United Methodist Missionaries serving in Thailand

United Methodist Missionaries serving in Thailand

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We serve with the Thailand Methodist Mission

We serve with the Thailand Methodist Mission
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Nakhon Pithom UMC receives musical instruments for worship and teaching

Sister church relationships are a beautiful thing. Nakhon Pithom UMC and St. John UMC of Aiken, S.C. are sister churches that pray for each other. The believers of St. John UMC knew that there was a need for musical instruments at their sister church. Instruments were needed, not just for Sunday morning worship, but also because the church is a youth center during the week, where free music lessons are given to children and youth who live in poverty in the nearby community. But it was difficult to give lessons with just one guitar to share among many. Because of the generous donation of St. John UMC, two more acoustic guitars, an electric guitar, a bass guitar, and a drum set were purchased for use at the church.

The believers at Nakhon Pithom UMC are now praising God with the new musical instruments and now many more children receive free music lessons at the church while at the same time being taught about the Lord Jesus Christ who loves them dearly.

The pictures above are of the church, before the musical instruments were purchased. I will have newer pictures, hopefully next month.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Meet the Board of the Thailand Methodist Mission

Sherri and I would like to take a moment to extend our thanks to the sacrifice that the Board members of the Thailand Methodist Mission give to make the mission here possible. They provide the connection and accountability that the mission needs. We give special thanks to the Executive members who are seated in the front row. They are hard workers who always serve with the joy of the Lord in their hearts.

Seated LtoR: Vice-President: Bryan Lewis, President: Thad Prince, Secretary: Janet Bradley, Treasurer: Terri Gabehart

Standing LtoR: Rev. James Kingry (Russell Springs UMC), Rev. Doug Stilwell (Glasgow First UMC), Rev. Steve Drury (Lexington Trinity Hill UMC), Karen Prince, Lea Ann Johnson, Michael Norton, Rev. Ric Holladay (Greenville UMC).

Not present: Nola Gaddis, Rev. Michael Gibbons (Elizabethtown District Superintendent)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sherri will be at the Kentucky Annual Conference UMW Missions Celebration

Sherri will be back in Kentucky for a few weeks in October, to visit family and friends. She will also have the privilege of attending the Kentucky Conference UMW Annual Mission Celebration at Christ UMC in Louisville on Saturday, October 23rd. She will have a booth set up where she will present the ministries of the Thailand Methodist Mission. Just like at Annual Conference, we will be selling Thai silk items, including handbags, clothes, and crafts at the UMW Annual Mission Celebration. It is a great way to buy beautiful unique Christmas gifts as well as raise support for missions as well.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Blessing Home Brochure and Powerpoint

These are links to a Brochure and a Powerpoint for promoting Blessing Home.

Please place a copy of the brochure on your church bulletin board or make copies available for members.

The Powerpoint can be used during Sunday morning worship as a 3 minute quick presentation.

Here are the links:
Download the TMM Blessing Home Brochure at: http://tinyurl.com/BlessingHome1

Download the TMM Blessing Home Powerpoint at: http://tinyurl.com/BlessingHome2

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Urgent Message from the Morrisseys concerning Blessing Home

We are sending this bulletin to inform you of an urgent need for support for Blessing Home. Blessing Home is a ministry of Life Center United Methodist Church, which provides food, clothing, education, medical care, and Christian nurture to sixty four children in Pattaya. Pattaya is the epicenter of child trafficking in Southeast Asia, so this ministry seeks to save these children from those who seek to enslave them. Blessing Home is truly a life saving mission center.

In the past, Blessing Home received the majority of its support through your apportionments via the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM). Designated gifts for Blessing Home, with the exception of one large gift from a church in Central Kentucky, have been only a minor portion of the $1,258/month needed to rent facilities, pay staff, purchase food, provide transportation and other services for the 64 children.

Now there is an urgent need. Gary Moon, GBGM missionary in Thailand, has informed us that there are insufficient funds in the GBGM budget in Thailand to fully support Blessing Home. For now, Blessing Home can only count on receiving designated gifts (donations directly to Blessing Home). In an email to us, GBGM missionary Gary Moon said it would be very helpful if the Thailand Methodist Mission (TMM) could raise funds for Blessing Home so “no one falls through the cracks.”

Providentially, TMM had sufficient funds to give the full support of $1,258 for the month of September. However, we need a great wave of generosity from God’s people in order to fully support this ministry. We cannot give money that we do not have. This month, Blessing Home will only receive about $355 from GBGM and must use funds from the limited amount of savings Blessing Home has, to cover the rest of the expenses.

We have been in prayer with Pastor Banya and the leaders of Blessing Home seeking God’s direction. While in prayer, the one thing that God made clear to all was that we cannot let any of these children be released back into the streets without education, without proper nutrition, without supervision, without safety from predators who would enslave them. In fact, the thought of that happening is revolting to us. God made it clear to all that He would provide for the needs of these children through Blessing Home.

So, we need urgent help. We need special offerings at your churches in support of Blessing Home. We need special generous gifts from God’s people who have a heart for these children.

Please send gifts for Blessing Home to the Thailand Methodist Mission. You can send a check in the mail or give online.

Checks can be sent to:
P.O. Box 56
Mannsville, KY 42758

Or give online at http://thailandmethodist.org/

Thank you for your prayerful consideration of this request for support.