United Methodist Missionaries serving in Thailand

United Methodist Missionaries serving in Thailand

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Some very exciting news!


Pastors Sila and Wassana being dedicated at the opening service
of Prasiri Bangkok UMC in 2008

 

            

















 In 2008, we helped Pastors Sila and Wassana plant the Prasiri Bangkok UMC.  Through the years this church has moved to 3 different locations.  At their present location, the church owns one house which was converted into a sanctuary, and they rented the house next door, which is used for Children’s Sunday School and also has the only restrooms and kitchen for use in either building.  The house was being rented with a contract to buy the house by December 2017.  If they did not buy the house by then, the owner would sell the house to another buyer.

                Pastors Sila and Wassana told us that they were short by 400,000 Thai baht ($11,700 USD) and that the church was unable to save up enough money to meet the deadline, putting them in crisis.  After much prayer we gave a gift through TMM to Prasiri Bangkok UMC to complete the purchase of the church building.  We are thrilled that this church is now a permanent church, that is both self-supporting and owns their own building.  God is Good!

The building on the left side is the one which was purchased.




















Sunday, October 29, 2017

October, a joyful month of baptizing new believers!

October is the beginning of winter in Thailand (cold temperature days here are in the mid 70's) and it is the month that schools are closed for winter break.  Because schools are out on break, it is also a time when Thai churches have baptism services.  Since most Thai churches don't have baptisteries, they must usually take a day off to travel to a body of clean water that is deep enough for baptisms.


Baptisms at the God is Good Church Retreat on the third week of October.
Pastors Somsri and Warin of Fire of Glory Church asked if new believers from their church could come to our house for lunch and then go to the ocean near our house for a Baptism service.  We were absolutely delighted for the opportunity to provide hospitality and witness the joy on the faces of new believers as they received public Christian baptism to let everyone know of what the Lord Jesus has done for them.

Pastors Somsri and Warin and new believers from Fire of Glory Church
 about to be baptized.





















Pastors Somsri and Warin not only are effective pastors of a thriving church, but they also serve as staff with us on the Pioneer Pastor Program, planting churches in unreached places in Thailand.  They have helped others in planting three churches in counties that never had a Christian church before.  And their own church has outgrown the crowded small facility they use as a church building.  They have been saving up for 2 years to buy land and build a building, but at the rate they are going it will take over 20 years to reach the goal.  And right now they cannot grow more without a larger building.

So we have asked everyone who supports the Thailand Methodist Mission and all of the supporting churches, Sunday School classes, UMW, UMM, and other groups if they would give special offerings this Christmas to help buy land and construct a church building for Fire of Glory Church.  We need $150,000 and as you see from the chart, we have received more gifts since the last time we reported progress.























If you would like to give to help Fire of Glory Church construct a much needed building, please be sure to designate your gift to the Building Fund.

You can send a check to TMM by mail to:
TMM
P.O. Box 56
Mannsville, KY 42758

Or give online through our website at thailandmethodist.org

Monday, October 02, 2017

Prayer needed for Vicki

Hello Prayer Warriors:

TMM Missionary Vicki Brown needs prayer.  Vicki is heading in for knee surgery on Wednesday.  Vicki is the Director of Blessing Home Isan and is the Master Teacher for the Blessing Home ministries.  She develops curriculum and trains missionaries and volunteers who serve at Blessing Home.  We know she wants to heal and get strong quickly so she can serve the children and teens whom she loves dearly.

The leaders of the church at Blessing Home Isan
pray for healing for TMM Missionary Vicki Brown.



























We are claiming James 5:16
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.

Your prayers are powerful and we are blessed to have faithful prayer warriors like you.  Thank you!

We know you pray faithfully for this mission because we see the Lord at work every day.  Every month, Thai pastors contact us about new believers being baptized at their churches.  And it is a great privilege to meet these new believers, hearing about how the Lord has given them abundant life in Christ!

Below are a couple of baptism pictures we received from Loepahan Church just yesterday.