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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Next week we will complete our contracts with GBGM and begin serving as missionaries with the Thailand Methodist Mission. This is an important transition in our ministry and we ask for your prayers at this time. There is much work to do as we move on to the next chapter of our ministry serving the United Methodist Church in Thailand.
You have been generous with your support for us and the Thailand Mission and we need your generosity more now than ever before so we can continue training Thai pastors to plant churches in Thailand.
If you are interested in supporting our ministry, please send your support through the Thailand Methodist Mission. We will no longer receive support through the Advance once we become TMM missionaries.
Support can be sent by check or money order to:
Mannsville UMC - TMM
C/O Terri Gabehart
P.O. Box 56
Mannsville, KY 42758
Or you can give online through the TMM website at thailandmethodist.org
Your prayers and support make an eternity of difference.
Friday, May 14, 2010
This last Sunday, we worshipped the Lord together with our sisters and brothers at Bowin UMC. This is the first church we helped to plant in Thailand, so this church is extra special to us, and the members seem like old friends who we love to connect with.
After worship, we had a meal together, and one of the dishes was corn. One of the women at the church told us that the corn was raised on the chicken farm that the VIM team from New York built in January. This made us curious to go see the farm, so we went out for a look and were very surprised at how quickly the progressed. The chicken barn is completed as well as the house for the caretakers. Water pipes from the well have been strecthed out across the fields for irrigation, and there are crops of corn and other vegetables. Also the fences have been completely built now and gates have been added. I wish the VIM team from NY could come and see it now!
The chicken farming is going well, but Pastor Jerron says they need more roosters and less hens. We were very encouraged at how quickly this project is helping the church by providing extra income as well as food assistance for those in need.
If you or your church are interested in an development project like this, please e-mail us at email@example.com
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
We are in the midst of preparing for transition here in Thailand, and we appreciate your prayers that all will go constructive and well.
Mike will be at the Kentucky Annual Conference this year, and we will have a display set up. Please stop by if you are there and say "Sawadee" ("hello" in Thai).
We will have Thai silk and many fine gift items from Thailand for sale to support the mission. Last year, we sold Thai silk and other items from Thailand at the New York Annual Conference Missions Bazaar. We thought we brought many items, but we sold out of most items within a few hours (and we had several days where people were disappointed because we had run out of silk and gifts). We did not know how popular Thai silk would be and now we know better. This time, we are bringing many more items for sale.