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April to June 2022 Mcclain Family Prayer Letter

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We thank the Lord for your faithfulness to Him and for our partnership together in trying to reach the lost and make disciples for His glory here in the Kingdom of Thailand.

We thank the Lord for your faithfulness to Him and for our partnership together in trying to reach the lost and make disciples for His glory here in the Kingdom of Thailand.

In our last prayer letter we told you how one of the members of Wiang Ping BC has a burden for the community he grew up in, which is where his parents and several of his siblings and relatives live and therefore he opened his house in this community for all of us at Wiang Ping BC to come and have weekly evangelistic meetings there. For around 20 years there has been a catholic mission in this community until they closed the doors around 3-5 years ago, when this happened many of the people there started worshiping the spirits/fallen angels regularly again. And in our last prayer letter, we asked you to pray that the Lord will do a miracle and the catholic diocese or whoever owns this building that has just been sitting there will give Wiang Ping BC this building for free or will sell it to Wiang Ping BC because this building is only a 4 minute walk from the center of this community and it is one house away from a community store. The last week of June, myself, Pastor Srithone and two of the men of Wiang Ping BC meet with a man that also grew up in this community that says he is the current owner of the catholic building in this community and he has agreed to let WPBC use this building as long as we sign a rental agreement with him, do some needed maintenance to the building and keep it up and then when there are locals regularly giving, we can start paying rent. He is hoping that the church will be able to buy the building and land from him in the future. We do know there are some issues about how much land is included with this building and he is supposed to get these issues worked out with the neighbors and the local councilman because the land in this area does not have any type of title deed, which is not unusual for places in the countryside. Therefore, many of the land deals in these areas are handled with having the local councilman being a witness of the deal. But this does not always 100% prevent horror stories from happening. Also, an independent church cannot own land in the name of the church. Therefore, please pray with us that the details of this will get worked out and eventually Wiang Ping BC can start using this building to reach out to this community more than we are now.

At Pa Mai Deng, we have seen more people start coming regularly to our Sunday afternoon service and the attendance to our Thursday night Bible study is increasing. We have also had several of the members recently have me load Thai and Lahu Bible apps on their phones and we thank the Lord for their desire to have His Word on their phones. Please pray with us the lost will decide to repent and believe the Gospel and that the saved will continue to grow in their relationship with the Lord.

Here at Wiang Ping BC, we started a new year at the Ban Samuel leadership and training center and we have 5 new students which brings us to a total of 3 girls and 8 guys. Our 2 new girl students are cousins and come from Pa Mai Deng. One of our new guy students is the relative of one of our current guy students and the other 2 new guy students are the younger brothers of two of our current students. Please continue to pray with us as we are asking the Lord to help us develop the lives of our students and see them come to know their Lord as their personal Saviour and serve Him with their whole heart as faithful leaders in the churches and that some of the guys will answer God’s call to become future pastors or church planters here in Thailand or be missionaries in other countries and if it is the Lord’s will that the girls will become wives of future pastors, church planters or missionaries or that they will become fulltime church workers.

We thank the Lord that a young man that I invited to our resurrection celebration came to the service and made a profession of faith and he has been coming as his work schedule allows him to come. Please pray that he can get another job because he has to travel a lot for his work and pray that he will grow in his relationship with our Lord.

We are also thankful that we are seeing several of the members and attenders of Wiang Ping BC becoming more faithful to the services and several are growing in the Lord. I am also thankful that I have been able to start another Bible study with a man that has been attending the church, please pray for him that he will follow the Lord’s working in his life.

Also please pray with us as I have challenged the people at Pa Mai Deng and Wiang Ping BC to finish a 4 book Bible study that I have given out to them about the basics of salvation. Pray with us that many people will finish this study and we will see some saved and others strengthened in their relationship with the Lord and start being a witness to those around them.

Please also pray with us because we have church camp coming up in August and we are currently trying to get as many people as possible signed up to go and also pray with us as our visas and work permit documents are currently being processed so that we can renew our visas in September.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth and Rachel McClain


January to March 2022 Mcclain Family Prayer Letter

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We praise the Lord for answering your prayers with helping us in His ministry here in Thailand and for your faithful support!

