I must confess that this last Sunday was one of those Sunday’s where my heart was filled with joy. It was a very special Sunday for us here in Northern Thailand. It was a great time where we celebrated for the first time in our new building both of the ordinances that our Lord gave us to do until He returns. We began our service with the Lord’s Supper, had a time of worship and singing, followed by believer’s baptism and many other activities.
Baptism is a really special time for us because it is normally a time where we have several people representing several different unreached people groups being baptized. Remember, we are in Thailand where over 95 percent of the 67 million people who live here are Buddhist believers. Thailand is considered the most thoroughly Buddhist country in the world. Yet, God is actively working in and around Northern Thailand reaching down into families where those families have never ever had a follower of Christ in their family. However, through His grace and mercy, God is allowing us to be a small part of seeing people baptized who are the first person in their entire family heritage.
Several of those 6 new believers that were baptized this past Sunday were the first person in their family to become a follower of Jesus. But this is just the beginning of a great work of God in the days ahead.
Today we just wanted to share this good news with you and to thank you for your prayers and for your financial support as we together join God in His great work of Redemption. Please remember to pray by name for these 6 new followers of Christ: Nong Nok, Nong Pat, Nong Wan, Nong Boom, Nong Bum, and Nong Gook-gik.
This is an 8 min video that we ask Gahn to put together for us and wanted to share the link with you.
Here is a link to our Baan Athitaan Facebook page where you can see short videos of each of the people baptized
This is a link to all of our pictures that we have stored on Facebook so that you might be able to see them as well.
May God richly bless you. Thank you for your generosity and for sending us to Thailand. Any gift you would like to make to our normal, everyday ministry, no matter how small or how large, helps us reach people who are the first persons in their entire families to know Jesus.
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.