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The Fredericks’ Thailand Ministry

May 2022

Greetings from Thailand,

Building Update. The building fund has been going rather slowly, but I can honestly say that we have placed this in the Lord’s hands and are content to wait for His provision. We have had several churches and individuals give recently, for which we are very grateful. A sister church in a neighboring province has been taking special offerings for us and recently presented us with $800 toward our building. As of today we are at $87,000 of the $165,000 needed. It is great to be over halfway, but we still have a loooong way to go. If the Lord burdens you about helping with this much needed project, please send a special offering to the Central Missionary Clearinghouse, https://cmcmissions.org/donate, in our name, designated “Building Fund” or contact me to let me know of a pledge via email or phone (stateside number 864-561-5217). We are actively looking at other properties and the possibility to build our own facility. We have seen nothing as cost effective or with as good a location as the property we are pursuing, but we are ever watchful.

Bible Institute. The Bible Institute is preparing for our fourth graduation ceremony in June. The school is growing in enrollment, with two more new students applying to study online. Our current enrollment is thirteen students. I am sure there will be some attrition as time goes on, but it is exciting to see the growth, not just numerically, but in the range of locations students are studying form.

Pastor. Pastor Dtom was installed as co-pastor in February and is doing a great job thus far. He has some great new ideas about developing the men of the church and has been managing the day to day tasks of the church efficiently and appropriately. This has mostly freed me (Mike) to place most of my emphasis on the Bible School. It is exciting to see what the future holds for Pastor Dtom and New Life Baptist Church

Prayer Requests: Please pray for several unsaved who are coming to services regularly, especially the man whose family members are all saved, and he continues to come faithfully, but still won’t accept the Lord. Also pray for two members who are starting to stray because of sinful desires. I hope you understand that I do not use names to respect their privacy. Also continue to pray for our building project and for the students in the Bible school to be faithful.

Your missionaries,
Michael & Francisca Frederick

The McCoys’ Latest Letter

May 2022

Qué está pasando

Praises

  • More instructor training complete
  • Found rental house
  • Several dozen salvations in our church

Prayer Requests

  • Witness opportunities/share gospel
  • Travel safety
  • Upcoming move and get settled
  • Upcoming meetings
  • Mission conference in Alabama

Matthew 6:33-34

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

 

Brethren do not lose focus. Stay on mission. God is on the throne eternal and has not lost an inch of ground. Trust Him for all that you have need of and use your gifts and abilities in His kingdom’s work for the purpose of rescuing the souls of men from the devil’s hell. Global conflict, inflation, shortages, and many more major issues of our day are still minor to God. We can’t do much about those things but we can let our light shine and be a gospel witness.
 
April was a jam-packed month. We started out traveling to Pensacola for three days of FEMA CERT train the trainer. This certification allows us to teach the FEMA disaster relief curriculum for the establishing of teams in the local churches at home and abroad. We now have multiple contacts in several Florida counties emergency management offices. Storm season will start in a few short weeks and training responders to help the hurting in time of need physically and spiritually will be vital. We have looked hard and prayed much about permanent housing.
 
Home is where we are but it’s nice to stay in one spot for a while. We have had four contracts on houses in the last few weeks with no success. We did find a rental by the month with no lease contract and will move in soon. We can stay there much cheaper and longer than thirty days at the time for at least three months and longer if need be
 
Our laptop died a while ago and we had begun to research replacing it. A brother in our sending church offered us one if we could wait a few more days. We waited and in the end he gifted us two good used laptops and transferred all our documents and programs for us. What a blessing!
 
Our church had entered into a building program before we came here. For all kinds of reasons their contractor was unable to continue. I mentioned to the Pastor I had been a contractor prior to becoming a full time missionary and he said that the Lord’s timing on us showing up here was interesting. In a couple more discussions we believed God has us here for such a time as this and will help the church as much as possible with the permitting and associated paperwork. Another brother in the church will be the project manager. I had held on to my contractor’s license not wanting to throw it away just in case one of our kids wanted to go that route. We had no idea God would use it again on one of His local churches.
 
Training Center of Costa Rica continues to live on and is picking up speed. Dozens of students are enrolled to begin the required prerequisites. Most students have internet and can do the online portions on their own and at their own pace. For the hands on portions there are a couple of construction projects underway where they can get the on the job training. A house is under construction at Campamento Beraca. Starting out with a dirt mound and going through all the phases to completion. Also, Calvary Baptist Church of Palmares is partially constructed with much work left to be done. It’s kind of dried in but has a ways to go and will provide many opportunities to learn for the students. Thank God for the instructors and their willingness to keep things moving forward and training their own people. Like in the U.S. skilled labor is at an all-time low.
 
Our hearts desire is to have a brick and mortar training center where we are now and use that as a model for others. Many missionaries and churches in the U.S. and abroad have expressed interest in this training center opportunity. Their young people, in the churches and communities, need basic and beyond practical skills. If I have something to offer someone needing help they will first of all see my good works and then be willing to hear what I have to say. More doors open for personal one on one witnessing and getting us out of the pew and back out there where the harvest is. We can now offer vocational/technical training, basic life support-first aid, CPR, AED, active shooter respons and basic self-defense, community emergency response and relief teams. If your church or organization would be interested in any of these please call or email to further discuss options and availability.
 
We are so thankful that each of you continues to pray and give so we can continue to go, sometimes across the street and sometimes across land and sea borders, all for God’s glory and the furtherance of His kingdom work.
 
In Christ,
Kevin, Sonya, Bethany, and Jon McCoy your missionaries to the Caribbean

The Mortensons’ May Update Letter

May 2022

Dear Family and Friends,

Thank you all for your faithful prayers and financial support. God is continuing to show his grace as we have been traveling quite a bit over the last week and a half. We have one more week of travel before heading back to Honduras. This trip to the States had several purposes, the first being to attend a field conference for Central American missionaries hosted by BIMI. That conference started last Monday and was a great blessing. We were encouraged and challenged through the messages and it was also exciting to hear reports from each of the missionaries about what the Lord is doing in the different ministries throughout Central America.
 
We are now headed back to Pensacola, FL for Blake’s follow up appointment with the endocrinologist. Thank you all for your prayers for us as Blake continues to do well and we all continue to grow in learning how to properly manage his diabetes. One unexpected blessing from this trip has been getting to meet a couple of other families who are walking or have walked the same road with diabetes. God’s goodness and grace are present even in the ups and downs of life with a chronic illness and we want to praise Him.
 
As I shared last month, we are also squeezing in some time with family before we head home to Honduras and it has been wonderful getting to spend a few days with my parents. While we are back in the Pensacola area, Cori’s parents will come over for a few days and we look forward to that opportunity also. Time is flying but we are thankful for the memories being made with family.
 
As we get back to Honduras next week we will be jumping back into the ministry there. We will not have a lot of time in-between things but we know that God will supply our need for strength. Thank you again for your faithful prayers for our family.

 

Prayer & Praise:

  • Continued spiritual growth in the church family.
  • For wisdom as we grow in our understanding of Type 1 diabetes, and how to best help Blake.
  • For traveling mercies while we are in the States.
  • Praise the Lord for a wonderful BIMI field conference.

 
In Christ,
Nate and Cori, with Mykenzie, Grant, Blake and Savanna

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