As we told you in our last prayer letter Ormicron started arriving here toward the end December and stopped us from having the additional outreaches that we were planning to do for Christmas and unfortunately Ormicron has not went anywhere, which has hindered some of our outreach ministries but it has not had too drastic of an effect on people coming to the church meetings and we praise the Lord for this!

Also in our last prayer letter we told you that the Lord answered one of our prayers of being able to go to the home community of one of the faithful attenders of Wiang Ping BC and have a Christmas outreach there. After the new year this family opened their house for us to start regularly going there. Our group started off by going there and trying to talk to people and we were able to gather some of the young people together and teach English and some Bible truths to them and then we finished the afternoon off by having an evening Bible study at this family’s house there in this community. Unfortunately from around the third time we went there some parents started forbidding their children from joining in with us. And around two weeks after this there was a covid outbreak in the community, so we had to stop the evangelistic English classes but we still have been having the evening Bible studies there.

Then in February the husband, wife, their oldest son and one of the Ban Samuel students got baptized and joined Wiang Ping BC. The evening Bible study at their house in this community is slowly growing and three people have made professions of faith. Around 3 years ago a catholic missionary had a catholic assembly in this community but because of his health, he closed it down and the building just has been sitting there since then. We need you to pray with us that the Lord will do a miracle and the catholic diocese or whoever owns this building will give Wiang Ping BC this building for free or will sell it to Wiang Ping BC. Because this building is only a 4 minute walk from the center of this community and it is one house away from a community store. And pray that no other religious groups will come into the Bang Pong community.

At the end of January we had a community meeting in Pa Mai Deng about the church building there and the overwhelming majority of the community members said the church building is community property because the man that headed up the building of the church building did not use his own money but went around to different churches etc and asked for funds to build this church building and many of the people in the community helped build the building for free. We praise the Lord that all this has been settled and the overwhelming majority of the community has no problem with us using the building for free in trying to help people come to know the Lord and develop their lives. Most of this is because they have seen us already doing this for several years now. Please continue to pray with us for the Pai Mai Deng community in several matters with one being we had a person do something that has been a stumbling block to several there, there are also many that need to repent and be born again and others that need to get serious with their relationship with the Lord. Also, pray for harmony, unity and spiritual growth among the believers there.

I would like to ask if your church uses any Bible story flash cards that are notebook paper size or larger, if someone could see if they could take a closeup picture or scan 2-3 of these and email me the pictures to see if we can use them on our tablet. Also, if your church has any questions about Thailand and our ministry here, please email me these questions and I can answer these by email or I can make a short webcam video in answering these questions and will then send you a link to download the video and play it for the church.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth and Rachel McClain


October to December 2021 Mcclain Family Prayer Letter

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Sa wat dii pii mai

Happy New Year

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We praise the Lord Jesus Christ for giving us a new year to serve Him together here in the 20th largest country in the world, the country of Thailand. We thank each of you so much for your continuous support and prayers which has allowed us to renew our visas for another year, allowed us to restart our Thursday night Bible study and prayer meeting in the Pa Mai Deng community and allowed us to move the Sunday evening services of Wiang Ping BC to the Pa Mai Deng community which has allowed us to see several new people start coming often to the Thursday night and Sunday evening services and has allowed us to see our girls and our only girl student of Ban Samuel leadership and Bible training center start outreach Bible classes to the children in this community and has allowed us to see two people here in Wiang Ping BC decide to follow the Lord in baptism. We also like to thank you all for the birthday and Christmas greetings and for the sacrificial Christmas offerings.

In October, Naabo suddenly went to be with our Lord. She was the first person of Wiang Ping BC to go be with our Lord, since we have been here in Thailand. We praise the Lord that she left a good testimony of being faithful to the Lord and in trying to encourage others to come to know and follow the Lord. And we praise the Lord that her four adult children are coming regularly to the church services and are coming closer together. We are praying that they will allow the Lord through His Word to lead their daily lives and help them get the victory over several battles in their lives. We also thank the Lord that through your faithful support, over a year ago we were able to help Wiang Ping BC purchase a plot of land that came available in a cemetery for the burial of any members that go be with the Lord before He comes back. Being able to buy this plot of land was a big burden off the shoulders of Wiang Ping BC because there are few cemeteries here because the majority of Thais are cremated and most of the cemeteries are private cemeteries in which you have to be a member of a social or religious group to be buried in them.

