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!