Prayer Request

October 12, 2019

Please pray for the Independent Baptist Annual Family Camp that Pastor Apisit and Lanna Baptist Church will be hosting from October 21-23. As you know, myself and Pastor Srithone have worked together in training Apisit and his family for the work of the ministry and ordained him as the Pastor of Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang.
Many of the Thai pastored Independent Baptist Churches will come to the camp and we are expecting around 200 people.

Please pray with us for the ones in all the churches that have not yet decided to come to the family camp or not, that they will decide to come and be apart.
Also pray because there will be people that need to be saved, others that need to surrender to walk daily with the Lord in prayer, in reading and studying and obeying the Bible, others that need to surrender to serve the Lord fulltime, and there will be pastors and church workers and their wives and families that need the Lord to encourage and give them strength and wisdom in their ministries.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


July to September 2019 Mcclain Family Prayer Letter

September 24, 2019

We want to thank all of you once again for praying for our yearly visa extension renewals and work permit renewal. Everything has been renewed and is back in our hands. Unfortunately, Thailand is not like the US in regards to being able to get a multi-year visa, therefore we have to do yearly renewals, along with reporting to immigration every 90 days etc.

It seems like atleast several times a year, we are reminded how much of a strong hold the devil and his angels have here and how they do not want anyone coming to know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and walking with Him in their daily lives. In our last prayer letter, we told you about the 6 people that professions of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ at our full month summer day camp here at Wiang Ping Baptist Church and how two of these are cousins and how they have started bringing some of their friends to the church services. But toward the end of July, one of their parents forbid the both of them to come to any of the activities of the church and to the church services and this is sad because from what we have heard from some of the teens in the church and from these teens is that they want to come back. Pray along with us that the parents of these teens will see that we are trying to help them in developing their teens and that they will let them come back soon.

We also like to ask you to pray for one of the students that from what it seems like was influenced by a relative to leave Samuel’s house Bible & leadership training school. Unfortunately, we have not been able to contact him but we have heard that he is working with his relative that seems to have influenced him to leave the school.

If you remember that once our Thai language ability got up to speed and through the Lord’s leading, our family started for the first time the Sunday morning services here at Wiang Ping Baptist Church in Chiang Mai, because the Thai missionary pastor that we are working with Pastor Srithone was still holding the Sunday morning services at Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang. And we are rejoicing that over the past couple of months that the number of people coming to the Sunday morning services has started to equal the number of people coming to the Sunday evening services. Another thing that is different here than from what I have seen in the US is that for most people it is not traditional or cultural to regularly go to a religious place of worship. Most people here only do any kind of religious activity, when they have a need for something or at the several yearly major religious holidays. Therefore its a blessing to see these first generation Christians growing in their relationship with Jesus Christ and becoming faithful to the church services. Because of the major importance the church has in growing together to join together in serving our Lord Jesus Christ.

We also praise the Lord that several teens from the Lahu neighborhood came back to church a week ago, after not coming for awhile and it seems like they are more open to communicating with us. Plus another family came back last Sunday, after not coming for almost a month. Pray for this neighborhood because the Jehovah witnesses have came into this neighborhood and is giving loans, animals to raise, and other things to people in this neighborhood that will allow them to teach their false doctrine to them. Pray for the people from this neighborhood that come to Wiang Ping Baptist Church because we have personally taught them about the major false doctrines of the Jehovah witnesses and have also took time to teach these to the whole church.

Lastly, we want to ask you to pray for the Annual Independent Baptist Family Camp which Wiang Ping Baptist Church has joined in with helping Lanna Baptist Church to host it there at the church property in Lampang from October 21-23. Most of the Thai Independent Baptist pastored churches will be coming to this camp. We are praying for the preachers that will be preaching and for everyone that will come that the lost will be saved and that the saved will rise up and serve the Lord in their local churches and that there will be ones that fully surrender their lives to the Lord for fulltime service because most Thai churches are lacking in people voluntary faithfully serving the Lord in their local churches and there still are so many places in Thailand that do not have a solid Bible Believing Baptist Church.

