PROVIDING HOPE IN NORTHERN THAILAND -An Update on the Building and Capital Campaign– Update Apr 23, 2021
So many of you have written and asked about our “Capital Campaign called “Building Hope in Northern Thailand” and our multi-purpose building progress. We sent out a rather detailed update on February 6, and this update will be similar to that one but with some updated progress on the building.
As I shared with you in February, we must first confess that we are totally blown away by both the mighty hand of God to provide resources and we are also blown away by the generosity of the people whom God has surrounded us with who have generously given more than we could ever ask or think. We are overwhelmed with gratitude and humbled when we think of the generosity of our friends and partners in ministry through NTIM even in the midst of a horrible world-wide health pandemic that our world has not seen since World War 2.
As we shared with you in our update in February, “As of an email I received on January 29, 2021 from NTIM’s Treasurer and good friend Donald Wood, we have not only reached the $300K goal but have exceeded that goal and have received $320,350 designated for this building. Wow. Words cannot express the gratefulness in our hearts to each and every contributor and to the God who not only gives us vision and His direction for advancing His kingdom, but who also moves in the hearts of His people to give toward that vision that will advance the message of Jesus in some of the darkest corners of God’s World today.”
The building progress is coming along well. We are in the final stages of designing the stage and internal props. We are very busy with paining and finishing touches. We have finished the huge concrete handicapped access ramp. We have put up a retaining wall in a portion of our land that was more like a “ditch” and today finished filling in 41 truckloads of new dirt giving us a much larger area of usable land. After the rainy season and the land settles, we will be working on a few projects like “Thai style Outside Kitchen,” “a Sala and eating area,” “an extra restroom and shower facility,” “an extra guest Housing quarters,” “Landscaping” and some small projects that can be done after our initial move in time frame.
Many have asked about our “move in date” and we are planning on moving everything in July and that looks like a very probable date.
Here are a few recent pictures taken today – April 23, 2021.
Here is our Facebook link to all the pictures taken on Apr 23, 2021 –
Please keep us in your prayers. These are very busy days and things in Thailand were getting back to normal so to speak but recently we have been hit with our 3rdwave of Covid 19 infections and all educational institutions in Chiangrai, including Grace Language School and Chiangrai International School (CRIS) where Hope serves as the Head of School, have been closed to person to person teaching at least until April 30. We have now gone back to online services on Sunday and hope that this does not last very long but we here in Chiangrai still do not have access to any of the vaccines but they will be here soon as I understand it.
Please also pray for us and our normal operating expenses. We are doing fine with all the building expenses but we have gotten really tight with our everyday operating expenses and would just ask for you to keep us in your prayers.
Again, let me say that this multi-purpose building will speak clearly to the darkness that God's Work of redemption in Northern Thailand is here to stay. It will be the home for NTIM Thailand (Channel of Blessings Foundation). It will be the home for Grace Language School. It will be the home of Baan Athitaan Church.
Until the People in and around Northern Thailand know Him,
Michael for the team
“For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus’ sake.” 2 Corinthians 4:5
Financial support can be given through NTIM....
Northern Thailand Impact Ministry (NTIM), P.O. Box 26115, Birmingham, AL 35260 USA Main Website: www.gontim.org
NTIM is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in the USA. We are committed to connecting people in need with people who care and are focused in the heart of Southeast Asia where poverty is high, education is low, needs are great, unreached people groups (UPGs) are all around us, and the love and message of Jesus is needed to transform lives.