Missionaries to Hawaii:
Mark & Mhia Krogstad
Update: February 2017
Aloha Heart of the Canyons,
We are very humbled to be under an umbrella of prayers by you all. It feels like miracles are happening every day. We want to say thank you with a full heart, that we understand now the longing of Paul's heart to his fellow believers all scattered abroad when he was out preaching to the Gentiles. We pray that this update will encourage and edify your spirit towards a deeper understanding of faith in the Lord Jesus.
A while back we asked for your prayers for a few particular people and here is what's happening:
-Brooke moved to Florida and will be coming back to Hawaii in March. Mhia got a text from her saying that she really wants to have a PRAYER night at our apartment! It came out of nowhere! The planted seed and prayers can do miracles by the Holy Spirit.
-Philip & Lisa are talking more about the Lord now. And even though we don't see them very much, they have expressed immense gratitude towards Mhia as they walk to say "Hi" to her at Starbucks every day that she works.
-Anghilito is getting stronger and yet is being spiritually attacked, more and more. He has been going psychiatric clinics off and on and tells us at The Shelter of Wisdom that he wants to stop disobeying God.
-Nathan is growing to be more of a man of God.
-Steven is doing a wonderful job staying focused on Jesus.
Mhia and I are growing very quick in the new things He has for us. This year has been a very deep and powerful time and the joy of the Lord and the joy we are experiencing as a couple is simply amazing.
I wanted to share 2 stories with you and then ask for prayer on specifics:
1) God has been doing much at the Shelter of Wisdom and the opportunities are endless there. So many men there are lacking in basic Biblical knowledge and understanding. I have had the privilege of speaking at a Bible Study and co-leading a prayer ministry. I am currently working on finding a place for us at the SOW to use as a small home gym. I love meeting and hanging out with guys all the time there. Since SOW is a transitional type of housing, I see men for a couple of months, then they get into a rent subsidy program. So new men are always coming in. I have been doing a lot, but it's all paying off - seeds are being planted every day.
2) Where we are living happens to be next to a long road that I can park on for free. (Parking at our place is $200/month...) So every night I have to search for parking on this long road that is full of parked cars. Sometimes it takes me up to 1 hour just to find parking. But every week (sometimes multiple times per week) I find someone who I get to share the Gospel with. There was a specific time not too long ago, I found an older lady who was walking very awkwardly and bent over. She said her hip really hurt because she had fallen down. The Lord moved me to have compassion on her and I said very gently if I could pray that Jesus would heal her. She said she believes He can, and I prayed for her hip and she slowly stared to straighten up! I looked at her and she looked at me, both smiling I asked if it hurt anymore. She said that it did a little, so I prayed again. Then she said there was no more pain. I was so happy and she was so thankful. I asked her where she lived and she lived about a half a mile away. So I walked with her and she started to even walk faster than me! It was such a powerful moment of God healing someone that I will never forget.
As we continue to do His work here in Hawaii, we have new and exciting requests for prayer. We would love for you to be apart of our time here as our prayer warriors in lifting up the following requests to the Lord: (continued in next block >>)