Last month we added a few more supporters to bring us to 74% of our support! It is so close that we can taste it, but we still have work to do, so we are trying to fill the few remaining spots in our calendar before our departure date.
Departure Date is Set!
We are very excited to finally have a firm time set to leave for Thailand. Lord willing, we will be departing this coming April! That is less than a year away. We will be buying plane tickets soon (thanks to Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, NC), but need to wait for some official paperwork for Claire first!
After we get her passport and documents, we should be able to buy our tickets and be on our way. Praise the Lord.
Vision Baptist Missions Orientation
Last month, we spent a week at Vision Baptist Mission’s orientation. It was a great help and a wonderful place to get some good advice on departure dates, and first steps on the field, and just be around other missionary friends.
I am extremely thankful for our mission board and grateful to have Jeff Bush, veteran missionary to Argentina, as our new director!
Introducing Claire Elane Bassham – Born 6/3/12 – 8lbs 4oz!
On June 3rd Claire Elane Bassham was born! I want to thank everyone who has been such a blessing to us as Claire made her entrance. So many people have given us gifts, called, come to visit, and been so generous in baby showers and kindness. Thank you so much. That makes taking care of our new little baby so much easier for rookies like us.
We brought her home yesterday from the hospital and have begun the long journey of raising a child for the glory of God. Pray for us that we would have wisdom and grace to raise her for Him.
Setup Fund info on our website
We have updated the website, as promised, with information about what is and is not provided for our setup fund, as well as provided a way to give online directly into the fund at Vision Baptist Missions if you would like to help!
Thank you so much for the prayers and support on our way to Thailand.
Yours for the Gospel in Thailand,
Philip and Lori Bassham