Wayne, Tammy, & Rebecca

Brown


Serving in Thailand, Asia Pacific


Account #2939171

Srichiangmai Post Office PO Box 11 337 M.1
Pran Prao, Srichiangmai
Nong Khai 43130 THAILAND

Reaching – Planting – Training - Serving

Christ said that the opportunities for the harvest would be great, but the workers would be few, and this has never been truer than it is today in Thailand. The harvest is great...but there are so few workers. Lord, send us workers for the harvest.

We see our purpose in Thailand to be facilitators of the Word through an array of programs reaching the never-reached, planting churches where none exist today, training up a new generation of missionary and Thai church planters and disciple makers, and serving compassionately those who are at greatest risk in our community. 

Prayerfully consider joining our team, either as a prayer and financial supporter or as a member of our ministry team in Thailand. A month, a year, or a lifetime, whatever the length of service, your presence with us in Thailand will have an eternal impact on the Thai people you serve.

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time…
2022 has been a year of transitions, 
leading into our most significant work as Assemblies of God missionaries!

2022 has been a year of transitions: 
Covid restrictions gradually lifted beginning in January to fully reopened in July. 
God confirming our move to join a church planting team in northeast Thailand in May. Our family moving to Srichiangmai along the Mekong River, just across from Vientiane, Laos, in August.
Our first week of major outreaches in the districts around our new home in Isan.

Last week, as the days clicked down toward Christmas, Tammy, Hannah, and Daa were joined by pastors from across Isan and volunteers from OneHope for a five-day Christmas spectacular that was more engaging and of greater effect than we could have ever expected. 

Tuesday: Since we are the only Christians living in this village, we asked some of our Thai Christians friends from across Isan to come and help us with Christmas caroling. Wow!!! We had four Thai churches come, bringing a total of nineteen people to assist us. Our friends drove anywhere from 50 minutes to two hours to help us bring Christmas to this unchurched community. As best as we can tell, this is the first time that anyone has organized a Christmas caroling outreach in Srichiangmai.

As we walked and sang, we had a few high school students ask to join us in caroling along the riverfront. They did a wonderful job and expressed an eagerness to see us again when we visit their high school this week. It was an incredibly special night! Each of us could feel God's presence as we sang for and visited with our neighbors along the riverfront. There was true joy in the air for our caroling team and for those who heard us singing.

Wednesday: We had our first ever Christmas Outreach to a Srichiangmai school. The school has 230 children from kindergarten to sixth grade. In addition to games and skits, our team was able to present a Christmas version of The Book of Hope to each child.

Thursday: We visited the local high school in Srichiangmai. The school is the primary point of learning for over 500 students in and around our village. Our team was able to go from classroom to classroom for nearly two hours handing out a Christmas edition of The Book of Hope along with other Christmas related gifts to each student.

Friday: We traveled about 45 minutes southwest of Srichiangmai to the town of Baan Phue where we joined Baan Phue Assembly of God where our friend and mentor, Dr. Pastor Wichitra and her congregation conducted an outreach in one of the dozen villages where they are establishing prayer centers and planting churches. Eight people made a decision to publicly declare that Jesus is Lord of their life.

Saturday: We did our first night-time parking lot movie night for the children of our Srichiangmai community. The children and their parents were able to watch a Christmas-themed movie in the Thai language. The children also created handmade Christmas ornaments and then assisted our team in decorating the Christmas tree at our newly remolded Happy English Community Center.

We received much positive feedback from families throughout the Srichiangmai district with many of them expressing interest in having their children participate in the Happy English afterschool programs that will open in January.

Please join us in praying…
  1. Pray for the eight Thai people in Baan Phue who made decisions to follow Jesus during last week’s Christmas outreach.
  2. Pray for the high school students who joined us in our Christmas caroling on Tuesday. Pray that these students will desire to participate in our twice weekly youth outreach that will be directed by Hannah.
  3. Pray for all 75 slots available in our Happy English outreach programs to be filled by children, youth, and adults from Srichiangmai.
  4. Pray for Wayne, Tammy, Rebecca, Hannah, and Daa; pray that we will all stay healthy during this winter season (colder than any of us are used to) and that God will provide for all our ministry and personal needs.
Thank you for your prayers and your support for us as we work to bring Christ to the people of Srichiangmai.

