These past two months have been busy, and we have seen great things happen. In the early morning of March 13, 2022, Archer Daniel Beil was born! Thank you all for praying for Brittany and our son; they are both healthy and doing well. We had to stay a little longer in the hospital since Brittany ended up having to have a small surgery after the birth and Archer had some issues with jaundice, but all is well now. We praise God for healing and strength. We are so blessed to be parents to two wonderful gifts from Him.
I just want to brag on Brittany for a moment. From the time we arrived in Thailand in 2019, we have dealt with many changes and countless COVID lockdowns. During this time, Brittany has been in the hospital several times, given birth to two boys in a foreign country (she was speaking mostly Thai during the births), and was very sick from COVID while pregnant during our trip to the U.S. During all these times and others, she has always made it clear how much she loves living and serving the Lord here in Thailand. I truly am blessed with an amazing wife who helps me and encourages me. I would not be able to be here without her.
In our last letter, I mentioned our city-wide canvassing efforts. I want to praise God for some more fruit that we have seen from this project. About a month ago, one of our Thai men met a teenager named Han while out canvassing. Han rode the songthaew to church the next week. Jack and I were able to share the Gospel with him after the service, and Han decided to trust Christ. He has since come to church almost every week and also attended our recent teen activity. Then three weeks ago, our staff member Tan and I were out canvassing some neighborhoods when we met some people interested in church. They were only familiar with church because of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses down the road from them. They had previously attended there. We went back on Thursday night to go soul winning in that area and to follow up with this family. Sunday morning, our songthaew picked up two of the girls for church. When the services were over, one of the ladies in the church gave them the Gospel, and they both trusted Christ! It is great to see how the Lord brings people to church when we faithfully give the Gospel to others. Our goal is to cover every house in Hua Hin with a Gospel tract and a copy of John and Romans. Many others of our church members and staff have also been able to reach people due to the Lord’s blessing our canvassing efforts. Please continue to pray for this project.
Resurrection Sunday was a great day at both the churches in Hua Hin and Nong Phlap. Together, over 230 people were at church worshiping our resurrected Saviour! Our teen class had a high attendance of 24. Many teens brought their friends that day. Please pray for two teens named Han and Bawn; they have both trusted Christ and are considering the next step of believer’s baptism.
As we adjust to life with two kids under two (only 13 months apart), we look forward to ramping up our Thai language learning again. It is a goal of ours to be able to start teaching simple lessons in Thai in the next year. Much work still needs to be done, but we know that with diligence and the Lord’s wisdom, we can accomplish it. Thank you all for your love, prayers, and support for the Beil family. We are honored to represent you all in the Gospel-needy country of Thailand! May God bless you all.
In His service,
Jonathan, Brittany, Judah, and Archer Beil