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