United Methodist Missionaries serving in Thailand

United Methodist Missionaries serving in Thailand

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Please Pray for the Kentucky Conference VIM Team

God has answered your prayers for rain!  Thank you for your faithful prayers!

Most regions of Thailand have had severe drought for the past two and a half years, causing deep poverty as farmer could not grow rice and other produce.  Over 2,000 villages had no water, the wells were empty and the river beds and ponds were dry.  Now we have had very solid rainfall for the past 3 months, and the situation is turning around.  When you pray, great things happen here in Thailand!
We have another prayer request, and this one needs your prayers over the next two weeks.  The Kentucky Conference VIM Team (joined by others from outside of Kentucky) will be coming 2 weeks from now to provide English Camps at two key locations.

Nakhon Ratchasima Province

The first place they will serve is at Hua Thale in Nakhon Ratchasima to help kick off a new ministry of the Thailand Methodist Mission, directed by TMM missionaries Carol Fare and Vicki Brown.  Carol and Vicki have opened a center in Hua Thale which has a population of over 25,000 people and no Christian church of any kind whatsoever.  This is an unreached sub-district, and the VIM team will help the TMM missionaries and Thai Christians to start 3 new ministries at this location.

There will be a new Blessing Home located at this location, and the English Camp that the VIM will host at this location will help Vicki and Carol to get to connect with families in this area.  During English Camp, children will be able to enroll for free English classes at this new Blessing Home center.
In 2017, it is our goal to start a Pioneer Pastor church plant at this location as well.  Please pray that God will lead us to the right pastor to serve at this location.  This will be a game changer, because when a sub-district goes from ZERO churches to ONE church, now the Gospel of Jesus Christ can begin to transform lives in the community.

TMM Missionaries Carol Fare and Vicki Brown with Kao Hawm.

The main ministry that is being initiated here is Special Blessings, a ministry to help young children and families with special needs.  This is a very exciting and greatly needed ministry.  Please click on this link to see the Special Blessings website > http://www.specialblessingskorat.org/

Sakaeo Province

The second place the VIM team will serve is at Blessing Home TaPhraya in Sakaeo Province.  Last year’s VIM team came to serve at this location, and they saw the deep poverty and the people’s need for Jesus, and their hearts were deeply touched.  Rev. John Kalz, pastor of Buechel UMC spearheaded a campaign to raise funds to build a church building there that would also serve as our third Blessing Home center.  Now Pastor John will come to dedicate the new Blessing Home TaPhraya center.

Missionaries Joshua and Jessica Johnston have complete their year of immersion language study and will be moving to Blessing Home TaPhraya in the few weeks after the VIM team has served there.  Please pray for Joshua and Jessica, because they have many details in this move, and the most difficult one is concerning visas, which will need to change when they go to this new location.  Obtaining visas for missionaries is becoming more difficult each year, and nothing is more important than keeping missionaries on site.  So your prayers are essential.