The Lord has continued to bring in new supporters every month and we are now at 80% of our support, so we praise the Lord for that! Please pray with us that the last 20% would come in very quickly.
Traveling has been a little more interesting with a cute newborn baby girl, but she and Lori are doing great with it.
In Claire’s first 2 months of life she has already been to 15 states! (Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia.)
So, needless to say, we have been busy traveling to meetings and preaching, but mostly showing off Claire.
Visa Situation in Thailand
I would ask you to be praying about a very serious situation for missionaries in Thailand. It is complicated to explain, but basically the group that sponsors the vast majority of missionaries to be able to get their religious work visa (The Evangelical Fellowship of Thailand, or EFT) has gone through some internal turmoil and power struggle and thus the government was not granting them any more Visa renewals or new applicants.
This basically would mean that all missionaries would have to find an alternative legitimate way to stay in the country.
There have been a few recent positive developments, but it is still a very difficult situation that needs your prayers.
Setup Fund info on our website
Our current standing need is still for some additional funds toward moving costs to Thailand. There is 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