Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Thailand. The holidays have come and gone, and we are thanking the Lord for the many opportunities He gave us here in Bangkok. For Thanksgiving, many of the missionaries, here in Thailand, got together to give thanks for the Lord for all He has done. In the past two months, I’ve completed two more modules in language school, celebrated my first Thanksgiving and Christmas here, and helped with many different activities at Bangjak. 2017 has been a wonderful year, but I’m excited for 2018 and looking forward to all the Lord has in store. You have been such a vital part of my ministry here in Thailand through your prayers and support. Thank you for your faithfulness in these areas.
BBC Choir Presents: Love Came Down
December was filled with many Christmas parties and other festivities, but the best part was having the opportunity to spread the gospel to several hundred people over the weekends. The first two Saturdays of December, we passed out tracts at local BTS stops. Each time, we passed out about 600 tracts in 30 minutes.
Also, I was blessed with the opportunity to sing with Bangjak’s choir in several local malls. Over December 24th and 25th, our choir sang a total of six times. While the choir sang, other members passed out over 1,000 bags with tracts and other gospel materials. Please pray for Bangjak and all those we came in contact with this past month.
Year In Review: 2017 Edition
2017 has been full of many changes, but in the middle of all the changes, God has remained constant and faithful. I’m so very thankful for the many prayers offered on my behalf this year. There have been many hard days, but so many more wonderful days. I’ve had many opportunities to tell others about Christ, to invite several people to English class, and to the church. 2017 has been so great, but I have a feeling 2018 will be even be er. I want to thank you for your continued prayers in the new year.
Thanksgiving is a holiday that obviously is not celebrated in Thailand, so when trying to explain our customs and traditions in Language School, I discovered that Thai does actually have a word for Thanksgiving. It’s called “wan khob khun pra jahw.” Literally translated, the meaning is “Day Thank You God.” It’s such a cool opportunity to explain why Thanksgiving means so much to us and it all begins with saying its name.
- Wisdom for stamina and retention as I continue learning Thai. I have one module left of the basic modules.
- Pray for those we’ve passed out tracts to in December.
- Continue to pray for all the different ministries connected with Bangjak Baptist Church and wisdom for the leadership of the church.