Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,
So far on our first month of deputation, we have driven 4,637 miles and are coming close to 10% of our support! But over 40,000 have died without the Gospel since we started.
Georgia – For the first 3 weeks of September traveled in Georgia for 8 meetings including the missions conference at our home church, Vision Baptist Church, where among other things, we saw the Lord raise our Faith Promise 47% up to $118,000 for this coming year, as well as seeing a couple surrender their lives for missions during the conference.
Texas – Immediately after our missions conference ended on the 19th, we drove out to Texas to start a stint away from our home, that wont end until November. We started in Ft. Worth, then to Weatherford, down to Austin, back up to Weatherford, and we are writing this letter from down south in the Houston area.
From here we have a few more meetings in TX, and then we will be going to LA, AL, GA, and FL before we make it back home in November.
Already we see the Lord providing for us in specific areas, like tires for the car, protecting us, using us as we go to churches, and adding new supporters.
Survey Trip to Thailand
Please pray about an urgent need that we have coming up very soon. We just found out that we have only a few weeks to buy our ticket for our survey trip to Thailand before the ticket price goes up dramatically.
$1800 is needed for a single ticket, and I will be going with my Pastor, youth Pastor, and a few other men from our home church in February. I am thankful to have a church that is so involved in our ministry and look forward to what He is going to do through this trip.
This will be my first trip to Thailand so that we can get a more accurate idea about opportunities for ministry, as well as living conditions and ministry expenses so that we will know better what kind of support we need to raise before we leave.
Please pray that we will be able to raise this money in the next couple of weeks. If you would like to give you can send a special gift to:
Vision Baptist Missions
P.O. Box 442
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Or online at www.VisionBaptistMissions.com
I am extremely grateful to you for your support and prayers and count it an honor to be your missionary to Thailand.
Yours for the Gospel in Thailand,
Philip and Lori Bassham