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

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March to May 2018 Prayer Letter

June 12, 2018

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Thank You So Much! for your support and intercession for us and our partnership together proclaiming the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and the truths of His Word here in the Kingdom of Thailand. As all of you in the US are gearing up for summertime it just passed by here in Thailand, as the end of March and the first part of April is when the schools close here for summertime and its been very busy.

As we told you in our last prayer letter the Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang came up with the idea of having a summer school during the school break with the goal of trying to reach the students that would come and their families with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Monday to Friday, the students studied Math, Science, English, Computer, Music, the Bible and had various activities on Saturdays. Some of the children and teens were at the church seven days a week during the Summer School. We had a little over 50 students and praise the Lord that 22 of these made professions of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. And around 25 students are still coming to the Saturday teen and children’s outreach and to church on Sundays. Which we praise the Lord for! Please continue to pray with us that we will see the ones that have made professions of faith grow in their relationship with the Lord and will allow Him to use them for His glory. And that the others that still have not been saved that they will faithfully come so that they can get a clear understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and will respond to the Gospel by repenting and asking Christ to forgive them of their sins.

The new school year at Samuel’s house leadership and Bible training school has started. Sadly, we were not able to let some of the former students return to the school because they were not willing to develop their lives and faithfully follow the basic rules of the school. Another student brought his friend to the school but he himself only came back to the school because his parents wanted him to come back and sadly he decided to not continue studying at the school but we told him, if he changes his mind, then he can come back to the school. We thank the Lord that even though he left the school, his friend that he brought to the school decided to stay and be in the school. This semester we have a total of 7 students from age 13-16 years old – 5 guys and 2 girls. Please pray with us as we along with Pastor Srithone, Wiang Ping Baptist Church, and
two other missionaries are working together and asking the Lord Jesus Christ to help us help these students develop their relationships with the Lord and their lives.

We praise the Lord that the attendances at all three churches are slowly increasing and some of the believers are growing in their relationship with the Lord. Please pray along with us that we will be able to reach these people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that they will follow the Lord Jesus Christ in their daily lives.

Please remember that if your church or Sunday school class has any questions about our ministry, please send us your questions and I will make a simple web cam video answering those questions and will email you a link to download the video to show your church or Sunday school class.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


December to February 2018 Prayer Letter

March 8, 2018

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สวัสดีปีใหม่ Happy New Year!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the first of March 2018 and our prayer is that each of us will allow the Lord to use us for His glory in 2018. Our family wants to thank you for your sacrificial and generous Christmas, birthday, and anniversary cards and gifts to our family, Thank You So Much!

Thank you for praying for the Christmas celebrations at all three churches. This year we got the young people of Wiang Ping Baptist Church to do a skit about the birth of Jesus Christ at all three churches and it went very well. Four of our English students were also involved and three of their mothers came to the service at Wiang Ping Baptist Church and we are trying to get them to come back. We do praise the Lord that these English students have been faithfully coming almost every week to church and one has made a profession of faith and another one seems to be wanting to understand more about the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. At one church, we learned that its better to eat our Christmas meal first and then have the service, so anyone that comes late will not miss the preaching. Then after our Christmas celebrations, we had a combined New Year’s service at Sob Prab Baptist Church, which is the newest church. We started the service outside and with the help of the sound system many people around the church were able to hear me preach which also included the police and some local town workers that had a check point setup across from the church. Then once the dew started falling we moved the service to inside the church building. Then in February, we celebrated the anniversary of Wiang Ping Baptist Church and one of the intern teachers from the school where we did an English camp almost a year ago came and brought a friend with him. I have been trying to meet in person with this guy for almost a year and have not been able to but at the anniversary, he told me that he did not understand who God and Jesus was so I and Apisit tagged team in explaining the Gospel to them and I am trying to follow up on him again. Please pray that he will soon give me the opportunity to meet with him on a regular basis. One difficulty is his work place has swing shifts so his schedule changes weekly.

