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.
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.
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.
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.
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