For those of you who truly believe in laying up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, I would like to present an opportunity to do something that will make a difference for all eternity. I want to introduce to you a church and a young man that have impressed me beyond words and about which you would probably never hear through any other avenue.
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.
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 →
On Sunday, August 13, we traveled back to the First Baptist Church of Nawong. It was Mother’s Day in Thailand, and we had a very special Sunday planned. Over 60 mothers attended the morning service. We had 24 first-time visitors, and 5 of them were saved and baptized. The evening service was especially meaningful because the Thai people did everything. The preaching, translating, song leading, special music, ushering, and baptizing were all done by the Thais. Continue reading →
Since the beginning of the year, we have been rebuilding our lives and our ministry here in Thailand. Once we got our feet on the ground after last year’s flood, we found that we were nearly starting from scratch. We had moved well outside of the flood zone, and so our first priority was to find a new housing for all of the team families. God was very gracious, and we were able to find better housing at a lower price than we had before. We are now in the beautiful city of Hua Hin, where the Continue reading →
Churches are people. As the people grow, the churches grow. The man in the top left photo came to church with his wife this past Sunday morning. They were both saved already, having been led to Christ by one of our soul winners. He needed to leave right after the morning service, so he requested that we baptize him and his wife before the service started. Continue reading →