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Jesus Heard Nong Baw’s Prayer

“Does anyone have something to thank Jesus for?” the cell group facilitator asked.  Nong Baw’s hand shot up, “I’m thankful Jesus heard my prayers and let me come home again!”  “What happened?”, I asked. Nong Baw, now in fourth grade, was the only child attending the small cell group gathered at Nun’s hair salon that Friday night.  Nun began to fill in the story.  “You remember before you left last year, Nong Baw’s relatives were trying to get him to live with them in another province more than an hour away.  At first, Nong Baw agreed after that first weekend […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – August 2019

Praise God for His help in settling into the house. The task has been a bit daunting, but we are 80 percent finished.  We hope to have the church members over later this month for a time of fellowship and dedicating this house to the Lord.   Praise God, it looks like we have enough money to purchase the car. Thank you to all who donated to our vehicle fund.  We need to wait until the new model cars come out at the end of August or beginning of September, because the one we hope to buy is out of […]

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It’s good to be back in Thailand!

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What a great way to celebrate our birthdays – with our friends in Baan Paeo! Our flight back was fine, just spiced up a bit by delays making for very short stops in airports to change planes. This had us almost running in two airports to reach the gates in time to board.  Once we landed, amazingly on time, our field director picked us up and whisked us to the Alliance Mission Home.  The morning rush hour traffic gave us an extra hour in the van to visit with our field director and begin to catch up on all that’s […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – June 2019

Alliance Council 2019 was wonderful.  The inspiring worship services and challenging messages from the Word of God fed our souls.  At the beginning of the week we participated in honoring 33 retiring international workers, and at the end of the week we witnessed the commissioning of 60 new international workers for the kingdom.  We were able to see many friends and colleagues from around the world.  If you weren’t able to attend, you can still catch some of the meetings that were live streamed on the website of the The Christian and Missionary Alliance  https://www.cmalliance.org/ Packing is now in full […]

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May 2019 Prayer Update

Thankful! As we look back. Very thankful!  That’s how Ed and I are feeling right now as we reflect on this year in the USA on home assignment.  When we returned last June, we were welcomed to a lovely home in southern York County, PA.   All our things were already moved out of storage and put into the home, ready for us to unpack.   The pantry shelves were stocked with items donated by members of our home church, the Glenview Alliance Church.  This is one of the nicest places we have been privileged to live in for home assignment in […]

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April 2019 Prayer Update

HOME STRETCH March was a full month of missions’ conferences.  Fellowshipping with many ladies at the Great Commission Women’s Retreat was a highlight for Sue.  We feel so blessed to be a part of the Eastern PA District of the C&MA family.  We have felt the love and support from each church we were privileged to visit throughout the year. We ended the month with a chance to be fed spiritually and get some training.  First, we attended the “Soul Care Equipping Conference” held at the Glenview Alliance Church, 2 miles from our home.  Dr. Rob Reimer, author of the […]

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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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