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Young Ho Lee’s Letter

August 2018

Greetings from South Korea.

It was very sad to hear of Dr. Wade’s home going recently. Dr. Wade labored and spent his lifetime in order to propagate the Gospel of Christ. His testimony has been a great influence upon our ministry. We do miss him greatly but praise God we have a hope of reunion soon. We are praying that the Lord’s presence will be with Mrs. Wade during this time of bereavement.

Praise God for His wonderful grace bestowed on my life and because of it I am still able to preach the Word for His glory. Though being physically limited, I thank God for the strength and God given fervent desire which enables me to keep on keeping on, serving the Lord and sharing the Gospel here in South Korea. We are trying to get ready for a baptismal service and the Lord’s Supper this month. We are going to observe and obey His commandment given to New Testament, Baptist churches.

All of our family is living here in Korea now. Two daughters, a son, and six grandchildren are here in Korea. They need your prayers that they may stay close to God and maintain a good relationship with almighty God.

We are deeply grateful for your support and prayers for our ministry through many years. I believe that we have a God who does recompense for our labour of love and all of your investments made in our work in South Korea.

Because of Calvary,
Young Ho and Cathy Lee
Your Missionaries in Korea

The Muindis’ Latest

July 2018

Prayer Partners,

Furlough travels has been and continues to be of great blessing to us in many ways: we are exhorting and challenging each other “to love and good works” (Heb. 10:24); we are fellowshipping and rejoicing together for what God has accomplished in our ministry in Kenya. However, furlough travels can make one weary, both physically and mentally. We learn to be content in all situations and grow the fruit of patience in our lives as we wait for churches to make decisions for support or increase of our support. “To be patient is to endure discomfort without complaint. A patient person is skilled at waiting through uncomfortable circumstances without grumbling or losing his or her cool…. Some waiting is uncomfortable because it is dull or annoying, but other times waiting is physically or emotionally painful. In any case, it is often difficult to endure such discomfort without complaining” (Spiegel). As we wait patiently, pray that God would provide for the support and ministry needs in His good time.

We have already been to thirty-three (33) churches in the last seven (7) months and about the same number is on our schedule by end of March 2019. Pray for safety and wisdom with family due to back to school schedules and needs. Ian and Regina begin their 2nd semester at Iowa States (ISU) and Rena begins her 9th grade at Ankeny Christian Academy (ACA). As you pray, remember three upcoming conferences on my schedule: in Sartell, MN (Oct. 21st-25th 2018); at FBBC&TS (Oct. 29th-Nov. 1st 2018); and Holmen, WI (Nov. 2nd-4th 2018). As we wait patiently, pray that God would grow us spiritually to be used in His ministry at the appointed time.

Here are some specific areas of our ministry that you might be led of the Lord to help. Please send your gift through Baptist Mid-Missions, indicating specifically what your allocation is.

  1. Church Building Project – $30,000 (to make current church building usable). New Church Plants will benefit from gifts to this account with basic needs: building (rent), hymns, chairs, etc.
  2. Bus Ministry (used Van) – cost @ $15,000 to $20,000. This will help with church ministry transportation and short-termers mission trips.
  3. Bibles – cost @ $12 a piece (This helps also with new church plants)
  4. Sewing Machine (Ladies ministry) – cost @ $250 a piece
  5. Radio Program Preaching – airtime fee @ $250 per month
  6. Bible and leadership Training (Mid-African Baptist College) – Development Funds

We trust that you are praying for Elgon View Baptist Church in Kenya. They are doing well and the three men; Simeon Koech, Silvanus Agisu, and Mike Otieno are doing a wonderful job. As we wait patiently, pray that we would “gladly spend and be spent” for the souls of others (2 Corinthians 12:15).

Prayer is an exercise of faith that reminds of our dependence upon God and the need for spiritual growth in humility with the progressive help of the Holy Spirit by the Word. John Calvin stated well, “It is very important for us to call upon him: First, that our hearts may be fired with a zealous and burning desire ever to seek, love, and serve him, while we become accustomed in every need to flee to him as to a sacred anchor. Secondly, that there may enter our hearts no desire and no wish at all of which we should be ashamed to make him a witness, while we learn to set all our wishes before his eyes, and even to pour out our whole hearts. Thirdly, that we be prepared to receive his benefits with true gratitude of heart and thanksgiving, benefits that our prayer reminds us come from his hand” (Calvin, Institutes of the Christian religion, 2:852). Thank you all so much for praying and giving your ever-needed support.

In His Care,

Stephen & Edna Muindi
Ian, Regina, Rena
Hebrews 12:1-4

The Fredericks’ June 2018 Prayer Letter

June 2018

Dear praying partners,

Greetings from the field. This edition of our prayer letter has both good and not so good news. I’ll begin with the good news.

Ministry: Our church has been very steady in attendance and giving and service. We are not a large church by any stretch of the imagination, but we are about average for a typical Thai church. Those that are studying in the Bible Institute are shouldering more and more responsibility. The young man in Bible school is still fairly young but he is eager to learn and help in many different capacities. During our church-wide soul winning almost all of the membership has been attending. Overall the church is healthy and eager to serve.

So what is the not so good news?

Missions: After many setbacks and difficulties, Tom, our missionary sent to Britain, finally left for the field. He is in England and is already diligently working to revive a church plant that has all but died. Please pray for Thomas Britten and his family, especially since his family is still in Thailand awaiting their visas. It has been a long and difficult road getting Tom to the field and we praise the Lord for allowing it to come together. Our church continues to give faithfully to missions through faith promise giving. (I stand amazed that God would allow our church to participate in the great commission when we are still trying to become self-sustaining ourselves.)

Outreach: Our church continues to be active in outreach ministry. We try to involve the membership of New Life Baptist in order to make soul winning and evangelism a normal part of our church life as opposed to an activity for the “professionals.” Recently we have distributed literature and checked blood pressure in local markets as well as running Facebook ads and doing a live question and answer stream every week. We attempt to tackle some of the questions that most Thai people have about Christianity in these short segments. We have had a good number of viewers but not a lot of interaction. You can view the segments on our Facebook page, facebook.com/newlifebaptisthangdong. Of course they are in Thai, but it’ll give you an idea of how we are doing things and you can also see current pictures and events form our church.

Bible Institute: This term we are teaching Greek III and Romans/Corinthians. We have two students taking the Greek series and four students enrolled in the Romans/Corinthians course. We are recording the sessions but unfortunately our computer that we used for editing has died. We are keeping the videos while waiting for the opportunity to buy another computer. We are continuing to try to raise funds to update and replace our equipment. If you feel led to give you can designate gifts to Frederick Computer or add a note with your gift. You can see the school at chiwitmai.org. or take a look at the videos I am preparing on YouTube https://youtu.be/E-izRYNyhYw or search for New Life for Thailand Foundation THEO413.

Please pray for: Mike’s students and fellow teachers for salvation, salvation for a man who still comes regularly (more than two years), Hannah (our youngest daughter) for her college school bill and her university studies, wisdom in ministry matters, results of outreach, and a young lady in our church who is really struggling spiritually. (Names are not included for privacy reasons. I hope you understand.)

We do not take you for granted and appreciate the honor you have bestowed on us by allowing us to represent you in Thailand. Please pray earnestly for the spiritual needs of this dark land. May the Lord bless you as you faithfully serve Him.

For Christ in Thailand,

Mike & Francis Frederick
www.thaimissions.org Facebook: thaimissions.org
mike@thaimissions.org
66-86-183-1575

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