Anyone who knows me knows that I love the Thai people very much. It gives me great joy when I see one of them open up their mind and give their heart to Jesus. I have seen hundreds of Thai people give their hearts to Jesus and many of them become the first person in their entire family to be a follower of Christ. This is one of my life purposes – to join God in what He is doing to reach the Thai people with the love and message of Jesus.
But it doesn’t stop at salvation. That is just the beginning. It also gives me great joy when that new Thai believer begins to learn to walk with God as a disciple and follower of Jesus and begins to share their faith with others and lead others to Christ and learn what Jesus meant when He said in Matthew 4:19, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” It gives me great joy to see them give of their time and mentor new believers.
Think with me for just a moment about what the Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 6:12 when he said, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
“Lord, We thank You for each of the missionaries living in Thailand and especially those supported through NTIM and partnering with NTIM who are committed to making disciples from some of the least reached people groups in Asia. We also thank You for the reminder that our battle with darkness is not between flesh and blood but with the rulers of darkness. We pray that You would raise up more workers for the harvest and that you might be pleased to remove the blindness over the Thai people’s heart and help them to be open to the “good news which is for all people.” Help us Lord to pray fervently, to give generously, and to be willing to join you in your work of breaking the strongholds set against the gospel among the peoples of Thailand. May Jesus be lifted up in Northern Thailand in a special way this Christmas season and in the new year so that all men could be drawn to Him. We pray in Jesus name. Amen.”