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Wednesday, January 02, 2019

We wish you a Blessed New Year!

Sherri and I wish you a Blessed New Year.  May the Lord fill you with the joy of His salvation! 

We are blessed to have prayer warriors like you who lift up all of us serving in Thailand to the throne of God.  And when you pray, great things happen in Thailand.  You are the power plant of this mission!

We want to take time to celebrate with you all that the Lord did through your prayers in 2018:
  • ·         Over 250 new Thai believers were baptized this year into a new life in Jesus Christ.  The vast majority are first generation Christians, coming out of Buddhism and Islam to receive eternal and abundant life that the Lord graciously gives to all who receive His son Jesus;

  •       3 new Pioneer Pastor churches were planted in unreached counties in Thailand.  One church is in Eastern Thailand at Nong Prue county.  This church plant has been a very long time in the making, and it was on God’s timing.  The other 2 church plants are in Southern Thailand in Sawi and Phato counties, where  a high percentage of the population are Muslim.  All of the church plants are thriving, praise the Lord;

  • ·         Over 190 children were served at the three Blessing Home Centers.  These children are thriving in school rather than being enslaved in the brothels and opium dens of Pattaya;  3 of the Blessing Home college students have graduated this year and now have great jobs and bright futures in Jesus Christ.  Their lives and the lives of their entire family clan have taken a new upwards direction.

  • ·         Special needs children are receiving needed services, and teachers and university students are being trained through the ministry of Special Blessings Korat;

  • ·         The Abundant Life Savings Group program continues to expand into more churches.  Members of the groups are learning family budgeting and business skills;  These families are experiencing victory over debt and are better able to control their finances;  We have seen many families move out of deep poverty, being able to save money into an emergency fund for the first time.

  • ·         Land was purchased and construction of the new church building for Fire of Glory Church in Nonthaburi province is well under way.  Construction is set to be complete by April 2019, Lord willing;  This will be a great victory because they are overcrowded at this time and need room to continue to grow;

  • ·         Another Pioneer Pastor Church, Pradumri Nakhon Pathom Church, purchased land and is also constructing a new church building.  This church is terribly overcrowded.  Over half of the congregation sits outside during the worship service.  They really need the new building.
  • ·         Another Pioneer Pastor Church, God is Good Church, is expanding to build a Sunday School building to relieve overcrowding;
  • ·         TMM welcomed 2 new missionaries serving long-term in Pattaya.  David and Allie Houle arrived in August and are now in immersion Thai language study for their first year.  What a great blessing they are to the ministry here!

God has blessed us and the people of Thailand!  To God be the glory for He is worthy!

Monday, December 17, 2018

A HUGE prayer request

We have a HUGE prayer request for you to lift up to the Lord in your daily devotion time.

TMM Missionaries Carol Fare and Vicki Brown are the Directors of Special Blessings Korat, a powerful ministry for special needs children.  Please check their website at

The building that Carol and Vicki rent for this ministry is up for sale at a bank auction (the owner defaulted on the loan).  The auction will take place on January 23rd, and Carol and Vicki will be bidding on the place to buy it.  They have spent a lot of time and money to modify the building to be a model school and also training center, and they really need to be able to buy this building.  So please pray that they can purchase the building for a greatly reduced price. 

Again, we ask for daily prayers for God's provision.

Sherri and I wish you all a Blessed Christmas.  We are blessed to serve as your missionaries here in Thailand, and we are grateful for your prayers and financial support.
May you and your family experience the Joy of the Lord as you celebrate the birth of God's only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

Many people have informed us that their church or church group is taking a special Christmas offering for Blessing Home.  The Blessing Home fund is completely depleted, and all help is appreciated.

Gifts designated to Blessing Home or other ministries of the Thailand Methodist Mission can be sent to :
P.O. Box 56
Mannsville, KY 42758

or give ONLINE at

Please share this address and website with your church treasurer/secretary to ensure the designated Christmas offering will be received.  Thailand Methodist Mission is an Independent Faith-Based Mission, and we are not connected with the Advance. 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Rejoice with us!

The past several weeks have been filled with joy because of your prayers.  When you pray, the Lord moves mountains here in Thailand.  Rejoice with us about all that the Lord has done.

