Something Amazing is Happening
When the Lord called Wayne to Thailand in January 2008, He specifically told Wayne that He was preparing to pour out His Spirit on the people of Thailand. God called us to come and serve in whatever way possible. In return, He promised Wayne that we would see the nation of Thailand change from being the most gospel resistant Buddhist nation in the world to being a nation where the name of Jesus was lifted up in every town and village.
To have such a call in 2008 was audacious. To express such a call among those who have labored for years with little or no fruit was arrogant. And yet, this is the vision and call that God spoke to Wayne. And based on that call, our family moved to Thailand for a lifetime commitment to helping the gospel to spread to every town and village of this beautiful nation.
The reality of ministry in Thailand is that this is a very difficult place. Every year, the enemy increases his attacks against those who labor on behalf of Christ. Year after year, laborers for the harvest drop out – frustrated, tired, compromised – returning to their homeland, never to serve again in Thailand. For years, this was the reality, and Thailand suffered from the reputation of being a missionary's graveyard, where workers would come full of energy and leave broken and confused.
But now, something amazing is happening. In the past two years, the Spirit of God has been moving supernaturally on the people of this nation. A great awakening to the knowledge and understanding of our Creator and His plan for mankind's redemption to Himself has begun. And it is starting in the most difficult of places in Buddhist Thailand.
Over the past two years, beginning among a small group of pastors and churches in central Thailand, a home-based micro-church movement has emerged with unprecedented growth. In that short period, in two provinces in the most gospel resistant part of Buddhist Thailand, hundreds of new churches have launched, reaching thousands of new believers. In the past six months, nearly 1,000 baptisms have taken place in this area. This is an outpouring of God's Spirit that has never been seen before in Thailand, and it shows no signs of slowing down.
Visit https://wes-craft-photography.smartslides.com/baptism-of-520-in-chon-daento watch a slideshow video showing the latest baptism service which occurred on the last Sunday in January. And join with us in praying that this new movement will continue to grow, to spread like wildfire so that every town and village in Thailand has an opportunity to hear about Jesus.
“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much.”
- James 5:16(b) MEV
Did you know that everything we do in Thailand is only possible because of you? As missionaries serving among the least reached peoples of the Buddhist and Muslim world, we depend on your daily prayers and monthly financial support. Both are critical to our ability to continue in our ministry. Please join with us in prayer over the following critical areas:
- Pray for the emerging micro-church movement in central Thailand, that thousands more will embrace life with Jesus as their Lord.
- Pray for our four APSAI students who are nearing the midpoint of their spring semester in Thailand.
- Pray for Pierce & Meghan Davis as they lead the spring semester at APSAI while we continue our itineration.
- Pray that we will be successful in completing our fundraising process. We need several new monthly supporters and about $11,000 in additional cash.
- Pray for the upcoming APSAI recruiting event at Northpoint Bible College. Pray for safety as Wayne travels and that many students will be called to study in Thailand.
- Pray for Tammy as she continues to recover from her recent knee replacement surgery.
As Assemblies of God missionaries, we are dependent on prayer and financial support from individuals, families, businesses, and churches. We work in partnership with our donors back in the USA and the family of believers in Thailand to spread the gospel throughout this country. When you support our work with a financial gift, you become part of our ministry team, reaching the unreached with the good news, bringing light into spiritually dark places, true hope to those who've never heard about Jesus.
You can make a donation to our ministry as well as set up a recurring monthly donation and faith promise on our donor management page at http://give.thevitalmessage.org/
. On the donor website, click on “Give Now” to make a one-time donation or “Set up New Recurring Schedule” to set up a faith promise and an automatic monthly contribution.