Please Pray for the Kingdom of Thailand

October 13, 2016

Dear Pastors and all our praying supporters,

We have been praying for all the people that have been affected by Hurricane Matthew and have been praying that the people will truly turn to the only one that can give them true and lasting comfort, our Lord Jesus Christ. Please let us know if your church has been affected.

We ask for your prayers for the people of the Kingdom of Thailand as yesterday King Bhumibol Adulyadej died at age 88. King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the world’s longest reigning monarch of 70 years and devoted his life to bettering the life of the people and ensuring the prosperity and peace of the nation. As one headline said no words can describe the sense of loss, the grief and anguish, that Thais of all generations feel as they mourn the death of beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX.

Please pray that the nation will unite in following the King’s example of bettering the life of the people and ensuring the prosperity and peace of the nation.

Thank you so much.


June to August Prayer Letter

September 1, 2016

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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.


McClain Family New Prayer Card

August 23, 2016

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This is our newest prayer card that we are having printed and will be mailing out soon to our supporting churches.

Also I just sent our newest prayer letter draft to our printing service and once we receive the formatted copy I will post it here and it will also be mailed out to those on our mailing list.

For the millions of untold souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


March to May Prayer Letter

June 1, 2016

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Dear Pastor and Praying Friends,

We had our 5th annual English Camp from March 28-April 1 and two weeks before the camp we had less than 30 people registered for camp which made this year look like it was going to be the least attended English Camp that we have ever had. But this year the Lord blessed us with 86 English students that do not regularly come to any of the churches, which is the most English students we have ever had. Out of this, 16 made professions of faith. Please pray as we are trying to get as many of the English students as possible to come to our English classes and to the church services.

Just last week we took advantaged of an opportunity that was offered to us to start teaching English in a community about 10 minutes from the church. To get a feel about the area we taught Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evening. On Thursday the room was packed out with about 20 kids and teens. So we have started teaching 2 classes an evening for the ones that cannot read English and another class for the ones that can read English already. Please pray as the owner of the building surprised us by telling us that he went often with his friends to their church in his college years but stopped going after that and never became a Christian. He does know that during our English teaching we will talk about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His desire to have a relationship with everyone. Pray along with us that we will have other times to talk with the building owner and see the Lord work in His life. Also for the students that they will be faithful in coming to English class so we can help them improve their English language ability, that we can see many of them start to come to church with us, and they will come to an understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and will accept Him as their personal Saviour.

Recently a family that use to come pretty regularly to church had somethings occur in their family which had them move within walking distance of the church. This has enabled them to come to church regularly again and their daughter’s have started coming to the English classes at the church. Please pray that the things that have happened in this family will bring the ones’ that are not saved to salvation and will bring the ones’ that are saved, closer to the Lord Jesus Christ and that we will be a help and an encouragement to them during this time.
I have completed one of the first steps to the start of the whole online evangelism and discipleship idea that I have mentioned several times in the past. Plus I am also trying to use this step to followup on the people that have came to English camp and I will continue to use this to try to keep in better contact with people that we meet in hopes of getting the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them and see the Lord work in their souls and through their lives. Please pray along with me about this effort.

Also in April, Lung Suk which was a member of Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ! I mention before how Lung Suk heard the gospel a few times when he was young but he did not accept Christ. Then over 50+ years later in 2014 Lung Suk moved to Lampang and read the newpaper gospel article of Lanna Baptist Church and through coming to church and studying the Word of God he got saved. And during his 3 day funeral, his wife and two of his friends received Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and they have went to church. So pray for these that they will grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and will let the Lord work in their lives as He did their husband and friend.

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.


English Camp Begins Today!

March 28, 2016

English Camp is about to begin and will go through Friday. It looks like we will have the most students ever in the 4 years that we have held this camp.

Please pray for:

Safety and the health of everyone, all of us teachers to have clear direction in teaching and being able to help the students further develop their English skills, that a number of students will choose on their own to respond to the working of the Lord Jesus Christ through the testimonies and Bible times throughout the week by wanting to learn more about the love that Jesus Christ has for them, that others will will receive Him as their personal Saviour, and for the students that are already a Christian that they will allow the Lord to use them being a witness during this week..

