Philip and Lori Bassham | Church Planting Missionary to Thailand
January Prayer Letter
Support is coming in great! So far, we have travelled right at 15,000 miles and are at about 19% of our support after 4 months on deputation! We are right on track to get to the field within our 2 year goal!
After the holidays and into the new year, we are into the main stretch of deputation, so this year should be a wild and crazy ride! We have just started our first cross-country trip of the year. We just finished a meeting in Louisiana, and now are in TX for few weeks, then NC and GA before heading out on our survey trip to Thailand!
To be honest, the Christmas season was scary because we didn’t have as many meetings as we usually do, and our livelihood right now is totally from preaching and the generosity of churches, and when you aren’t in churches, there is no money coming in! But He has always been faithful to me when I had no idea how the ends were going to meet, and this month was no exception. We don’t deserve His goodness or the generosity of other Christians, but the Lord has used many people in specific and important ways to take care of His servant like He said He would. And we praise Him for that!
We look forward every year to the Summit in Pigeon Forge, TN, and this year was one of the best! About 15 missionary families and over 250 people from all over the country gathered for 3 days of intensive missions teaching and preaching. I was able to teach one of the sessions to college students about preparation for the mission field, and preach to everyone about God’s promises in the Gospel for Thailand.
We have been praying for laborers and we saw the Lord call many into missions service, and some considering Thailand! It was special to be able to meet and talk with a man and his family as they are praying about going to Thailand, along with others unmarried and still in college!
Survey Trip Update
This time next month I will be in Thailand! I can hardly wait! It will be like Israel crossing the Jordan for the first time and seeing where the Lord wants us. And I believe I picked out some good spies to take with me to see the opportunities. Pray the final details fall into place and he keeps us safe and directs our steps!
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