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Broken by Gods grace

Mrs. Nuthiap (78), had in the past had Christian neighbours in Lopburi province, from whom she had heard about Jesus. But she did not want to be a Christian. When we went to her house to tell her [...]

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The dust on my feet

What do you do when people are not interested anymore in doing Bible study? What do you do when the first Christian contact in your village (the hoped for catalyst, the reason you moved exactly [...]

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Setting a “faith-flag”

After a full day’s work, I needed to do some shopping and went to one of the big shopping centers in town. I was tired and hoped to get things done quickly and go home to rest. Feeling hungry I [...]

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National children’s day

Saturday, January 13th, was National Children’s Day in Thailand. It is a day to celebrate children and many places will sponsor special free events for children on that day. Our local church [...]

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Standing in the light

Last month, the parents of a local believer showed interest in learning more about Jesus. Praise God, that the mom has taken the step of faith and was baptized a few weeks ago! It is a joy to see [...]

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A new year’s resolution

The leader of the nearby church called me around Christmas, really discouraged and he sounded like he was close to giving up. An active and important church member left the church to live with an [...]

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Change from within

The task of clearly sharing the “evangel” (gospel) among Thai people is a difficult task. We found this out once again during a medical outreach a couple of weeks ago. Some of the evangelists [...]

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Choi

Choi became a member of our church when he took baptism in October 2016. Even before he took baptism, he attended church regularly for almost a year. He cannot read or write and his speech is [...]

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ฟรีทุกอย่าง!! – everything for free!!

Celebrating Christmas with Thai people is a wonderful opportunity to share and proclaim Gods love for the world. This season, we again went out to villages. Under the open sky we set up a stage, [...]

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The hammock spirit

  “There seem to be more of them than last time,” I was thinking out loud. We were passing a plot of land with many hammocks strung between the trees. It’s located next to a parking lot for [...]

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All power is given to Him!

Recently, I once again talked to Mrs. D. For about 3 years, she has been living in Sahatsakhan and making her living by selling grilled pork in the market. Therefore she has contact with many [...]

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Graceful boredom

Sometimes life in a remote village in Isaan can be boring. For Isaan people too. What a grace for missionaries! I’m thinking about the hours in the afternoon at the market when there are no [...]

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Big encouragement from small talk

Two years ago we started a cell group at Baan Kohklam village. Phii Nii was one of the leading members of that group so we wanted to train her up to be the leader of that group. But after some [...]

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Confusion at T- junction

It’s for the spirits, so that they don’t get confused. Because spirits travel in straight lines and this is a T-junction, that will confuse them’’ one of my neighbours replied when I asked her [...]

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Still bowing to spirit houses

One day, I was giving some of the new Christians a ride into town in our car. As I drove, I noticed that one of the elderly Christian ladies raised her hands and bowed as we passed a prominent [...]

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Changed by the gospel

After a long and painful battle with Asthma, Taa Soda was finally ushered into heaven. He, his wife and their granddaughter were the only believers in their family. And because all of their [...]

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Difference

It is the end of the afternoon. The sun goes slowly down and with that the temperature drops down as well. Time for the children to come out of their houses to play outside. Our children are now [...]

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Puii’s story

Puii is a 38-year-old lady, who we met through other Christians. She has lived near us for a couple of months. Before that time, she lived in Bangkok. One day, as we talked with her and her [...]

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A missed opportunity

“I am interested in Jesus. I will become a believer as soon as I am healed.” That was what she said to us the last time we visited her. She and her husband had come to our Sunday services for a [...]

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Taste and see

The opportunity came out of the blue… Our local community was going to celebrate the “Khaochi- Festival”. For that reason they invited us to join in and produce a Swiss style [...]

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Funeral

When we moved to Isaan a few years ago, we had some contacts, who seemed genuinely interested in the gospel. But after some months, most of them were gone. Later, we realized that they were [...]

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Nampu Fountain ministry

Mrs. Pat nicknamed her new baby boy “First”, although he was her fourth and last child.  When she initially discovered that she was pregnant with First, she was not ready to have another child, [...]

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Nothing is left to coincidence in Thailand

Nothing is left to coincidence in Thailand. Today while reading a book I learned that even a house plan in Isaan has a deeper thought behind it. It has to do with auspiciousness. The four wind [...]

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The blessing of a short term team

Often, we find that people are wondering how they can be involved in mission. Probably one of the most important ways is in prayer. In addition to prayer, coming on a short-term trip is a good [...]

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A walk in the Forest

Last year, we had an outing to the nearby mountains with some of our Thai friends.  As we walked along through the forest, they continued to point to the many species of plants and flora that [...]

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The turtle

Mother Khong saw another turtle along the road. She wanted to pick it up, but she hesitated. She did not have to bring the turtle back to the turtle temple. A few months ago, she would have [...]

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Change from within

The task of clearly sharing the “evangel” (gospel) among Thai people is a difficult task. We found this out once again during a medical outreach a couple of weeks ago. Some of the evangelists [...]

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The church as a banana tree

In February, we bought our banana tree. “When will it have bananas?” I asked the shop owner. “After about a year and a half;” she answered. At that point, I was noticing that it only had three [...]

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Christmas – celebration of reconciliation

Some Sundays ago, I realized that single mother, Mrs J and her daughter S had not come to church for a few weeks. I asked others in the church about her. Some hadn’t noticed that Mrs J had stayed [...]

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400 students and papaya- salad out in the fields

For one week a team of 15 church members (12 of them students aged 15-22 years) with their pastor and his wife and the youth pastor escaped life in the city of Hong Kong with all its busyness, [...]

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