For the millions of untold souls in Thailand


December to February Prayer Letter

March 15, 2016

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Dear Pastor and Praying Friends,

**Sorry for not having this prayer letter out sooner as I have encountered some technical problems over the last two weeks trying to get this letter together and sent out.**

Thank you for your sacrificial special offerings, all the cards and emails for our family during Christmas, and for your on going support and prayers for our family and the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ here in Thailand!

Within the last month 6 of our previous English students have came back several times to study with us again. Two of these are sisters that have not been back for almost two years. We thought that more than likely we would never see these sisters again because before they stopped coming, they started asking us questions about ghosts, spirits, life after death etc, then after that, they stopped coming. Now I am using a Creation to Christ Bible study for English class so they are learning about the truths of the Gospel. Please continue to pray for all of the English students that they will not harden their heart toward the working of the Lord in their souls but that they will respond to the working of the Lord.

Summer break for most schools is starting toward the end of March to around May and we are preparing for our 5th annual English camp from March 28-April 1. We are praying for the Lord to give us as many students as possible and let us see atleast 20 of them saved and unite with the churches. Pray for the high schoolers and adults that will come, for us that are teaching, preaching, and giving testimonies, for safety during the camp, and for people to respond to the working of the Lord in their souls to be saved and follow Him.
We praise the Lord for the opportunity this past weekend to be with Missionary Enrile Badua at the Bangkok Baptist Church, in which I was able to teach and preach the last Sunday of their missions month. We thank the Lord for His working in the souls of the members this past month and the church increased their monthly missions budget by about $113.00! Please pray that the members will be faithful in their giving so their church can expand their missions ministry.

In January we were invited to preach at a Lahu New Year Celebration near Pa Mai Deng BC. I preached about the blessings that Jesus Christ wants to give you this year which are the forgiveness of your sins, the peace of God, being your friend that is closer than a brother that you can fully trust, and lastly, Jesus Christ wants to take care of your daily needs. But the question is are you going to allow Jesus Christ to bless you with these blessings or not by sincerely responding to the working of the Lord in your soul either through repentance and accepting Jesus Christ as your Saviour or by surrendering your life to obey & follow the teachings of the Word of God in your daily lives. I was also able to talk to a few men and explain to them that you are not a Christian because your parents or relatives are Christian or because you have been baptized etc but because you have personally obeyed the command of Jesus Christ to repent and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray for the members and the people that come to Pa Mai Deng BC that they will surrender their lives to the Lord for Him to use them to be a witness to the lost around the church and will use and teach the Bible truths they are learning to others. Also pray because within the past month the devil has been fighting against the working of God here in several different ways and we need the Lord’s wisdom and direction in these situations.

Along with these things over the past months we had Christmas and New Years celebrations in the churches, I was able to give a Bible challenge in Anucha’s daughter’s wedding, Apisit was licensed into the Gospel ministry, and this Sunday is Wiang Ping BC anniversary.

Once again thank you for the special offerings, cards and emails for our family during Christmas, and for your on going support and prayers for our family and the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ here in Thailand!

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.


November 2015 Prayer Letter

November 13, 2015

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Dear Pastor and Praying Friends,

***Please note that all postal mail needs to be sent to our new postal mailing address as noted at the bottom of our letterhead and not to our old postal mailing address.***

We praise the Lord for blessing Philip’s survey trip here in Southeast Asia and for the Lord watching over us while we were traveling to different places. While we were visiting the place where more than likely Philip will be serving the Lord in the future, Philip was able to teach Sunday School and I was able to preach. During the preaching hour 5 people made professions of faith, which was a blessing! But you need to understand that these people have been going to that church for several months so the seed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ had already been planted, watered, and that Sunday we saw the harvest! Most believer’s that I have talked to here in Southeast Asia are like myself and did not get saved the first time they heard the Gospel because they simply did not understand the Gospel, as it was so foreign to them. But God promises us that His Word will not return void and that faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God, so we need to keep people in contact with the Word of God as much as possible because it is powerful. We are very thankful for every church and person that gave and prayed to make Philip’s trip possible. Lord willing Philip will be back here in Southeast Asia in around 3 years or so as he is finishing Bible college and then will need to raise his support to not only get here but to be able to stay here. Please pray for the servants of the Lord and the believers in the place we visited as the devil wants to keep these people in darkness and wants to shut these ministries down to keep these people from coming to the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and becoming one of His children. Also pray as there is a possibility that we can have apart with working with the servants of the Lord there in training some of the people there through the use of technology available to us.

