December to February 2019 Mcclain Family Prayer Letter

February 27, 2019

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We thank each of you for not only supporting us financially but also for taking your time to read our prayer letters and praying for us and the ministry here in Thailand. Without these two things, we could not be here on your behalf and for the Lord’s glory. We also want to thank you for the special Christmas and birthday offerings, Christmas, birthday and anniversary cards, and emails.

If you remember back in 2016 we started teaching English at the Baan Khai Gai community and it took five months before we saw our first student come to a church service, then a month after that we had three other students come. Then around July 2017 the owner of the room decided for us to stop teaching English there. But praise the Lord that there was one student that had already started coming regularly to the church services and she was able to help us get others to start coming regularly also. Then around October 2017 this girl made a profession of faith and she is still coming faithfully to the church services and activities. One of the other girls that she helped us get coming regularly to the church services has been asking us questions and was learning more about the Gospel but along with this her mom was taking her to the temples and one monk told her mom that she needs to quit letting her child come to church. And sadly three weeks ago her mom told us that she does not want her daughter coming to church anymore. Please pray for this family and that their daughter will not harden her soul to the truths she has learned about salvation and the Bible and that she will seek the Lord in prayer and in studying the Bible, even though for now she cannot come to church. We are praying that she will come back to church soon and will be saved.

Also through the English camps that we have had in the past and through teaching English at the Baan Khai Gai community we came into contact with another family and growing up the father went to a Seventh-day Adventists school and has went to a couple of churches off and on. And for years we have invited them to come to church, then around March of last year, he came to church for the first time but he did not come back and has not really communicated with us. But praise the Lord that since the beginning of the year, he has started coming off and on. One Sunday morning when he came, Pastor Srithone took the opportunity to explain the gospel individually to him, while I was teaching Sunday School. Pray for this man because he has not accepted that knowing about God and doing good, does not save you but that you must accept that there is nothing you can do to erase your sin or make yourself holy and righteous in the eyes of God and that you must repent and ask Jesus Christ to forgive and wash away your sins.

This April here at Wiang Ping Baptist Church, we will be having our first full month summer day camp. Last year, Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang started this and has seen many of the students that came to the full month long summer day camp, start coming to the church services and several of them have made professions of faith and are still coming to the church services. This camp will be Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM and the students will be learning Thai, Science, Math, English, and Bible. If anyone of you would like to come over and help teach English during this camp, please let us know immediately. This would be a good opportunity especially for anyone interested in missions work. Please help us pray that we can at least get each student thinking about eternity and many will open their ears and souls to the Bible truths that they will learn and to hearing the Gospel and that we will see several students respond to the working of the Lord in their soul. Please pray for each of us, teachers that we will have good health and the leading of the Lord in teaching each subject.

Also during April from the 15th to the 17th will be the annual national Teen and Young People’s Camp in Udon Thani, Thailand, which is in the NE part of Thailand. There will be people from churches across Thailand and from a couple of neighboring countries. Please pray as we are already trying to get people signed up to go and are praying for people to respond to the Lord’s working in their lives.

Please also pray for a Thai lady that is praying about moving to Chiang Mai to work with Wiang Ping Baptist Church and Samuel’s House Bible and Leadership Training School and for another Thai family that is making preparations to move up here in April to work with Wiang Ping Baptist Church and Samuel’s House Bible and Leadership Training School.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


October to November 2018 Mcclain Family Prayer Letter

November 22, 2018

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We have been praying for each of you and for the USA, especially with all the recent storms, hurricanes, etc that have been happening and that all of this will have all of us see how frail we really are and that we really do not have a promise that we will see tomorrow and that we will realize that the only thing that really matters in this life is that we prepare to stand before the Lord Jesus Christ.

