United Methodist Missionaries serving in Thailand

United Methodist Missionaries serving in Thailand

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

We have met the GOAL!

First, we want to say "Congratulations" to Pastor Banya on earning his Master of Divinity Degree.  Pastor Banya is the Pastor of Life Center UMC in Pattaya and the Director of Blessing Home.  Thank you for your support which sponsored his tuition, books, and fees over the four years of his study at the Chonburi Seminary.

Second, we want to shout "PRAISE THE LORD!" because all of the funds for the expansion of Blessing Home Ground Zero have been received!  Thank you to all who generously donated to make this happen.

So here is the giving chart, totally colored in with orange. God is good!

Here are some pictures of the work going on to modify the new building.

The new building has a fenced and gated area in the front to provide secure parking for the new missionaries, the Johnston family, that will arrive at the end of July.  This will be the entrance that they will use to enter the building,   It has not yet been painted.

The walls have been removed to expand the sanctuary and new tile has been installed in the new section.  Now we can accommodate more people in worship at the church and also more guardians at training events and special days.

A new roof has been installed in the back "kitchen" area of the new building.  This will be used as a laundry room for Blessing Home.

New walls and closets are being framed on the second and third floors of the building, which will expand the Blessing Home ministry on the second floor and will provide missionary housing for the Johnstons on the third floor.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Pioneer Pastor couple facing difficult spiritual batttle needs your prayers

This is one of those times that we know we are blessed to have prayer warriors like you who we can entrust prayer requests to knowing that many hundreds of God's faithful are lifting up the request before the Lord's throne in prayer.

Pioneer Pastors face much opposition, but few have faced the spiritual warfare that Pastor Peak and Nam endure.  Pastor Peak graduated this year from the Global Theological Institute, the Bible college that is sponsored by the Thailand Methodist Mission.  Peak earned his Master of Ministry degree through Distance Learning and pioneered the Church of Grace in the Fai Kwang County of Phayao Province.  Church of Grace is the first Christian church ever planted in this county, so Peak and Nam are expanding the borders of the Kingdom of God, bringing the gospel into new territory at great sacrifice to themselves.  They have given everything to plant this church.

A few months ago, a church in Bangkok came up to encourage Peak and Nam and pray with them.  The team of Christians from Bangkok did a Prayer Walk, beginning their prayers at Church of Grace and walking and praying throughout the village and making a circuit back to the church.  This caught the attention of the Buddhist villagers and the abbot of the Buddhist temple.  Two days after the Prayer Team from Bangkok went home, the monks from the local Buddhist temple and many villagers arrived at the front of the church, beating their drums and chanting.  Many villagers hurled hateful insults and threats at Peak and Nam.  Then the monks beat their drums and chanted prayers and walked on the same path that the Christian Prayer Team did 2 days earlier, trying to undo the effect of their prayers.  Since that time there has been tension with some of the locals.

Sherri, Nam, Pastor Peak, and Mike at Church of Grace in Fai Kwang.

We will be working with Pastor Peak and Nam to develop some ministries that will be valued by the local residents to build up community relations so they know that as Christians, we come to build people up and to do good.

Please pray for Peak and Nam that they may will persevere and not be discouraged.  Please pray for the new Christians at Church of Grace that they will overcome opposition to become strong disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Pray that God will make their ministry fruitful and will surround them with many faithful encouragers and supporters.  Your prayers move mountains.