Kasalehlia! We are the Kihleng family and we are missionaries to the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia. This blog is to keep friends and family (and whoever else is interested!) updated on what we are doing in the islands. So check back here often to see updates on our ministry as well as our ever growing family!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

December, 2010 Prayer Letter and Recent Pics

Kasalehlia and Merry Christmas! We trust you all had a blessed Thanksgiving! We had much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

I’m sure that most, if not all of you have heard about the miracle that God performed in our little girl. The Thursday before Thanksgiving, Kaylinn began coughing, choking, and turning blue. We rushed her to the ER and after working on her for some time, they were able to get her in a stable condition, though it was obvious that there was some sort of object caught in her windpipe or lung. To make a long story short, the doctors felt it necessary to try to get us off island as soon as possible for medical help. The next 24 hours were a flurry of paperwork and stress trying to get passports together and clearance to get her on the next flight. During this time, she was unable to swallow and appeared to be in a lot of pain. We are amazed at the way news traveled around the world and so many were praying for our little Kaylinn! Just after all the paperwork had cleared and we were set to leave, Kaylinn coughed up the object! Even the doctors were amazed! Her pediatrician kept the piece of plastic for a ‘souvenir’. We are so thankful for this miracle! Thanksgiving was an extra special day this year as we also celebrated Kaylinn’s 9-month ‘birthday’.

Another thing to be thankful for was the opportunity to see our little Kyler accept Christ! He came to Susan one afternoon and, with tears in his eyes, said he wanted to get saved! She and I both talked with him for a time and he prayed, asking Christ to save him. He was baptized the following Sunday, giving such a sweet testimony to our church.

You may remember me mentioning in a previous letter a young girl named RJenny who accepted Christ at our VBS this past summer. She was also baptized when Kyler was. We are thrilled for her testimony and faithfulness. However, tragedy has struck her home. During the time Kaylinn was in the hospital, RJenny’s mom suddenly became ill and died. We are unsure if she was saved or not. This has been a difficult time for the family, yet RJenny has continued to come to services faithfully. We are praying for her father to accept Christ as well.

We are working with the youth on our Christmas cantata. This year we are doing 10,000 Hallelujah’s by Ron Hamilton. It is a difficult program and we ask for your prayer in our preparation and that it would be used of the Lord to bring hearts to Him.

A new ministry that we have become involved in is a jail ministry here on the island. Every other Tuesday, the preacher boys in our church and I are able to hold a service at the state jail. It is a great opportunity to reach those who have faced hard times and made wrong decisions as well as a great training opportunity for these preacher boys.

In January, Lord willing, we will be holding the first classes for our Bible Institute. We especially ask for your prayers as we move into this phase of our ministry. We have several young men on the island desiring to be trained in His Word, as well as older men who are unable to go off to Bible college. We pray God will use this ministry to further His work here in the islands.

We thank you for your continued prayers and financial support. Please continue to pray for us and our ministry here on Pohnpei. We hope that you all have a blessed Christmas and New Year.

Because of Calvary,
Rickson, Susan, Kaleo, Kestra, Kyler, Katrianne, & Kaylinn

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