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May/June 2017

“For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord.” — II Corinthians 4:5

Dear Praying Friends, Dr. Terry R. Ellis, President, Dr. Ricky Dunsford, Executive Vice President,

“So shall my WORD be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.” — Isaiah 55:11

Thank you for your prayers and support for our trip to Uganda and Kenya. The Lord blessed with 28 preachers in the Uganda conference and 16 preachers and 8 churches represented in the Kenya conference. There were 125 saved in prisons, street witnessing and thousands of tracts distributed during our stay in Uganda. In Kenya, 236 were saved in prisons, schools, and street witnessing. May God be praised for the 361 souls saved!

In both countries, the need for Bibles is great! Please pray for the ROA Bible container that is scheduled for arrival in July and for the distribution thereof to pastors in Uganda and Kenya. It contains 15,000 whole English Bibles— 76,000 John/Romans in Swahili— 36,000 English John/Romans— and another 1,000 whole Bibles for South Sudan. There is a dearth of KJV Bibles in Africa.

We have partnered with several new pastors in both countries to begin new prison ministries through their local churches.

Also, please pray for financial support needed ($75 month each) to assist in two (2) new church plants in Uganda. Existing local churches have trained church planters available but need our assistance for the first three (3) years of these endeavors.

Love in Christ,
Ray &  Sheila Davis

Address: 1301 North Wall Street, Benson, NC 27504
Email: rdavismrd(5)gmail.com
Cell: 423 584-5188

Please make all gifts and support payable to:
Rock of Ages (Designate for Ray Davis, Account #75)

Mailing Address
Rock of Ages Ministries • Post Office Box 2308 • Cleveland,TN 37320
(423) 479-3243 • www.roapm.com

Bob Dayton – July 2017

July 2017

GOD IS OUR REFUGE AND STRENGTH A VERY PRESENT HELP IN TROUBLE

 

One of the most rewarding blessings I could have as a missionary is to prepare great men of GOD to win souls and build churches throughout NICARAGUA. This is what missions is all about. Each SUNDAY these men have over 2,000 in Sunday School.

 

GOD’S PAY DAY

Mission work has its rewords. These 55 years serving in Nicaragua has been the most wonderful calling that any man could ever have. Thank you for your prayers.

On Jun 14, 2017, Oscar Batres wrote:

Hi Brother Dayton,

So I have a crazy story for you.

About 50 years ago my wifes grandmother heard the gospel by American missionaries to Nicaragua. Turns out you’re that missionary.

The beautiful thing is my wife’s mother immigrated to the United States in the 80s and had a daughter, who is now my wife. They presented the gospel to me, a catholic by tradition. At that point I was 25 and did not know who Jesus was or what He did for me. But guess what Brother! I got saved! That was about six years ago. At present time I feel the Lord has called me to preach and am praying for His direction.

It’s crazy how your labor in Nicaragua saved souls in the United States. I have four children and am making sure to instruct them in the ways of the Lord daily. I would love to hear from you and maybe send pictures so you can see your fruits! Praise the Lord.

In Jesus name,
Oscar

I will bring you up to date on our river work to the Mesquite Indians. We need $200 a month to support Jonny and the river work. God has answered prayer and we have another missionary supporting the cost of renting the house. Jonny is seeing souls saved. He is living with the Indian people full time.

I have prayed and trusted GOD to help us reach the unreached. My heart rejoices in answers to prayer. Please pray with me that soon we will have regular services in the village. Thank you for all the years of support and prayers.

Your missionary,
Bob Dayton

The Fredericks in July 2017

July 2017

Dear praying partners,

Greetings in the name of the Lord. Thailand is a very difficult field. The people are remarkably resilient to the Word of God. Buddhism has an unimaginable stranglehold on these people. Although the results seem so small, the Lord is still saving souls! Being able to preach and minister in Thailand is a result of each and every church and person that partners with us in ministry. The Lord has been very gracious to provide us with such a great group of prayer and financial supporters.

Furlough – Many of you may be wondering if and when we will be taking a furlough. Since arriving in Thailand in 2003 we have not taken an extended furlough. The biggest reason for this is that we do not have anyone who can consistently watch the church while we are gone for an extended period. We do plan to come to the USA for about 3 months in the summer of 2019. We would be happy to report to churches during this time. I will say more about this as the time draws closer. We have not been ignoring our many supporters, but take our responsibility in our church plant seriously.

Bible Institute – We just finished studying Ecclesiology and will progress to Eschatology at the end of the month. The students are faithful and eager to continue their studies. We presently have three faithful students. One student who had to drop because of a moral issue has been faithful in church and has a desire to return. Two other missionaries in Thailand have agreed to teach and video record their classes to help us with the goal of eventually establishing a high-quality online Bible school for the edification of many, regardless of location. We are still short of equipment. We were able to buy one computer but are still in need of two more computers and three video recorders. Additionally, we are hoping to purchase some wireless lavalier microphones. I will be visiting my children and grandchildren in the USA this Christmas. If anyone has used, but still serviceable video recorders or wireless mic’s, I would be happy to accept them and take them back in my luggage. Please let me know.

Ministry – We continue to teach a weekly evangelistic Creation to Christ class. Right now, there is one lost man and one lost university student attending. Please pray that the Lord would save them.

Prayer – Please pray for: Mike’s students and fellow teachers for salvation, salvation for a man who still comes regularly (more than a year), Hannah (our youngest daughter) for her college school bill and her university studies, wisdom in ministry matters, results of outreach, the Britten family as they make their final preparation to go to England as our church’s first missionary family.

Praise – The Bible school student who we asked for prayer last letter has repented and is desiring to continue studying. We’ve obtained a renewed visa and work permit to continue our ministry for another year. We were able to purchase a “new” used car. It is two years old. We couldn’t raise enough to pay cash, so we had to finance about half of the purchase cost. Thanks for all those that gave to help in this need.

We are truly humbled to be a part of your mission’s program and look forward to many more years of service together.

May God continue to bless you as you serve Him.

For Christ in Thailand,

Mike & Francis Frederick
www.thaimissions.org
facebook: thaimissions.org
mike@thaimissions.org

Our mailing address is:
Box 47 Hang Dong Post
Hang Dong Chiang Mai 50230 Thailand

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