This month we celebrated our one-year anniversary with two big Sundays in a row. The 11th of August was Mother’s Day Sunday, with over 40 mothers in the morning service. We broke the attendance record in our English classes with 97 students, and then we had 152 people in the two morning services. During the services we honored all of the mothers and gave each one a beautiful umbrella. We had a lot of fun, beginning with the oldest mother and working down to the youngest, letting each one choose the umbrella that they liked the Continue reading
Last month Khun Pong, Khun Da, and their son Jack moved from Nawong to join our team in Hua Hin. Khun Pong first learned about our church in Nawong when he found one of our church tracts lying in the gutter. Now they are both working as staff here and are thrilled to be a part of our new church. Recently Khun Da has been a special blessing. In the past she has been too afraid to go soul winning, but since arriving in Hua Hin, she has started going with Mrs. Carmen Shook each week. This week Khun Da had two adult first-time visitors in church, and they both got saved and baptized. Please pray for Continue reading
A huge thank you to all of you who donated funds to help Pastor Kampai and the Bible college in Laos. Within two days of sending out our last letter, the entire $5,000 had been promised and was on its way to Thailand. That amount has now been forwarded to Pastor Kampai, and an additional $2,000 has also been promised. A special thank you to the FBMI China Team for donating the lion’s share toward this project. Any additional funds coming in will be sent directly to Pastor Kampai. Please continue to pray for him and his ministry as they draw up plans and begin their building project. Continue reading
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In the month of February, we began a new program of teaching English on Sunday mornings. We offer one hour of free teaching before the church services for both children and adults. We begin with a general assembly where we play games and sing songs. Then we separate into smaller groups and teach basic vocabulary and pronunciation. Nearly everyone in Thailand wants to Continue reading
The second Saturday in January is a national holiday in Thailand. It is simply called Children’s Day; and many government agencies, businesses, and communities provide gifts and free entertainment for the children. This year we declared the following day to be Children’s Sunday, and we planned a number of special things for the children in our community. Continue reading
We are in awe at the greatness of God. His blessings flowed bountifully throughout all of 2012, and we are anticipating even greater things in 2013. We finished this year with a miraculous Sunday, and our plans for the coming year are huge and exciting. God continues to work in the lives of Thai Christians, molding them and preparing them for greater use.
The Sunday before Christmas, we had the highest Continue reading
Throughout this past month, God has blessed the members of the Thailand Team and our church families in a variety of ways. While some of these ways may not at first appear very spiritual, they mean so much for those of us who live here on the mission field. In the first week of November, God provided Chad and Sarah Inman with a beautiful new house. Continue reading
Perhaps the greatest gift that God can give a pastor or a missionary is a faithful man to stand beside him. Perhaps the greatest joy a pastor or a missionary can have is to see a man accept Christ as his Savior and then to follow in His steps until he reaches the point where God is able to use Him. Perhaps the greatest fulfillment that a pastor or a missionary can experience is to be used by God to prepare others for God to use. In this regard, God has blessed us beyond measure. Continue reading
I have nearly forgotten what it is like to live without the constant barrage of paperwork that is necessary for us to stay in the Kingdom of Thailand. No foreigner can live in Thailand without a visa. The only way we can obtain long-term visas is for the head of each family to hold a valid work permit. In order to get work permits, we have to teach English in a school that is recognized by the Thai Ministry of Education. This can be either a public school or our own private language school. We were here for only a short time before we realized that the Continue reading