As Assemblies of God missionaries, we depend on prayer and financial support from individuals, families, businesses, and churches. We work in partnership with donors in the USA and the family of believers in Thailand to spread the gospel throughout Thailand. 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, providing real hope to those who’ve never heard about Jesus. You can donate to our ministry as well as set up a recurring monthly donation and faith promise on our donor management page at https://give.thevitalmessage.org/.





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In less than two weeks, we will be loading up nearly a dozen years of life and history in Bangkok to embark in a new church planting effort in Isan, the northeast region of Thailand. Our team is led by Ben and Wendy McClure who are based in Udon Thani, about 90 minutes southeast of our new home. Jade, a missionary from the Philippines also based in Udon Thani, is assisting with the children’s outreach in Srichiangmai. And Hannah and Da are moving to Srichiangmai to join us in full time service to our new community. Together, our goal is to establish deep and strong roots into this community and from that start to launch the first ever Protestant church in this district of 31,000 people.

Please join us in prayer during this time of transition:
1. Pray for peace and wisdom as we pack and move.
2. Pray for Hannah, our AGWM Associate, who is joining our church plant team in August.
3. Pray for Da, our Thai missionary, as she joins our team in September.
4. Pray for Ben & Wendy, our AGWM team leaders, as they provide leadership over this new endeavor.
5. Pray for Jade, our Philippines missionary, as she coaches us on the outreach opportunities in Srichiangmai.
6. Pray that we can quickly settle into life in a small town.
7. Pray that we make many high-quality connections in our neighborhood of 13,000 Thai, Lao, and Vietnamese people.
8. Pray specifically for opportunities to connect with children and their families.
9. Pray for patience as we adapt to the local languages. Most people over 50 do not speak traditional Thai. They speak Isan which is an amalgamation of old Thai and old Lao. Some of the older folks only speak Lao or Vietnamese.
10. Pray or wisdom for us to know when it is time to move forward in each step of our community outreach and church planting activities.

Thank you for your prayers and your support for us as we embrace this new adventure.

As Assemblies of God missionaries, we depend on prayer and financial support from individuals, families, businesses, and churches. We work in partnership with donors in the USA and the family of believers in Thailand to spread the gospel throughout Thailand. 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, providing real hope to those who’ve never heard about Jesus. You can donate to our ministry as well as set up a recurring monthly donation and faith promise on our donor management page at https://give.thevitalmessage.org/.
Copyright © 2022 The Brown Family, all rights reserved.

PO Box 11
Sirchiangmai Post Office 337 M1
Phan Prao, Sirchiangmai, Nongkhai 43130
THAILAND








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Many of you have been praying for us lately about a new ministry opportunity outside of Bangkok. After months of looking at several places in Thailand and praying for God’s direction, we have heard from God. He has called us to move to the Northeast Thailand village of Sri Chiang Mai, in the region called Isaan. Sri Chiang Mai is along the Mekong River directly across from Vientiane, Laos. 

We will be working with friends, Ben & Wendy McClure, in their Sri Chiang Mai English center where Tammy will lead programs which will teach English, Bible and life skills to the children and youth of this village. The center will also provide a safe place for latchkey children to come to do their homework, have fun with games, and have a safe place to hang out. We believe this center will be a vital part of the community.

The McClure’s have been praying for years for workers to come to Sri Chiang Mai, to bring the Gospel to this mostly unreached area of Thailand. This village has no church except a small Vietnamese Catholic church. Ben & Wendy feel that this village will be a wonderful place for a church plant. This will be pioneering church planting work. It will be difficult, but nothing is too difficult for God.

Here are several ways that you can pray for us:

1. We have found a rental home located less than one-half mile from the building which houses the English center and future church plant. Pray for favor as we seek approval from local government officials to live in that home.

2. We desire to plant a true Thai church in this community. Pray that God will call Thai believers to help us establish the church and to be the hands and feet of Christ in this community.

3. We are planning to make the 300-mile move in late July or early August. Pray for patience, wisdom, and peace as we prepare to make the move from Bangkok to Sri Chiang Mai.

