Dear Praying Friends
Because Phuket is such a popular tourist destination, we have people from all over the world living in our province. Since starting our “international” Sunday morning church meetings using English, we have had folks attend from England, USA, Indonesia, India, South Africa, Namibia, Singapore, Australia, Germany, Philippines and of course Thailand. (Not necessarily in that order.)
It is also not unusual in Phuket for “western” men to move here and marry Thai women. Many of these men come from “Christian” backgrounds and of course these Thai ladies are Buddhist.
Recently a new couple started attending our Sunday meetings and a mid-week Bible study also. The Thai lady Plern, is a devout Buddhist and has no background exposure to the gospel. Joy recently received an e-mail from them and I would like to share an excerpt with you.
“Yes, God works miracles everyday. It is wonderful to have been led by God to a church in Phuket. It has been a blessing to meet everyone. Plern ask every night if we can read the Bible that David gave her. We just finished Matthew 9. Plern also takes time to read the other books David gave her. Only through God could the miracle of Plern wanting to go to church to learn about being a Christian, and me going back to church have happened.”
Yes, only through God indeed! Of course everyone needs to hear the gospel. But we are especially excited when our Thai friends show an interest in knowing Christ.
No matter where we are or what language we use, people all around us still need to hear the gospel. Thank you again, for partnering together with us as we continue to share the gospel and plant churches here in Thailand.
Yours for Thailand
David M. Speights