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The McCoys in Oct. 2019

October 1, 2019

Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

September was our busiest month yet. We continue to make steady progress in raising our monthly support. We were in 12 different churches in the past 3 weeks and had the privilege to present the ministry 6 times. The vision of a vocational school for those going out into the Gospel ministry really seems to be catching on quick. Just last week a single donor committed to fund the rest of the items, totaling $30,000, needed to finish the 50 x 100 school building in Atenas, Costa Rica. Thank you, sir, for being God’s answer to that prayer. Now we should be able to get settled in, finish learning Spanish, and get started on the curriculum instead of finishing the building ourselves. Our monthly support inches up a little more each month. This month 2 more churches and 2 more individuals committed to partner with us financially. We need your prayers more than anything and do appreciate them more than you can know. Two weeks ago a brother bought all of our extra tools and misc. items we could not take with us. What a blessing to not have to list on Craigslist or Marketplace and deal with all that is involved with playing salesman.

Our kids are doing well with a new school year. One of Jon’s teachers incorporates Spanish in the lessons, so he is picking things up pretty quick. Bethany has turned into quite the fisherman. She takes little brother out on the lakes here at the temporary house as much as she can while mom and dad do deputation stuff. She even baits Jon’s hook and takes his fish off. He’s the baby and rotten. Our son Matt got engaged last week to a wonderful young lady he met several years ago at The Wilds in NC. We are thrilled for them. Now to git er dun so we get to Costa Rica and not have to come back for no wedding. HAHA!

We’ve had several opportunities for home missions this month as well. Our home church helped one of our missionaries with a much needed roof project. We were able to help SWAN ministries with a work day getting many projects done at the airplane hangar. We helped a church in Panama City with permitting and associated paperwork for their rebuild after Hurricane Michael. Victory Baptist should be back to 100% by the end of the month thanks to missionary builders from Minnesota. Kevin also spoke at the Men’s Barn Meeting in Laurel Hill, FL., an outreach focusing on unchurched men.

We continue to work with a realtor in Costa Rica on housing. There are several options on the table as we write this letter. Please pray with us that God will give us wisdom so we choose well as we could have to live there for 1-3 years depending on the contract agreement. We continue to be amazed at how God continues to provide through his people and guides us every step of the way. Thank each and every one of you again for your prayer and financial support.

May God richly bless you all.

In Christ,
Kevin & Sonya McCoy

The Fredericks’ September Letter

September 2019

Dear praying partners,

Frances had some visa issues in that they denied her visa when we applied in the USA. She consequently had to come to Thailand as a tourist and then leave the country to apply for another visa. After several issues, she was finally given a visa. Immigration laws have been changing rapidly in Thailand.  We can still get visas to stay, but it is becoming increasingly more difficult.

Ministry in Thailand
We hit the ground running after returning from furlough. After only three days back, Mike returned to teaching at University and started teaching at the Bible Institute again. The work here is very slow but we have had some visitors attend services. We continue to encourage our church family to actively witness to friends and neighbors as well as distribute literature. Our live stream has been gaining traction and we have several consistent viewers from other provinces in Thailand.

Mission Board
We have completed the transition to the Central Missionary Clearinghouse as of the end of July. Thanks for your understanding and patience in this time of transition. If you have any questions concerning how to send support, please contact me via email ASAP.

Coming Events
This year marks our church’s 15th anniversary. Our home pastor will be coming to speak at our annual family camp as well as speak at our anniversary banquet. We will have camp October 11-14, followed immediately by a revival service and our anniversary banquet on October 18-20. Plans are being firmed up and guests are being invited. Would you please pray for the Lord to do a work in our church both among the saved and especially the unsaved. We are starting to make our Christmas outreach plans as well. We are going to try to do caroling at a local shopping mall. We are not very musically inclined but this is an opportunity that is hard to pass up. Christmas is always a busy time of outreach. We encourage all of our members to do some sort of activity in their home during the Christmas season since most Thai’s don’t want to come to a church.

Great News
The daughter of one of our members got saved recently. She has been struggling with salvation for a while and finally got things settled.  She will be getting baptized at camp. Her salvation has been a real encouragement to Frances and the ladies. She has been training to work in our children’s ministry. It is easy to get discouraged in a small church with only a few children but now they can see the fruit of faithful service.

Prayer Requests
Salvation: A man in our church who continues to attend faithfully (father of the girl who got saved). Pray for Mike’s students and fellow teachers at the university. Pray for the guests invited to the revival services and anniversary banquet. Faithfulness: Pray for the Bible students to continue steadfast in their studies. Also, pray for a lady in our church getting married in November.

May the Lord bless you richly as you continue to serve Him.

For Christ in Thailand,
Mike & Francis Frederick


(Skype Phone) 864-640-4654

Our mailing address is:
Box 47 Hang Dong Post
Chiang Mai 50230 Thailand

The McCoys’ Sep. 2019 Letter

September 2019

Matthew 6:31-33

31. Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall   we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32. (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

August was one very busy but very productive month. It’s been one year since Gulf Coast Baptist Church commissioned us and sent us out as missionaries to Costa Rica. God has proved Himself more than sufficient time and time again in miraculous ways. We are currently at 72% of our needed monthly support and have commitments from several more churches and individuals. We have set aside the funds that we need for moving-at least the funds we know about. We have had every single need met for housing, finances, health, and fellowship. God as He promised has met all our needs and then some as we have not received a paycheck from our business, McCoy Construction Services, since December 2018.

Missionary support comes in many forms. We have been eye witnesses and experienced these things personally this year more than ever before. We did none of these things in our own strength or power. To God be all the glory and praise.

We sold:

  1. our house without a realtor
  2. four cars, bass boat, tractor & implements
  3. two work trailers, shed, mountain of tools
  4. majority of furniture & house hold items
  5. rock crawler Big Whitey.

That’s a lot folks!!! Most of these were sold to brethren in our home church. We know for a fact God’s people are praying and we know for a fact God’s people are giving. Giving is not always money. We get help with our newsletter every month. We get taken to dinner. We have people watch our kids. We have people help us pack every time we move to a different temporary house. We are in our second temporary house. Thank God for these two families for that type of giving. We have people repair our car when the tire separates or the water pump goes out. We truly thank God and every single one of you that does anything to help us in this process.

Our hope is to be headed to Costa Rica full time by February 2020. In August we were in 10 different churches. Had the privilege to present the ministry 4 times and give an update to supporting churches 2 times. Our kids and grandkids got to go to VBS together at Fishermen Baptist Church in Bon Secor, AL. That was a real blessing. We got to visit Sonya’s parents, siblings and our older son in Indiana while there for 2 meetings. We had the privilege to go to family camp at The Wilds Christian Camp in NC and attend their 50th year anniversary services. A big thanks to the maintenance guys Steve Lawton and Matt McCoy for changing the water pump on our car. We got to meet Quinton & Melaine Hutton in person, missionaries to the Cebecar Indians in Costa Rica. We will help them at times with projects like building a literal bridge to the unreached there. Last but not least God sold Big Whitey, our 05 Jeep Wrangler rock crawler that me and the kids put a 6.0 Chevy truck motor in. It’s bittersweet as we used this jeep in our ministry Got Jesus Off-road. There are many unreached people groups right here in the states, jeepers, bikers, hunters, fishermen, golfers, you get the idea. Selling this jeep was huge in our process and we thank God for it.

Thank you all for your support in all areas. Without God’s help and yours we won’t accomplish much in His kingdoms work.

In Christ,
Kevin & Sonya McCoy
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