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The Anderson Family

August 2013

Greetings from Peru.

Three missions’ trips and a move have kept us busy the past months. In July we had four people from one of our supporting churches visit us. We were able to take them to visit several of the places where we had gone with our school during our big evangelistic outreach. They visited two children’s homes and also were able to help serve breakfast to children at a new little church.

In an economy that is booming like it is in Peru right now it is hard to find affordable housing, but God provided an apartment for us to move to at a decent price. The first team came right before we were to move so they were able to help us fix some things in preparation for the move. We appreciate their help and encouragement.

Janise, our oldest, went with a group of MK’s and teachers on a missions’ trip to the mountain jungle. They were able to get into many schools and churches to share the Gospel. It was a great experience for Janise.

In August we had a team of university students come down for a week. I was able to go with them to Cañete to work with one of our Peruvian missionaries. We went to four different towns and were able to present the Gospel to children and adults. During one of the church services 8-10 people made a decision to accept Christ as their Savior. We really enjoyed having this team here as well (and are still enjoying the 19 jars of peanut butter, pie filling and green chilies that they brought us!).

If you would like to come visit us, just let us know!

Thank you for your prayers and support,

Rick and Kathy Anderson
Casilla 50, La Molina
Lima 12, Peru
South America
011-511-368-4727

BIMI
P.O. Box 9215
Chattanooga, TN  37412
E-Mail: RickAndKathy@bimi.org www.AndersonsToPeru.com

Burgess Road Baptist Church
250 West Burgess Road
Pensacola, FL 32503
Church: (850) 477-1640

The Fredericks: August 2013

August 2013

Change: It is scary when things change, but when we think of all that has happened in our lives, none of it would be possible without accepting changes in our lives. In August, our youngest daughter graduated home school and left to live with her older sister in Okinawa, Japan, until she starts college next year. Our oldest son, who had been living and teaching in Thailand, also left to go to Air Force basic training. Frances and I are now officially “empty nesters”. Many of you have been there and done that and know it is not easy, but we look forward to how God will work in our children’s lives, and Frances and I anticipate many more years of serving together in Thailand.

New Opportunity: Frances has been taking Thai sign language classes at a school for the deaf in Chiang Mai. She has the basics and will move on to start helping at the school as a teacher’s helper a few days a week. This is something that she has always wanted to do. The deaf community is much larger than many of us realize and the fact that Frances can communicate will hopefully open many witnessing opportunities.

New Life Baptist Church: Attendance at regular services has been steady, and I am encouraged by the increased attendance of Wednesday nights. We have had several lost people coming regularly for the last few weeks. They are asking questions and will hopefully be saved soon. The university students have become more involved in the services and Day and Ching have volunteered to start helping with our music program (they will play guitar).

Special Meetings: We had our second annual mission’s conference in July. Although our missions giving was down from last year (we have had many members move to other locales), we still have a good commitment of almost $300 per month. This will allow us to continue supporting the two church planting works in Thailand and begin to support our own missionary that we will be sending to England within the next year or two. I had the opportunity to preach a Bible conference at a new church plant in Phitsunaloke province. I preached on worship and was encouraged by the response. It is encouraging to see a fellow missionary go to a new unreached province with no Baptist churches (and very few of any sort) of any kind and start a work for the Lord. In December we will be ordaining Tom into the Gospel ministry. He will assume duties as assistant pastor until such time that he leaves to go on deputation full time to raise support for his ministry in England.

Prayer Requests: Salvation for the professors Mike works with – Aom, Ying, Noh, Nueng, and Daeng; salvation and spiritual growth for Mike’s students; spiritual growth for Nun and Nookie; salvation for recent visitors – Pirn, Paa, Uay. You can see ministry pictures and more at our web site: www.thaimissions.org.

We pray God’s blessing as you continue to serve the Lord!

 

For Christ in Thailand,

Mike & Francis Frederick
www.thaimissions.org

Fredericks’ 2014 Furlough

Furlough Plans For 2014

Dear Ministry Partners,

These are the kind of updates that I hate to write, but it is becoming increasingly obvious that I need to write it. After almost 11 years on the field, we are planning a two part furlough for 2014. The first part will be in the spring (March-June 2014) and the second part will be in the fall (September-November 2014). We are planning a two part furlough because we do not have anyone that can watch the church for an extended period of time. Now comes the part I do not enjoy. After many years of inflation, a devaluing dollar, dropped and/or reduced support, we are in need of funds to purchase tickets and funds for furlough expenditures as well as several needs on the field. The following are needs for furlough:

$6000 for tickets (About $2000 each) (spring and fall),

$2500 Rental/leased car while in the USA for (March-June; this is an estimate only),

$2000 rent an apartment while in the USA.

This is a lot of money. As time passed saving for furlough was one of the first areas to be cut. Anyone that would like to help can send a check to BWMOM as normal and designate it “Frederick Furlough Fund”.

Secondly, I plan to try to primarily visit supporting churches in the spring and then visit new churches to raise additional support in the fall. If anyone has a church they would like to recommend we contact to present our ministry we are happy to accept suggestions. Churches that already support us (for which we are very grateful), I would be happy to try to work out date to give an update to your congregation. It has been a great privilege to serve the Lord these last 11 years in Thailand. We are looking forward to sharing what God has done and share a vision for what we hope God will do. As the world gets darker, the light of the Gospel shines that much more brightly. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely in Christ,
Michael Frederick

Our mailing address is:

BWMOM 2745
Hwy 77
Panama City, FL 32405

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