We thank the Lord that from around the mid of October the daily covid cases started falling and we saw the Lord answer one of our prayers of being able to go to the home community of one of the faithful attenders of Wiang Ping BC and have a Christmas outreach to get to know people and let them know who we are and letting them know that soon we will be starting a Bible study there. Through all of us working together there were 3 family members that made professions of faith in this community.

Since our last prayer letter things were starting to get better but unfortunately Ormicron arrived and stopped us from having the additional outreaches that we were planning to do for Christmas. But we do praise the Lord that the attendance of the churches are starting to increase and that no one in the churches has had a severe case of covid. We are also trying to challenge the brethren here to love the Lord more than they ever have and allow Him to use their life more than ever because we do not know how much longer we have in this world. Please pray with us that the brethren here will do this for the glory of the Lord and will get involved more in the ministries of the churches here.

Please continue to pray for the Pa Mai Deng community outreach as the man that raised money years ago from different places to build a church building there has allowed us to start using the building for now.

I would like to ask if anyone has any musical instruments or microphones lying around that you would like to donate to please email me because we will put them to use as we are trying to help enlarge the music in the churches here. Also, if your church has any questions about Thailand and our ministry here, please email me these questions and I can answer these by email or I can make a short webcam video in answering these questions and will then send you a link to download the video and play it for the church.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian Evelyn, Ruth & Rachel Mcclain


July to September 2021 Mcclain Family Prayer Letter

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Thank you so much for your faithfulness to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in your daily lives and with being a partner with Christ in sustaining us here in Thailand through your support and prayers! Which we are humbled by, do not take for granted and are very thankful that we are partners with Christ in His work here in Thailand!

Since around mid April until now all the news etc about covid has really been negatively impacting many people around here with people being standoffish and not talking with people they do not know, which is unlike before when many people were more likely to talk to people they do not know, which has greatly hindered our outreach. And sadly we have several professing believers that have not been faithful like they once were to the in person church meetings and even in watching the live broadcasts. Which in the beginning when this started getting more and more evident I have been hopeful in thinking and praying that this will only be temporarily and in a couple of weeks or a month or two, people will bounce back to atleast like they were last year but unfortunately this has not gotten any better. But we do praise the Lord that there are some believers that have been faithful ever since covid came about and are still faithful! And also for the unbelievers that we have been able to witness to over the pass couple of months, even though none as of yet have gotten saved. Please pray with us that this will change and they will repent and believe the Gospel! Plus we are hopeful as the government has been talking more about ending many of the covid restrictions in November which we are praying will have a positive impact on many people where they will not be standoffish and hesitant to talk with people they do not know and it will have a positive impact on the hesitancy of the church members about opening up the church outreach ministries.

Also as I mentioned in our last prayer letter please continue to pray with us because the man in the Lahu community we have been ministering in for several years, who many years ago got people to donate money so that he and a group of people in this community could build a church building has told us that he did not like the written agreement we gave him which in a nutshell stated that that he would let Wiang Ping Baptist Church use this building for free and everything done there would be under the leadership and management of Wiang Ping Baptist Church. We have told him to feel free to fix whatever he does not like in the agreement or to even write a new agreement and give it to us but so far he has not done this. I am wanting him to make this decision as unto the Lord and not as unto me the missionary etc. Therefore please continue to pray with us about this matter because it would greatly help us in trying to reach and help this community.

We praise the Lord for your continued prayers over the years for our family and we praise the Lord that our daughters are willingly involved in the ministry here! They have recently teamed up with our only girl student of Ban Samuel leadership and Bible training center, in which my wife and daughters taught how to play the violin and they have started teaching violin online to five students, who live in four different provinces. Two of these students are the sons of two fellow Independent Baptist Pastors, in which when they are able to play, it will help enrich the music of their churches and we are praying that they will then be able to teach others in their church to play the violin with them. One of these students is the nephew of one of these Pastors’ and the two other students are the younger sisters of our only girl student of Ban Samuel leadership and Bible training center. Please pray with us for our daughters and our girl student of Ban Samuel as they work together in putting together the lessons and for the students to learn to play well for the glory and honor of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Through your faithful prayers and support over the years and especially over the last several months, we have been able to help several needy families through the churches here with necessary food and cooking items and in helping one church member that had to have a sudden emergency surgery. We praise the Lord that he is getting better and that his wife made a profession of faith when Pastor Apisit and his wife recently visited her. We always tell the believers here to thank the Lord that all of you are obedient to the Lord’s command to not only support your local church but to also give in addition to this to help get the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and the truths of His Word to as many people as possible all around the world! And we are burdened and are praying that the brethren here will see their need to start doing this also because it is what our Lord wants from all of us that are His child to support missions so that others all around the world will have the opportunity we have had in hearing and understanding the Gospel and learning the truths of His Word.

