Praise the Lord we have over half of our needed support after being on deputation for just over a year! The last 2 months we have been in meetings in Mississippi, Texas, Kansas, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee, Georgia, a lot of missions conferences and, praise the Lord, added many new supporters.
Though we had around 25 people planning on coming with us to Thailand, we have had to postpone the trip due to unforeseen circumstances – Our Baby’s due date is set at June 2nd! Unfortunately this is 2 days before when we were planning our trip Thailand 2012, so we have had to postpone a group trip to another year. Instead, Lori and I will be going much sooner (before the baby gets too far along) in February. We were able to book our tickets to Thailand at a good price just recently. This will be Lori’s first opportunity to go to the country, so she is very excited! Ahmet and Rachael Hernandez will be joining us as they prepare to start deputation next year. There is a lot of work to get done on the trip – • Finalize plans for a language school, • finalize plans for working with a missionary when we arrive • look at where we plan to live and see houses • meet with other missionaries in other parts of the country than just Bangkok. Thailand Update
Over the past 3 months Thailand has been flooded. In fact over 20% of the country was under water. Over 600 people died in the flooding and there has been a serious impact on the economy. Pray for us and other laborers to get over there quickly Relocation and Setup Fund
Now that we are on the second half of deputation, we will soon be in Thailand (!) and are trying to plan in advance for the costs of relocating there permanently. Tickets, shipping costs, and housing setup make this a big expense to plan for, but we are trusting the Lord to provide. If you would like to give toward this need, you may send it to Vision Baptist Missions and memo “Setup Fund”. Thank you for praying about this and we look forward to that day!
Our Generation Summit
This December 29-31 we will be at the Summit – a missions oriented winter retreat in Pigeon Forge, TN that we promise that you will not regret. We would like to encourage and you to consider being a part.
Philip and Lori Bassham