“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Galatians 6:9)

There are times when I am amazed at the way God works whenever we are spiritually “asleep at the wheel.” Take for instance the other day while traveling back from a meeting. The weather was bitterly cold (-12°F), and we had been on the road for about three hours. Our kids were working on school, Summer was writing thank-you letters, and my mind was on things that needed to be done when we stopped for the day, etc.

As we passed by a car parked on the opposite side of the interstate, I noticed a slight movement behind the frosted-over windows. The car was iced over to the point it appeared to have been sitting for quite some time. As we traveled on, that slight movement kept bugging me. As we came to an intersection, I turned around and drove back up the road, feeling silly for wasting time to go check out an empty, abandoned car. Upon walking up to the car, I surprised a young mother and her seven-year-old daughter. They had started their trip in hopes of making it to the gas station but ran out of gas and had no cell phone reception.

After letting them warm up in our truck and getting some gas for their car, I was able to talk to the mother about her eternal condition. Although she did not trust Jesus Christ at that moment, I was able to give her a clear presentation of the Gospel, with her daughter listening right by her mom’s side.

After getting the car running, the daughter handed me a card she had made to say “thank you” for stopping and helping them. That card is riding above our visor in the suburban as a reminder that deputation is not “wasted time” but part of our ministry as we go.

We have been in meetings in the Midwest the last couple of months and rejoice with three new churches that have partnered with us to reach the lost in Thailand.


• Safety in traveling
• Vehicle reliability
• 4 souls saved
• 1 surrendered to go to the mission field
• Additional support

Prayer Requests:

• Safety in traveling
• God’s power in preaching and witnessing
• Productive meetings
• Laborers for the harvest

Thank you for praying and giving so that we may go.

For His glory,

The Chafas
Andrew, Summer, Chase, Haley, Wyatt