As always if your church has any questions about Thailand and our ministry here, please email me these questions and I can answer these by email or I can make a short webcam video in answering these questions and will then send you a link to download the video and play it for the church.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


June 2021 Mcclain Family Prayer Letter

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We want to update you about what all has been happening here in Northern Thailand over the last couple of months. There was another run of covid around Nov-Jan and then it calmed down in time for us to have the Wing Ping Baptist Church anniversary revival meeting from March 13-14. We praise the Lord that most of our people were faithful to the services and several of our people brought a number of visitors to the meetings, in fact on the Saturday of the meeting we had around 15 first time visitors but many of them go to another church in their community, which is about 45 minutes away. But praise the Lord they came and got a good dose of practical and helpful Bible preaching. Which from time to time we have people tell us that some of the churches they have been to, do not really focus on teaching and preaching the Bible and they are thankful that they came to the church and gotten saved and are learning more about the Lord and His Word and are growing in their Christian Life from the teaching and preaching of the Word of God.

On April 4 we were able to have our Resurrection Sunday celebration at a local hot spring and most of our people came and we had blessed time celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and after our service we were able to give out a number of tracts about the resurrection of Jesus Christ to people that visited this hot spring that morning, pray that these people would allow the truths of the resurrection of Jesus Christ work in their soul. Then shortly after this the daily covid numbers started rising dramatically therefore new restrictions were put into place and we had to stop our outreaches and go back to having online services. During this time we did have a covid scare at Lanna Baptist Church and Wiang Ping Baptist Church but praise the Lord that He did not allow a member and her husband to contract covid from their friends that stayed at their house for three days. We do praise the Lord that so far no one in the churches here has had covid! We also praise the Lord that covid has calmed down again and we slowly started opening back up over the past four weeks. Other than the Ban Samuel students and the people that live in the church neighborhood, the first person to come back for our in person services was the 65 year old lady that got saved in February! Then this past Sunday she came back and another two people came back for in person services, instead of watching our live stream of the services. Three weeks ago we also started back our Bible study in the Lahu community and we started back our evangelism ministry with helping people in the community around the church with the goal of trying to reach them with the Gospel even though people are still standoffish because of covid. Please pray with us that the Lord will give us wisdom with discipling the people of Wiang Ping Baptist Church and with our outreaches.

To make a long story short, in the Lahu community that we have been ministering in for several years, there is a church building no longer in use and one of the men in Wiang Ping Baptist Church has recently started talking to the man that many years ago got people to donate money so that he and a group of people in this community could build this building. We are asking him to let Wiang Ping Baptist Church start using this building for free so that we can try to help this community more. Our members that live in this community and other people that come to our Bible study in this community says this is a good idea as long as this man does not have any leadership or any authority in anything we do there. Please pray with us that he will accept these terms and let us use this building for the glory of the Lord.

Also thank you so much for praying for my mom’s healing from breaking her hip, she is healing well. As always if your church has any questions about Thailand and our ministry here, please email me these questions and I can answer these by email or I can make a short webcam video and send you the link to download the video and play it for the church.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


