As I write this update, I am reminded that sometimes we forget that when Jesus died on the cross, he was making the payment for sin for all people including these 100+ young men that are studying at a temple school and preparing for their future. Jesus loves these young men and through our English language platform, God has given us the opportunity to teach them English and in so doing share the heart of the message of the gospel in a natural way.
We love doing English Fun Days. Yesterday, our team and a team from a partner church go to go into Payao and do an English Fun Day as well. Today, God gave us a wonderful opportunity to go into a Buddhist Temple School here in Northern Thailand and do an English Fun Day. As I write this update, the good news of the birth of our savior is being told to these young men for whom Christ died and based on my experience, I would say that most of them will have never heard the real meaning of Christmas before today but let me assure you….today the message of the love of God was clear and shared from the heart. Here are a few pics so far:
Please pray for these young men to think about the story that they have heard today and to reflect on what it means to be a follower of Jesus.
Prayer Example:“Lord, we have been reminded today that You are clearly at work in Northern Thailand opening doors that no man can open and using your people to boldly and lovingly declare the good news of our Savior much like the Angels shared with the Shepherds the day our Savior was born when they said, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; 11 for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Thank you Lord for letting us join you in declaring this great news to these young men, most of whom have never heard about you before today. Thank you for loving them enough to send us to tell them this great news. Help their heart to reflect on your great love and the sacrifice for sin that has been made on their behalf. May your Spirit work in their hearts in a mighty way draw their hearts to the cross. Thank you for the opportunity to lift up the name of Jesus, that all may be drawn to Him. We pray this in Jesus name. Amen.”