Dear Pastor and Praying Friends,
We are praying for all of you, that this year, each of us will see God work mightily in our lives and that we will see fruit that will remain from each of our labors for the Glory of God!
Last month after teaching for about 3 months, I finished teaching in Sunday School about “What is the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.” I know that the Word of God will not return void and I am continuing to trust the Lord to do the work that I cannot do, which is working in the hearts of the Thai members about their responsibility to reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Also last month we were able to teach and preach again for Missionary Enrile Badua at the Bangkok Baptist Church for their Mission’s Month. And I believe that the Lord really did a work during their Mission’s Month and there will be fruit in heaven because of this. It was also good to meet again some of the members that have been faithful in serving the Lord at that church for several years and also some new people that we did not know.
We have been trying to follow up on several of the people that we have asked you to pray for in the past and these are some updates from it. Because of one of the news paper ministries, Sompasong came about 2 years ago to Wiang Ping Baptist Church for a couple of times but then moved somewhere else. Later he returned back to the area and came again but somethings happened and he did not receive some correction from the Bible so he stopped coming. We have been praying for him and 3 weeks ago he came back and got right but sadly the doctors have told him that he has around 18 months to live because of intestinal cancer. But we know and he knows that God is in control of all of this but sadly, he has only been back one other time to church. So pray with us that Sompasong will fully follow the Lord and will be an example to His wife, which is a new Christian and his daughter, which is around 7 years old and that this family will grow spiritually and that if Sompasong does have only 18 months left that he will leave a good testimony of living for God. We have also been trying to followup on Phon but we have yet to catch him at home once he has gotten off from work. So please pray that we will be able to catch him at home and will be able to talk to him about his spiritual life.
The Lord has opened up some new opportunities for us also. Over the past couple of months we have been witnessing to and have invited a Thai man named Paul to come to church. About 3 weeks ago he started telling us some about his life and during our conversation I asked him if he would give me around an hour a week to study the Bible with me and he agreed. Today was the second time that we have studied together and the Lord is working in his life. Today he basically said that he has a desire to be back in fellowship with God but many things have happened in his life. Please pray for him that he will seek the Lord and will allow the Lord to work in his life, and that the Lord will lead me in knowing what we should study together. Also I have started twice a week teaching through a Bible College curriculum with Abhisit and his wife at the church in Lampang. Pray for us as we are doing this and for this couple because they have already surrendered their lives to serve the Lord fulltime and the Lord is using them there in Lampang. Plus we are continuing to teach English and I am continuing to teach Sunday School every week and I am also preaching along with these things.
Also please pray as we are preparing for our 3rd annual English Camp that will be here in Chiang Mai from April 2-6 and over 35+ people has already registered and we are praying that we will have 100 campers and will see a number of them saved and decide to follow the Lord. Plus most of the Thai Independent Baptist Churches will be having church camp together from April 14-17 and we have invited the families of our English students to come, as it will be a great time for them to meet other Thai Christians from around the country and it will be a great time for them to take time to listen to the preaching and teaching of the Word of God. Please pray along with us for these camps that God will work and we will see people saved and surrender their lives to serve the Lord. Also pray for the political system of Thailand because their have been street protests for several months and even though they have decreased in number the differences do not seem to have been settled yet.
For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,
Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain