Back In Thailand!
We had a good furlough but we are very glad to be back home in Bangkok! We arrived about a week ago now, and have hit the ground running!
There is an enormous work ahead of us in the next few months as we get things ready for a first official church service. First being finding a location to rent, so we have been out beating the streets (sorry, no online listings) looking around for a suitable location. Being Thailand, things move a little more slowly, so we would ask for your prayers that we would be able to find the right place quickly.
Over the next few months, we will be working to secure the location, doing any renovations to make it suitable, and doing a ton of outreach in the community!
If there was ever a time we would ask for your prayers, it would be now! We need divine wisdom and direction for these decisions.
Thailand Church Planting Fund Update
We praise the Lord for how He has provided toward the needs of our Church Planting Fund! We are continually amazed at how the Lord supplies our needs, and the generosity of His people. Thank you to all who gave, we can’t thank you enough!
We were able to meet our goal for the one-time startup costs, but still need about $300/mo. toward the ongoing costs detailed in our last letter. Please continue to pray with us about this.
Lori is now about 7 months pregnant, with a due date of April 18th, and everything is looking good! Claire is excited to be back home and see all her friends. Grace doesn’t know what is going on. 🙂
- That we would find a building to rent quickly
- Wisdom about location, negotiations, finances, etc.
- That the Lord would bless our outreach efforts
- Favor in the eyes of the community
- An additional $300/mo for the church planting fund
- We are back in Thailand and everyone is adjusting great!
- God’s provision for the church plant!
- A good furlough!
Yours for the Gospel in Thailand,
Philip and Lori Bassham
(and Claire, Grace and unnamed girl #3!)