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The Muindis in Feb. 2019

February 2019

Ministry Partners,

Early Christians were called the people of ‘the way’ even before they were called Christians, and Christian teaching began with the great Teacher himself. This seems to indicate that the name, “the way” had certain teachings that identified them as such (Acts 9:2; 16:17; 19:9, 23; 22:4; 24:14, 22). As the people of “the Way of salvation,” let’s stay the course.

Thank you all for continuous prayers. With the labors of traveling and presenting our ministry in 2018, we thank God for the continuous encouraging responses from the churches and individuals interested with our ministry in Kenya. Our Financial support is closing up and we desire that you be part of what the Lord is doing in Kenya.

Whatever the Lord has laid in your heart, consider giving financial gift toward a ministry van, sewing project, Bibles and literature, and building projects. Please consider purchasing a tablet with “Biblical study and theology literature” for our trained men for a source of library for ministry preparation. We are targeting 10 pieces. We don’t know the cost or where to source. Your support in this would be truly welcomed.

We are starting to count down days. July 4th, 2019 is coming up soon and we truly long to be away from the cold winters and the weary travels. Despite all that, we trust that God has used our ministry to build you up spiritually and to encourage you to serve the Lord faithfully and effectively.

Pray that we finish strong in the next two months of traveling. We will be in Minnesota, Colorado, and Iowa in March 2019, then Ohio and Iowa in April 2019. Pray for Stephen’s modules in June 2019 at FBBC. Pray for Rena’s mission trip to Utah with Ankeny Baptist church youth in June 2019. Ian and Regina have started well living by themselves at FBBC apartment. Pray for wisdom and diligence in their new phase and responsibilities in life.

We do acknowledge your tireless love for God’s work demonstrated by your hospitality at your church. We have been blessed by the good times together and conversations and meals but most of all in the word of God. We know that some of you can do something in the mission field of Kenya. Please consider coming even for a short-term to train our people in the areas of music, kids, ladies, men, youth, etc. We will be there to assist you accomplish the burden that God has placed in your heart.

The name “Christians” was originally given to the people of God apparently by their enemies (Acts 11:26). Agrippa noted what Paul meant to be a “Christian” (Acts 26:28). Peter argues for “Christian” behavior in times of suffering (1 Peter 4:16). As Christians, let’s stay the course.

In His Care,
Stephen & Edna Muindi
Ian, Regina, Rena
“God’s Servants”
Leviticus 25:55

The Fredericks’ Feb. 2019 Letter

February 2019

Dear praying partners,
Happy Chinese New Year and welcome to the year of the pig!

Ministry: We continue in equipping the church for the work of the ministry. We do church wide evangelistic outreach via tract distribution as well as checking blood pressure at a local market. The blood pressure evangelism has been great in that we get a chance to converse with people one on one for an extended period. None have been saved, but the Gospel has been clearly presented to many.

Bible Institute: The students are making good progress in the institute. While we are on furlough, we will have an additional three block classes to keep everyone busy while we are in the states. The block classes will include Christian Ethics, Introduction to Counseling, as well as the Biblical Canon. The online school is making progress slowly but surely. You can see the school at chiwitmai.net. We have two more courses almost ready to be uploaded to bring our total to four courses. This is a long-range program, but one that I feel will bear much fruit in the future.

Furlough: As you receive this letter, we will likely already be in the USA. Our schedule is set and busy. In addition to visiting family, we will be reporting to about 15 supporting churches and visiting two new churches. It is such a privilege to represent so many ministries in Thailand and we are thankful for each supporter.

Please pray for: Traveling mercies, salvation for a man who still comes regularly (three years this Christmas), Hannah (our youngest daughter) for her college school bill and her university studies (she finishes in May), wisdom in ministry matters, results of outreach and for a young lady in our church who continues to struggle spiritually but is doing better (names are not included for privacy reasons; I hope you understand).

In closing, Frances and I want to express our sincerest thanks for your partnership in our ministry. Your faithful prayers and financial support allow the Thai people to hear the Gospel that sets men free. Thailand is a difficult field, but the Lord is working and by His grace, we will continue to sow the seeds of the Gospel so that one day there might be a great harvest in Thailand.

For Christ in Thailand,
Mike & Francis Frederick

www.thaimissions.org Facebook: thaimissions.org
mike@thaimissions.org
(Skype Phone) 864-640-4654

The Fredericks in Dec. 2018

Dec 2018

Dear praying partners,

This will be our last prayer letter of 2018, so we want to wish everyone Merry Christmas.

Ministry: This month we celebrate the 14th year of New Life Baptist Church. The church is small but well-grounded and very faithful. It is a great joy to see almost 100% of our church members participate in evangelistic outreach and fellowship activities. The lack of fruit is not due to a lack of effort. To give perspective, the average church in Thailand is approximately 16 individuals (mostly women and children). Almost 60% of churches (all denominations) have no pastor. It sometimes seems like an impossible task, but we know that the Lord loves the Thai people and desires to see them saved. We are called to be faithful, and by God’s grace, we will do that. English classes at the University have taken an unexpected twist as I now teach 30 Chinese exchange students. We need to find a way to communicate the Gospel to them. In a recent class, I discovered that almost all of them had no idea what a church is; they’d never heard of it before.

 

Bible Institute: We recently completed a block class in Apologetics,  taught by a Thai pastor. He challenged the students and was a great example of how the Lord can use a national for His glory. There were several new students who are curious about the Bible School. Lord willing they will apply to study further. In December a fellow missionary will come to teach another block class, “Old Testament Historical Books.” It is a blessing to see other national pastors and missionaries get involved in training nationals for the work of the Lord.

Furlough: We have purchased our tickets and will arrive in the states in February with a return to Thailand in July. If you would like us to stop by to give an update, we still have a few openings, but please notify me as soon as possible via email at mike@thaimissions.org.

Please pray for: Salvation for a man who still comes regularly (three years this Christmas), Hannah (our youngest daughter) for her college school bill and her university studies (she finishes in December), wisdom in ministry matters, results of outreach and for a young lady in our church who continues to struggle spiritually but is doing better (names are not included for privacy reasons; I hope you understand).

In closing Frances and I want to express our sincerest thanks for your partnership in our ministry. It is not easy to support a ministry that you have never seen. The Lord is working and, by His grace, we will continue to sow the seeds of the Gospel so that one day there might be a great harvest in Thailand.

For Christ in Thailand,

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

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