February 2021 Mcclain Family Prayer Letter

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During the past couple of months we had another round of covid cases here in Chiang Mai and in several other places here in Thailand and because of this, we were not able to have our community wide Christmas outreach at the local recreation facility and the national Children’s day celebrations in January were also canceled. But we were still able to reach out to several neighborhoods around the church and invite them to our Christmas celebration at the church and one person that just recently moved into the neighborhood of the church came and made a profession of faith. Then this past Sunday, a 65 year old lady that received a Christmas invitation tract about our Christmas celebration at the church in December came to the church with the Christmas invitation tract in her hand and she said this was the first time she has ever been to a church. She has a friend in the US that is a Christian that has been witnessing and praying for her and telling her she should go to a church and seek the Lord and because she received the Christmas invitation tract she came to the church and made a profession of faith. Another blessing from this is that her son dropped her off and came to pick her up at the church because many of times when an older person starts seeking the Lord, their children forbid them to do this and many of times their parents for some reason listen to them. Therefore please help us pray that this lady will grow in her relationship with the Lord and that her son will continue to be a blessing to his mom and not try to forbid her from coming to church or studying the Bible and that he will be open to hearing the gospel also. With this, on Sunday night I reminded the brethren that passing out tracks, witnessing and praying for people is like planting seeds, and just as it takes time and care for a seed to sprout and produce fruit, sometimes it takes time to see fruit from sowing the Gospel and the truths of the Word of God. But if we are faithful, we shall reap a harvest in due season. So please do not stop passing out tracks, praying and being a witness!

We also praise the Lord that we have seen a couple of new people start coming more often to our weekly home Bible study outreach and also to the church services. Last Sunday night we had a blessing because one of our member’s husbands came for the first time to the church services. Please pray for him to be saved and allow the Lord to use his life in reaching out to people in their community because a lot of times people in their community hang out at their house so he could join with his wife in being a witness and inviting people to come to our weekly Bible study outreach and to the church services.

Please pray with us that more of the Christians here will sell out to the Lord and that more young Christian men will surrender their lives to serve the Lord fulltime because there is a great need here for more laborers, just a couple of days ago I got word that a missionary has decided not to return to Thailand so the church he has started about 9 hours from us needs a Thai pastor. And for now there are a several Thai pastors that are helping take care of this church and another church that also needs a Thai pastor. Also just two weeks ago one of the Thai pastors here went to be with the Lord, so please pray for Ban Wai Baptist Church and this pastor’s wife and family. We do thank the Lord that there is a Thai preacher that is praying about becoming the pastor of this church but I noticed at this funeral that if the Lord does not come back soon or give long life to the current Thai pastors that several churches could be without pastors in the coming years and there is a great need for more young Christian men to surrender their lives in the next 1-3 years so that they will be ready in time if the Lord does not come back soon or if the Lord does not give long life to these current Thai pastors. And this does not even take into count the many many places here in Thailand that does not have one Bible believing church. Also pray that covid will not break out again here because we are planning on relaunching some more outreaches and we are also planning on having a part in the annual youth conference this year in April which is greatly needed to challenge the youth to not only get saved but to surrender their lives to serve the Lord.

Also please pray for Wing Ping Baptist Church anniversary revival meeting this coming March 13-14, for our Resurrection Sunday celebration on April 4, and for the youth camp from April 12-15.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


August to October 2020 Mcclain Family Prayer Letter

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Thank you for your faithfulness in these uncertain times in continually praying and supporting us here in Thailand without which we could not make it here. The last couple of months have been exciting times.

We thank the Lord that we were able to host the annual national Independent Baptist Family Camp here in Chiang Mai and the theme of the camp was be ye also ready from Matthew 24:44. There were almost 200 people in attendance from around 17 different churches and 2 people made professions of faith and many were encouraged to strengthen their faith.

Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang celebrated their 20th year anniversary in October and this is the 3rd year that Pastor Apisit has been the pastor there and the church is growing! It has been a blessing seeing Pastor Apisit and his wife grow in the Lord and be used by the Lord there at Lanna Baptist Church and we are asking for the Lord for another family to train for Wiang Ping Baptist Church here in Chiang Mai and for others to start churches throughout Thailand and the world. And we are also reminded of the reality of the spiritual warfare here in Thailand because Lanna Baptist Church was started 20 years ago by Pastor Srithone but it took 17 years for the church to have it’s own pastor even though there have been a couple of families that Pastor Srithone tried to train in the past but sadly they did not stay the course. But praise the Lord that Pastor Apisit, his wife, and family have allowed to Lord to develop them for His glory and ministry.

We mentioned in our last prayer letter that a former student of Ban Samuel leadership and Bible training center and their family moved near the church and that he started coming back to the church and has been bringing his brother. We thank the Lord that he is still regularly coming to the church and has helped us get some more teenagers from the Pa Mai Deng Community to start regularly coming to the church. Last week we had 8 teenagers from this community and two of their parents came for the second time along with our regular adults that come from this community. We thank the Lord that several of these adults that regularly come from this community are growing in their relationship with the Lord and are trying to get others to come to the church or at least join us for our weekly Bible study there. We have also had one teenage guy from this community become a student of Ban Samuel leadership and Bible training center, please pray for this new student because many things have happened in his family over the past year and pray that he will allow to work in his soul and develop his life.