We have had a new student come to Samuel’s house leadership and Bible training school and he is in his twenties and has been a good help and a challenge to the other guys because he seems to have a real desire to learn Bible truth and serve the Lord. But sometimes its unreal how much of a stronghold satan has here. One of the guys has been growing in the Lord but over the new year holiday he really wanted to go back home and visit his parents and friends but when he got back, he seemed to be different and two weeks ago he left the school and has not really been doing anything. I am trying to communicate with him and figure out why he left and if there is anyway I can help him but so far he is not responding. Just yesterday, I saw a post of a person on one of the guy’s that use to come to the school social media accounts and the post asked can anyone tell me what happiness is. From the looks of the picture he used, it seems like he was trying to show what he thought happiness was. I responded to this and at the time I did not recognize the guy that posted this but today he contacted me and I realized it is a guy that came to look at the school last year. Please pray for this guy as I am communicating with Him and will share the Gospel to him again and any other Bible truth that I can share with him. Please also pray for several guys that have contacted us about the school and are thinking about coming next semester. And please continue to pray for the guys currently in the school because several of them need to choose to stop following their flesh and the world and follow the Lord Jesus Christ in every area of their lives. At Wiang Ping Baptist Church we still need a family that will dedicate themselves to the Lord to serve Him in this church.

Starting next week, Lanna Baptist Church is starting a summer school to try and reach the young people in the area around the church. We will be starting this Monday, March 12 and going until Friday, April 29 and the students will be studying Math, Science, English, Computer, and the Bible. Please pray along with all of us that the students will allow the Lord to work in their souls and many will repent and receive Him as their personal Saviour and that we will see some of their parents reached also.

Please remember that if your church or Sunday school class has any questions about our ministry here, please send us your questions and I will make a simple web cam video answering those questions and will email you a link to download the video to show your church or Sunday school class.

 For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


September to November 2017 Prayer Letter

November 14, 2017

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Dear Pastor and Praying Friends,

We sincerely thank you so much for praying for us and the work of our Lord Jesus Christ that we are trying to do here in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In our last prayer letter we told you about the working of satan, demons, and society working to keep people from hearing the Word of God or to get them away from the Word of God. Even though most of the people I mentioned have not given time to hear the Word of God and others have stayed away from hearing the Word of God, a few have came to hear the Word of God. One is a girl that was studying English with us in her neighborhood. We thank the Lord she started coming to church with us and is also coming to the English classes at the church. She has helped in getting some of the other students that were studying English with us to come back to the church also. Then about three weeks ago while talking to my wife at our house, she made a profession of faith. Please pray for this girl that she will grow in her relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and the others from her neighborhood that are also coming to church, that they will decide to be saved and allow the Lord to use their lives for His glory.

In our last prayer letter, we told you that along with sending one of the guy’s in Samuel’s house leadership and Bible training school back home because he was not open to developing his life, we also had to talk again to another guy about his life and he choose to go back home but praise the Lord, he choose to come back to the school and we are continually working with him and the other 4 guys in the school. Please pray for the 5 guys currently in the school because some of them are realizing that they are going to have to choose to follow the Lord Jesus Christ in their lives or follow their flesh and the world. We know that they individually have to sincerely make this decision for themselves and purpose to follow the Lord by choosing to obey His Word in every area in their lives. One need that we have with the school is for the Lord to give us a growing and dedicated Thai Christian man or family to come help Pastor Srithone and I with the school. Please continue to pray with us that each of these guys will let the Lord mold and make them into one of His servants and that the Lord will give us a Thai worker to help with the school.

In our last prayer letter we mentioned about us starting to work with another fellow missionary in trying to adjust things with his evangelistic websites in hopes of seeing more people get further in the online and offline Bible studies and hopefully see more people actually finish the Bible studies. So far I have finished adjusting half of one Bible study series and soon will be testing it out to see if these adjustments work or not. I am also trying to get the Christians in the churches to help me plan out an online page where we will be dealing with everyday life situations from a Biblical perspective. Please pray as we have faced some hindrances in trying to get these things accomplished for example the missionary I am working with has been battling some very intense physical problems with a bone spur in his neck pinching a nerve and causing him severe pain. He is currently trying to find out which is the best way to try and solve this problem, so please pray for him and his family.

We are still working with Pastor Srithone in training Apisit and his wife and we praise the Lord for their growth in the Lord! The Lord is currently using them in leading most of the ministry of Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang and Apisit will be come the pastor of the church within the next year.

