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March 2012

 

Greetings from Thailand once again.  Praise the Lord for His faithfulness, especially in difficult situations.  2012 has started off on a bad note, but we are confident in God’s provision and care.  As is typical, we have both good news and bad news to report. 

The bad news

One of the men that started studying in Bible Institute with us and his wife (she was saved at our church seven years ago) allowed someone (from another church) to start a Bible study at their home.  After only a few days, they decided that I was a false teacher and confronted me about my false teaching.  They claimed the Holy Spirit told them that they no longer could sin.  They immediately left the church on the eve of their sons baptism and tried to lure everyone away with them.  Fortunately, no one, except them, left.  It is sad to see one of your most faithful couples fall into false teaching and stray from the Lord.  It just confirms even more that our hope is not in men.  In all bad there is good.   

The good news

The college students that I referenced in our last letter have been very faithful to attend church and have been a real blessing and encouragement.  God is really doing a work at North-Chiang Mai University.  The daughter of one of our members accepted the 

Lord last year and followed the Lord in baptism at the end of January.  It is such a blessing to have baptized his mom and dad 7 years ago and now baptize their daughter too!  Our Christmas activities went well.  The church-wide Christmas party was attended by about 60 people, many of whom were visitors.  None have visited the church yet, but contacts were made.    Lastly we praise the Lord for the marriage of my son Matthew to Pauline in January.  They will continue to live in Thailand while Matt finishes Bible institute then begins other preparations for missionary service in Europe.   

  Prayer Requests:  Thanks for your faithful prayers for this ministry.  Please pray for the professors Mike works with: Aom, Ying, Noh, and Ann for salvation. Also pray for Mike’s students for salvation and spiritual growth.  Pray for the Bible school students: Tom, Matt, Dtom.  Continue to pray for the Sullivant family as they begin the difficult work of planting a church in Phitsunalok.  Pray for our special summer activities with the college students (summer is March-May).  You can view pictures of our various ministry activities as well as sign-up for updates at our web site  www.thaimissions.org.  We pray God’s blessing on you as you continue to faithfully serve the Lord! 

 

For Christ in Thailand,

 

Mike & Francis Frederick

BWMOM, Thailand

www.thaimissions.org

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