News and Stories

Monthly Newsletter of the Guam-Micronesia Mission
No items found.
Saipan Clinic With A Heart Goes to Rota
If you've ever lived with a toothache, you can imagine the gratitude when it's relieved. That's the joy the Saipan SDA Clinic provided on Rota with free dental services that went on to touch hearts.
November 29, 2021
Thanksgiving Letter from the President
Pastor Matthew Kirk, our GMM president, reminds us to trust in the Lord with prayer and thanksgiving. May we remain faithful to Him as our lives testify of God’s goodness.
November 24, 2021
Guam Academy Wins in Rookie Season
Guam Adventist Academy’s middle school cross country teams brought home double gold in their rookie year. However, the real gains were made through a season of mentorship, teamwork, and witnessing.
November 15, 2021
Why Ebeye?
When the Marshallese borders reopened in time for this school year, only one new missionary arrived on Ebeye. What led her to this tiny island with a tremendous need for teachers? What might lead you?
November 8, 2021
Love Found in Missions
When God led two missionaries to serve the same year as teachers on Palau, their love for mission drew their paths closer together. Now they have returned to Palau to serve as a married couple.
October 25, 2021
Road Blocks Led to Kosrae
It took two years, but Dylan is finally getting to serve as a student missionary. COVID, and even his own health scare, were just a few of the bumps in the road that eventually brought him to Kosrae.
October 15, 2021
World Pathfinder Day in the Pacific
How did you show your Pathfinder spirit this year? Pathfinders in GMM celebrated the World Pathfinder Day through songs, sermons, and serving their communities with "a message to tell to the world".
October 8, 2021
The Love Waiting on the Other Side
Rachel, like other missionaries serving the Marshall Islands this year, endured nearly a month of quarantine and other setbacks to get to Delap SDA School. What finally replaced her growing doubt?
October 1, 2021
Mission Accomplished
As Jesus drew people to His side through His love and presence, a missionary in Saipan demonstrated the same kindness to reach a young heart. Discover how her patience was rewarded.
September 21, 2021
Journey to Yap
Do plans ever go as, well, planned? A Walla Walla University student followed her calling to become a missionary, but the road took a few unexpected turns. Find out why it was worth the delays.
September 17, 2021
GMM Welcomes New President
Pastor Matthew Kirk arrived on Guam this month to assume his new role as the 17th GMM president. We look forward to God using Pastor Kirk's leadership to advance the gospel across the region.
September 7, 2021
Si Yu'os Ma'åse, Mafnas Family
"Thank you" to Pastor Mafnas for nearly two decades of service in the Guam-Micronesia Mission. This Guam son is upgrading his education to win more souls to Christ through the right arm of the gospel.
September 3, 2021
God Works Miracles Amidst the Pandemic
Everyone loves reunions! Schools across GMM are welcoming back student missionaries. After 18 long months, we give God the glory for the return of SMs to the islands! It was not an easy road back.
August 30, 2021
The Marshallese GLOW
The first GLOW tract in the Marshallese language has been published! It was ignited by a missionary's love for her students and is spreading like wild fire across the Marshall Islands.
August 25, 2021
Women's Ministries Update Briefs
A pandemic couldn't stop these women! GMM Women’s Ministries has been busily sharing Jesus with the islands. With Bags of Love, tracts of hope, and touches of joy, they're building bridges of healing.
August 10, 2021
Agana Heights Pastor Accepts Call to Portugal
We express our heartfelt appreciation to Pastor Cunha and his family for their service to the people of Guam-Micronesia. We pray for God's blessings as they begin to minister in their home country.
August 3, 2021
A Smile is a Living Testimony
Fhine went to Chuuk with the desire to be God's living testimony of love. When she faced unexpected tragedies, she had to cling tighter to the God that she came to share with others.
July 27, 2021
Telephone Booth Evangelism
Think outside the box and work from inside a booth! Church members use an obsolete telephone booth as their newest way of communicating God's love to the people on Pohnpei.
June 15, 2021
Trust the Captain of the Boat
Missionaries leave the security of home, family, and sometimes, even their rice and water. Why take the risk? After three years on Chuuk, one young woman describes the privilege of seeing God at work.
June 8, 2021
Dental Clinic Brightens Community
Covid put the brakes on Saipan SDA Dental Clinic’s annual community outreach last year. But on May 28th, nothing stopped the team from brightening smiles with their "Clinic with a Heart" drive-thru.
June 1, 2021
Forty-six Islands Need Joy!
It's official! We've been blessed with a new channel for ministry at 630 on the AM dial! Located on Guam, these radio waves reach Chuuk and Yap. Learn how it happened and what you can do to help.
May 26, 2021
Five Months in Paradise
What can five months teach you? As one first-time missionary teacher prepares to leave Guam, he reflects on the changes that a single semester made in his life and in those of his students.
