The Fredericks in November

November 2021

Greetings from Thailand,

Building Update. As of November 1, the Lord has provided over $60,000 towards our building need of $165,000. We have two and a half more months to try to raise the needed funds at the price (the original asking price was about $200,000. If you need more information or have questions please feel free to contact me. Most of the funds have been in the form of pledges for which we are thankful. Apart from the building, there are some exciting events to relay.

Bible Institute. We did a short Facebook ad seeking potential students for the current term (started in August). There were many inquiries and we have added two more students to the rolls (studying remotely via live stream). We are going to make a larger blitz toward the end of the year with a goal of adding at least five more remote students.

Foundation. We started a non-profit foundation several years ago, thanks to your offerings. Through this foundation I have been able to organize the church as a legal entity, use it for my visa and work permit, as well as legal protection for our Bible School. Several missionaries approached me with an idea to expand and use the foundation to facilitate other missionaries, especially Filipino missionaries, who have difficulty obtaining a religious visa and often don’t have the funding to start a new foundation. After a long period of planning, we are seeing results. We have established four branches throughout Thailand to help local churches and bring in new missionaries. The first missionary should arrive soon form the Philippines and work at a branch in Chaiyaphum province. This is an exciting new opportunity and thanks to our Filipino contact, there are many families lining up to obtain visas and work permits through our foundation. We hope that by working cooperatively with other missionaries we can facilitate a large number of new workers in Thailand. Fortunately, this project is fully funded and is able to operate in perpetuity as our overhead costs are low and are happily borne by the missionary applicants.

Church. COVID cases are again spiking to the highest level yet in our province and there is a likelihood of the government imposing limits on gatherings again. There is a real sense of fatigue amongst the populace. The fear and restrictions have really hampered our ability to do organized outreach. I continue to have an outreach ministry at the local universities, but most students and staff do not really want to venture beyond their immediate environment. Please pray for wisdom as we, like you, continue down this unmarked path.

If you are interested in helping us purchase this building by the end of the year, special offerings can be given via PayPal at https://paypal.me/thaimissions?locale.x=en_US or directed to our missions clearinghouse (Central Missionary Clearinghouse) at https://cmcmissions.org/donate or contact me to let me know of a pledge. I am happy to answers any questions about this project via email or phone at 864-561-5217 (12 hours ahead of Central Daylight Time). My sending pastor, Mike Jones of Grace Baptist Church, Panama City, FL would happily answer any questions as well via email, pastor.gbcpc@gmail.com or phone (850) 818-3883.

Please pray for us to have wisdom during these difficult times of ministry, to be faithful in God’s appointed task, and not be weary in well doing. Thank you for faithfully standing with us as we reach the Thai people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

Your missionaries,
Michael & Francisca Frederick

Thailand

 

 

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