Please continue to stay faithful in your local church because you are glorifying our Lord and are making a difference around the world!

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


Renewed Visa! Thanks for praying

September 11, 2019

We want to thank all of you for praying for our visa renewal. We were able to renew our visas for another year. Thanks so much!


March to May 2019 Mcclain Family Prayer Letter

June 6, 2019

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We praise the Lord for your prayers and support for us here in Thailand. We thank all of you that has contacted us within the last couple of months with birthday greetings and letting us know that you are praying for us.

In our last prayer letter, we told you about a girl that started coming with us to church because of our English outreach at the Baan Khai Gai community and how she helped us get other students to come also. And that one of these students has been asking us questions and was learning more about the Gospel but along with this her mom was taking her to the temples and one monk told her mom that she needs to quit letting her child come to church. And then how her mom told us that she does not want her daughter coming to church anymore. Because of your prayers with us, this girl has started coming back to the English classes that we have at the church and we praise the Lord for this because we thought that this door was shut. We also praise the Lord that since the end of the summer vacation for the school that our usual students from this community have started coming back to our evangelistic English classes and to some of the church services also.

Also in our last prayer letter, we told you that we will be having our first full month summer day camp here at Wiang Ping Baptist Church. We praise the Lord that He gave each of us teachers good health and ability in teaching and managing the students. I taught English and also took turns with Pastor Srithone in teaching the Bible. All in all, we had around 28 students and 6 of these made professions of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. And 4 of these have came to the church services already, and 3 of them are starting to come often. Two of these are cousins and they have already brought some of their friends to the church services. Please pray with us for these that have made professions of faith that they will grow in the Lord and will allow Him to lead their lives and pray for the others that the truths of the Word of God and the Gospel were planted in their lives. Also one of the students that made a profession of faith is the son of the man with the seventh day adventist background that in our last prayer letter, I asked you to pray for because we have had contact with them for several years and have witnessed to them and invited them to church but he only came one time around March of 2018 but since the beginning of this year he has been coming on and off. Please continue to pray for this family because as we said in our last prayer letter that the father has not accepted that knowing about God and doing good, does not save you and the mother does not seem open to Gospel and has not came to church even though everyone else in their family has came already.

Since the new school year started in May and in follow up to our Summer day camp, we just started a Saturday study program at the church on last Saturday, June the first. One of the church members is a teacher and she has helped us get this started and she is teaching the subjects that are taught in Thai and our family is teaching the English part and the Bible. We had 10 new people from around the church contact us and said they were coming but last Saturday, which was the first day of classes, only 4 these new contacts came. Even though only 4 of the 10 new contacts came, we are still praising the Lord for this because we have never had contact with any of these families before. And we are praying that we will have more first time students come this coming Saturday. Our goal is to use this as another tool to get the Gospel and Bible truths to those around the church.

This is the second year of using this type of outreach at Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang and Pastor Apisit has told us how this has opened doors to some of the families whose children are studying at the church because their children have done better in their school studies and some of the parents are opening up to hearing the Gospel and some are starting to come to the church. And its been a blessing seeing some of the members of Lanna Baptist Church get involved with this ministry.

Please pray with us about this new ministry that the church member that is a regular school teacher will not have anything come up on Saturday mornings that will keep her from teaching the Thai subjects and for each of us in our family that we will have good health to teach these student’s every Saturday afternoon and that all of us can be used of the Lord to get the Gospel and Bible truths to these students and also can encourage them to come join us on Sundays. Because we want to see them get saved and become active members of the church.

During April 15-17 we took our largest group of young people ever to the annual national Teen and Young People’s Camp in Udon Thani, Thailand, there were over 150 people in attendance, and the theme of the camp was: “Is There Not a Cause?” from 1 Samuel 17:29. One of the guys in Samuel’s House Bible and Leadership Training School and another teen guy that comes to the church went forward in one of the services in response to surrendering their lives to the Lord and then the Sunday following the camp one of our teen girls responded to surrendering her life to the Lord. So please pray with us for these young people that they will follow through on their decisions and sincerely seek and follow the Lord Jesus Christ in their daily lives.

