Dear Friends & Family,
Summer is nearly done and the Bangkok Bible Seminary starts up on August 13th. Here’s what’s happening as we head into autumn (which is identical to summer in Thailand :-)
"Christianity and the Cults"
Praise God that one of the projects that Karl has been heavily involved with at Kanok Bannasan (OMF Publishers Thailand) this past year has finally been published. “Christianity and the Cults” (Thai title: รู้เท่าทัน) covers six cult groups that are operating in Thailand. It is our hope and prayer that this will prove to be a helpful resource for pastors, Bible teachers, church members, and any Thai-speaking Christians so that Thai believers will not only be equipped to defend their own faith, but also to help others who are being drawn into these groups so that they will find the true Gospel. There are not any other Thai language books about cults that are currently in print.
Grace City Bangkok Church Plant
We are involved in the local church in Thailand in a few different ways. Aside from attending an older, established Thai church just down the road from us on Sunday mornings, Karl preaches at various churches in the Bangkok area and all of us are involved in a new church plant on Sunday evenings. The church plant is called Grace City Bangkok Church. Our core group is a combination of Thai and missionaries, including Dr. Natee, the academic dean at Bangkok Bible Seminary, and two missionary families who are here with Mission to the World (MTW), the denominational mission board of the Presbyterian Church in America. It is our hope and prayer that this group will develop into a Gospel-centered church in the Reformed tradition reaching out to downtown Bangkok.
One of the challenges of being located in downtown Bangkok is finding a place to meet. For the last few months, we have been been meeting for Bible study and fellowship on Sunday evenings, and were planning to hold our first monthly worship service on August 4th, but then we lost the room we had been using and had to postpone for a month. Please pray for the right location at the right price for this young church plant.
Sun is quite large at this point as we pass the seven month mark and look forward to baby #3 sometime around the end of September. Pray that all will go smoothly for the rest of the pregnancy and for a natural delivery. Pray for the upcoming adjustment for all of us, and that Karl will be able to make arrangements for his teaching responsibilities to take time off around the birth.
by Christ’s grace,
Karl & Sun Dahlfred
- New meeting location for Grace City church plant
- Sun’s pregnancy & delivery
- New term teaching at Bangkok Bible Seminary
- Publication of “Christianity and the Cults”
- Pregnancy: So far, so good
8/11 Karl preach in Sra Kaew province
8/13 New term starts at Bangkok Bible Seminary
8/17 Karl help train short-term teams for Thai Christian Students group
8/25 Karl preach in Ayuthaya
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