Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summertime = Teams!

It’s officially summertime in the U.S., which means it’s time for teams here in Chiang Rai!  We’re very excited about several teams and summer missionaries coming out to serve and be a part of our ministry!  

Some of last summer's volunteers
Our first summer missionaries, Liz Johnson (Pastor Michael’s daughter) and Dallas Vaughn, arrived on Friday the 25th and will be with us several weeks helping us out in many ways.  Our first team, Mt. Zion Baptist Church from Florence, MS, arrives tomorrow, the 31st.  Also serving with us this summer will be summer missionaries Nikki Crew and Adrienne Bridges, a team from First Baptist Church in Florence, MS, the Mississippi Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Team, and the Lupinacci family from Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. 

Our teams and summer missionaries will be involved in many different projects, including (but certainly not limited to!): prayer riding in Huay Khu village, teaching a B.I.B.L.E. training seminar for Hmong pastors, English Fun Days, teaching English at Grace Language School, Coffee House, an instructor course for Human Trafficking Rescuers, and an outreach mission to feed street children in the city of Mae Sai on the Thailand/Burma border. 

A church in Huay Khu village
Please pray for these people as God prepares them and works through them over the next couple months.  Also, please keep our staff in your prayers during this busy time, especially the Espy family as they oversee the teams and volunteers.   Most importantly pray that God will use the teams to make Jesus famous in Northern Thailand!  

*Special Prayer Request: Pastor Michael had hernia surgery yesterday morning (Tuesday, the 29th).  Everything went well and he is doing great.  Please pray for his recovery to be quick and painless! 

In Christ,
Kara for the team

“He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation.’”
                                              -Mark 16:15