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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

Bob & Louise Johnson: June 2017

June 18, 2017

Dear Friends in Christ,

Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

As we visit the different churches presenting Jesus, Missions, and Baptist International Missions Inc., we began to feel like we have experienced about everything in the churches. We found this was not true. We were in a church which allowed us to come and present missions in a service with them. This we did and all seemed to go well in the service. A couple of weeks later a man, who belonged to the church, called and asked me to get in touch with him. When I did I found all the leaders – Pastor, Ass. Pastor, Youth Leader, and Song Leader had resigned and left the church without giving a reason. Please Pray for Calvary Baptist Church.

We as a nation and a world are in a condition which I believe has never happened in history. I also believe we are very close to the return of our Lord. Until then our missionaries are working in many countries where it is dangerous just to be there. It is not enough for our missionaries to be there but they must get the gospel out to the people. I remember when we were in South Africa leaving home in the morning to work in the villages not knowing if I would be coming home again that night. As missionaries we put our lives in God’s hands but we are still human. Most of our missionaries are married and many have small children. The stress load is great. Pray God will protect them and give them the strength to stand firm in this time and reach many for Christ.

I want to especially thank those of you that have sent funds to help us get out of debt. Because of your giving we only have one third of our debt left. Thank you! To all we ask for you to pray about helping with the last of the medical bills.

This week we have been missionaries with BIMI for Forty Four Years!!

Praise God!!!!!

Yours in Christ,
Dr. Robert W. Johnson

Baptist International Missions Inc.

The Enfingers in May 2017

May 2017

Volunteer Mobile Missionaries

Lamar and Dian Enfinger – Coordinators
Ed and Mila Vailliencourt
Dean and Joy Crow
 
Our project was at Camp Grace, Fairmont, North Carolina. There was so much to be completed before camp started. The weather was very warm but knew with God’s Grace He would give us the strength to handle what was needed to be accomplished.

The men replaced baseboards and shoe mold in one of the staff housing units. They also installed shelves and handles for the cabinets in the new Snack Shack. They worked on the golf course replacing timbers and placed new timbers in the ground separating each section. They also placed sheet rock in the bathroom of a staff housing facility. The men worked from 8 am to 4 pm, with two fifteen minute breaks and an hour for lunch.

We ladies worked on the bleachers which face a big wooden Cross, a large fire pit for roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, and also face the big, blue, beautiful lake of Camp Grace. We were visited with yellow flies, misquotes and the very bright sunshine. We scrapped the old paint off of the bleachers with our sombreros on to help block the heat of the sun. Then we sanded and finally painted the bleachers with a dark brown paint. I must say that the bleachers looked so much better. We worked from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. After that we made lunch for our men.

Our day actually began meeting in the back part of the office with prayer, devotion, and singing. This was from 7:30 to 8:00 am. Each of the volunteers had a turn for devotion and also some of the staff came and shared their testimonies.

Three weeks seemed to pass by so fast. It helps when we stay so busy. One weekend we all went to a Christian Pirate Show. It was a lot of fun and plenty of food. It was good to just relax and enjoy fun entertainment.

This was another project finished to help the camp be safer and more available for the campers coming in June.

Our hearts are truly blessed again to be able to volunteer like this. We all live in our campers, which is required, and just enjoy being Volunteer Mobile Missionaries.

Thank you for your support and especially your prayers.

Because of Christ,
Lamar and Dian Enfinger

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