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.
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