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He saw the church sign…

On Saturday, July 2, the Mahapawn Baan Paeo church sign was attached on the third floor balcony railing.  The three story building we are renting is already quite prominent; located at the center of town, right where the largest bridge crosses over the main canal that runs through the town.  It is very visible from both the road and the canal.  We are also located right where almost every car and motorcycle seems to pass by during rush hour.  It is the short cut to drive under the bridge.  Then we painted the building “apricot cream” which made it stand […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – August 2017

Please pray for our Thai Mother’s Day outreach on August 13.  The Saturday kid’s club children will join with the children that attend on Sunday to do a special presentation for their mothers.  We are encouraging the children to invite their mothers, grandmothers, aunts or other significant “mothers” in their lives.  Pastor Sukprasan’s wife Eve will be sharing the message that day.   We will have our church dedication on Sunday afternoon, August 27.  The Mahapawn Living Water Church (our mother church) will be joining in the celebration as well as our District President and Field Director.  Please pray as […]

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River Valley Short Term Team Impact

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Praise God for the team from River Valley Alliance Church (Wisconsin) that joined us for ministry June 19-28.  God used the team in mighty ways to impact both the church in Baan Paeo and Mahachai.  Their willingness to teach English opened the doors for over 120 students plus many of the teachers to hear the Good News of Jesus at two different schools.  Especially exciting was how this team ministered so effectively to the Thai – through visitation, personal testimonies, special music, children’s programs and lots of “on sight with insight” prayer. Heidi’s testimony on Sunday morning touched the hearts […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – July 2017

Praise and Prayer Requests –July 2017 God has blessed us with several seekers in recent months. Paw-Ngam (Nun’s father) has started to see God answer his prayers.  A non-reader, he has accepted an audio Bible and has been listening to it quite a bit. It makes him feel very peaceful. He enjoys coming to church, though he still doesn’t understand it all.   Benz (Nun’s oldest son) and his girlfriend Taw have begun to attend Sunday Services when they don’t have to work.  The first service they attended a month ago confused them.  Why were we singing?  What was going on?  […]

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Mahapawn Baan Paeo Church – Before and After

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The building seemed perfect.  Great location, very reasonable rental price.  But it was a “fixer-upper” that’s for sure.  Enjoy watching the progress we have made from January to May 2017.

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Nong Baw

Nong Baw was perched on the barber’s chair in Nun’s Hair Salon.  Nong Bam sat on the hair washing chair.  Both in second grade; they rattled on about all kinds of things.  Then Nong Baw turned to Nun, who the neighborhood children affectionately call “Auntie Nun,” and said he was worried about his grandparents.  “I want my grandparents to know Jesus like you do, Auntie Nun,” Nong Baw said.  “They are having a lot of problems with their health right now and they are not happy like you.”  Nong Baw has been raised by his grandparents since he was very […]

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More Fruit in Mae Klong

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Praise God for the growing group of believers in Mae Klong.  We have visited this group monthly since Nov 2015, initially to follow-up Anek, an elderly believer.   During the last year and a half, Anek has grown in his faith and his wife Sombat decided to fully surrender to Jesus and be baptized.  Their sister and brother-in-law, Somruay and Sunun, have come to saving faith in the Lord.  Sunun  has been miraculously freed from 40 years of alcohol addiction.  In addition to the monthly cell group, Ed goes weekly to disciple the new believers.   These four older adults and […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – May 2017

Praise God, Bale passed the entrance exam to attend a private high school in Mahachai. The public high schools were not willing to take a 16 year old drop out that has to start in grade seven.  Bale is thrilled, as is her family.  She did very well during the summer school session.  The new Thai school year begins on May 15.  Pray that Bale stays focused and disciplined, and God gives her grace to continue her education.   Bale is also showing encouraging signs of spiritual life again.  She had been straying since the beginning of the year.  She told […]

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First Sunday in Baan Paeo

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Nun beamed with excitement as she arrived an hour early to see what else she could do for our first Sunday Service on March 12.  Ed and I had already arrived to open things up.  Nun brought a little neighborhood girl named Tawaan with her.  Nun got right to work setting up the simple kitchen area and coffee corner making sure everything was tidy.  Little Tawaan was a great help. I excitedly slipped up to our second floor sanctuary to turn on the air conditioning (A/C) that was just installed a few days earlier. Hot season is upon us, so […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – April 2017

We are in contact with Bale and Ahn.  Continue to pray for them.  Bale is down in Mahachai living with her maternal grandmother now.    Bale asked for prayer as she is hoping to go back to school.   Praise the Lord for that!  She only has credit for grade 6, though actually dropped out before we met her last year after 8th grade.  But by the Thai system, she would have to start in grade 7.  Having just turned 16, I can imagine it would be hard for her to be in a class with normal age grade 7 students.  […]

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