Christmas in Thailand
I want to ask you to be praying for Christmas activities in Thailand. Christmas time seems to be the time when Thais are most curious about church to learn about this Christian holiday, so we have more visitors on Christmas than any other day.
Again this year, they are working very hard to invite the community and have a very special service. With our church being in such a public place, we do reverse caroling by just singing right in front of the Chruch as literally thousands pass by each day. They are also planning skits and songs and lots of other activities for the day. I love seeing their enthusiasm for working together to see people reached around them!
New Teammates on Deputation
We are excited that another teammate has just started deputation to raise support to join us in Thailand, Adam and Angel Ragsdale. They join Ben and Caroline Thomas who are also currently on deputation. You can find out more about the Ragsdales at reachingthailand.net.
Christmas in America
We are glad to be able to see family this year for Christmas. This only happens periodically, so we plan to enjoy our time with family to the fullest.
It will also be the first Christmas without Lori’s mother after the accident, so that will be especially tough this year for everyone, so pray for her especially this year.
Our Generation Conference
Right after the Holidays we will be in our Mission Board’s annual conference, the Our Generation Conference Jan 2-4. This is kind of a high-octane missions camp for churches, and hundreds from churches from all around will be there.
I, along with many other missionaries, will be preaching and teaching different missions related sessions and we pray it will help us all be equipped to do more for church planting and world evangelism in our lifetime. Go to https://visionmissions.org/ogc2020/ to learn more and register.
Yours for the Gospel in Thailand,
Philip & Lori Bassham
(Claire, Grace, and Emma)