On May 17, God willing, I will return to Southeast Asia for six weeks of conferences, graduation services, and introducing Teaching All Nations to more pastors in Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia, as time permits. My trip will begin by flying to Northeast India, where I am to preach at three different college graduation services. Then I will fly back to Thailand to greet some very special visiting guests, including my granddaughter, Rachel Chitty, and Pastor Curtis Hall and his daughter Leah.
Pastor Hall will be preaching with me in several scheduled conferences, beginning at First Baptist Church Nawong. Pastor Eddie Arold is planning his Big Day Sunday on June 7, and he will conduct his first Soul-Winning Conference June 10-14. We’ll later travel to Mae Sot to work with Missionary Emmanual Sinoy. He works with the Burmese refugees and has an orphanage of about 40 children. I’m anxious to introduce Rachel and Leah to some of the Thai kids we’ve worked with as well. Their hearts will undoubtedly be stirred. I’m excited about what God will do!
This month the Lord allowed me to preach at Bible Baptist Church in Terra Haute, Indiana, for Pastor Kevin Szwargia. It was his first missions conference as the new pastor. We had a wonderful meeting; the Lord blessed the preaching on the matter of giving to Faith Promise. Pastor Szwargia reported to me that their Faith Promise offering increased over $1,500 a month. “But my God shall supply . . . .”
I traveled to Stockton, Missouri, to preach in the chapel service at the Agape Boarding School. Three boys received Christ. Another one of my former College graduates, Scott Smith, is doing a great job at the School as Pastor Clemenson’s Personal Assistant.
I also had the privilege to preach at the First Annual Missions Conference at LifePoint Baptist Church in Portage, Indiana, for Pastor Brian Cassada. He has done an excellent job of laying out a wonderful Faith Promise program for his church. They have been supporting six missionaries out of the church budget. Pastor Cassada reported to me that their Faith Promise was enough to support their existing six missionaries, and they could take on one or two more. Also, the number of individuals going out soul winning nearly tripled. Praise the Lord!
Enclosed is a letter about the “urgent prayer request” for Bibles. Along with the request for Bibles, there’s one more need that I am praying about. I would like to continue to lease a small warehouse for Bibles in Thailand. Since the flood in 2011, I have leased a facility which not only stores Bibles but serves as my home and office while in Thailand. It’s also been used frequently to house visiting pastors and missionaries when I’m not there. It gives me the assurance of knowing that any container I ship will be stored in a safe, dry place, and it supplies me with a safe place to stay when I travel there. The rent is $175 monthly. If you would like to help with this need, please let me know. The lease is up for renewal in June, and I must make a decision whether or not to renew it.
Please pray for our safety while in Southeast Asia, and pray for many souls to be won.
Into all the world,