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Life in Thailand with COVID-19

A month ago, we posed the question in our prayer update of whether we would be able to take a two-week vacation in the USA in April.  Well those plans have been canceled.  The Thai borders are now closed to foreigners, so if we had gone, we would not have been able to return…at least any time soon.  Now our new question is, how do we effectively minister to our Thai brothers and sisters in Christ amid a rapidly changing situation.  Infections are unfortunately growing.  The Thai government has declared a state of emergency in order to try and contain […]

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Opportunities at the Hospital

We have been praying for 4 ½ years that we could have an outreach ministry at the local hospital.  Praise God, the Lord is bringing it all together.  At the end of December, the Lord brought Bang to our church.  Bang is a recent nursing school graduate from the north of Thailand and now works as a nurse in the children’s ward of the Baan Paeo Hospital!  A Christian for about five years, she is a delight and a wonderful addition to our fellowship.  She is already witnessing to colleagues. Then in January, the hospital invited Bale, a church member, […]

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Praise and Prayer Requests – March 2020

Praise God, the three-day Soul Care conference (based on Dr. Rob Reimer’s material) went well.   Translating the notes was quite a job.  We thank God for His enabling.  Pray now as we offer this to other church members.  Ed is currently working with one young man and Sue is working through the material with two young ladies.  May our Thai believers go deeper with Jesus and experience true freedom in Christ. The Saturday outreach to children and youth still goes in spurts.  The children are getting ready to finish their school year.  The Thai summer school break will be mid-March […]

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Meet Nok: Reaping more fruit from the school outreaches

          Saturday morning, I was busy setting up for the kid’s outreach.  Ajarn Sittichai mentioned that a friend of Manao’s stopped by earlier.  She would be back a little later.  The kids started to arrive.  As I was then busy having the children do the first activity, Nok, (second from the right in the picture) a young lady in eighth grade at Manao’s school, came in the church.  We chatted as the children worked on their pictures.  I asked her if she remembered seeing us at her high school on Christmas day.  “Oh yes!” she said.  “I was one of […]

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“A Broken and Contrite Heart” – Attapon’s Testimony

I was born into a Christian family.  My grandmother was the first in the family to come to saving faith after hearing the Gospel from C&MA missionaries.   I was raised in the church and accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was 14 years old and was baptized.   But as I began hanging out with friends in the neighborhood, I started to act the opposite of how a Christian should act.  I began to not listen to my parents and be disobedient.  As I got older, I got more rebellious, dropped out of technical high school, but I did eventually […]

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Prayer Requests – February 2020

Please continue praying for Pastor Sukprasan and the Mahapawn Living Water Church, our current mother church, as they negotiate with the owner of the building they would like to buy to use for their church. The building seems ideal.  It is near their current rented facility, which they have outgrown.  The building would take little renovation to use it as a church.  Please pray that God will lead in this endeavor and for His provision.  If you would like to help this church buy this property and expand their ministry, go to www.cmalliance.org/give and type in under special projects:  “Mahapawn […]

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Christmas 2019

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Here are some highlights of our Christmas outreaches.

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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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