News and Stories

Monthly Newsletter of the Guam-Micronesia Mission
Re-New Normal
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our blessings, but with so much changed by the "new normal" of the pandemic, how do we celebrate? Thankfully, there is a Gift we can always be thankful for.
November 26, 2020
Missionary Teachers Still Needed
The Ebeye SDA School has been both blessed and challenged by the pandemic. As other Ebeye schools closed, SDA enrollment increased, yet closed borders means a greater need of online teaching support.
November 17, 2020
The Story Channel: Where the Stories Never End…
Just in time for the holiday season, JOY FM launches "The Story Channel". Enjoy the gift of story time 24 hours a day with this new web streaming channel. Gather round, it's time for a story!
November 10, 2020
Made to Move
The NAD Health Ministries Department challenged people across the division to move physically and spiritually. Participants from GMM islands connected over fitness, faith, and new friendships.
October 28, 2020
75 years of Soul-Winning and Counting
The liberation from World War II introduced Guam to Adventistism. When a family offered hospitality to a military visitor, they opened the door to more than they expected.
October 21, 2020
Connecting the Chuukese Brethern
Pastor Ifa visits the SDA members in the western islands of Chuuk. They enjoy this fellowship only once or twice a year due to limited transportation, yet each time, bonds are strengthened.
October 12, 2020
In Our Own Backyard
Home visits in Pohnpei led to a family with roots in Adventist education. Through an offer for Communion, the church learned that spiritual seeds had been planted in this home by the local SDA school.
October 8, 2020
Because God Loves You
The NAD Adventist Community Services provided a relief fund to support food pantries. The Agat-Santa Rita SDA Church experiences the joy of seeing their community's response when meeting their needs.
September 30, 2020
Mission Doesn't Take a Break
Local teachers and long-term missionaries provide an essential bridge between the old and new school years. Read what one school was up to this summer to engage children during the summer break.
September 24, 2020
What We Can with What We Have
Hands and hearts in action speak louder than words, as members in Pohnpei clean their community. Volunteers accepting a neighborhood invitation embodied Christian stewardship to local officials.
September 17, 2020
Starting School in 2020: COVID-Style
By God's provision, all 11 SDA schools opened this year with the help of locally-hired teachers working alongside missionary teachers. They move forward in faith, while more teachers are still needed.
September 15, 2020
COVID-19: What It Means for You and Your Family
GMM Executive Secretary Remenster Jano calls on families to use the pandemic restrictions as an opportunity to build relationships at home and deepen our relationship with God.
August 28, 2020
Deja View: Return to Online School
Returning to PCOR-1 has not changed Guam Adventist Academy's mission. Staff respond to the increased restrictions motivated by love for their students and greater determination to continue God’s work.
August 26, 2020
Novel Coronavirus: Renewed Evangelism
Saipan SDA Church members lovingly reach out to their own congregation, local community, and across the ocean. Be inspired by their methods to meet physical and spiritual needs at this crucial time.
August 17, 2020
Every Home A Cathedral
Pastor Walter John and the elders of the Pohnpei SDA Church turn homes into cathedrals during their Sabbath house visitation program.
July 28, 2020
A Multi-talented Missionary
God blesses people with a variety of talents to serve others. One missionary describes his joy in discovering the ways God uses him to help across the Marshall Islands.
June 29, 2020
Masks Reveal the Church’s Love for Its Community
Undaunted by COVID-19 reaching their territory, the SDA church on the small island of Tinian put love into action by providing masks for their community.
June 23, 2020
Being a Missionary is Not for an Island Girl
A testimony of how God uses our unique lives to relate His love to others. God closed doors then opened windows of opportunity for this island girl to become what she never dreamed of - a missionary.
June 12, 2020
Voice of Prophecy Bible Study Translations for All the Islands
Closing borders has opened opportunities to spread the gospel online. Pastor Suhot uses his past experience and current situation to translate the Voice of Prophecy Bible studies into Marshallese.
June 3, 2020
Welcome the New Director of Education
Churchill Edward is our new Director of Education. As one of Pohnpei SDA Academy's own graduates, he answered the call to serve at Guam-Micronesia Mission.
May 28, 2020
The Class of 2020 Graduates with Distinction
Guam Adventist Academy lauded the Class of 2020 during an unprecedented time in an unprecedented way -- with its first online graduation ceremony.
May 25, 2020
Drive-thru Clinic: Medicine and Ministry Collide
The Guam Seventh-Day Adventist Clinic rises to meet the challenges of the coronavirus, while providing patients wholistic healing for body and soul.
May 11, 2020
Saipan Completes New Housing Project
Though some GMM projects were recently postponed, we are thankful for one completed in Saipan. Damaged during Super Typhoon Yutu, the faculty housing has now been replaced through generous donations.
May 5, 2020
Adventists Giving
Donald Lloyd, our GMM Treasurer, reminds us of why we return of tithes and give of our offerings, even in times of uncertainty.
April 30, 2020
And Suddenly Everything Changed
When people were driven into isolation because of COVID-19, the work of the gospel moved on...line. Learn how churches shifted to technology to keep people spiritually connected at this critical time.
April 29, 2020
Spared to Serve
In one of the few places left in the world that remain free from COVID-19, missionaries in the Marshall Islands take advantage of this rare opportunity to reach people's hearts in personal ways.
