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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The 411 of the Past 7 Days

 I said when I first started the podcast, and the blog that I would be sharing the good, bad, and ugly of missions. 
It is my nature to share mainly good things, and I tend to overlook most bad things, so here is a raw episode and post of how the past 7 days have gone. 
I entitled this episode the 411 since I recorded on April 11th, and thought it would be a fun bit of information for everyone!
This week has been rough. I have struggled for the past several days with homesickness, and with a lot of frustration. 
On Thursday of last week we had a great talk with our granddaughter Roselee! We love our FaceTime calls with our family back home, but there are times that being on a FaceTime call and seeing everyone without being able to give them a hug, or actually being in the room with them makes it tough. 
After we hung up I had a bit of a breakdown that lingered around for a few days. I felt homesickness in a way that I have not felt in my entire life, and it didn’t stop there. 
When it rains, it pours…
On Friday I started showing some signs of serious food poisoning that was making my temperament, and my feelings even worse. That held on until late Sunday evening. 
Even though I was feeling awful, on Sunday afternoon I heard Pastor Charlie pull in, and he had a truck full of people. I looked out, and he had 2 precious souls to Baptize in the Name of Jesus Christ! No matter how bad you are feeling, there is something about people experiencing new birth that makes you feel so much better. 
Not knowing for sure if it was a sickness, or food poisoning I stood far back, but I couldn’t resist going back to witness the baptisms!
Finally When I woke up Monday morning I felt so much better, and my temperament was so much better. 
I am sure my wife, and my kids would tell you when I get sick, I am like an injured grizzly bear, and being homesick on top of it made it even worse. 
I know y’all were praying for me and my family, and want to say thank you for your prayers! 
May God Bless You Continually, 
Bro Marshall

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

It’s Worth The Wait! Isaiah 40:31

 I can’t say enough about this week!
We have been having an issue over the past several months and the issue is now no longer an issue!
Let me explain…
We have a Pastor that has been tarrying for the Holy Ghost since 2007. 
Per our constitution no one is to be licensed without the Holy Ghost, but somehow this man had been not only licensed, but upgraded to a General License without having the Holy Ghost, and now his fellowship was in jeopardy. 
He came to the headquarters with several other pastors, and I explained the situation. 
I told him that there are 3 main reasons you will not receive the Holy Ghost
  1. You don’t want it
  2. You don’t understand it
  3. You have unrepented sin in your life

I asked him if he wanted it, he said yes, then I asked him if he believed that God would fill him that day. He said yes. 
I then asked everyone there to take the next few moments of time for all of us to repent. 
We all prayed, and repented, then called him to the middle for prayer. 
We laid hands on him, and within 10 seconds he was speaking in tongues! God is so good!
He has been full reinstated, and reinstalled as the Pastor of his church, and we are seeing revival!!!!
God bless you continually,
Bro Marshall


Monday, March 21, 2022

Let’s Hear it for Sister Pastor

The poem I opened up with is,
 The Pastor’s Wife
We often hear of Heroes
on the news at night,
How someone went into a fire
To save someone else's life.
But, there's another hero
that we never hear about,
Though Her love and dedication
are never in a doubt.
Often took for granted...
Never glorified,
Still she keeps on going
for the person by her side.
She stands beside him everyday
no matter what ... is thrown their way,
For he was called from above
To spread the message of "GOD'S LOVE".
And just as he was called...
She was hand picked too.
for it takes someone Special
to do what she must do.
And thou he may get the Glory
and he may get the Fame,
She will stand beside him in Love
and Help him just the same.
She's the person he turns to
when he needs a friend,
She will always be there till the
"Glorious End".
I would like to take this moment
to introduce to you,
a LOVELY unsung Hero for whom
GOD hand-picked to spend Her life
as The Pastor's WIFE.
Donna Golden, Georgia, USA
This episode is dedicated to our Pastor’s wives! March is Pastor Wife Appreciation Month, and we want to give honor where honor is due!
I would like to personally thank and take time to appreciate the following for this special month!
  1. My Wife Kimberly Marshall if it wasn’t for her there is no way I could do this!
  2. Sister Brooke Comer the First Lady of our home church back in New Castle Indiana
  3. Sister Penny Carpenter the First Lady of the ALJC Thank you so much for standing beside our Bishop as he leads the Charge of this organization!
  4. Sister Fallon Erickson the wife of our Regional Field Supervisor. Thank you so much for sacrificing your time with Bro Erickson with all of our Asia Pacific Missionaries. With the time difference I know it is not easy hearing his phone going off at 3 am. 
  5. Sister Jamie Ball the wife of our World Missions Director. Thank you for giving up your time with Bro Ball to travel, and to win souls all around this globe!

We have great leaders, and great Support system! 
The saying goes, “behind every good man is a good woman”, but the Behind needs to be Beside as we walk hand in hand to fulfill the calling that God has placed on us. 
God doesn’t call a man he calls a family!
March 29
A Beautiful Day in the South Pacific
We have had an amazing week! 
We made another trip to Lae to be in service with Pastor Philip Kaman at the 3 mile church. 
Sister Marshall, Ezekiel, Adrianna, Veronica, and Joseph made the trip to Lae, and we met up with Willie once we got there. 
I have been to the pacific several times, but never been in the pacific ocean. I told the family before we head back I want to go down and put my finger in the water so I could say I have been in the Pacific Ocean. I have also always wanted to baptize someone in the ocean. 
I have baptized people in all different kinds of places, from tubs, to troths, to creeks, to rivers, and the list goes on, but I have never baptized anyone in the ocean.
Well… 
After the service we had 3 who wanted to get baptized, and when I asked the Pastor where he took people he let me know that we would be headed to the beach to baptize them! 
I got to get in the pacific, way in! Up to my waist, and then I got to baptize 3 precious souls in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of their sins! 
God is so good!
I have started a Facebook page to try to streamline, schedule, and not worry about limits, so please be sure to like the new page! It will make things much easier on my end! 
https://www.facebook.com/RyanDMarshallPNG/


Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Haus Krai Revival

 We have had a pretty interesting week. 
Over the past week we have laid our sweet Sister Bima to rest.
Sister Bima was the first woman in PNG to get baptized in Jesus Name, and to be filled with the Holy Ghost. She had a smile that would light up a room, and such a sweet Spirit! She will be missed, and her legacy will live on in our hearts forever!
During the Haus Krai, (House Cry), or Funeral Service God showed up in a mighty way. 
We had a prophecy come forth that rocked us to our core!
We also are publicly announcing our fall deputation that will be starting in October of 2022 after our national conference here in PNG in late September. 
We are awaiting response on a few people for our National Conference that will be September 14, 15, and 16, and will announce who will be attending at a later date. 
Thank you for your continued prayers and support. 
Stay Blessed, 
Bro Marshall


Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Thank You For Your Continued Prayers and Support

 We are so thankful for each and every person that has committed to take on the Marshall Family for the next year!
Last week we talked about the importance of the Missions Commitment Service, and how we couldn’t do what we do without you! 
We are so blessed, and honored to be part of such a wonderful organization!
We love and appreciate you all, and the best part of the ALJC is we are not just part of a wonderful organization, but we are all family!
Over the next several months we will be continuing the work on the Bible College, and will update everyone with photos, and progress as we go!
Our son has started his own podcast, please be sure to head on over to iTunes, and check it out!
“The Positive Outlook Podcast” hosted by Ezekiel Marshall will bless you!
Stay Blessed!
Bro Marshall