May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Last month held some challenges as we have missed being with family and friends, but the Lord has faithfully carried us and reminded us that our obedience to Him, while not easy, is profitable. Wesley, Kimberly and Luke have each shared the gospel with local Thai’s who speak a little English. We are thankful for these opportunities and have hope that the spoken word of God will come to fruition in their lives.
Our Lord sweetly reminds us that our faith cannot be contingent upon or renewed by our location and/or circumstances, but by Him who gives us breath, by Jesus who gives us opportunity for life in Him, His Holy Spirit who convicts, teaches and reminds us of God’s truth, and the Word of God which lights our path in Truth.
Language began for us in early March. While we’re making progress, it holds challenges for us. Many of the sounds and tones are similar to Chinese yet have completely different meanings. At this point we’re talking like a three-year-old learning colors, objects, and simple phrases such as “What is this/that?”
Yet the God we serve never ceases to amaze us! We’re praising Him for the divine orchestration of bringing Wesley a local Thai believer to help him study two extra mornings each week. One evening we discussed this need and asked one friend to pray, by the following morning this prayer was answered! “Go” (his English name) also has the same Thai name that was given to Wesley before they met – Nii Weet, which means “my house is in heaven;” he, also, has Chinese decedents and can speak Mandarin! Go opened a small coffee shop in the city using the coffee he and his fellow villagers grow in order to support his ministry which is in the mountains to the unreached minorities of Northern Thailand. Go has a powerful testimony as he and his mother were abandoned by his father. His mother was too poor to raise him, so he was given to a Buddhist Thai family to be raised. However, God’s favor was on Go as he came to know Christ a few years ago and now lives his life as an evangelist to his people!
Pray for Go’s work among his minority village people – the Mien, his relationship with earthly father, and his business as he works to support himself and fellow villagers.
Pray for Wesley’s relationship with Go
Pray for our diligence in language study, so that we progress quickly in order to increase our opportunities to share the gospel
Thank you for your partnership in the gospel!
That All May Hear,
Luke, Lydia, Micah, & Ezra