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April 2019

Dear Partners,

As we all labor for God’s glory, we are reminded of our two-sided primary purpose in proclaiming the gospel of Christ. We preach for repentance of sin by sinners, i.e., turning from sins unto God. This is salvific or evangelistic proclamation as in 1 Thessalonians 1:5, 9. We are to faithfully and tirelessly reach out to the unsaved as Jesus commanded us in the great commission. We also preach for confession of sin by saints. This is sanctification or discipleship as apostle Paul noted well, “We proclaim Him, instructing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man mature in Christ” (Colossians 1:28). We are to faithfully and tirelessly instruct and teach every man with a purpose of presenting them as mature believers before Christ. We thank God for the opportunities given to us for these purposes. We also thank you for praying and supporting us for these effects in the past month during our furlough schedule through April 2019.

We praise the Lord for Ministry opportunities: From cold Cottage Grove in Minnesota, to the hills of Colorado Springs in Colorado, and finally back to Greene and Altoona in the plains of Iowa. With differences of weather or beauty in different States, we met wonderfully warm-hearted people and with great moments shared both physical and spiritual meals together. We do thank God for their prayers and support for our ministry now and in the future. Our interaction with the pastors and their families is an enrichment as we share our personal, family, and ministry challenges and thus build each other for ministry.

The month of April 2019 had two key importance to us. First, we had four final stops that ended our ministry report: Elyria in Ohio; Ashton, Des Moines, and Carlisle in Iowa. Secondly, Stephen was “set free.” I mean it was his jubilee (turned 50 years old). Any secret for that number? Please share. With all these, pray for us to finish our furlough strongly with transition and packaging and shipping. Pray for all final monthly and ministry supports to come in. We recognize that some churches are in the process of sending support and special gifts for ministry projects such as building project, ministry van, tablets, sewing project, Bibles and literature, etc. Every gift given is important to us and we do take it seriously. As you make your gift through Baptist Mid-Missions, please indicate what area of ministry you would like to be allocated.

Pray for us as we will be trying to rest enough while Rena completes her 9th grade school year in May 2019 and going on a mission trip to Utah with Ankeny Baptist Church youth ministry in June 2019. Pray for Ian and Regina as they study biology at Iowa State University. Pray for spiritual growth of all of our kids. Without God’s help, our parenting will not avail much to our children. Edna has continued to be an ever-present helper and her testimony and support is exemplary. Please pray for us that this summer will be spiritually productive as Stephen attends two modules at Faith Baptist Theological Seminary in June 2019, and then leaves the country on July 4, 2019.

Please pray for wisdom in regard to packing and getting what we need to carry with us and for the ministry in Kenya as they get ready to have us back after 18 months away. We truly long to be back and be where the Lord wants us to be right now. Remember to be ready to visit with us in Kenya. You have a role in this ministry with us and so please hold our hands in partnership. “Oh, Magnify the Lord, and let us exalt his name together!” (Psalm 34:3).

In His Care,

Stephen & Edna Muindi
Ian, Regina, Rena

Psalm 34:3-5

The Frederick Family: May 2019

May 2019

Dear praying partners,

It is with great joy that I can announce that our youngest daughter has graduated from college! She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and has already found a full time job in the Greenville area. We will return to Thailand as true empty nesters.

Family: While visiting churches, many ask about our family so here is a short update. Our oldest daughter is married to an Air Force mechanic and is stationed, along with her three daughters in Sumter, SC. They attend a great church there and are active in its ministries. Our second son is married with two children and is an electrician in the Air Force and is currently stationed in Little Rock AFB, Arkansas. He and his family are also active in a local church in Little Rock. Our third child is a graphic designer for a non-profit organization in Greenville, SC. He is an active member in a local church currently being revitalized. Our youngest daughter just graduated and is employed as an executive assistant in Greenville. She is also a part of a local church being revitalized. We (Mike and Frances) are very proud of our children, and although we often miss seeing them, are happy that they are all doing well and are all actively serving the Lord in various capacities.

Ministry: We have an important announcement concerning our ministry. We are changing how we handle our support and will be moving to Central Missionary Clearinghouse effective immediately. This move was for practical reasons and is not doctrinal at all. We feel the time to make this change for the long term benefit of our ministry and to reduce our overhead expenses. Attached to this prayer letter is a letter from my home pastor as well as the form required the first time support is sent to the clearinghouse. I (or my pastor) will be happy to answer any specific questions.

In April, I (Mike) had to return to Thailand for a month to renew my visa as well as teach two modular classes for Bible Institute. Dtom, a student in the institute, is watching the church while we are in the USA until July and is doing a great job. He is learning a lot while he is flying solo. We are hoping to have our next graduation in 2020 with one graduate. The church is doing well and everyone is working together nicely during our absence. It is during times of furlough that one can see how strong the foundation of the church is.

This past week two prospects have contacted me about studying Bible online! Our vision of doing an online Bible school is starting. Baby steps, but it is a start.

Furlough: We are in the states until mid-July. Every weekend has been booked with meetings to report to our wonderful supporters. It is a privilege to be able to represent you in the country of Thailand. Our ministry is completely reliant on your generosity and prayers.

Please pray for: Traveling mercies, salvation for a man who still comes regularly (3 ½ years), Hannah as she makes the transition from school to “real life,” 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), online Bible School.

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

Pastor Jones letter
Form for Clearinghouse Support

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

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