We thank the Lord that two weeks ago that a new couple joined Wiang Ping Baptist Church and we thank the Lord also that our visa and work permit have been renewed for another year.

Also please pray with us that the local government will allow us to have our Christmas outreach again this year at the local sports field and as we are preparing for this outreach and also an outreach for the national Children’s day in January.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


May to July 2020 Mcclain Family Prayer Letter

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We praise the Lord for continually helping us and watching over us here in Thailand. We praise the Lord that we have been able to start the church services back up at Wiang Ping Baptist Church and we have also been able to start having the weekly Bible studies in the houses of people that regularly attend Wiang Ping Baptist Church once again. We have also slowly started opening back up the evangelistic English classes.

According to the news Thailand has not had a new domestic case of covid-19 for 76 days but there have been some Thai people and others returning from other countries that have tested positive in state quarantine and they are held there until they test negative. Also according to the news there have not been any deaths from covid-19 for several months now. We also do not know of anyone or know of anyone that knows anyone here in Thailand that has had covid-19. Also the majority of places where we are have opened back up but we are still required to wear a mask to enter the big stores that are similar to the grocery stores, home improvement stores, etc in the US. Around our house and the church area, it seems like the majority of people are starting not to wear masks anymore. The schools here in Thailand have opened back up but most schools around here have the students on a rotating schedule. Before the schools opened back up they were trying to have the students learn online or through a government educational tv channel, where they would broadcast the classes.

As we mentioned in our last prayer letter the students of Samuel’s house Bible and leadership training center have stayed here at the church and we have been having our regular classes as always. About three weeks ago we have had a new student come to the training center so we currently have 5 guys and 1 girl student. Within the last two weeks it seems like one of our guys is starting to mature some and this is a blessing to see because we want each of these students to come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and become a leader in society and in the church and if God calls them, for them to serve the Lord full time. Please continue praying along with us that we will see these things happen in the lives of each of our students for the Glory of the Lord.

Also back around September of last year, we told you that one of the students seemed to be influenced by a relative and left the training center and we lost contact with him. Last month their family actually moved to the area where the church is and this student has been coming back to the church services and has gotten his dad, mom and younger brother to come to the services twice already. And yesterday he brought his younger brother to church with him. Please join with us in prayer for this young man to fully surrender his life to the Lord and allow the Lord to use him to proclaim the Gospel to his family members and be a tool to help reach the Lahu people with the Gospel.

In July we had one young lady that got saved toward the end of last year, receive baptism. And yesterday we had two people come back to the church that have not been in several months and a new lady that has visited the church three times over the past two months, came back after not coming for two weeks. One of these is what I call the church barber because his shop is across from the subdivision that the church is in and several of us get our haircut at his shop. And through all of us witnessing to him, he got saved the first part of December and started coming and even got some of his friends to come to the church but around February, he stopped coming and was saying he cannot come because he will lose customers if he keeps closing on Sunday morning or afternoon to come to either one of the services. But again all of us did not give up on him but kept praying and trying to encourage him and it was great to see him come back yesterday. Also two weeks ago I went to get my haircut at his shop and one of his friends and their friend was hanging out at his shop. Both of his friends are from England and once I got my haircut, one of them said he just learned that I am a missionary and even though he is an atheist, he wants to ask me some questions and one question was do I try to force the people that come to the church or to the English classes or to any of the other things we do, to become Christian, so this opened up a great opportunity for me to explain to him that if someone becomes a Christian because someone forced them to or because they think that is what the person wants them to do, that it would be meaningless because becoming a true Christian is decision that a person has to willing and freely make for themselves. He also wanted to tell me that he was a Christian before because he went to church and went to a Christian school, when he was a child in England and some of the reasons why he doesn’t believe in God etc but when I started explaining why mankind sins etc, he hurriedly had to go but the other guy from England that I have meet before started talking to me and said he appreciated that I listened to his friend and actually talked to him because before they ran into another missionary and they were arguing back and forth. Please pray for these two men from England that live here, that I can meet up with either one of them again soon and try to explain the Gospel and Bible truths to them.