Please continue praying for my mother, siblings, and relatives as my grandmother went to be with the Lord on April 17 at 86 years old. Pray for their spiritual needs as many of them have not repented and received the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and others are not walking with the Lord as they should.

Also pray for some physical ailments in our family as I am trying to find what specific doctors, we should go see etc.

Thank you so much for your prayers, love and care, and partnership with us over these years as we are serving the Lord here in Thailand.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


December to February 2019 Mcclain Family Prayer Letter

February 27, 2019

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We thank each of you for not only supporting us financially but also for taking your time to read our prayer letters and praying for us and the ministry here in Thailand. Without these two things, we could not be here on your behalf and for the Lord’s glory. We also want to thank you for the special Christmas and birthday offerings, Christmas, birthday and anniversary cards, and emails.

If you remember back in 2016 we started teaching English at the Baan Khai Gai community and it took five months before we saw our first student come to a church service, then a month after that we had three other students come. Then around July 2017 the owner of the room decided for us to stop teaching English there. But praise the Lord that there was one student that had already started coming regularly to the church services and she was able to help us get others to start coming regularly also. Then around October 2017 this girl made a profession of faith and she is still coming faithfully to the church services and activities. One of the other girls that she helped us get coming regularly to the church services has been asking us questions and was learning more about the Gospel but along with this her mom was taking her to the temples and one monk told her mom that she needs to quit letting her child come to church. And sadly three weeks ago her mom told us that she does not want her daughter coming to church anymore. Please pray for this family and that their daughter will not harden her soul to the truths she has learned about salvation and the Bible and that she will seek the Lord in prayer and in studying the Bible, even though for now she cannot come to church. We are praying that she will come back to church soon and will be saved.

Also through the English camps that we have had in the past and through teaching English at the Baan Khai Gai community we came into contact with another family and growing up the father went to a Seventh-day Adventists school and has went to a couple of churches off and on. And for years we have invited them to come to church, then around March of last year, he came to church for the first time but he did not come back and has not really communicated with us. But praise the Lord that since the beginning of the year, he has started coming off and on. One Sunday morning when he came, Pastor Srithone took the opportunity to explain the gospel individually to him, while I was teaching Sunday School. Pray for this man because he has not accepted that knowing about God and doing good, does not save you but that you must accept that there is nothing you can do to erase your sin or make yourself holy and righteous in the eyes of God and that you must repent and ask Jesus Christ to forgive and wash away your sins.

This April here at Wiang Ping Baptist Church, we will be having our first full month summer day camp. Last year, Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang started this and has seen many of the students that came to the full month long summer day camp, start coming to the church services and several of them have made professions of faith and are still coming to the church services. This camp will be Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM and the students will be learning Thai, Science, Math, English, and Bible. If anyone of you would like to come over and help teach English during this camp, please let us know immediately. This would be a good opportunity especially for anyone interested in missions work. Please help us pray that we can at least get each student thinking about eternity and many will open their ears and souls to the Bible truths that they will learn and to hearing the Gospel and that we will see several students respond to the working of the Lord in their soul. Please pray for each of us, teachers that we will have good health and the leading of the Lord in teaching each subject.

Also during April from the 15th to the 17th will be the annual national Teen and Young People’s Camp in Udon Thani, Thailand, which is in the NE part of Thailand. There will be people from churches across Thailand and from a couple of neighboring countries. Please pray as we are already trying to get people signed up to go and are praying for people to respond to the Lord’s working in their lives.

Please also pray for a Thai lady that is praying about moving to Chiang Mai to work with Wiang Ping Baptist Church and Samuel’s House Bible and Leadership Training School and for another Thai family that is making preparations to move up here in April to work with Wiang Ping Baptist Church and Samuel’s House Bible and Leadership Training School.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


October to November 2018 Mcclain Family Prayer Letter

November 22, 2018

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We have been praying for each of you and for the USA, especially with all the recent storms, hurricanes, etc that have been happening and that all of this will have all of us see how frail we really are and that we really do not have a promise that we will see tomorrow and that we will realize that the only thing that really matters in this life is that we prepare to stand before the Lord Jesus Christ.

We praise the Lord that after several years of praying with Wiang Ping Baptist Church about people that have stopped coming to the church services for several years that some of them have started coming back. Some of these people are people that were already coming to Wiang Ping Baptist Church, when we first arrived here in Thailand. One of these has said in the past that they did not believe anymore that there was a God but now it seems like they have accepted that the things that have happened in their life was because they did not follow the Lord. Please pray because as we all know, satan does not want these people to return to the Lord and will try to stop them. We rejoice that recently 5 people have made professions of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ but its unreal how satan immediately starts working to keep people from being faithful to the Lord. One lady is like an assistant manager at the place she works and before she hardly ever had to work on Sundays but once she made a profession of faith and started coming to the services and started trying to get her husband to come to church, things started happening at her work and she has been having to work Sundays for the past couple of weeks. Please pray that things will get worked out at her job and that her husband will come to church with her.

Please continue to pray for the students in Samuel’s House Bible and Leadership Training School of Wiang Ping Baptist Church as we are faithfully preaching and teaching the Word of God to them and are trying to help them understand that the greatest need in their lives is to fully surrender to the Lord and allow Him to lead there lives. One of the student’s parents has surrendered their lives to be used of the Lord and has moved to Wiang Ping Baptist Church to be trained for the work of the ministry but this has not been without opposition. They have only been at the church for almost two weeks, when Gaan, the husband had an accident while doing some work at the church. We praise the Lord that He protected Gaan, because Gaan
could have been killed or severely injured, and those working with him at that time could have been killed or severely injured. We praise the Lord that He has helped Gaan recover quickly and he is almost fully recovered. Pray for Gaan and his wife as they are helping here in the ministry of the school and the church.

Please also pray as we are gearing up for the Christmas outreaches in the churches here.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


June to Sept 10 2018 Mcclain Family Prayer Letter

September 11, 2018

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We are very thankful for all of your love, support, and prayers for our family and the work of the Lord Jesus Christ here in Thailand. Also we want to thank all of you for the special birthday cards and birthday gifts that we have received.

As we mentioned in our last prayer letter the new school year started here in May. And sadly as the kids, teens, and college student that we have coming to church are progressing in their school education, their schools are requiring more of them with more activities on Saturdays and Sundays, which takes them away from the preaching and teaching of the Word of God. But we do praise the Lord that when possible some of these students still try to come to the evening church service. Please pray for these students as just last week, we were talking to several of them and two of them are still confused about salvation and another one is not sure of their salvation.

Also as we mentioned in our last prayer letter the new school year at Samuel’s house leadership and Bible training school has started and one of the former students only came back because his parents wanted him to come back but sadly he decided to not continue studying at the school but we praise the Lord that the friend he brought to the school is still here in the school. Please help us pray for wisdom in working with these students as many of them are from homes where they have not had much parental guidance. We are wanting to see each of these students mature and respond to the working of the Lord in their soul and follow Him in their lives because this is the only way that we will see fruit that will remain and produce more fruit. We are not seeking for these students to conform to Bible Truth but we are seeking for them to be transformed by the power of Bible Truth. Please pray for these students as they are at the crossroads of deciding to respond to the Lord’s working in their lives or to harden their soul to Him and continue to follow the world and their flesh.

Last Thursday, September 6, we saw a great fruit of our team work with Pastor Srithone in trying to train people for the work of the ministry and we had part in the ordination of Apisit as the new pastor of Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang. It has been a blessing to see Apisit and his wife grow in the Lord and allow Him to use their lives already at Lanna Baptist Church and now to be the pastor and overseer of the work there. We praise the Lord for this and are asking for the Lord for another family to train for Wiang Ping Baptist Church here in Chiang Mai and for others to start churches throughout Thailand and the world. This ordination has also reminded us of the reality of the spiritual warfare here in Thailand because Lanna Baptist Church was started 17 years ago by Pastor Srithone. There have been a couple of families that he has tried to train over the years but sadly they did not stay the course. But praise the Lord that Apisit, his wife, and family have allowed to Lord to develop them for His glory and ministry.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain