We are so thankful that several of the young people we were working with before we went to America were still faithfully attending church when we returned. Below is the testimony of one of the young girls. My wife started teaching and training her a couple of years ago, and she’s matured a lot over the past few months. Currently she helps translate for us, goes out soul winning and on visitation, and helps with any church activities.
My name is Thein Thein Nwe. I am from Myanmar and am 14 years old. My family is Buddhist. When I was 8 years old, I attended a Burmese migrant school, and a teacher invited me to church. I went a few times but stopped after going to a new school. I switched schools again at age 11 and was sent to Farm House I —a migrant school run by Gospel Baptist Church. That same year, Teacher Tiffany came to teach at my school. I began to attend Saturday school and church on and off. I watched Teacher Tiffany, the pastor, and other workers at church. Their lives were not the same as people who were not Christians. I was asked many times if I had received Jesus as my Saviour, and I wasn’t interested. Many times in Sunday school, I heard the plan of salvation, and finally I decided I wanted to become a Christian. The first time I asked my mom if I could become Christian, she said it was up to me. Later she told me if I became Christian, I wasn’t her daughter. I didn’t listen to my mom, and Teacher Tiffany again told me how to go to Heaven. I got saved and baptized that same Sunday on March 6, 2016. Thank God, my mom allows me to help Teacher Tiffany and go to church.
On December 30, we had our 2nd Annual Christmas Program in a village that doesn’t have a church yet. Our young people worked hard the whole month of December, practicing and preparing to act in a play called The Starry Night. More than 200 people came and went the night of the program. Everyone received a tract with the book of Romans. Drawings were done for gifts, and a special meal was prepared. The crowd was noisy and not interested in listening, but around 10 people paid attention and received Christ as their Saviour that night. Thank you to everyone for your prayers, and a special thank you goes to Amazing Grace Baptist Church for donating towards this special night.
Please pray with us, as we are searching for a place to rent to start a Thai church in the town of Maeku. Currently we meet at the home of a couple of the children. This town is the home of several of the young people we work with. In Maeku there isn’t a church, and the need of the Gospel is great.
Your missionaries to Thailand,
Teerapat and Tiffany Phaisarnpiwat