As November is commonly the month people give thanks for the blessings God has given them during the year, we would like to share somethings we are thankful for. We are so grateful for everyone who has supported us financially and with prayers. We are praying for you. Half of this year, our province has been a dark-red COVID area. In September, COVID went through my entire family—my parents, brother, sister, niece, nephew, wife, and I. I had to spend 10 days in the hospital due to COVID reaching my lungs. Within those 10 days, I nearly completely recovered. My wife had only mild symptoms and was able to quarantine at home. Here we are told to keep from being in contact with people for a total of 24 days after our cases are reported to the hospital. I thank God that all of my family has recovered from COVID and been restored to good health.
Thank you again for your prayers. They’ve been making big difference. This past year, God has used you, and sometimes even locals, to help provide for our needs as we help to provide for the spiritual and physical needs here. We are so grateful. God is so good in the ups and downs of life. We are thankful for the unique opportunities to share the Gospel during these unusual circumstances. Sometimes it is passing someone and giving them a Gospel tract, and sometimes it is a student asking questions about our faith. Other times it is bringing food to a family and praying for them or sharing the Word of God through online preaching.
In mid-October, we began visitation again, and the last Sunday of the month, we were able to meet with three families at our home for a service. The following Sunday, we had a houseful of all ages. It was so wonderful to worship and fellowship together after so long. We are one of the six provinces that are still in a red COVID area. Restrictions have lessened a lot, and schools are slowly opening.
We are praying and planning for December’s Christmas outreaches and celebrations. We want to ask you to pray with us that we can hold a Christmas celebration at our church building and that we will be able to gather in larger groups than we can now for Christmas outreaches. COVID restrictions change all the time, so we have a Plan A and a Plan B for Christmas. We are praying that we can do a football outreach for the youth, along with a party after, to share the Gospel and the true meaning of Christmas with them. We also pray that we can hold a special Christmas service at our church with a Christmas play for the community in addition to some smaller outreaches. Please join us in prayer that God’s love and the real reason for Christmas will be spread and for finances during the Christmas season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Teerapat and Tiffany Phaisarnpiwat