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Ed and Sue in Baan Paeo

What does ministry look like for us here in Baan Paeo right now?  Enjoy this short video and see for yourself!

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Praise and Prayer Requests – November 2020

Please pray for the church as we plan and prepare for our Christmas outreaches.  The outreach at church will be on Sunday, Dec. 20 and will emphasize inviting  unsaved family and friends.  We will do Christmas outreaches at two local  public elementary schools.  The first school is here in Baan Paeo. The second school is in the area where we hope to plant the next daughter church.  The school director of that school is a member of the church here in Baan Paeo.  He is excited that a team from the church will be able to share the true meaning […]

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Home Fellowship Groups

Praise God for those in the church who are opening their homes for fellowship groups. Pray that God expands this ministry for member care and outreach to neighbors.  Meet some of the groups: Twenty-five kilometers west of the church:  This is our oldest fellowship group, started six months after we moved to Baan Paeo in 2015.  Anek and his wife Sombat had moved back to the family coconut farm after living and working in Bangkok for many years.  Their C&MA pastor in Bangkok asked us to look after this family when he heard we were starting a church in Baan […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – October 2020

We praise the Lord that He is raising up more of our church members to serve in the ministries of the church.   In the coming month of October, lay church members will be leading our Wednesday evening Bible study and prayer meeting held at church.  Out of the five people who are rotating in the leading of worship, Bible discussion or prayer, three of them are studying in the Center for Leadership Development program.  Other members are serving the Lord in visitation, bookkeeping of the church finances, church kitchen, and repairs and maintenance of the church building.  This is important […]

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Go and Make Disciples…

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We thank God for the opportunity to disciple new believers who are eager to grow in their faith.  Ed and Pastor Sittichai meet with Bank, a new believer in his early 30’s, each Wednesday morning at his home in the family coconut orchard.  During one session, it was a delight to hear him pray out loud to God his Father for the first time.   Ed gets together regularly with Nong Tum, who is in fifth grade.  He came to know Christ through our children’s ministry at the church and sincerely wants to follow Jesus.  Sue studies God’s word with Mawn, […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – September 2020

We thank God that four ladies have found spiritual healing and freedom in Christ through the ministry of Soul Care during the past year.  They now encourage one another to continue walking in the light of God.  Please pray that this ministry will continue to grow to other believers who want to live wholeheartedly for Jesus and be healed in Him. Nee, a lady in her 40’s, does Thai massage for a living.  She has two special needs children, both with epilepsy, behavioral issues, and learning disabilities.  Bale has been sharing with her about Jesus.  Nee came to church once […]

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“I’ve never been to church before”

“I’ve never been to church before,” were the first words that tumbled out of the young man as he stepped up to the front door of the church, removing his motorcycle helmet. His face mask made it a little hard to hear his soft-spoken voice.   The worship service had already started on the second floor.  I was downstairs at the door to greet people, follow government regulations (temperature checks, hand gel, sign in info), and assist those watching the service on the ground floor monitor. I welcomed the young man, invited him in, and asked if he was a Christian […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – August 2020

Last month we shared the story of Mawn whose parents wouldn’t allow her to come to church.  Right after we sent out that prayer request, things changed!  Her parents saw Mawn reading the Bible we had given her.  They asked her about it.  Then when she told them again how she would like to go to church on Sunday, they said she could, if she got her work done first.  Praise God, she was in church that next Sunday… beaming.  Pray that Mawn will continue to grow in her faith and be able to come to church every Sunday.  Praise […]

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Ready for Harvest

Manao got the message on Facebook.  Her friend Mawn wanted to know more about Jesus!  Manao quickly arranged to visit Mawn with Bale, another teenager in the church.  During their visit, they were delightfully surprised that Mawn was so eager to start her faith walk with Jesus.  “After only like 20 minutes of sharing the Gospel and asking her if she was sure she understood and was sure she was ready to ask Jesus into her heart, Mawn was ready to pray,” Bale exclaimed to me later.  The seeds had been planted in Mawn’s heart two years earlier when she […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – July 2020

Praise God for the smooth transition back to using the church building after ten weeks of COVID lockdown.  We have had good attendance and even visitors.  The downstairs monitor system is working well for “overflow”.  We continue to do the service live on Facebook for those unable to come and those far and wide who view the post.  Pray that God would continue to add to our number as the members share their faith in the community. Praise God for the growing group of enthusiastic young adults in the church.  They serve on the worship team, help run the computers […]

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