We are anxious to return to Thailand as soon as possible because God continues to do many wonderful things here. Below are just a few examples of lives changed that we have seen lately.
One American guy has been living with a Thai lady even though he has a wife back in the states. After coming to our church meetings for over a year, he has now decided to go back to the USA to settle matters with his wife. Joy recently received this note from him.
“You and David have been a very good, positive emphasis in my life this last year. What is going on has been dragging me down for many years and it's time to make a change. And that change is just putting Jesus Christ first in my life and then building a life focused around Him. David's words of encouragement, wisdom and chastisement at times have helped mold me to be the better person here now. What I did in my life before has little merit compared to the way Jesus Christ affects my life now. Thank you for everything.”
Another American man has been living with his Thai girl-friend for years. He was an alcoholic but God delivered him from that addiction. She has come to faith in Christ and is growing in the Lord by leaps and bounds! After much teaching and discipleship, just this past month they finally got married. It was marvelous seeing this Thai girl's family and friends come to the wedding and hear for the first time, of Jesus' love for them.
For many months I have been counseling another guy who has now finally started attending our church meetings. It is wonderful to see God turning his heart around. He too was addicted to drugs, alcohol and prostitutes but God is working miracles in his life.
It is encouraging to know that God is using us here in Thailand. But we also know that God is directing during this temporary return to the USA. We are reminded of how much we need wisdom to follow God's leading. Thank you so much for continuing to stand together with us in prayer.
Yours for Thailand
David M. Speights