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


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.