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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