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Christ said that the opportunities for the harvest would be great, but the workers would be few, and this has never been more true than it is today in Thailand. The harvest is great...but there are so few workers. Lord, send us workers for the harvest.
We are the directors of the Asia Pacific Student Abroad Initiative (APSAI). Together with our fellow Assemblies of God missionaries, churches, and para-church ministries, we work to train up the next generation of missionaries and church leaders while passionately sharing the Good News within our Thai community. We see our purpose in Thailand to be facilitators of the Word, whether working through our APSAI university students or in direct discipleship and mentoring of our Thai friends and neighbors. Our goal is to see that everyone in Thailand has an opportunity to experience the love of God and to understand His desire for them to be a part of the family of God.
Pray for our fall semester APSAI students, Allison and Katie, as they settle into life, school, and ministry here in Bangkok. Ask God to work in and through them to have a spiritually transforming impact on the children and youth they work with here in Thailand.
Pray for Wayne and our area director, Mark Durene, as they work together with our fellow Bangkok-based missionaries to assemble a long-term leadership structure that will ensure a long and effective future for APSAI.
Pray for the upcoming study abroad recruiting season at our half-dozen AG university partners in the USA. We are asking the Lord to send us a dozen students for the spring semester. Join us in praying for each individual whom the Lord is calling to study with us, that they will have the courage to answer the call, and the resources to come.
In early September, we will begin working with a Christian Thai couple to reach out with English language programs in a public housing community on the far east side of Bangkok. Our goal is to serve this community alongside of our Thai friends, with the long-term goal of seeing a body of believers worshiping our Lord in this neighborhood. Please pray for wisdom, direction, and favor for us as we begin this new work.
Please join with our family in prayer for the nation and people of Thailand over the next two weeks of intense mourning. 1. Pray for those of us who are Christians in this Buddhist nation. Ask the Lord to give us wisdom as we try to bring comfort and show appropriate sympathy to our friends and neighbors. 2. Pray for peace during the season of transition as the citizens of Thailand mourn the loss of their beloved King Bhumibol and usher in a new era with the upcoming coronation of King Maha Vajiralongkorn as Thailand's new king. While he has been in power since his father's death, his official coronation will happen later this year, once the official mourning for his father is complete. 3. Pray for King Maha Vajiralongkorn, that the Lord would grant him the wisdom needed to continue to move Thailand forward in peace and prosperity. 4. Finally, we long for Thailand to once again return to being the Land of Smiles and for the people of Thailand to come to know the One who brings everlasting hope, the Prince of Peace. Pray for us as we continue to walk with the Lord among our Buddhist and Muslim neighbors, that we would have opportunities to share the hope and love of Christ with the citizens of the Kingdom of Thailand.
This video shares many images of life in predominantly Buddhist Thailand, especially focusing on the northeast region of Thailand know as Isaan. The Brown family will be moving to Isaan in a few months to launch a new discipleship and church planting ministry.
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Cremation of King Bhumibol
Constitution Day observed
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New Year's Eve observed
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