May 18, 2021
The World of Service
A tiny island became the launching pad for a path to mission service. Recently a volunteer at Total Health Spokane, Schley describes how she first learned on Ebeye what is and isn't service.
May 11, 2021
Teach to Reach for Jesus
Do you have a missionary spirit and a teacher's heart? Davis does! He not only found a job, but a purpose when he became a 3rd grade teacher at Palau SDA Elementary School three years ago.
May 6, 2021
The Treasures of an Island
A dot in the middle of the ocean, it is easy to overlook the tiny island of Ebeye. But the faithful teachers at Ebeye SDA School seek treasures that will last for eternity -- hearts for Christ.
April 27, 2021
My Missionary Journey
Purpose is not a destination, it's a journey. One Union College graduate looks back on how God revealed each step, leading her into a fourth year of service in the Guam-Micronesia Mission.
April 21, 2021
Excellence Through Athletics
GAA Angels showed up to work! The girls' volleyball and boys' inaugural cross country teams represented their proud Guam Adventist Academy family. Making the podium, both teams stood for excellence.
Gina Oh
April 13, 2021
Long Way Home
In January, Pastor Cunha left Guam for what was to be a week-and-a-half trip to Portugal. Several prayer-filled nights at the airport and 38,000 miles later, he was finally reunited with his family.
April 9, 2021
F5 Challenges Guam
What's better than getting fit? Getting fit with friends! The Guam SDA Clinic sponsored an F5 Challenge with the goal of creating new friendships while having fun, getting fit, and promoting health.
March 31, 2021
Outgoing GMM President
Elder Ken Norton has served as president of the Guam-Micronesia Mission for five years. As he departs to lead the Montana Conference, GMM wishes him and his family God's continued blessings.
March 23, 2021
Missionary Alumni Virtual Reunion
The pandemic once again provided an opportunity! The 4th annual Alumni Reunion for Guam Micronesia clinic missionaries was online this year, widening its reach, including to student missionaries.
March 16, 2021
Three Angels Over Chuuk
Chuuk SDA Church is praying for spiritual revival! Pastor Ifa shared the three angels' message of Revelation and witnessed hearts and lives change as they responded to the Holy Spirit.
March 9, 2021
What are the Essentials?
What do you consider essential? A roof over your head? Flushing toilets? Progress to improve some our school facilities was slowed, but not stopped. Praise God for moving these projects to completion.
February 23, 2021
Learning from a Distance
A missionary, who left Ebeye just before COVID forced closures, has come back to the islands. This time from Guam, he is teaching students from a distance and learning about himself by serving others.
February 17, 2021
Palau President Whipps Inaugurated
We congratulate President Surangel Whipps Jr. as he leads Palau! President Whipps is an active Adventist member and his values of family and faith were highlighted during his inauguration in January.
February 9, 2021
Unchained from Dysfunction
How many times should we forgive? What about forgiving those meant to protect you? Fathers? Husbands? When Lily gave her life to Jesus, she broke a cycle of hurt and opened the door to bless others.
February 3, 2021
Ten Days of Prayer in Pohnpei
Will anyone show up? This was the question Pastor John faced when deciding whether to hold their annual Ten Days of Prayer program. By grace, Pohnpei SDA Church experienced the biggest attendance yet.
January 26, 2021
Inmate Says JOY FM Saved Him
Guam inmates were further removed from society during the pandemic. Families cannot visit nor drop off items because of the restrictions. But God made the way for JOY to reach these isolated souls!
January 19, 2021
Building Bridges of Healing in Micronesia
Abuse. Porn. Healing. The GMM Women’s Ministries Department raised awareness and offered tools to address these taboo subjects in the context of island culture.
January 12, 2021
Celebrating the Holidays in Chuuk
Catching turkey, visiting prison, and greeting the new year on a beach were some of the holiday activities enjoyed in Chuuk. Pastor Ifa describes how turbulent weather could not dampen their spirits.
January 5, 2021
Let Hope Be the New Normal
Most can't wait for 2020 to end. Start the new year with "Hope Now". Because COVID pushed our tent meetings on Guam to a digital platform, all islands and beyond can now join the Bible seminars LIVE!
December 28, 2020
Face to Face
As we gather as close as possible to our loved ones this season, there is One who desires to be even closer.
December 24, 2020
Young Hearts Won for Christ
Youth Ministries Director Pastor Intong shares how youth across the region are on fire for Christ. Young people are engaging in church activities and giving their hearts in baptism.
December 14, 2020
The Printed Page
In the age of digitalization, is literature evangelism still relevant? Pastor John describes opportunities to place tracts in the hands of everyone from school children to civic leaders in Pohnpei.
December 8, 2020
AMEN Guam-Micronesia
The health message is called the "entering wedge" of evangelism. The recently formed AMEN team of Guam-Micronesia unites medical providers and pastors in the work of healing souls.
November 30, 2020
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