Greetings from Thailand, also known as the land of smiles. In Bangkok, we ministered in a new church called Life Church. They have two campuses and are doing an amazing work to reach the heart of the capital. Our new friendship with Pastor Daniel and his wife has been a divine connection. They were so blessed, and asked us “if we were angels”. The following day they invited our team to come back and teach their young church leaders. Our next destination was the northern city of Chiangmai. We imparted into our dear friends who are working tirelessly to evangelize the nation. They are key pastors that operate many churches, bible schools, and orphanages. Since 2014, Thailand has been under martial law in order to prevent political unrests. March will be their election month, so pray that they will have the right leaders to run this nation of 80 million people.
We’ve heard great testimonies of how the Buddhists are coming to Jesus Christ. There is a young man from a prominent Buddhist family in Thailand. His grandfather is the “revered head monk” of one of the largest Buddhist monasteries, and is known throughout the region. His giant-sized statue overlooks the winding road on the main highway leading up the mountain. This young man was next in line to become the head monk of the famous monastery. However, he had a medical emergency when his kidneys began failing. After many medical procedures, he decided to attend church in desperation. He returned week after week, hearing the Word of God and receiving prayer until he was completely healed! This miracle led him to believe in Jesus Christ. As he now faces persecution from his own family, we are believing that they all will get saved.
Pray for great fruit to come out of this ministry trip as we are in Myanmar and Laos. This week in Myanmar we hosted an outreach where over 300 people came to Christ. We then ministered in a local church and visited our orphanage. It is wonderful to see the growth and progress of our missions in Myanmar. Now we are in Vientien, Laos—our last stop in this missions journey. Here we met some of our wonderful friends that are working strategically evangelizing the nation and making disciples. Our friends have started over 900 churches in Laos. Though it is a socialist country, and there are many restrictions and challenges, the hearts of the people are open. God is delivering people from the bondages of religion, oppression and darkness. Together with your prayers and partnership we are making a significant impact with the gospel. Thank you for standing with us, we love you and are praying for you every day!
Together in the Harvest,