In our last prayer letter we told you about our English students Mei Ling and her sister Pheung who made professions of faith. Since then they have been back only a few times, we have not been able to contact them, and we have heard that their parents do not want them to come back. Nevertheless we are still going to try and catch them at home and maybe just start going by their house every Sunday and see if we can get them to come with us as they do not answer their phone when we call. This is a common occurance that has happened to us several times over the years that when a person becomes interested in knowing the truth of the Gospel or gets saved then their families start opposing it. I have heard of testimonies where people got saved when they were young and their families opposed them from going to church anymore but once that person was on their own they started seeking the Lord again. This reminds us of the fact that even though we do not know what will happen in the future, we must fight and remain faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Along with this since our last prayer letter we have seen a decrease in the number of kids and teens that were regularly coming to our English classes. I think part of the cause was with the 15-20 that were coming were on different levels of language learning which was very hard to keep everybody’s attention. Therefore pray along with us that God would send some English speaking people that will truly give of themselves and their time to use the opportunity that the Lord has given us to get the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all we can through the ministry of teaching English twice a week.

Just last month Nabphraphon of Pa Mai Deng BC had her 18th birthday on Thursday night which is when we have our Bible study and prayer meeting there. Her and her family invited several people from the church I told you about in our last prayer letter which is about 3-4 miles from PMDBC. While there we celebrated her birthday and had a Bible study. After that Pst Srithone, Anuchaa, and myself meet with several of the men that came from the other church to talk about their situation. We explained to them that the most important thing in life is knowing Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, and then knowing and living your life according to the truths of the Word of God. We explained to them that since we do not know what they believe that the best thing would be for them to come on Sundays to PMDBC or each church join together at either location on Thursday nights and study and learn the truths of the Bible together. As several weeks have past by it seems like they are only interested in someone buying them enough land where they can live, farm, and have their own church. Which from what I have been told is what several Christian groups have done before, with not much followup or on going training. I have been told that some groups will go to a place preach the Gospel then if someone gets saved, they tell them that they have received the Holy Ghost which will teach them everything they need to know and sometimes the group will build a church building and tell them to take care of it. Then the group goes to somewhere else and sometimes occasionally visits again. 

Also in our last prayer letter we wrote again about Somboon and his friend which were at the time working in Lampang and going to Lanna Baptist Church. Somboon’s friend did make a profession of faith but not long after that Somboon decided to not accept the teaching of the Word of God and convienced him to go back home with him. Pray with us that the different groups of people that we are meeting will have a true desire to really know the Lord and serve Him with their lives.

Our Mother’s day outreach on Sunday, August 16, Jane and Ja who study English with us were able to get their mother to come with them. And this was the second time that she has attended a service since Jane and Ja started coming to English classes and to the church services on Sundays.

We praise the Lord that it seems that the people of Pa Mai Deng Baptist Church are opening up more to us. There are some challenges with helping this church grow and mature in the Lord but it seems that the Lord is working in their souls, and some of them are understanding more of the Word of God, and are growing in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Its a joy to be able to go there every week and study the Word of God together.

We praise the Lord also that Apisuk which is a man that lives in our neighborhood has came to church three to four times in the past two months as a result of us passing out tracts. Pray for him as he has not seen that there is a difference between buddhism and being a Christian. Lord willing soon we will be rejoicing together over his eyes being opened by the light of the Gospel and being born again by the grace of God. Pray for us as we are following up on him.

In our last prayer letter I mentioned that I am willing to give live updates via the telephone, skype.com or another program to Sunday School classes, worship services, etc in addition to our prayer letters that we send out. If anyone is interested with me giving a live update but it is not convenient or you ran into proplems trying to get things setup, I believe I can make a simple video answering some questions that you send to me. Therefore if you would like for me to make a video like this please send me an email of some questions that you have.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain