Dear Pastor and Praying Friends,
It’s amazing how fast time flies here in Asia as it does not seem that we have already been teaching English at the Baan Khai Gai community for 3 months now. Since we started we have been faithfully teaching English and Bible truths every Tuesday and Thursday. We have a core group of students that are coming pretty faithfully and some of them are singing English Bible songs that they never knew before and we review with them the meaning of these songs in Thai and they are learning several Biblical truths. And this is an encouragement to see, so please continue praying with us that we will see fruit from our laboring together to get the Gospel of Jesus Christ to these students, their families, community, and that we will see them start coming to the church services also. We are also still teaching English at Wiang Ping Baptist Church on Fridays and Saturdays and are also trusting the Lord to work in the souls of the students that are coming.
In our last prayer letter we mentioned a family that had somethings occur in their family which caused them to move within walking distance of the church and we praise the Lord that they have been coming faithfully to the church services and their daughters are learning English with us almost everytime we teach. Please continue to remember this family in your prayers during this difficult time and that each one will allow the Lord to work in their souls and bring the ones that are not saved to salvation, and for the ones that are saved that they will grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and will see the Lord do His wonderful and marvelous work in their lives.
Unfortunately, I have to sadly report that the Pai Mai Deng Baptist Church that we were working with has dissolved because of several things that occurred and sadly they did not want to follow the Biblical pattern to address and try to solve the things that happened. I do not regret the almost year and a half that we worked with them because the Lord gave us this opportunity to explain, teach and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, how to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ, and other Biblical truths but as we saw each individual hearer must decide for themselves, if they are going to sincerely follow Jesus Christ or not. We are praying that they will think on the things that they have heard and learned about the Lord Jesus Christ and His will for their lives and that they will decide to wholly seek and follow the Lord and His will for their lives. Therefore because these things happened, we started having Sunday morning services at Wiang Ping Baptist Church. Several of the members that usually come to the Sunday afternoon service have been coming to the new Sunday morning services and over the past month we have seen one family start coming more faithfully than before. Our goals are still the same of seeing people saved, then see them grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and become His disciples by being trained in His Word and the work of His ministry, then Lord willing, seeing the Lord call forth labourers into His harvest to go out and start churches.
Speaking of people being trained we are still helping in training of Brother Apisit and his family, who is the assistant pastor of Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang and one day will become the Pastor, we are also helping in training Brother Sure and his wife that has came to Wiang Ping Baptist Church for the purpose of preparing for future ministry, and we are helping in training Brother Gung and his wife for the ministry.
Speaking of new churches because of the testimony and outreach of Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang, Brother Gung and his family came to Lanna Baptist Church alittle over a year ago and were saved and open their house to have Bible studies with the purpose of seeing a Bible believing church started there in Sobprab, Lampang. On July 2 we had the building dedication for the church
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.