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

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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


McClain Family September to November Prayer Letter

December 21, 2016

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Dear Pastor and Praying Friends,

สุขสันต์วันคริสต์มาสและสวัสดีปีใหม่ Merry Christmas & Happy New Year From Thailand!

We thank the Lord for your continual faithful support and prayers for our family and our ministering on your behalf here in Thailand. The Lord is answering your prayers as we have been teaching English at the Baan Khai Gai community for 6 months now and a month ago our first student from Baan Khai Gai came to church with us and this past Sunday 4 of the students came, so please keep praying! Sometimes I think about the times that I thought about stopping teaching there because sometimes the kids have been very rowdy and did not seem interested in really wanting to learn anymore but thank the Lord, He gave us strength to keep on. And we are trusting Him to do the work in their souls that we cannot do and will see these kids get saved and decide to live for Jesus Christ and be a witness to their families.

In our last prayer letter we sadly reported that the Pai Mai Deng Baptist Church that we were working with 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 but sadly last month a son of one of the families that came to the church died in a motorcycle wreck. This tragedy seems to have shaken up some of the people in this community and we are trying to followup on some of them to see how they respond to God’s working in their lives. Also for the past 3 weeks about 20 people from this community has been coming to Wiang Ping Baptist Church. Please pray for Pastor Srithone, Apisit, and our family as we are seeking wisdom from the Lord about this whole situation and how to effectively minister to this primarily new group of people coming from this community.

Also please pray because many of times when we see the working of the Lord and people getting closer to the Lord, satan and demons get busy working also and they have been working recently in some of the lives of the people that come to the churches, so please pray for them and us as we try to encourage them to walk with the Lord in their daily lives and accept and live by the truths of His Word. Plus starting this Friday we will start having our Christmas Celebrations in the churches we are working with. This Friday will be Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang, then Saturday will be Sobprab Baptist Church in Lampang, then Sunday will be Wiang Ping Baptist Church in Chiang Mai.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


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