Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
It is already the end of 2018. We give all the glory to God who has lead us, and thank all our partners in missions who have supported us through prayers and funds. We sincerely wish you a merry Christmas and happy New Year under God’s guidance.
There was great joy at Ramkhamhaeng Grace Church as there was joy when Apostle Philip went down to Samaria and worked miracles in Jesus’ name. After our Wednesday Prayer on November 28th, members of our church came together to pray for Mrs.Meow who had difficulty walking with leg pain, and Teacher Noi who had a knee injury. Teacher Noi’s knee had been in pain for a while since she had fallen down, but it was completely healed. Mrs.Meow’s leg lost its pain and got very much better after our prayer as well. The faith of our church members are growing day by day as we memorize and recite Bible verses, and we thank God for looking at their faith and working miracles through us. We ask you to pray that God’s kingdom would be expand continually around the world.
Our Mokjang Meeting (House Church)
God has given us overwhelming grace this year through the Mokjang meetings. He has provided for us so that we could pray and prepare food for our Mokjang family, which has grown from four to eight families to a total of nearly thirty people. It was the greatest joy to be able to spend time together sharing food, giving praise to God, listening to the Word, making prayer requests, and praying for each other. God blessed the Mokjang family with the grace to draw nearer to Him, and to continuously come to church. Glory to God! Hallelujah~
Recently, God has sent a fund of 100,000 KRW (88.87 USD) through an acquaintance. Every Saturday Outreach, our team members bring their hearts together and prepares snacks with personal funds, and the expenses that are additionally needed are being filled with the funds sponsored. Because spreading the Gospel is God’s will we experience again that He is our Provider, and give the glory to God. Hallelujah!
A Christmas Celebration at Grace Nursery (December 20th, 2018)
We give glory to God, who has let us finish our Christmas Event in grace. Parents of the children were invited to join and watch them present what they have prepared. Missionary Whan Jung gave a sermon titled “Glory in the Highest, Peace on Earth”, and Grace Nursery gave a Bible to each family as a Christmas present. Director Mi-jin Ahn came specially from Korea for the Christmas celebration with various items and aided us in decoration and programs. We give thanks to all the prayers and everyone who made this event possible.
The Christmas Event at Bangkok Grace International School (December 21st, 2018)
As the semester drew to a close, BGIS had a Christmas event and threw a party outdoors to celebrate the coming of Jesus. This semester had had its financial hardships due to not many students having registered. Please pray that more students would register at BGIS and that the financial difficulties would be solved next semester.
CDP Christmas Event and Bible Memorization Contest (December 22nd, 2018)
CDP children and their parents were invited to come to the Christmas Service (Sermon: Missionary Sang Soo Lee), CDP Children Bible Memorization Contest, and CDP Parent Ed (Instructor: Rev. Pastor Seok Cheon Jung). Three children from each grade (totalling twenty-four) were encouraged through gifts in the Bible Memorization Contest. Let us pray that the CDP children would stand firm in their faith.
Ramkhamhaeng Grace Church Christmas Celebration Service (December 23rd, 2018)
Hallelujah! We give all the glory to God. There were more new children present than other times this Christmas, and a total of seventy-seven people attended the service. Additionally, we invited parents of our Sunday School children for the 11am Christmas Service, seventy-one people attended (twelve members of Ramkhamhaeng Grace Church, eighteen parents, forty-one Sunday School children). Missionary Whan Jung gave the sermon “Glory to God, Peace to All”. Our youth group celebrated the birth of Baby Jesus with a special song and dance performance. Thank you for your prayers.
Bible Memorization Contest and Gift Exchange at Ramkhamhaeng Grace Church (December 23rd, 2018)
Seven people participated in the Bible Memorization Contest (Four adults, one college student, one youth, one elementary student), and though they were nervous and could not as good as they usually were, we hope and believe that God will work in their lives through the Bible verses they have taken to heart.
The present exchange came next, and it felt like a big neighborhood celebration! The parents of the Sunday School children had come with presents and participated with joy and happiness. Seeing them enjoy their time together, a small hope lighted up that they would accept and confess Jesus as their Savior and become a member of Ramkhamhaeng Grace Church in the future.
Scholarship Delivery Ceremony
Not long ago, a sum of 30,000 Thai baht (921 USD) was given to the Bangkok Grace Foundation to be used for Thai children in financial need through Missionary Akira Kono. We were extremely touched and heart-warmed when we heard of her story. The husband of who had donated this fund had deceased from cancer. She had been raising three children (ages 6, 10, and 12) by selling flowers everyday for a living, but wanted to give the fund as a scholarship for Thai children. Reverend Pastor Seok Cheon Jung, who is the founder of Bangkok Grace Foundation had three students each from our two churches be selected and had the scholarships of 5,000 Thai baht delivered to a total of six students, to the students from families in financial hardship who attended our churches each week. We hope that these students would grow well and thrive in faith and become the people to spread God’s love to others.
“Wow! I get the Bible” Seminar – The Old Testament
Starting January 7th of 2019, the Old Testament Seminar “Wow! I get the Bible!” will be lead by TSSI at Bangkok Grace International School. Please pray that God would bless all the instructors and participants with His grace and that more people would hear of this seminar and come.
The 21st Christian Children’s Day Celebration (January 19th, 2019)
Lead by TSSI, the 21st Christian Children’s Day Celebration will be taking place on January 19th, 2019. While the National Children’s Day of Thailand is the second week of January, the Christian Children’s Day had been started by Reverend Pastor Seok Cheon Jung (Founder of Bangkok Grace Foundation) twenty years ago. He wanted to introduce the Christian culture to the Thai children and let it take root. The celebration next year will consist of the following: Part 1 – Service and Worship, Part 2 – Balloon Art Show (By Ordained Deacon Geon Sik Kang of Seoul Vision Church), Worship Dance & Korean Traditional Mask Dance & Praise (By the Grace Saemmul Elementary School Team), Lunch, Part 3 – Other Activities (Games and a Bible Quiz). The participants will be children and students from the Ladphrao and Ramkhamhaeng outreach area and the Sunday School students of Hosanna Church, and the expected number is 500 people. We are currently preparing T-shirts, lunch, snack gift sets, and prizes for the activities. The estimate funds needed is approximately 2,700 USD. We ask for prayers that God would fill our needs from the preparations for the program to the funds required.
- That residents and children of the Ramkhamhaeng area will experience the grace of Jesus Christ and the love of God through Ramkhamhaeng Grace Church.
- Give courage and wisdom in missions to our teams in the Saturday Outreach that they would reveal the glory of God.
- For those in our Mokjang (weekly church gathering) and Bible study groups to open their hearts and receive the Gospel.
- For a great revival to occur in the ministries that we work in (Ramkhamhaeng Grace Church, Bangkok Grace Church, Bangkok Grace Foundation, Grace Nursery, Thai Sunday School Institution, Children Development Program).
- That the Grace Mission Center will be founded under God’s guidance.
- For God to give our family members spiritual as well as physical health so that we can continue to be used by God in spreading God’s Word.
- Let Grace and Jenny rely only on God so that they will be wise and be provided the environment to study under God’s guidance.
- For Isaac’s journey to college.
- Let God allow us the funds needed in missions.
From Missionaries Paul and Sarah in Thailand.
File Download for Printing: Missionthai News from Thailand (December 2018)