We praise the Lord that after several years of praying with Wiang Ping Baptist Church about people that have stopped coming to the church services for several years that some of them have started coming back. Some of these people are people that were already coming to Wiang Ping Baptist Church, when we first arrived here in Thailand. One of these has said in the past that they did not believe anymore that there was a God but now it seems like they have accepted that the things that have happened in their life was because they did not follow the Lord. Please pray because as we all know, satan does not want these people to return to the Lord and will try to stop them. We rejoice that recently 5 people have made professions of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ but its unreal how satan immediately starts working to keep people from being faithful to the Lord. One lady is like an assistant manager at the place she works and before she hardly ever had to work on Sundays but once she made a profession of faith and started coming to the services and started trying to get her husband to come to church, things started happening at her work and she has been having to work Sundays for the past couple of weeks. Please pray that things will get worked out at her job and that her husband will come to church with her.

Please continue to pray for the students in Samuel’s House Bible and Leadership Training School of Wiang Ping Baptist Church as we are faithfully preaching and teaching the Word of God to them and are trying to help them understand that the greatest need in their lives is to fully surrender to the Lord and allow Him to lead there lives. One of the student’s parents has surrendered their lives to be used of the Lord and has moved to Wiang Ping Baptist Church to be trained for the work of the ministry but this has not been without opposition. They have only been at the church for almost two weeks, when Gaan, the husband had an accident while doing some work at the church. We praise the Lord that He protected Gaan, because Gaan
could have been killed or severely injured, and those working with him at that time could have been killed or severely injured. We praise the Lord that He has helped Gaan recover quickly and he is almost fully recovered. Pray for Gaan and his wife as they are helping here in the ministry of the school and the church.

Please also pray as we are gearing up for the Christmas outreaches in the churches here.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


June to Sept 10 2018 Mcclain Family Prayer Letter

September 11, 2018

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We are very thankful for all of your love, support, and prayers for our family and the work of the Lord Jesus Christ here in Thailand. Also we want to thank all of you for the special birthday cards and birthday gifts that we have received.

As we mentioned in our last prayer letter the new school year started here in May. And sadly as the kids, teens, and college student that we have coming to church are progressing in their school education, their schools are requiring more of them with more activities on Saturdays and Sundays, which takes them away from the preaching and teaching of the Word of God. But we do praise the Lord that when possible some of these students still try to come to the evening church service. Please pray for these students as just last week, we were talking to several of them and two of them are still confused about salvation and another one is not sure of their salvation.

Also as we mentioned in our last prayer letter the new school year at Samuel’s house leadership and Bible training school has started and one of the former students only came back because his parents wanted him to come back but sadly he decided to not continue studying at the school but we praise the Lord that the friend he brought to the school is still here in the school. Please help us pray for wisdom in working with these students as many of them are from homes where they have not had much parental guidance. We are wanting to see each of these students mature and respond to the working of the Lord in their soul and follow Him in their lives because this is the only way that we will see fruit that will remain and produce more fruit. We are not seeking for these students to conform to Bible Truth but we are seeking for them to be transformed by the power of Bible Truth. Please pray for these students as they are at the crossroads of deciding to respond to the Lord’s working in their lives or to harden their soul to Him and continue to follow the world and their flesh.

Last Thursday, September 6, we saw a great fruit of our team work with Pastor Srithone in trying to train people for the work of the ministry and we had part in the ordination of Apisit as the new pastor of Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang. It has been a blessing to see Apisit and his wife grow in the Lord and allow Him to use their lives already at Lanna Baptist Church and now to be the pastor and overseer of the work there. We praise the Lord for this and 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. This ordination has also reminded us of the reality of the spiritual warfare here in Thailand because Lanna Baptist Church was started 17 years ago by Pastor Srithone. There have been a couple of families that he has tried to train over the years but sadly they did not stay the course. But praise the Lord that Apisit, his wife, and family have allowed to Lord to develop them for His glory and ministry.

For the Millions of Untold Souls in Thailand,

Brian, Evelyn, Ruth, and Rachel McClain


March to May 2018 Prayer Letter

June 12, 2018

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Thank You So Much! for your support and intercession for us and our partnership together proclaiming the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and the truths of His Word here in the Kingdom of Thailand. As all of you in the US are gearing up for summertime it just passed by here in Thailand, as the end of March and the first part of April is when the schools close here for summertime and its been very busy.

As we told you in our last prayer letter the Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang came up with the idea of having a summer school during the school break with the goal of trying to reach the students that would come and their families with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Monday to Friday, the students studied Math, Science, English, Computer, Music, the Bible and had various activities on Saturdays. Some of the children and teens were at the church seven days a week during the Summer School. We had a little over 50 students and praise the Lord that 22 of these made professions of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. And around 25 students are still coming to the Saturday teen and children’s outreach and to church on Sundays. Which we praise the Lord for! Please continue to pray with us that we will see the ones that have made professions of faith grow in their relationship with the Lord and will allow Him to use them for His glory. And that the others that still have not been saved that they will faithfully come so that they can get a clear understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and will respond to the Gospel by repenting and asking Christ to forgive them of their sins.

The new school year at Samuel’s house leadership and Bible training school has started. Sadly, we were not able to let some of the former students return to the school because they were not willing to develop their lives and faithfully follow the basic rules of the school. Another student brought his friend to the school but he himself only came back to the school because his parents wanted him to come back and sadly he decided to not continue studying at the school but we told him, if he changes his mind, then he can come back to the school. We thank the Lord that even though he left the school, his friend that he brought to the school decided to stay and be in the school. This semester we have a total of 7 students from age 13-16 years old – 5 guys and 2 girls. Please pray with us as we along with Pastor Srithone, Wiang Ping Baptist Church, and
two other missionaries are working together and asking the Lord Jesus Christ to help us help these students develop their relationships with the Lord and their lives.

We praise the Lord that the attendances at all three churches are slowly increasing and some of the believers are growing in their relationship with the Lord. Please pray along with us that we will be able to reach these people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that they will follow the Lord Jesus Christ in their daily lives.

Please remember that if your church or Sunday school class has any questions about our ministry, 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


December to February 2018 Prayer Letter

March 8, 2018

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สวัสดีปีใหม่ Happy New Year!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the first of March 2018 and our prayer is that each of us will allow the Lord to use us for His glory in 2018. Our family wants to thank you for your sacrificial and generous Christmas, birthday, and anniversary cards and gifts to our family, Thank You So Much!

Thank you for praying for the Christmas celebrations at all three churches. This year we got the young people of Wiang Ping Baptist Church to do a skit about the birth of Jesus Christ at all three churches and it went very well. Four of our English students were also involved and three of their mothers came to the service at Wiang Ping Baptist Church and we are trying to get them to come back. We do praise the Lord that these English students have been faithfully coming almost every week to church and one has made a profession of faith and another one seems to be wanting to understand more about the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. At one church, we learned that its better to eat our Christmas meal first and then have the service, so anyone that comes late will not miss the preaching. Then after our Christmas celebrations, we had a combined New Year’s service at Sob Prab Baptist Church, which is the newest church. We started the service outside and with the help of the sound system many people around the church were able to hear me preach which also included the police and some local town workers that had a check point setup across from the church. Then once the dew started falling we moved the service to inside the church building. Then in February, we celebrated the anniversary of Wiang Ping Baptist Church and one of the intern teachers from the school where we did an English camp almost a year ago came and brought a friend with him. I have been trying to meet in person with this guy for almost a year and have not been able to but at the anniversary, he told me that he did not understand who God and Jesus was so I and Apisit tagged team in explaining the Gospel to them and I am trying to follow up on him again. Please pray that he will soon give me the opportunity to meet with him on a regular basis. One difficulty is his work place has swing shifts so his schedule changes weekly.

We have had a new student come to Samuel’s house leadership and Bible training school and he is in his twenties and has been a good help and a challenge to the other guys because he seems to have a real desire to learn Bible truth and serve the Lord. But sometimes its unreal how much of a stronghold satan has here. One of the guys has been growing in the Lord but over the new year holiday he really wanted to go back home and visit his parents and friends but when he got back, he seemed to be different and two weeks ago he left the school and has not really been doing anything. I am trying to communicate with him and figure out why he left and if there is anyway I can help him but so far he is not responding. Just yesterday, I saw a post of a person on one of the guy’s that use to come to the school social media accounts and the post asked can anyone tell me what happiness is. From the looks of the picture he used, it seems like he was trying to show what he thought happiness was. I responded to this and at the time I did not recognize the guy that posted this but today he contacted me and I realized it is a guy that came to look at the school last year. Please pray for this guy as I am communicating with Him and will share the Gospel to him again and any other Bible truth that I can share with him. Please also pray for several guys that have contacted us about the school and are thinking about coming next semester. And please continue to pray for the guys currently in the school because several of them need to choose to stop following their flesh and the world and follow the Lord Jesus Christ in every area of their lives. At Wiang Ping Baptist Church we still need a family that will dedicate themselves to the Lord to serve Him in this church.

Starting next week, Lanna Baptist Church is starting a summer school to try and reach the young people in the area around the church. We will be starting this Monday, March 12 and going until Friday, April 29 and the students will be studying Math, Science, English, Computer, and the Bible. Please pray along with all of us that the students will allow the Lord to work in their souls and many will repent and receive Him as their personal Saviour and that we will see some of their parents reached also.

Please remember that if your church or Sunday school class has any questions about our ministry here, 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


September to November 2017 Prayer Letter

November 14, 2017

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Dear Pastor and Praying Friends,

We sincerely thank you so much for praying for us and the work of our Lord Jesus Christ that we are trying to do here in Chiang Mai, Thailand. In our last prayer letter we told you about the working of satan, demons, and society working to keep people from hearing the Word of God or to get them away from the Word of God. Even though most of the people I mentioned have not given time to hear the Word of God and others have stayed away from hearing the Word of God, a few have came to hear the Word of God. One is a girl that was studying English with us in her neighborhood. We thank the Lord she started coming to church with us and is also coming to the English classes at the church. She has helped in getting some of the other students that were studying English with us to come back to the church also. Then about three weeks ago while talking to my wife at our house, she made a profession of faith. Please pray for this girl that she will grow in her relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and the others from her neighborhood that are also coming to church, that they will decide to be saved and allow the Lord to use their lives for His glory.

In our last prayer letter, we told you that along with sending one of the guy’s in Samuel’s house leadership and Bible training school back home because he was not open to developing his life, we also had to talk again to another guy about his life and he choose to go back home but praise the Lord, he choose to come back to the school and we are continually working with him and the other 4 guys in the school. Please pray for the 5 guys currently in the school because some of them are realizing that they are going to have to choose to follow the Lord Jesus Christ in their lives or follow their flesh and the world. We know that they individually have to sincerely make this decision for themselves and purpose to follow the Lord by choosing to obey His Word in every area in their lives. One need that we have with the school is for the Lord to give us a growing and dedicated Thai Christian man or family to come help Pastor Srithone and I with the school. Please continue to pray with us that each of these guys will let the Lord mold and make them into one of His servants and that the Lord will give us a Thai worker to help with the school.

In our last prayer letter we mentioned about us starting to work with another fellow missionary in trying to adjust things with his evangelistic websites in hopes of seeing more people get further in the online and offline Bible studies and hopefully see more people actually finish the Bible studies. So far I have finished adjusting half of one Bible study series and soon will be testing it out to see if these adjustments work or not. I am also trying to get the Christians in the churches to help me plan out an online page where we will be dealing with everyday life situations from a Biblical perspective. Please pray as we have faced some hindrances in trying to get these things accomplished for example the missionary I am working with has been battling some very intense physical problems with a bone spur in his neck pinching a nerve and causing him severe pain. He is currently trying to find out which is the best way to try and solve this problem, so please pray for him and his family.

We are still working with Pastor Srithone in training Apisit and his wife and we praise the Lord for their growth in the Lord! The Lord is currently using them in leading most of the ministry of Lanna Baptist Church in Lampang and Apisit will be come the pastor of the church within the next year.

Please remember to pray for our upcoming Christmas celebrations at all three churches on December 16, 22, and 24. We are praying to not just see many people come but praying that the lost will hear and understand the Gospel and be saved, and the saved will rejoice about God keeping His promise to send the Saviour to redeem all mankind from our sins.

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


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