Hello to all!
Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord!
With the arrival of Thanksgiving, Kez and I were moved by an overwhelming sense of gratitude for many blessings, but specifically for you, our supporters. You have been so faithful and generous, your prayers and financial support have empowered us and enabled us to persevere in the good work He has called us to do here in Thailand and around the world. I would like to share with you a brief update about what has been going on in our lives, as well as encourage you to reach out to us if you ever need more information or have any questions. We would love to hear from you.
Peace Church Ao Nang
The church here is going great. We have outgrown our current space and we begin construction on a new building in January next year. We are super excited about this. The venture is in cooperation between both congregations (International and Thai) so there are a lot of chefs in the kitchen but I’m sure we will end up with something nice, hahaha.
Kez and I are very pleased with the development of the Thai congregation. I preach there at least once a month and Kez attends all of their events, prayer meetings, and Bible studies. Kez studies Thai about 20 hours a week and is making great progress. Our hopes are high for the Thai congregation to soon find a permanent pastor, and establish themselves here in Ao Nang for good. In a town where we are the only church, and where there has never been a Christian church before, we feel privileged to be a part of what God is doing here. But we also feel a great sense of responsibility and purpose to make sure Peace Church survives infancy, please pray for us!
Also, I would like to officially invite you to join us when you can! Our English service is now being broadcast live on Facebook at 10:30 every Sunday morning (Thai time, which is Saturday evening in the U.S.). All you have to do is search in Facebook for “Peace Church Ao Nang” and “like” the page, then our service will show up in your news feed. Hope to see you there!
Palm Beach Atlantic University
One of our highlights this year was our trip to West Palm Beach. I was invited to be a guest speaker at Palm Beach Atlantic University for their “Missions Week”. Kez and I had an amazing time at this great school. We were able to reconnect with students who had been on Sowers teams in the past, as well as hang out with my dad who was also invited to speak. But best of all, we got to share about what God is doing through Sowers around the world and hopefully inspired people to join short term teams happening next year.
The Joshua 20 Project
Our anti-human trafficking project is doing well in Myanmar and Cambodia. In Myanmar, the House of Refuge is focused primarily on the “prevention” side of the traffic, and the house there has 25 souls who were at high risk. The House in Cambodia is focusing more on the “rescue” side, the House there now has two young girls taken right out of the brothels. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for the project in Thailand. Ironically, we thought it would be super easy to do something here because it seems like Thailand is where the problem is most prevalent. But I have run in to major roadblocks, lots of pushback, and many dead ends. To this day, I have found land for building six different times, each time looked as promising (if not more so) than the last, only to watch it fall apart right before the deal would be finalized. This has happened in many different ways, including key players getting sick, nationals having a change of heart about the vision, and even political and legal issues arising. I am convinced at this point that the resistance is mostly of a spiritual nature. Please help by praying for The Joshua 20 project in Thailand. With that said, we are not giving up, and we still have a couple of promising prospects ahead!
- Peace Church Ao Nang’s Christmas program and outreaches
- Peace Church Ao Nang’s new building project
- Kezia’s Thai studies
- Jason’s preaching
- Joshua 20 Project in Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia
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