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Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Pictures that give glory to our Lord
Our camera is an inexpensive one that cannot take far distant shots, so we have to rely on others to take pictures and send them to us. Pastor Theradon sent this graduation picture, of him receiving his Master of Divinity Degree. He is now the third UMC pastor with an M.Div. degree, and next year Pastor Panya will join the group and make four. We give praise to the Lord that TMM was able to give a full scholarship to Pastor Theradon to finish his M.Div. degree and pay for graduation fees as well. God is good, and so is His servant, Pastor Theradon, who serves two churches in the Suphanburi Circuit. He is a true pioneer, because both of his churches are the only churches in his district (comparable to a county in the States). He serves in isolation from other churches and ministries, and he needs our constant prayer.
The other pictures are of Dr. Somsak baptizing 20 new believers at UMC camp at Sattahip. There were pastors and members of 9 of the 11 UMC churches across Thailand in attendance. It is a great blessing to see new believers being baptized, most of whom were Buddhist last year. For some of them, they will face great pressure from family and friends because they are now Christians. Please pray for these new believers that they will be steadfast in the faith and will grow in Christ.