Some Items of Note, Half-way Through Summer 2019

Some Items of Note, Half-way Through Summer 2019:

While things slow down and hours and staff are reduced in summer, there is still a lot going on at PIU. We want our partners to know so you can be praying for us.

  • During the first half of Summer Break we have seen several new families formed within our PIU community. Pray for these new families to be lights in their neighborhoods.
  • PIU teacher, Karyn Sorenson, held a retreat for Micronesian youth, here on the PIU campus. I heard good reports.
  • Around 30 students are taking classes this summer. Our second session of Summer-School started July 1.
  • Several PIU staff have been, or are traveling off-island. Pray for safety, and quick ability to beat jetlag.
  • President Howard Merrell, student Hosea Swei, and many friends of PIU took part in the Palau Evangelical Church’s 90th Gospel Day Celebration. It was a great week.
  • We are pleased to announce that long-time staff member Joyce Owen will be rejoining us this fall.


President Howard Merrell shares some thoughts about opportunities, needs, and God’s provision, in written form here,, and in a brief video, on the Coffee with the President Youtube channel here,