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March 2013 Update

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March 2013

1 Chronicles 16:25 tells us, “For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.”  This is a truth that we have been getting hold of more and more.  The Lord is always great, always.

 Bible Institute.  We have started a new semester in the Thai section of Bible Institute with two Thai pastors teaching on-line courses.  I am hoping to expand this ministry to include more Baptist churches across Thailand, but presently there is a lack of students.  The English portion of the Bible Institute is coming to a close in a few months.  I have just finished teaching Acts and will teach the Prophets and Life of Christ to round out the curriculum.  Lord willing, we will have our second graduation ceremony in July or August.  One of our students, Tom, is preparing to go to England to plant churches.  Being sent from a small mission’s church in Thailand and going to a gospel barren land will present many challenges, but with God’s help, he will get there.  Please pray for him as he makes plans and preparations. 

New Life Baptist Church.  We are making preparations for a special Easter service this year that will culminate in a church picnic at a local river after services.  Additionally, we have made plans for a church sports day at the end of April which will hopefully be an encouragement to the members to bring many friends that we can follow up with in the future.  We have been encouraged by an increase in the number of students coming to church from the university. Several of the new freshman have started coming and one young lady, Nookie, was saved recently.  She sent me a Facebook message while I was meeting a new missionary, asking how she could become a child of God.  She is the result of a true team effort as Atalie (the young lady working with us) has been teaching and encouraging her, another Christian student witnessed to her, and we had the privilege of reaping the fruit.  Lord willing, she will be baptized when she returns from summer break in June (our summer/hot season is from March to May).  In order to give our church more autonomy and pave the way for its true independence in the future, we started the process of establishing a foundation more than a year ago.  Praise the Lord it is finished!  We can now have accounts in our church’s name, buy property, etc…  As a result, I will transfer my current visa to our foundation and will need to take my family to Malaysia the week of March 18th to get a new visa from the Thai embassy there. 

 Prayer Requests:  The professors Mike works with: Aom, Ying, Noh, Nueng, and Daeng for salvation; Mike’s students for salvation and spiritual growth; the Bible school students: Tom, Matt, Dtom.  Pray for Nin and Nookie for spiritual growth.  Also pray about our finances; the dollar is slipping again, and several churches have dropped our support.  You can sign-up for updates at our web site;  We pray God’s blessing as you continue to serve the Lord! 

For Christ in Thailand,

Mike & Francis Frederick

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