Thursday, June 15, 2017

Meet the Team: Northern Thai Challenge

Hello from Thailand!
Since spending a week here in Phrae, the two of us have adjusted to the time change (but not the climate quite yet!) and have begun doing ministry among the Northern Thai people. Here is a little bit about each of us in our team of two!

Brandon: From Tylertown, MS, Brandon is pursuing a degree in Biology at the University of Southern Mississippi. He hopes to go on to medical school to become a doctor. Brandon enjoys playing baseball and fishing. His focal verse for this summer is 2 Timothy 4:5, "always be sober minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry."

Brick: From Hattiesburg, MS, Brick is looking to get a degree in Cross-cultural Business Management at William Carey University. Brick is praying through how he can use business as a platform to do full-time ministry either in the United States or internationally. He enjoys outdoor activities like biking and hiking as well as playing a few instruments and reading the occasional book. His focal verse for this summer is 2 Corinthians 2:14, "but thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere."

Our ministry consists of supporting the local church and missionaries to make disciples in the city of Phrae. We are doing this by taking part in church services and bible studies in the week as well as going throughout the city making initial connections and relationships with people who have never heard the gospel. Some of our avenues of doing this is through prayer walking, meeting people in restaurants and cafes, and playing sports (soccer, badminton, table tennis) with locals. We need your prayers as we search for those who are looking for a savior and for those who do not yet recognize their need for a savior.

Please pray that...
1. We will be sensitive to where the Lord would lead us to share his good news. We cannot cover the entire city and need wisdom to decide where we will go.
2. The Lord will bring us into contact with persons of peace in this city.
3. The language barrier will not be a hindrance to the spread of the gospel (our adequacy in Thai is poor to say the least!)