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


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