Dear Pastor and Praying Friends,
We want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and as we look back to the time when Jesus Christ was born into this world, let us not forget that the manger is empty, the cross is empty, the tomb is empty because Jesus Christ is alive and is coming again to call us home to be with Him forever more!
Once again, two weeks ago we had two more parents bring their children by the church to find out more about our English classes and this week one of them came to study English on Saturday and we invited her to come back on Sunday and she did! So please pray with us as we are trying to get the Gospel to these children and their families and are also trying to get them to come to the churches services on Sundays but many of times this is meet with opposition and these children and teens are not allowed to come back and study with us. We will be inviting the students and their families to come to our Christmas celebration on Sunday Evening, December 21, so please pray with us that we will see these students and their families come and hear about the most wonderful gift that God gave to mankind which is His Son, Jesus Christ.
I am continuing my weekly Bible study with Paul and it seems that he just needs to surrender to God’s working in his life. The other day he told me that he is starting to run out of excuses as why he does not act upon the truths of the Bible that we have been studying, so God is working! Continue to pray also for Paul that he will let go and let God have His way in his life and pray as I have been inviting him to the Christmas service also.
I am also continuing going through the Bible college material with Apisit and we are in book number four of Bible doctrines and its such a joy to go through this material with him and see how God is working in his life and is already using him and his family in Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang.
In our last prayer letter we asked you to pray for Thong Kham, who is the oldest brother of Sumet who is a faithful member of Wieng Ping Baptist Church here in Chiang Mai. Thong Kham has had various sicknesses for the past several months and was talking about moving away from his house and near Sumet but he moved to live with some of their other relatives and sadly, he is still trying to find a witch doctor that can cure him from these sicknesses because he thinks that these sicknesses are a result of someone casting a spell on him. Pray with us that he will see the vainness in these things and will wholeheartedly come see what Jesus can do for Him!
We praise the Lord that we have seen God fulling His promise again that we shall reap if we faint not. Over the past 10 years Pastor Srithone has several times tried to teach true Bible doctrine to a man of the Lahu ethnic group named Anuchai but instead he choose to be with several other Christian groups over the years. Then about three months ago, Anuchai came to visit Pastor Srithone again with a desire to really study the Bible and know God more. Anuchai is the leader of a Lahu church but they have been confused about some things as a result of them being with different Christian groups over the years. For almost three months now I have had the opportunity of teaching and preaching every Sunday morning at this church about the fundamentals of faith in Jesus Christ. And Pastor Srithone and I have been holding a Bible study at this church every Thursday night also. Already some of the members have shared how they have a better understanding of salvation and faith in Jesus Christ and two Sunday’s ago we had a baptism service at a pond near the church because several of the members have never been scripturally baptized. We praise the Lord that these people are asking questions and want to know what God has said in His Word about several things in regard to faith in Jesus Christ and the Christian Life. Please pray with us that these people will continue having a hunger to know more and grow more in their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,
Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain