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