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Praise and Prayer Requests – March 2019

We have braved snow storms and “wintry mixes” as we traveled to the churches for the past month’s missions’ conferences. We are so thankful for the safety the Lord has given us on the roads.  We are also thankful for a warm home to live in this year.  We like the winter but are ready for spring.  We did take a week off in February to visit our son in western PA for his birthday, which was lots of fun.  We were also able to visit several friends from our college days who live out that way.   We appreciate […]

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Happy Birthday Mahapawn Baan Paeo Church!

The Mahapawn Baan Paeo Church will soon be two years old.  The church started meeting for Sunday worship on March 12, 2017.   God has moved in marvelous ways.  Pastor Sukprasan, the mother church pastor, has been invaluable in providing guidance, encouragement, and even manpower.  The church is moving forward in three significant ways.  First, the new church is moving forward in having adequate Thai pastoral leadership. Praise God, Sittichai (front center of picture in black), the Bible School student who has served on weekends since August 2017, has agreed to do his year internship at the church. Pastor Sukprasan (back […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – February 2019

Thank you for your prayers as we share about our ministry in different churches. We are enjoying the fellowship at each church. Please pray for God to anoint our messages and raise up more workers for His harvest.  Pray too for good health and safety as we travel many miles.  In February:  Lewistown C&MA Church (Sat. 2/9 – Sun. 2/10); Bannerville C&MA Church (Sun. 2/10 – Sue); Immanuel C&MA Church in Mechanicsburg (Mon. 2/11 – Sun. 2/17). In March:  Henry Chapel at Chapel Pointe (Fri. 3/1); Carlisle Alliance Church (Sat. 3/2 – Sun. 3/3); Valley View Alliance Church (Sun. 3/10); […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – January 2019

Happy New Year! We are so thankful to have been able to spend the Christmas and New Year’s season here in the USA. It was quite a change of pace from our usual hectic schedule in Thailand.  The Thai are curious about Christmas and are more willing to attend outreaches to hear about its true meaning.  So, each year in Thailand, we take advantage of that with special programs at church, in the schools and in the community.  This year was not so hectic for us. We enjoyed the Christmas programs at Glenview Alliance Church, our home church.  We also […]

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A Delightful Surprise

I was in the middle of my normal morning routine when I was startled by the phone ringing.  Wow!  A video call from Bale in Thailand!  “Hello Ajarn Sue, how are you?”  Bale went on to explain she was hosting the cell group that Friday evening at her home.  (Thailand is 12 hours ahead of us in Pennsylvania.)  As she panned the group with her phone, there must have been 15 people sitting in a big circle on the floor of her home enjoying a meal together.  One by one they greeted us. “I miss you and pray for you […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – December 2018

Praise God for the good responses to the Evangelism Explosion training at the Mahapawn Baan Paeo Church in conjunction with their mother church. The teams were able to visit seven people.  Four of these people indicated they wanted to ask Jesus into their life.  Two of these four have come to church. One of these new believers is Manop, Ahn’s dad.  Please pray for each one that heard the gospel, that the seed will bear fruit in their lives.  Pray for those that indicated interest in asking Jesus into their lives, that they will grow spiritually and have solid faith […]

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Thai Believers Learn To Share Their Faith

Blessed to bless!  2 Timothy 2:2 in action!  Ten believers at the Mahapawn Baan Paeo Church are joining with five members from their mother church, the Mahapawn Living Water Church, for four weeks of special training in how to share their faith more effectively.  Pastor Sukprasan, from the mother church, will be the main coach, assisted by Sittichai (Bible School student serving at Baan Paeo) and the church planting team.  Beginning this Saturday, November 10, and for the next three Saturdays, these 15 people plan to meet, learn more about how to succinctly share the good news of Jesus, complete […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – Nov. 2018

In Thailand, the rainy season is ending and the “cool” season is beginning. The children are starting back to school for their second semester after the October mid-school year break.  Please pray for the children and teenagers at the Mahapawn Baan Paeo Church.  I think of the Saturday Kid’s Club children that I was privileged to teach for 2 ½ years.  Some of them started with the group as kindergarteners.  Now as they get older, I know they will face more temptations from the world.  Pray that they make good choices and continue to follow Jesus.  Pray that they all […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – October 2018

We have been warmly welcomed in all the churches we were privileged to visit this past September. Delicious church fellowship dinners, meals with pastors and church members, ladies’ tea, men’s breakfast, youth nights with refreshments, meals with our host families…we are being well fed!  There have been surprises along the way:  sharing about Thailand in a local school, attending a high school football game and the church’s 5th quarter outreach, church hay rides, and watching fireworks that one pastor set off after the missions’ conference.  We were also asked to attend one church’s mission’s committee meeting so they as a […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – August 2018

The Home Assignment Ministries Seminar in July went very well. We appreciated the wonderful worship services and times of spiritual renewal.  It was also good to reconnect with colleagues from around the world.  The retirement seminar that followed was a highlight for us.  Though, Lord willing, we still have many years to serve full time overseas, it was great to get a heads up and healthy perspective on retirement.  We love how the C&MA is so pro-active.  They really take good care of us as International Workers.  Thanks for praying.   The Summit Grove Family Camp was also very uplifting. […]

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