Dear praying partners,
The Lord is always good, always. I am reminded of this truth as I reflect on the ministry that God has given us in Thailand and the wonderful partners that have joined with us to reach the Thai people with the Gospel. My wife and I are truly thankful for each financial partner and prayer supporter that has a part in this ministry.
Bible Institute is finishing our first term. Unfortunately we had our first drop-out. Our only man studying will be opening a business in another part of the city and will not study further. I am disappointed, for sure, but the ladies that are studying are enthusiastic students and eager to learn more about the Bible. Thai men are in very short supply in Thai churches, and men willing to sacrifice to preach the Word of God are even fewer. Please continue to pray for men who will get saved and have a desire to be used of the Lord.
We have been passing out tracts in markets several times a month. We have not had any responses but know that the Word of God is going forth. It can sometimes be frustrating, but many of our current members were reached through tracts, so we continue to make the effort.
In June our church members went to a local market and set-up a blood pressure booth. We were able to directly witness to at least 20 people, giving them a very clear presentation of the Gospel. Blood pressure checks seem to be our best method for engaging people with the Gospel. Many were eager to listen and none rejected the opportunity to hear about how they can be free from their sins.
Please pray for Nuey, Niran, Pom, No, Aom, Ying, Dtuy, Saeng-Tong, Jan, Ohy, and Mike’s students for salvation. Pray for the men of the church to be faithful. Please pray for other locations to show movies in various neighborhoods. Also please pray for our daughter Hannah, as she finishes her second semester at Christian College, that she will continue to make the transition to the USA and college life and for her tuition (for which we are falling further and further behind).
We pray God’s blessing as you serve.
For Christ in Thailand,
Mike & Francis Frederick