It is indeed an amazing privilege sharing the Gospel in this part of the world. January is almost gone, and thank you for praying, as God has given us “handfuls on purpose.” Last Sunday was Children’s Day at our church, with an attendance of 255. Carmen had 46 in her primary class, and Kuhn Lak had 55 in her junior class. There were about 120 in children’s church, and 22 were saved. I love the privilege of teaching the Karen Sunday school class. After the church service, the children had almost two hours to ride horses, throw darts, and play on the trampolines and bouncy castles while eating hot dogs and ice cream. All of this is a reality to the glory of God because of your love and eternal investments in God’s work.
We need more MIRACLES! We need land, buildings, a Bible institute, an orphanage, ministries in public schools, prisons, and military bases, godly men and families, preachers planting churches, souls, baptisms, and discipleship. I love the prayer of Jabez in I Chronicles 4:9-10 and the vision of God’s prophet in Isaiah 54:1-3, as well as promises like Jeremiah 33:3 and Ephesians 3:20. Read and meditate on these truths along with us, and please keep praying for miracles. Our world is a big place; life is short for all, and all mankind are just sinners in need of a Saviour. It is a dark world in desperate need of the light of the Gospel, but be assured that we are the happiest couple on the face of this planet! (Psalm 1:1, Matthew 5:3-12, Isaiah 51:11, Habakkuk 3:17-19, Philippians 4:4-6, Ephesians 5:20, I Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Yesterday Starr and I visited new converts, church visitors, and former contacts. There are always other people nearby, and we had the joy of winning several to the Lord. Back when Starr escaped from Burma, he lived in a Thailand refugee camp and, for five years, worked as a medical assistant. I hope you will add refugee camps to your prayer list. Starr speaks three languages fluently, translates in Sunday school and church, and is my Friday soul-winning partner. Yesterday we visited Kuhn “Nok.” She was saved two weeks ago and was in church last Sunday. On our first visit, we learned of her illness, and last week we took needed medicine to her and to another neighbor. Kuhn Nok is much improved, smiles constantly, and went with us next door to win her neighbor to Christ.
Thank you for your love, prayers, and support for the work here.
Randy and Carmen Shook