Dear Friends & Family,
We were hoping to join forces with two other Christian families in Nong Doan but their church in Bangkok says they need more training first and is not ready to release them for full-on church planting in Nong Doan. They do have permission to start a mid-week fellowship group or Bible study of some sort but are currently too busy to commit to that. This has been a disappointment but postively, Khempawn, one of the Christian men in Nong Doan called me up to ask if I was still interested in doing English teaching there. He is in the process of sounding out interest in the community and two or three children have expressed interest already. He has a sign posted at his family’s food stall and in the bus that he drives between PhraBaht and Nong Doan. When he has 10 children, he’ll give me a call and we’ll get started. Pastor Jareun of PhraBat church has told me that there may be one or two young men from the church that can help me and there is also a young man from Lopburi who may be able to help as well. I might be able to pull it off on my own but the help would be appreciated and be a good opportunity in service and discipleship for these young men as well, if they can do it. What I would really like to see is the two Christian families in Nong Doan have a part in this so that there is a connection between the kids and parents coming for English and the local Thai Christians. Please pray that this would get off the ground and be productive in sharing the Gospel, both through the English teaching times themselves and through the relationships built through the classes.