4. For the past 12 years, we’ve lived in the mega-metro city of Bangkok with sixteen million friends and neighbors in the greater metro area. Pray for our life adjustment as we transition from big city life to a village that is smaller than our current Bangkok apartment complex.

Wayne and I were both 50 years old when God sent us Bangkok, and Rebecca was a teenager. We have spent a dozen years here, but now, in our early sixties and with Rebecca about to turn thirty, we are once again compelled by God’s call to move forward in His new Kingdom work in Thailand.

Thank you for your prayers and your support for us as we embrace this new adventure.

As Assemblies of God missionaries, we depend on prayer and financial support from individuals, families, businesses, and churches. We work in partnership with donors in the USA and the family of believers in Thailand to spread the gospel throughout Thailand. 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, providing real hope to those who’ve never heard about Jesus. You can donate to our ministry as well as set up a recurring monthly donation and faith promise on our donor management page at https://give.thevitalmessage.org/
Copyright © 2022 The Brown Family, all rights reserved.
PO Box 62 – Khlong Chan, Bang Kapi, Bangkok 10240 – Thailand

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Tammy is currently evaluating new ministry opportunities for our family in the northeast region of Thailand where she was recently able to join a ministry team at their community outreach center. The community center is in a mostly unchurched area, only steps away from Thailand’s border with Laos.

Each week the children from this community come to the English center where they participate in activities for two hours, including one hour of Bible stories and songs and another hour of English practice.


As you can see from the photo, this group of children love learning about Jesus. 

Please join us in praying for the children of this community…
  1. Pray that their minds will be opened to understanding God’s Word.
  2. Pray that their hearts will be opened to receiving God’s Word.
  3. Pray that they will respond to the Holy Spirit’s call for them to join the family of God.
  4. Pray that God will call more workers to this mostly unchurched area of Thailand.
As Assemblies of God missionaries, we depend on prayer and financial support from individuals, families, businesses, and churches. We work in partnership with donors in the USA and the family of believers in Thailand to spread the gospel throughout Thailand. 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, providing real hope to those who’ve never heard about Jesus. You can donate to our ministry as well as set up a recurring monthly donation and faith promise on our donor management page at https://give.thevitalmessage.org/.


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We have an update on two urgent prayer requests:

1.) Tammy will be going to a well-respected international hospital on Tuesday morning, Bangkok time (Monday evening in the USA). She will have a colonoscopy and gastroscopy to investigate the large polyp found two weeks ago and look for other areas of concern. The hospital team may also remove the large polyp when they are doing these procedures. Please join us in praying for Tammy from 9:00 pm Monday evening to 1:00 am Tuesday morning EDT as she goes through these procedures and subsequent recovery.

Also, Tammy and Wayne will meet with a gastric oncologist on Sunday morning, September 5, Bangkok time (Saturday evening in the USA). He will review the medical findings concerning the tumor on Tammy's pancreas and determine the next steps. This is a second opinion meeting to verify that the initial diagnosis is correct. Please be praying for us during this time, especially from 11:00 pm Saturday night to 2:00 am Sunday morning EDT.

2.) While the COVID—19 situation in Thailand is still bad, the stress on the hospital system is much less now than two weeks ago. As a result, it no longer looks like we will need to leave Thailand for a safer location. Thank you for praying with us over this issue. Please continue to pray for an end to this horrible pandemic. We are likewise praying for all our family and friends in the USA and around the world as we all continue to suffer through this latest Delta Variant outbreak.

We truly do appreciate all those who join us in prayer whenever we post a need. Our prayer team is a major force in keeping us engaged in the work God has called us to do. I don't think we could have maintained this work for nearly 17 years without your faithful prayers.


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This three-minute video shares many images of life in predominantly Buddhist Thailand, especially focusing on the unreached region of Thailand know as Isaan. The Brown family, through their leadershiip of APSAI, send students throughout Thailand to share the good news and to inspire more to go into the ripe harvest. #Compelled2Go #MissionaryLife #Missionary #Missions #Unreached #LeastReached
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A special Valentine's Day greeting from Wayne and Tammy.
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