Please pray with us that the Lord will allow Wiang Ping Baptist Church to host the annual national Independent Baptist Family Camp here in Chiang Mai as planned. We are planning on hosting it from October 5-7. Also thank you for praying for my toe that I broke in April, for the most part it has healed back up and I am getting around fine but I still have some pain from it off and on. Also please continue to pray for our visa renewal process for this year, we have sent all the documents in and are praying that all the various steps will be finished before our current visa extension expires in September.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


February to April 2020 Mcclain Family Prayer Letter

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We are praying for all of you and for all our brethren around the world that the Lord will help each of us during this time to grow in our relationship with Him and to give us wisdom to reach and minister to those around us during these times. We also thank you so much for your continually prayers and support for our family and ministry here in Thailand.

By the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, our family and the people in the church are well but we have had to stop many of our ministries. About a month ago we started having weekly Bible studies at the house of a family that has been coming to Wiang Ping Baptist Church for several months and then another family that has been coming to Wiang Ping Baptist Church opened up their house. And then another lady in the church opened her house for Bible studies. But then the number of people with the covid-19 virus started multiplying here in Thailand and the government requested for people throughout the country to not have any gatherings, so for now we have temporarily stopped these Bible studies and we have also had to cancel our April summer school outreach in which we would have had students from the local area study Math, Thai, Science, English and the Bible from Monday to Friday from 9 AM – 3 PM and we have had to stop our usual Friday and Saturday English outreaches, and we have had to start online services, like many churches have had to do around the world. But praise the Lord for the technologies that we have today to be able to continue preach and teach the Word of God to our people and try to reach others online. 

The students of Samuel’s house Bible and leadership training center have stayed here at the church and we are still having our regular classes and since the government schools are closed, two of the church families that live almost an hour from the church have had their teenage sons come stay and learn at the church for atleast the month of April. Please pray for these teenage guys that are temporarily at the center and for our regular students that each of them will stay physically healthy and will grow in their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and will use these times to be a witness to their family and friends.

As we mentioned in our last prayer letter that after seeing our Christmas event, the local city administration asked Wiang Ping Baptist Church to have a part in the local children’s day celebration. We got the teens and young adults together and we came up with a plan to have a game in our booth using one of the boards we used in our Christmas event that explains creation. We also made up treat bags with tracts in each one for all the children and teens that came to our booth along with prizes for being a winner of the game we played. We praise the Lord that we were able to give out over 700 treat bags with each having a gospel tract in them and more people have been able to put faces with the name of the church and have come more familiar with the church now. Please pray with us that these children and teens will respond to the Bible truths that they learned from our creation game and from the tracts they received and will receive the Lord as their personal Saviour and will unite with Wiang Ping Baptist Church to serve the Lord together. We praise the Lord that we can rest in His promise that His Word will not return void and at least several times a year, we are reminded of this through the testimonies of adult Thai Christians saying that the gospel seed was planted in their soul when they were youths and how they remembered those truths that they learned in different situations that happened throughout their life and eventually they quit rejecting the Lord’s working in their soul.

We also praise the Lord that our two daughters took the challenge to get together with our only girl student in Ban Samuel that is learning to play the flute and the three of them start playing during the church services with our Ban Samuel student playing the flute and Ruth playing the violin and our youngest daughter Rachel playing the piano for special singing. Now my wife is helping Ruth teach four of the young people in the church how to play the violin, so that they will start playing together during the services and possibly during the national Independent Baptist Family Camp in October. Its been a blessing when these young people have been accompanying the congregational singing with playing the flute, violins, and piano. 

Please pray with us for our church family, students, our family, and all our brethren around the world that each of us will grow in our relationship with the Lord and that the Lord will help all of us to have good health which will help us with the help of the Lord to focus and think of new ways to try to reach out to others around us that are perishing without true faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Also this week I slipped and my little toe on my left foot got snagged on the corner of a door in our house and my toe was broken. On Thursday, I had a foot doctor try to set the toe bone back in place and taped it up. Please pray that during this week the bone will start to heal properly because next week I will have an x-ray done to check to see if the bone is healing correctly and if not the doctor may try to reset the bone again or my only option may be to have surgery, which if possible I do not want to have because it would slow us down even more with getting some outreach and ministry projects done. 

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain