The vast majority of our time is still spent trying to learn Thai. You never know how complex a language is until you try to learn a new one! Seems like an endless struggle sometimes!
We have found a dictionary of Christian terms and vocabulary that we are trying to work on learning and sharing. This provides great opportunities to share the Gospel. While learning a particular word or group of words, it ends up being a lot like a teaching a lesson as you try to explain the concept that you are trying to convey. Continue to pray for the Lord to use this.
Praise the Lord that we believe that we have worked out a way to get our "missionary" visas. So far, we have been here in Thailand on a student visa, and have to jump through hoops every couple of months to keep it active.
Once we have this new type of visa, we will have permission from the government to be here specifically for the work of church-planting. Pray that we will be able to get this finished before our current visa expires – that will save us a good bit of money!
If you are interested in visiting Thailand, we have a trip planned for June 16-25, 2014 where we would love to host you. We have a lot of exciting things planned that we are praying will make a huge impact on those coming. More info at projectthailand.net/trip.
A missions retreat like no other is coming up soon! A chance to have your heart thrilled by the Lord and stirred about world evangelism, the Our Generation Summit will be Jan. 1-3, 2015. There are a few more days to register and make plans to attend. Learn more at ogsummit.info!
- Pray that we get our new visas soon
- The Lord to open hearts and doors
- That we would increase in our ability to communicate
- Peace in Thailand