Dionne and I just got back from Fiji where I stayed for a month, Dionne the last week, taking care of important business in the towns, beaches and mountains of Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island. In pursuing the work of building House of Prayer/Education/NGO outreach centers, we’re setting up outposts of the Kingdom of God among the poorest people groups around the Pacific Rim.
The trip was difficult at times, but also a blast! The mountain tribes people took me 4,700 feet up volcanic slopes to the top of Mt. Tomanivi, the tallest mountain in the South Pacific; they showed me spectacular pristine tropical cloud forest jungles and shared their lives with me: I ate roots and fish, bathed in the river, slept on woven mats on the floor, and gave the chief a whale’s tooth in a formal ceremony. The tribe adopted me and my family and granted us land to build the mountain center.
Along the way I was able to meet with all of the Fijian people who have come alongside the project, casting vision and discussing what each person or group saw as their part. We met with a deputy of the new Minister of Lands, and sat down with the lawyer that has taken on the task of building the local business partnership.
We’ve been praying that God will give us the ability, power and anointing to do this work. We’ve also been praying that the Lord will give us the funding, and the connections that will facilitate the work. The overall results are very encouraging: we’ve made many awesome connections, and the work is moving forward. We’ve also been given amazing ability and favor, along with miracles that have enabled us to make striking progress toward the goal of establishing this, God’s plan among some of the most deserving people in the earth.
But we need you to CONTINUE TO PRAY!
So we finish this leg of the journey greatly encouraged; but more aware of our need for Him than ever before. We bless you all for being willing to stand with us in prayer – it’s encouraging, and humbling, and very necessary! Thank you for all your prayers, and now we need to pray more than we have so far. We need the breakthrough from God that will make His plan possible. Yes, God, we need a breakthrough. We thank You for Your promises, and we stand with You in prayer; believing that You will make it happen!
Blessings to all of you as we stand together
- Cities of Refuge, the House of Prayer and Fiji (jscotthusted.wordpress.com)
- Church urges prayer for Fiji (fijitimes.com)