Please remember to pray for our upcoming Christmas celebrations at all three churches on December 16, 22, and 24. We are praying to not just see many people come but praying that the lost will hear and understand the Gospel and be saved, and the saved will rejoice about God keeping His promise to send the Saviour to redeem all mankind from our sins.

Please remember that if your church or sunday school class has any questions about our ministry here, then please send us your questions and I will make a simple web cam video answering those questions and will email you a link to download the video to show your church or sunday school class.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


June to August 2017 Prayer Letter

August 21, 2017

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Dear Pastor and Praying Friends,

As I think about the last two and a half months I think of the parable of the sower. The seed was sown into the souls of the hearers but only one-fourth of the hearers received the Word of God and allowed His Word to bring forth fruit in their lives. In our last prayer letter we wrote about several people who seemed to be open to hear the Word of the Lord but for some of them as soon as they were open to hear, satan immediately started working to keep them from hearing the Word of God. For others satan allowed them to hear the Word of God but used society and fear to get them away from the Word of God. For instance we told you about the lady monk that read one of the newspaper Gospel articles, made a profession of faith, and came to study the Bible at Lanna BC. But not long after she came, she became sick because she did not take her regular medicines so Apisit and his wife took her to the doctor and that is when society and fear began working on her and not long after that she decided to go back to the temple she lived at. Apisit’s wife followed up with her and she said she was going to get her medicines and once she got better, she would come back and study the Bible but so far she has not come back. We know if she really did receive Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour that the Holy Spirit is showing her that she is going in the wrong direction and we are praying that she will decide to follow Christ no matter what she may face.

Another instance is with three adults that have told me that they want to study English with me. I have contacted them several times and told them the times that I currently teach and that I also had a few people say that they wanted to study English in the mornings so I want to know what day and morning is good for them to come learn and we will form another class but some have said they will be freed up in a couple more months and others have not really responded. In my English classes I try to get the students to start talking and sometimes the conversations become discussions about various Bible truths but if no one talks or the conversation dies down, then we start looking at the Creation to Christ Bible study that I am using. Just this past Saturday one of the adult students asked why do Americans make so many movies about the end of the world, so we discussed several Bible truths like because the Bible is accurate when it speaks about history, science, or a geographical place, it makes sense to trust what the Bible says about what is going to happen at the end of the world. But before the end of the world comes, Jesus Christ is going to call all the true Christians to go be with Him in Heaven and then some of the things you hear about the end of the world will happen to all the people left in the world. And you could feel and see that this really got them thinking. So please pray as we are taking these opportunities and trying to teach them Bible truths to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Another instance is the owner of the room we were using to teach English in one community decided for us to stop teaching English there because he is going to rent the room out. We have tried to get the students that were coming there to start coming to the church and we will continue teaching English at the same times but because it’s at the church their parents do not want them to come or are scared to let them come. But we do praise the Lord that one girl who was studying English with us in this community has continued to regularly come to church on Sundays. Please continue to pray as we are still trying to followup on these students and contacts and are still teaching our evangelistic English classes.

In our last prayer letter we told you about Samuel’s house leadership and Bible training school that we have helped Pastor Srithone and Wiang Ping BC start. We ended up with five guys but sadly one of them would not allow us to help him develop his life so we had to send him home. Then last week we had to talk again to another guy about his life and he choose to go back home but we told him that we are not kicking him out of the school and if he decides to come back that we are willing to allow him to come back as long as he is willing to develop his life by the truths of the Word of God. Please pray for him because his flesh is battling against the working of the Holy Ghost in his life and he has to make the decision about which one he is going to follow. We are sincerely praying that he decides to come back and purposes in his soul to follow the Lord Jesus Christ. Then last night I took another guy home that has been asking to be able to spend sometime back home and he said he will be coming back today. I was able to make him the last person I took home from church and I tried to stress to him the importance of not destroying what the Lord has been doing in his life. So please pray along with us that each of these guys will let the Lord mold and make them into one of His servants.

Two weeks ago a fellow missionary and myself went over the responses that he has received from his evangelistic websites and we are working on trying to followup and get some feedback from the people who have responded and adjust somethings to try and get more people to finish the Bible studies because faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. We are praying to be able to communicate with them, answer any questions that they may have, and lead them to Christ. So please pray for this followup and that I can get my parts finished soon so he can get them online and we can see how these changes work out and hopefully see more people follow through with studying these Bible studies.

