Thank you for your prayers, giving, encouragement, and general sense of wanting to see God work here in Thailand. The church is never closed; rather, we are always available to help those in need and to give Holy Spirit-led preaching and teaching, even if it’s just online. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1) In early June, we reopened the in-person services. Each week, we have seen continual increases in attendance. Our Wednesday night services are healthily attended also. The mindset of our church members remains one of strength and hope. Our schedule remains, with frequent soul winning and visitation. Some of our church members have been forced to seek new work, but God remains in their hearts, proving what we already know to be true, that no one is more capable than God when it comes to strength, hope, help, and wellness. In the past eight weeks, we have seen 34 souls saved through the grace of God. Our new church tracts are being distributed and are being well received. We are also making strides toward transportation improvements to help more people come to church safely on Wednesdays and Sundays. We praise the Lord for all He has done!
To paint a picture of what is on people’s minds here in Nong Phlap, three nearby factories have been set up to be quarantine centers, where the workers could not leave these factories for over a month. Many inside these quarantines were diagnosed positive, while outside the factories, life went on, with nearly all of the outbreaks taking place in the factories. We have had a few church members involved in the factory quarantines, but they have been able to stay healthy and safe. We thank the Lord for this and ask for your prayers in alleviating the factory-quarantine situation. Directly across the street from one of these large factories is our church, International Baptist Church of Nong Phlap. Praise God, we safely have services, being a beacon of hope for a concerned community.
On May 12, Sarah led Look Dtarn to Jesus, and we gave her a new Thai Bible. A few days later, we found Look Dtarn at work reading her Bible. A short time later, she asked to have Sundays off, and recently she came to church and was baptized. On the Friday morning of June 11, Pong, Star, and I went to visit a faithful family. Upon leaving, Daa, a faithful mom, told us about neighbors who needed the Gospel. Three hours later, 12 different neighbors heard the Gospel and were saved. One of those saved was a lady named Naw Eew, who has a one-month-old with a heart condition. Please pray for Naw Eew, her baby Toowaa, and the 11 others to grow in grace. On another exciting morning, June 18, Cho Cho, one of our faithful ladies, took us to a friend’s house, where Moppew received the Gospel and was saved. Her 10-year-old daughter has cerebral palsy, but regardless of their difficulties, this family now has the Lord.
Grateful to serve,
Bro. Chad Inman & Family