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High School Christmas Outreach

Praise God for the opportunity to do a Christmas Day outreach at the local high school.  All went well, in spite of my flat tire that morning, and the school sound system malfunctioning during the games.  Everything was back up and running well for the five-minute skit that illustrated the need for Jesus in our lives for true victory over sin.  Seven of the eleven actors were teens from this very school.  Praise God, the 850 students then heard the good news of Jesus through a powerful presentation by Ajarn Sittichai, many, most likely, for the first time.  The teenagers, […]

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Prayer Requests – January 2020

The Mahapawn Living Water Church, our current mother church, has found a nice building with a parking area near their current rented facility that they are hoping to buy. This building is about ten years old and was built as a home office, so it would take little renovation to use it as a church.  The owner was thrilled when Pastor Sukprasan shared the church’s vision for the community.  It is the owners’ dream that the building be used to help society and told Pastor she is more than willing to negotiate the price.  The church already supplies educational scholarships […]

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Team Fairlawn

“Why did this group of people just travel 20 or more hours and spend all that money to come and be here today at this school?” Pastor Sukprasan asked the 325 fourth, fifth and sixth graders assembled for the English outreach.  “Because they want you to know about the best news in the world.  They want you to know about Jesus.”  Through the songs they presented and the caring way they taught English that morning, these seven visitors from the Fairlawn Community Church, Cogan Station, Pennsylvania paved the way for our Thai pastors to share the Good News with these […]

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Christmas in Thailand

How do we spend Christmas Day in Thailand?   As my children will tell you, rarely at home opening presents, that’s for sure.   December 25 is not a holiday here, since Thailand is a Buddhist country, with over 90 % adhering to that religion.  Christians still number less than one percent of the population.  The Thai people are fascinated by Christmas.  The stores have taken on all the decorations (Santa Claus, reindeer, trees, etc.) … anything for a sale.  Many Thai people think Christmas is the foreigner’s “New Year’s” since they see it has something to do with exchanging presents, which […]

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Beam

Just as Wednesday evening prayer meeting was about to start, Manao’s face lit up as she checked her phone.  “Can we wait a few minutes to start? A friend is on his way.”  Beam, a young man Manao’s age, came a few minutes later, having jogged about half a kilometer to get to church.  We went around the small group gathered there and introduced ourselves.  This was the first time Beam had ever been inside a church building.  “I want to know God,” Beam said. He came to the right place! Beam had seen a few testimonies of Thai Christians […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – November 2019

Praise God, the Saturday morning children’s worship service is going well. The first couple of weeks, we just had a handful of children faithfully attending.  But last week, eleven children came.  After the worship service, Bale patiently teaches those that want to play the drums.  Sue tries to introduce things on the keyboard.  Bale and Ajarn Sittichai work with those wanting to learn guitar.  Some who had come a year ago are still asking for crafts.  They all seem addicted to the card game “Uno”.  Please continue to pray for these precious children.  Five of them come regularly to church […]

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Back to Baan Paeo

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We returned to Baan Paeo at the end of June.  Here are some highlights of the last few months.

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Saturday Kid’s Worship Service

Praise God! The Saturday ministry to the neighborhood children has begun again.  Not much happened on Saturday for these kids during the year we were on home assignment.  Our kids have grown over the years, as kids do, so no more coloring pages and kiddie lessons where we do everything for them.  The children are now in 4th, 5th and 6th grade.  Practically teenagers.  We called the kids together to make plans.  They wanted to start at 9 AM.  Yes, they assured us, they will be able to wake up and be there on time.  (Their parents/guardians don’t wake them […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – October 2019

Pray as we begin to train some of the adults at the Mahapawn Baan Paeo Church to be leaders through the Center for Leadership Development (having the “Bible School” come to the church, where the book is the teacher, students work through the material at home, and we meet with the group weekly for discussion and application).  We will be working through a year program that reviews the basics of the Christian life, then moves on to Survey of the Bible, Christian family and Serving God.  Pray that God directs us in who should begin this training.  We can have […]

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Hungry for Jesus

Tukta came to our home on that rainy Monday night to see if I was home.  “My friend is distraught,” she told Ed as he answered the door, “I want to bring her over to your house in a few minutes to talk to Ajarn Sue.  My friend needs the Lord!” Ed agreed to the visit and informed me that plans for the evening had changed.  My first thoughts were a bit selfish.  We were in the middle of a Skype call with our daughter.  This was supposed to be our day off.  And we had not eaten dinner yet! […]

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