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