United Methodist Missionaries serving in Thailand

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Monday, January 03, 2011

A miraculous opportunity

We need your prayers because the Lord has miraculously opened up an opportunity for Mike to lead a Bible Study for Buddhist monks at a temple in Chonburi province.  We cannot give names and locations at this time, because the matter is very sensitive and we do not want to jeopardize the opportunity to teach about the Lord Jesus Christ at the Buddhist temple.

A series of events that were designed by God led to this opportunity.  Sherri gave my name card to an acquaintance who was interesting in helping in some way at Blessing Home.  This acquaintance has a friend who is a Buddhist monk and they began to talk about Blessing Home.  The monk then took Mike's name card and called him several times.  Finally, last week, they had the opportunity to meet at the Buddhist temple where the monk lives.  Before the meeting, the monk had asked if we could give him a complete Bible (not just a New Testament).  We were totally out of full Bibles, and only had New Testaments, so Sherri had to give the monk one of her own Bibles.  Upon receiving the Bible, the monk was very happy.  We also gave him Bible Study materials to guide him in his study.

While there, Mike discovered that the monk (sorry, I cannot share his name at this time) had attended a Christian school as a child, and there he had learned many Christian songs.  There at the Buddhist temple, the monk and Mike sang Christian songs like "Amazing Grace" and "Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee", and then we prayed together for the Lord to reveal Himself.

Later that evening, the monk called Mike to say that the Abbot of the Buddhist temple has given permission for us to hold a weekly Bible study there.  This week will be the first week of the Bible Study.  We need your prayers that God will open hearts to the Lord Jesus Christ.  Please pray each day.