April 26, 2020
Island Hopping: First Class
The Director of Volunteer Ministries for North America visited his recruits on the islands of GMM to witness firsthand how missionaries live and work in Micronesia.
April 13, 2020
Letter of Encouragement from the President
Ken Norton, our GMM President, shares words of encouragement in these challenging times. Amid the turbulence of the coronavirus, our own responses can bring peace to those around us.
March 31, 2020
Third Annual Guam Micronesia Alumni Reunion
Current and former missionaries reunited at this year's Guam Micronesia Alumni event in Loma Linda. They reflected on the progress and renewed their commitment to the work in Guam-Micronesia.
March 30, 2020
First Regional Youth Conference
Earlier this year, youth leaders across GMM gathered together to become brighter lights for their own islands.
March 23, 2020
What I Learned From First Graders
As most of our Student Missionaries are transitioning home in this COVID-19 changing world, here is a precious reminder of the positive differences that are made through their service at our schools.
March 21, 2020
GMM Operational Guidelines for Churches
GMM outlines Operational Guidelines for church meetings in relation to the number of coronavirus cases that may become confirmed on any of our islands.
March 12, 2020
Guam-Micronesia Mission Releases Coronavirus Contingency Plan
Guam-Micronesia Mission has created a Coronavirus Contingency Plan effective immediately that will serve as our guide in dealing with any possible outbreak of the virus in the islands in the future.
March 4, 2020
Student Missionaries Serve in Paradise
Student missionaries from different educational and cultural backgrounds are serving across the Guam & Micronesia region.
February 27, 2020
A Time for Renewal in Christ
Young ladies from across Micronesia opened the new year with Women's Ministries first ever Teen Conference and Retreat in beautiful Palau.
February 21, 2020
Official Statement Concerning Coronavirus
Guam-Micronesia Mission President Ken Norton has released a statement regarding the Coronavirus and how the island nations are protecting their borders.
February 12, 2020
Getting Dengue Fever in Ebeye
Jessica surprised her students by returning to Ebeye for a second year, but after coming down with dengue fever, she questions her decision to return.
January 28, 2020
The Island Quaile
Leonard and Janna Quaile have served in the Guam-Micronesia Mission for 13 years. Their lives have been intertwined in the islands. Here is their unique island story...
July 1, 2019
Needing a Wheelchair in the Mission Field
I retired to my apartment and slept like a baby that night, only to wake up in the morning to the shocking realization that I couldn't move!
May 13, 2019
Interview with the New Pastor in Saipan
Saipan's newest pastor talks about his first impressions with Saipan and the work going on there.
May 3, 2019
President's Report - April 2019
Pastor Ken Norton, President of the Guam-Micronesia Mission gives an exciting update of what's happening in the mission field.
May 3, 2019
Guam Youth go on Pohnpei Mission Trip
An energetic group of youth accompanied by a Pastor and a medical missionary team, conducted evangelism, Vacation Bible School, and construction work on the island of Pohnpei.
April 25, 2019
Game of Baptisms and Seeking the Throne of God
By spending time reflecting over the gospels, I found that there is something significant that must be done before people are ready to be baptized; relationships must be formed with these people...
March 6, 2019
Two Student Missionary Years in Pohnpei
I went back to Pohnpei to teach for a second year even in the middle of college. It's been intimidating at first taking another year off of college and coming back to Pohnpei...
January 31, 2019
Losing my Grandfather while serving in Palau
Losing my grandfather while being away in the mission field has been the toughest experience, but it was through this very pain that God healed my soul through my own students.
January 18, 2019
Miracle on Day 1
People crowded around a child as the mother looked at me with a desperate face. I did not want to start my first day of teaching at Ebeye SDA School like this.
November 2, 2018
Palau Won't Let Me Go
I didn't expect to get tongue-tied every time someone asked me about my experience. I didn't expect to miss it this much.
July 25, 2018
To Palau with No Passport
How do you enter a foreign country without your passport?
April 23, 2018
Hospital Ministry in Chuuk
Although their schedules and responsibilities keep them very busy, our missionaries always seem to find time to do additional mission outreach to serve even more people.
April 11, 2018
Toyota Noah's Ark
Through the difficulties of rain and road closures, God provides safety and protection to get His message to His people.
March 28, 2018
NAD Union - GMM Island Partnerships
The ten members of the NPUC that visited Palau share the enthusiasm to see the gospel spread throughout the island through the new partnership.
February 20, 2018
The Typhoon that Saved Vivian
Destruction and devastation can be used by God to change hearts for Him. Joel and his sister Vivian discover a much better life with Christ after the devastation of Typhoon Soudelor.
January 18, 2018
A Change in Hachko's heart
God never stopped working on Hachko's heart, calling her to follow Him.
January 16, 2018
Statement on current threat to Guam
Guam-Micronesia Mission President shares words of encouragement and practical recommendations to the brothers and sisters living in Guam
August 15, 2017
NAD President statement on Guam
North American Division President issues statement on Guam and calls for prayer
August 15, 2017
From Thirty-Seven to Thirty-Six
The island of Fefan is just one of 37 inhabited islands in Chuuk State that has no Adventist presence, unreached with the truth of Jesus and the Adventist message. That's about to change.
July 2, 2017