1.  On Saturday, we received the building permits for the church construction at Fire of Glory Church in Nonthaburi.  This was miraculous for a few reasons.  The first is that the government office did not charge us extra after the first blueprints that they made were of a building that would be much to expensive for us to build.  The government architect showed grace towards Pastor Somsri and designed a second building for free.  We have never heard of this happening before and we praise God because the budget will be very tight for constructing this building.  The second miracle was that the government worker came in when the office was closed for a public holiday on Saturday, so we could have the building permits to begin construction today.  We have never heard of this happening before either.   Below is a picture of Pastor Somsri displaying the miraculous building permit.

2.  We employ 2 full-time staff members named Boy and May, who are a wonderful young Thai Christian couple married for only a few years.  They come 5 days per week to our home office to help us develop Christian education curriculum.  9 months ago, when we heard the great news that they would have their first baby together, everyone was quite excited.  Baby girl Beenah was born two weeks ago, and she is always smiling (don't tell me it is just gas, I will cover my ears and say "la,la,la,la,la" so I can't hear you).  Mother and daughter are both healthy and we will love having Beenah come to the office with her parents.  (If anyone doesn't know already, Sherri is CRAZY about babies.  When Sherri is holding a baby, she is in her happy place).  Below is a picture of Sherri with Baby Beenah.

3.  Last Saturday, we attended a ceremony to dedicate the land for a new church building at Pradumri Nakhon Pathom Church.  Nine years ago, through the generosity of our church family at St. John's UMC of Aiken, S.C., we helped to plant this church under the leadership of Pioneer Pastors Ekerat and Da.  Ekerat and Da were sponsored by us to attend Bible College and then did a full year of internship with us to prepare for this church plant, and the Lord has worked through them.  Pradumri Nakhon Pathom church has solid leadership and they have been self-supporting for many years now.
A few months ago, they bought a house with extra land.  Half of the house is used for a parsonage for Pastors Ekerat and Da and their family, and half is used as a sanctuary for worship.  Not everyone can fit into the worship room, so many must sit outside during the worship service, but they had this problem at their old place that they rented for the last 9 years.  They begin construction this week on a two-story building that will be completed (hopefully) in the next 4 months.  Once this building is complete, they will have room to grow again.  When a church is self-sufficient, self-leading, and owns their own building, it is a church that is solid and permanent.  Praise God!  And special thanks to everyone at St. John's UMC of Aiken, S.C., for supporting this church for their first five years so they could become strong and vibrant.

Below are two pictures, the first is of Pastors Ekerat and Da back in 2009 when they first planted the church (and did not yet have children).  The second picture was taken this week at the Land Dedication ceremony.

4.  October is Winter Break for Thai schools, and it is a time when many Thai churches baptize new believers because they have time to travel to the lake or ocean.  Usually there are a few hundred new believers receiving baptism every October at the churches planted through the Pioneer Pastor program (and even more are baptized around Easter).  We are invited to officiate at the baptism services of the churches, but it is impossible for us to make it to all of them. 

When Thai new believers are baptized, it is celebration, and they shout out "Alleluia!" and "Thank you, Jesus" as they dance and sing with hearts that overflow with joy.  There are never any dry eyes, as we all are overwhelmed by the Amazing Grace of our Lord.

Below is a picture of Sherri and I baptizing a believer from Abundant Blessing Church in Sukhothai province.  Sixteen new believers were baptized from this church on that day and it was the first time that both of us performed baptisms together (usually one of us is officiating and the other is taking pictures).

Now for a few reminders.

A.  Many of you have asked for information on the next opportunity to serve on a mission team in Thailand.  The next team is coming to Thailand on October 11, 2019 - October 21, 2019.
If you are interested, please visit our Team Thailand website for more information >

B.  Please remember the Thailand Methodist Mission on Giving Tuesday, November 27 and throughout the Christmas season.  We are asking for special offerings and donations to go to Blessing Home this Christmas season, because the Blessing Home Fund is depleted and we need help. 

If you are moved by the Lord to donate to the Thailand Methodist Mission, check may be sent to this address:

P.O. Box 56
Mannsville, KY 42758


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