Praise and Prayer Requests – June 2019
Posted by danneker on June 7th, 2019 | 1 comment
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 throttle. Lots to do, as always. We appreciate prayer as we pack up this house, pack our suitcases and head to Thailand on June 25. Once we arrive in Bangkok, we will initially stay at the Alliance Mission Home. We will need to renew our Thai visa and work permit. Pray that the renewal process will go smoothly. Our Thailand Field Forum will be July 15 – 19.
Please pray that God will direct us to where we should live as we begin our ministry. We recently learned that we will be the only missionaries at the Mahapawn Baan Paeo Church plant. This young church, which has been meeting for Sunday worship for a little over two years, still needs a Thai pastor, a Thai church treasurer and Thai lay leaders to be part of a church committee. Pray for God’s provision. We are thankful that Sittichai has agreed to serve a nine-month internship starting in August. We are also thankful that two Thai members are helping with the church finances. But deposits and bills are still handled by our missionary colleague who will soon be leaving. We are also thankful for the many ways the members have been serving. Pray that God will raise up the leadership for a church committee with administrative and elder authority.
Praise God, we are almost to the goal needed to purchase a car when we return. Pray for God’s full provision. If you are interested in helping us with the purchase of this car, you can go to https://www.cmalliance.org/give type in our name and select “vehicle.” Thank you!
We met several people at Alliance Council who told us they have been praying for us for years, even from when our children were quite young. Others told us they followed our posted stories and shared our requests with their churches. What an encouragement! God is so good. We want to thank each of you who have so faithfully prayed for us over the years. God’s work advances through the prayers of His people. Thank you also for your generous support to the Great Commission Fund of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. These funds have bought our airplane tickets to return. When God directs us to the house where we will live for the next term, the rent will be paid from these funds. These funds will supply our living allowances and ministry funds. We appreciate all you do to help us financially. You can go to https://www.cmalliance.org/give type in our name and select “support.” Or you can give to the GCF through your local C&MA church.
Love in Christ,
Ed and Sue Danneker