It seems that 2019 just began, but the year continues to fly by us. During the first five months of 2019, the Lord has brought us many more supporters. We are grateful for all those who choose to partner with us financially and prayerfully. These last two months, we drove many miles (more than usual), so we are extra thankful for your “traveling mercy” prayers! Another blessing the Lord provided was through a new supporting church in Georgia; they serviced our vehicle and got it in tip-top shape before we made our long trip to New Mexico and eventually up to Minnesota. It is such a blessing to us when church members graciously offer their time and talents to help missionaries like us.
We enjoyed being at a Missions Conference in Tennessee, where my wife was able to witness to a lady at the very last house she and another lady visited while out soul winning. Sherri listened intently and eagerly and sweetly called on the Lord to save her. It was really a divine appointment, because Sherri was moving houses later that week and wouldn’t have been there even a few days later. She was moving to another part of the city, so we pray that she will still be able to attend church and grow in the Lord. Praise the Lord! That church voted not only to take us on for support, but also to send $1,000 to Team Thailand for our land/building project. If you or your church have any questions about the land project or would like to give towards it, please email me, or you can email our team leader, Tim Shook, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We just finished up our last Missions Conference of the spring season this past weekend, totaling 37 conferences we have attended so far on deputation! The Lord has blessed us in some way in all of them, with many being able to support us financially, including this last church, which voted us in at the end of the conference. Another highlight was that at a conference in New Mexico, we were able to meet and spend time with Bro. Curtis Hall. Bro. Hall and his wife, along with Dr. and Mrs. Bob Bowen, raise support for our ministry in Thailand to be supplied with free Bibles and discipleship materials and for dozens of other ministries in Southeast Asia as well. We are very grateful for B.E.S.T. Missions!
As we head into the “fourth quarter” of our deputation, we are planning ahead to finish raising our support by late fall and move by the end of this year. Please pray with us for the following costs to be supplied:
1. Plane tickets – The cost is around $400 per person.
2. Shipping – The cost is around $2,800 for a large pallet, which will hold everything we will take with us.
3. Language school in Thailand – The cost is around $14,000 for Brittany and me for a one-year intensive course.
These numbers are estimates of our research and could change as the Lord gives direction. If you or your church would be able to help in any way, we would greatly appreciate it. Please contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions. Thank you for all you do in serving our Lord. We are excited to represent you in Thailand.
In His service,
Jonathan and Brittany Beil