As we have shared many times over the past few years. When we came to Thailand over 20 years ago, I never could have imagined the ministry and opportunities God would give us as we stepped out in faith and followed our sense of God’s leadership in our ministry. God has truly been at work radically changing lives in Northern Thailand. Baan Athitaan Church and Grace Language School serve a very diverse community of over 23 very different ethnicities and language groups. These different ethnic people groups are some of the least reached people groups in our world today located right here in and around Northern Thailand. This place we call Northern Thailand has become home for us. Words cannot express how exciting it has been to join God in seeing hundreds of people from many of the least reached people groups in our world today become the first person in their entire family to become a follower of Jesus. It is incredible how God has grown the ministry to beyond what even our current rented building can even occupy. Here is a short 5 minute video clip we put together several months ago.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKpwnvLu5wM&t=144s
The building we’ve been renting has been our home base for so many years. But since we’re renting, we feel it is not good stewardship to make the kind of improvements that are needed. This rented building is aging badly with water leaks, rotting wood, faulty electrical wiring, and just not enough classroom space.
We began our first phase of building a multi-purpose facility by buying a piece of land in 2018. We are now in Phase 2 of building this facility on that land that we want to call “The Lighthouse.” With our own land and our own building, we are saying to the darkness that God’s Work is here to stay. This new building also gives us so much more room – room to grow for many years to come.
Here are a picture of our building progress just taken a couple of days ago.
We want to thank all of you who have given. We also want you to know that any gift of any side if given to glorify God is pleasing in the sight of our Lord Jesus. Please partner with us to finish our new multi-purpose facility that will serve the unreached peoples of Northern Thailand and beyond and help us continue the process of expanding God’s Kingdom through making disciples who will make other disciples all for the glory of God and the expansion of His kingdom.
Checks can be made out to NTIM, P.O. Box 26115, Birmingham, AL 35260 or you can give online at www.gontim.orgGifts given for the building should be designated for “Building.”
Thank you for your generosity. Your donations serve as a visible affirmation of your commitment to the great commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May God bless you.
“Lord, we have been reminded today of how You are at work building Your church in Northern Thailand. We thank You for allowing us who have been praying to be a part of seeing young people give their heart to Jesus. We thank You for allowing us to see how You are using 1st generation believers to reach and disciple other 1st generation believers. We thank You for Grace Language School and how you are using them to reach out not only to Thai people but to Chinese people and Laotian people, and Burmese people and many others. We do sense that it is Your time for them to establish a more permanent beach head and to say to the forces of darkness that God’s work through NTIM is there to stay. We ask that You would open the storehouses of heaven and provide NTIM with the needed resources in money and personnel to do all that You have put in their hearts to do. Please guide them as they seek for the piece of property that can best be utilized for Your purposes in that part of Your world. I pray in Jesus name. Amen.”