(From top to bottom: Children's Bible Camp at Lamae Church, Children's Bible Camp at Phato Church, Children's Bible Camp at Prasiri Bangkok Church)
|David at Blessing Home TaPhraya|
sought to obtain a work permit and visas so they could remain in Thailand. COVID has created many crisis, and the Houle's were in need of divine intervention because all of the normal avenues of obtaining the documents they needed were cut off.
On Friday, October 2, we received word that Allie and David now have a work permit and visas. Please continue to pray for them. The visas are for one month only, and they need to go back to Immigration Police at the end of the month to receive another visa for the remaining 11 months. This is typical, but still a bit unnerving, because the process is not over until it is over. However, obtaining the work permit is HUGE and we believe the largest obstacles have been overcome.
Phase One of the Abundant Life Training Center UPDATE
We are getting closer each month to our goal of raising $80,000 for Phase One of the Abundant Life Training Center. Praise God, we have now received a total of over $67,000! We have already purchased the land, now we need the rest of the funds to raise the land about 6 feet so it is above flood level and to build a strong and tall retainer wall around the property. If we had all of the funds, we would begin now since rain season is coming to an end and it will be dry season from November through April. Buying fill dirt is much cheaper during the dry season, and our budget is built around being able to be as economical as possible.
|Members of the Abundant Life Savings |
Group at Lamae Church come up front
to make deposits to their
Family Emergency Funds.
This training center is a vital need for our mission. We have many more churches requesting Abundant Life Financial training then what we have the capacity to fulfill because we do not have our own facilities. Since the COVID crisis, many pastors and Christian leaders have seen the need for the Abundant Life Savings Group Program. They have witnessed how members of these groups were financially prepared for this crisis, and they want to be trained in the same way.
It is not possible for our staff to travel long distances to every church that is requesting training. We can only meet the need if we can have the leaders come to us and be trained in a location where we have lodging and seminar rooms.
If you would like to donate to this project, please designate your gift to the BUILDING FUND.
You can donate in many ways:
1. You can donate online at https://thailandnow.org/donate/
2. You can donate by check and mail to:
P.O. Box 56
Mannsville, KY 42758
3. You can donate stocks and bonds and other estate gifts by contacting our treasurer, Terri Gabehart at firstname.lastname@example.org