Please remember that if your church or sunday school class has any questions about our ministry here, then please send us your questions and I will make a simple web cam video answering those questions and will email you a link to download the video to show your church or sunday school class.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


April to May 2017 Prayer Letter

May 23, 2017

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Dear Pastor and Praying Friends,

First off, we want to thank every church that sent us special offerings, cards, and emails for Christmas, our birthdays, our anniversary, and for encouragement. I thought I gave our thanks for these in our last prayer letter but I did not realize that I did not do this, until I already sent our prayer letter to the prayer letter service that we use. We are really sorry for this and want you to know that we do not take your sacrificial giving or your prayers for granted. We could not last here if it was not for your partnership with us in trying to reach the people here in Thailand with the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

In our last prayer letter, we told you that we helped in an English camp at a local school and we have been trying to follow up on the ones that expressed an interest in studying English with us. One of the intern teachers at the school is a Christian and she came to Wiang Ping BC several times and told us that a few of the teachers said they are afraid to come to the church building to learn English with us. Since then, this intern teacher has moved to another province and we have tried to connect her to a church there and another intern teacher is currently taking summer courses and said that he wants to start studying English with me once he is finished. So please pray with us that he will in deed start studying English with us.

We are still continuing our evangelistic English classes and we have seen some students become more faithful in not only coming to the English classes but also coming to the church services with us on Sundays. Just a couple of weeks ago on a Sunday, three of the students asked for Bibles and we gladly gave each of them one. Then at our next English class, one of them told us that she has already started reading her Bible! We also thank the Lord for giving us wisdom at the right times. About two Sundays ago, when Evelyn took some of the English students home, she started talking to one of the mother’s of the students and another lady. The other lady’s daughter told her that she wanted to come to church with us but her mom told her that Christianity was wrong, then the Lord gave wisdom to Evelyn to respond by saying that if Christianity was wrong, then the Thai government would not let students study about it in the schools and all her daughter would be doing, would be learning more about Jesus Christ and Evelyn told these ladies that the church is not just for kids but it’s for everyone to come to. Please pray that we will see this family to atleast allow their daughter to come to church with us to learn more about the Lord Jesus Christ and His love for her and her family and see the Lord work in their souls and see them be saved by His grace. Also pray as I have had two father’s of some of our English students tell me that they want to learn English during the morning time so I am trying to get things planned out to start a new English class for adults during the weekday mornings. Please pray with us because I will be contacting these two fathers this week to see if they will commit to coming to the classes and hope to start soon and see the Lord do a wonderful work in their lives.

We thank you so much for praying for the 2nd annual young peoples’ camp that we had from April 12-15. This year we doubled the number of people who went with us from the churches we are working with and also the overall number of people who came to the camp also almost doubled with almost 200 people attending this year from 14 different churches. We thank the Lord for the opportunity to be able to preach in this camp and for the 6 people who made professions of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and for the 7 young people who came forward to surrender their lives to serve the Lord. Pray for the ones that may have rejected the working of the Lord in their souls that they will repent and seek the Lord and for the ones that surrendered their lives to serve the Lord that they will be faithful to allow the Lord to prepare them for His work.

We praise the Lord that the evangelistic website that a group of people have put together is now being tested and the bugs are being worked out etc. I hope to soon be learning how to put different campaigns together and start using these to focus on the areas around the churches and use these online Bible studies as another tool to help build the faith of the people who are already coming to the churches.

One of the problems with almost every church here in Thailand and around the world is the lack of faithful men. With this in mind and the promises of our Lord, I have started helping Pastor Srithone and Wiang Ping Baptist Church with a new ministry that has just been started called Samuel’s house. Our vision and prayer is that the 4 young guys that have came will allow the Lord to work in their souls and will receive Biblical instruction and guidance in how to live a life that is well pleasing to the Lord. Pray that each of us involved will have wisdom in instructing and guiding these young men, that the Lord will give us one or two dedicated Thai families to help us with this ministry, and that the church members will take more of a part in the various routine things that need to be taken care of in the churches and some will also get involved in this new ministry.

