the Lord richly bless you!
Our Family would like to extend an invitation to you and your family to join us for our annual Easter Retreat at the Full Gospel Prayer Mountain in Romoland, California. It's going to be a three day event starting on the evening of Good Friday April 3rd thru Easter Sunday the 5th. For directions and additional info, you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 619.537.9236. See you there!
This this year will mark the 20th anniversary of this exciting and growing sports ministry event. If you haven't been to this event, do yourself a favor and come experience the great sports, worship time and fellowship among fellow island brothers and sisters. Work is in progress but for now, for the first time in its history, we have moved the dates from the weekend of July 4th to July 24 - 26. Stay tuned for more updates to be followed soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email to email@example.com or call us @ (619)537-9236. See you this Summer!
Killeen, Texas (May 3-4, 2014) - Texas Island Gathering was a success. Spending time reminiscing on the morning after my wife and I reached home safely, I wanted to give all the praises and thanksgiving to our loving heavenly father for his protection and guidance through out the trip. We left Ontario, CA Thursday evening and finally caught up with Yino and Emily in Copperas Cove, TX after a long 24-hour sleep deprived journey. Upon arrival late Friday evening we were received and warmly welcomed by the hosting group along with other participants from Reno at the beautiful residence of Dominic Funug and his lovely wife Wendy. The hosting group provided such hospitable environment throughout our stay and may God bless you for that.
The next day, everyone was invited to meet up at the Island View Pavilion on Simmons Road in Belton. The venue provided a prominent feature where breeze coming from the adjacent lake kept the temperature moderately tolerable on a warm day. The isolation of the venue also eliminated any possible distractions. We were able to play loud music and BBQ without disturbing the neighbors.
TEMPE, ARIZONA (December 7-8, 2013) - What a humbling privilege once again to have experienced the hands of God working among our people. On December 14 and 15, the MOMUSA Family visited Yapese in Tempe, Arizona. Those that came represented Yapese from Tempe, Phoenix, and Mesa.
On Saturday, the event kicked off with volleyball and basketball games at the All-American Gymnasium in Tempe. Following the games, we assembled outside the gym for a time of praise and worship.
In his opening, Sato shared the team’s gratitude toward the Yapese community members for accepting our request to visit and welcoming us to come and fellowship with them. The worship started with the MOMUSA group sang a couple worship songs. Testimonies were shared by Emily and Maxine Suka and each of them sang a special number following the testimonies. Lawrence Yinolang shared the Gospel Message and concluded it by addressing the crowd with a challenging question, “If you were to die any moment and you are standing before the Lord and He asks you, ‘Give me a reason why I should allow you to enter into heaven?’ What would be your answer?” As the closing song sang, many responded and came forward.
The next day, on Sunday, we gathered at the Defni’s home for another fellowship time. Testimonies were shared by Gary Suka and Chenchen Ludwig Palmer followed by a closing remarks by Sato Suka. The community elders were given the opportunity for closing remarks where each expressed his/her gratitude for the visit and what have taken place in their lives during the weekend.
What a great turnout that was! Please keep the Yapese group in your prayer as they begin their new fellowship group.
Special thank you to John and Matilda Defngin for organizing the event and opening up their home to us, Thomas Tun and his wife Josephine, and our friend Bernard Goosur who came all the way from Texas just to attend the event. View Event Photos
PARSTOW, CALIFORNIA (July 21-22, 2013) - MOMUSA had the honor and privilege of being invited by the Ft. Irwin Pacific Island Fellowship on July 21st - 22nd for a time of praising and worshiping our Mighty God. This Fellowship started a year ago under the care of Welly Lipan and Surleigh Tara, two Godly Kosraean men. The Ft. Irwin Pacific Island Fellowship is a congregation that consists of brothers and sisters from Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, Samoa, Marshall Island, and other nations. Wonderful diversity! They are located on the Ft. Irwin Base northeast of Barstow, California. Read more...
PORTLAND, OREGON (November 23-24, 2013) - MOMUSA sent Gary Suka and Lawrence Yinolang who teamed up with members of the ICC Youth of Seattle and Oregon as they visited Yapese in Portland, Oregon on November 23 - 24, 2013. Special thanks to KS, Akson, Genesis and the rest of those that represented the ICC churches of Oregon and Seattle for partnering with us in this ministry event. We want to thank especially to Vicky and the Yapese group for accepting our request for the visit. Last but not least, our special thank you to Pastor Alex Fichan and Pastor Andrel Yamamoto of the ICC churches for their blessings and for allowing some of their young people to join up with us on this ministry. As a result of the collective effort, the ministry was a success. Pray for the Yapese fellowship in Portland, Oregon.
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA (November, 2013) - Few of the MOMUSA Family members visited Palauans in San Bernardino, California in mid November, 2013. The gathering took place in one of the Palauans home in which the owner of the house surrendered his life to Christ during the evening fellowship. Please keep our Palauan brothers and sisters of San Bernardino in your prayer.
RENO, NEVADA/SUSANVILLE, CALIFORNIA (July 12-14, 2013) - Following the Summer Ministry Games, the MOMUSA ministry team went on a 20 plus hours road trip to Reno and Susanville to visit Micronesians. An estimated of 300 plus Micronesians living in Reno and about 200 in Susanville. Thankfully, the Chuukese and Palauans in Susanville now have their churches established. The Reno community is still in need of a spiritual leader. There is already a local church that opens up its door for us. Please keep Reno ministry in your prayer.
PREACH THE GOSPEL: "Everyone who calls upon the Name of the Lord will be saved." (Romans 10:13) "How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?" (Romans 10:14) "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God." (Romans 10:17)