The Missionary Objective is to 1) see people saved, discipled, and grow to maturity in the church 2) pour your life into discipleship and training leaders and eventually 3) see this reproduced by men going out to start more churches.
This month was an exciting for each step in that process. So here is an update on each of those steps:
The church continues to grow and it seems as if we are even picking up some steam!
We have several visitors each and every week. People are even showing up throughout the week asking more about the Gospel and church and our people will witness to them.
This past week was Mother’s Day so our church people worked together to put on a special activity, invite their friends, and we had around 60 come to church. We have had to rearrange our auditorium to be able to get more chairs in and make room for the growth!
Lots of Discipleship and Training
In discipleship training the past month we finished Philippians and started into Hebrews, but we also read a book together about church leadership and discipleship that facilitated some really good conversations and really clarified what the discipleship process is all about.
Working with leaders and growing together in our leadership is both challenging and rewarding. This month there has been a lot of work with leaders that have taken responsibilities, have their own ministries now, and are maturing through the challenges of leadership.
We went away for a couple of days with 7 of our leaders to discuss the importance of Church Planting. That was greatly beneficial and 2 of the guys in the following days expressed their desire to plant a church in the future.
I couldn’t be more excited about their desire God has placed in their heart, but I would ask you to pray for them as they continue to prepare.
- 2 guys this month have expressed desire to plant a church & train toward that!
- Lots of visitors, lots of spiritual growth and involvement, and increasing attendance
- People are growing in their leadership and wisdom
- People going through the joys and pains of leadership and growth
- For wisdom and success as people begin to take on new responsibilities of their own
Yours for the Gospel in Thailand,
Philip & Lori Bassham
(Claire, Grace, and Emma)