Just this past week we have seen some fruit from all our prayers and one of the newspaper ministries. A Thai lady that has been a monk for 20 years was visiting Chiang Mai and read one of the newspaper Bible articles. Then she called Pastor Srithone and he talked with her several times and she made a profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. She was heading to southern Thailand to continue being a monk down there but since she made a profession of faith, Pastor Srithone asked her if you have received Jesus Christ as your Saviour, then what benefit is it to go to southern Thailand. And instead of going to southern Thailand, think about coming to our church in Lampang and study the Bible. Praise the Lord she arrived at Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang at 3 AM Saturday morning and has started studying the Bible with Apisit and his wife in Lampang. This is all interesting as just last week, when I was teaching Apisit and his family, we started talking about his and his son’s times of being in the monkhood and Apisit’s time of going on a pilgrimage into the forest for 2 years. Plus during our prayer meetings at Wiang Ping Baptist Church, we regularly pray for the leaders and workers in the various religions here and around the world that they would get hungry and seek for the truths of this life and eternity which are found in the Word of God, which is the Bible. Please continue to pray with us that we will see more people responding to the working of the Lord in their souls.

Please remember that if your church or sunday school class wants to learn more about our ministry here, then please send us your questions and I will make a simple web cam video answering those questions and will email you the link to download the video to show your church or sunday school class.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain 

*Click the download link at top to see some pictures over the past couple of months.


McClain Family December to February Prayer Letter

March 9, 2017

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Dear Pastor and Praying Friends,

We want to thank you for your prayers for our Christmas celebrations and as a result we had many visitors at every church. At the Wiang Ping Baptist Church Christmas celebration, we had over 20 people come because of our English teaching ministries here in Chiang Mai and we thank the Lord that most of the students are still studying English with us which gives us the opportunity to continue teaching them about the Lord Jesus Christ and His love for them. Recently it seems that several of the students are understanding more about the truths of the Gospel, so please keep praying for everyone that comes studies English with us. We are rejoicing that within the past month the Lord has opened a door for us to get closer to the parents of some of our English students that we have been trying to get acquainted with. They are still standoffish about coming to church but one of the parents has come to our house and we have met at a local park to get to know them more and witness to them. Plus two weeks ago they have let their kids come to a church service! Please pray for one family because yesterday they were in a car wreck, we praise the Lord that no one was injured, but they have to pay for the repairs of two cars and their own car from their own pocket. Please pray for this family and other families that we are trying to reach through the English ministries.

Also in February we helped in an English camp at a local school and we invited all the students and teachers to come study English with us. Several of the teachers said they were interested in studying English with us, so please pray that they will make the time to come to develop their English and learn about the truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We praise the Lord that last week one of the teachers from this school came to the Sunday evening church service and brought a friend with her and we are following up on them and are praying that they will come back soon and grow in their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

We also thank the Lord for blessing the Sunday morning services of Wiang Ping Baptist Church, which we started having last year. Several of the members are coming pretty regularly to both the Sunday morning and evening services. Plus for the last 3 weeks we have had 10 new visitors come to the services. Please pray for these people as we want them to know the Lord as their personal Saviour, grow in their relationship with Him, and serve Him with their lives.

Looking ahead we ask you to pray for Tom Gaudet, who for over a year has been heading up a big project in building an evangelistic website which Lord willing will be launched soon in several different languages to start off with. It seems like this is going to be another tool that will be helpful to us here in Thailand and other missionaries and churches around world in getting the gospel to many that do not know the gospel and build the faith of many believers around the world. Also we are currently trying to get the teenagers and college age people in the various churches signed up to go to our young people camp during the Thai New Year from April 12-15. A few have shown an interest in going, so please pray that they will soon commit to going and we can get a couple of others from our English classes to go with us. We are wanting to see the ones’ that are not saved to accept Christ as their personal Saviour and the ones’ that are already are a child of Jesus Christ to take another step in their relationship with Him and allow Him to use them to reach others with the gospel of Jesus Christ and follow Him in their daily lives. Also pray that the Lord will give us some more dedicated laborers for His work here in the churches as there are several needs right now.

During the last year a couple of churches asked me to do a simple update video about our ministry and I want to offer this to all of you. If your church or Sunday School class wanted to think of some questions about our ministry here, I would be glad to make a simple web cam video answering those questions and will email you a link to download the video to show your church or Sunday School class. Please feel free to email me if you would like to do this.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain