Dear praying partners,
Our furlough is going well and it has been good to be able to report to many of our faithful supporting churches. When we return to Thailand in July we will have visited 26 churches. There are still some of our supporters that we have not been able to visit since we left for Thailand over 16 years ago. We will make every effort to visit the remainder when we next come to the USA.
Ministry in Thailand: Dtom, our 3rd year Bible student, is doing a great job watching the church in our absence. He has accepted the responsibility for all aspects of the ministry without supervision. He now realizes that leading a church is about more than just preaching messages on Sunday and Wednesday. Please pray for wisdom as he continues to seek God’s leading in his future ministry as well as wisdom in handling the various situations that arise in the church.
Family: It has been great to be able to visit our children and grandchildren during this furlough. They grow so fast! We have been able to connect and reconnect with each of them in a special way. We were even able to have an extended family reunion during our daughter Hannah’s graduation. My dad (79 yrs) and his wife, my sister and her husband, my brother and his whole family, and three of my four children had a special time together.
Mission Board: As you should know by now, we have left our previous mission board, BWMOM, for a clearinghouse that will better meet our needs on the field. Our pastor and home church, who have always been actively involved in our ministry, will be your point of contact. Since our former mission board has notified me that they will no longer process support checks, it is imperative that you use the attached form the first time you direct support to Central Missionary Clearinghouse. We are thankful for the ministry of BWMOM and wish them a fruitful and blessed future.
If you have any questions at all regarding our ministry, you can contact me (until mid-July) at 219-669-2821. After 10 July my skype number is 864-640-4654. You can also contact our sending church, Grace Baptist Church, Panama City Florida at 850-774-2083. This number is the cell phone of our sending pastor (Mike Jones). We would be happy to answer any inquiries.
I want to thank you for your faithful prayers and support of this ministry. We are able to continue our church planting ministry only because of your faithfulness. May the Lord bless you richly as you continue to serve Him.
For Christ in Thailand,
Mike & Francis Frederick
(Skype Phone) 864-640-4654