August 2013 Prayer Letter

 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.

June 2013 Prayer Letter



Dear Friends & Family,


May 24th marks the one year anniversary of our return to Thailand.  It has been a very busy year but we are glad for all that the Lord’s mercies.

First Year of Seminary Teaching

Preparing and teaching seminary courses in Thai has been very challenging but also very rewarding.  It has been a sharp learning curve, my language ability has been stretched, and many hours have been poured in.  Now that the school term has ended, it is a great relief in many ways.  I have time to catch my breath, and improve on what I’ve done this year for next year’s classes.  I still feel like I have a lot to learn but I am glad that Bangkok Bible Seminary is happy to keep me on as I learn how to be a blessing to my students.  You can read more of my reflections on my first year of teaching seminary in Thailand in this blog post.  Thank you to all who lifted me up in prayer during this past year of teaching.

April 2013 Prayer Letter




Thai New Year’s Festival, April 13-15 (Photo: Wyndham)


Dear Friends & Family,


We hope you all had a good Easter, celebrating our Lord’s resurrection.  Here in Thailand, hot season is in full swing in Thailand as temperatures soar over 100 degrees each day.  The heat and humidity make us even more tired than usual, especially Sun.


In our last prayer letter, we mentioned that Sun was feeling exhausted but we knew that this season would pass.  A perceptive reader read between the lines and wrote back, asking, “Is Sun....?” Yes, she is. We are pleased to let you know that Sun is pregnant with our third child, who should be making his or her appearance mid-September.  She is about 16 weeks along now, feeling tired, but not sick, and eating about every 2 hours.  It is hard to keep enough meals and munchies in the house!

February 2013 Prayer Letter



Dear Friends & Family,

We hope 2013 has gotten off to a good start for you, as it has for us.  We had a bit of a break over New Year’s when some friends came to visit from out of town but we quickly jumped back into the swing of things, full steam ahead (which is one reason why you haven’t heard from us recently)

The Lord is giving us many opportunities to invest ourselves for the blessing of His people here in Thailand.  In fact, there are so many things that we *could* be doing that it is hard to say “no” at times, and to decide what is the best use of our time.  Please pray for stamina & wisdom as we seek to be good stewards of the limited time and energy that God has given us, giving proper attention to both ministry and family.

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