Dear Friends & Partners In Ministry,
Just one week ago today, a horrible hail storm came through Chiang Rai with destructive force, causing extensive damage to homes, churches, and schools.
Two days after the storm, we put together a video clip of some of the damage and called on God’s people to pray and to give specifically to NTIM so that we could provide 300 boxes of supplies to over 300 homes in one village about 7 kilometers from Baan Athitaan Church where almost every roof of every home was destroyed and most everything in the house was destroyed either by the hail or by the rain.
God moved in the hearts of many of God’s people as they gave and prayed and within a few days we received several thousand dollars to help with this project (but we are still receiving donations for follow up or future disaster projects).
In consultation with families from this village, we then made a list of items that we thought would help these families in distress during the time of recovery and spent several hours at Makro – similar to a Sam’s club in the USA – shopping and purchasing at least 330 pieces of each item we wanted to put in the package of goods to give to these families.
After two truckloads of materials were purchased, a small group of young people and staff from Baan Athitaan Church gathered and formed an “assembly line” and packed over 330 bags of goods. The next day – two days ago – we took a small group of folks with us and passed out over 330 bags of goods to every home in the village that was severely damaged.
What a great joy it brought to my heart to share with the whole village that Jesus loves them and cares for them even when they experience great pain. It also brought great joy to see hundreds of people from this village receive their package of goods with a big smile on their face and a grateful heart knowing that Christians all over the world were praying for them and had given financially to help meet this urgent need.
THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for your financial gifts for this project. Thank you for sending us and your monthly financial supporting that allows us to serve here and be available in critical and strategic times like these.
And we want to say a special thank you to our home church – Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Bham, Alabama for being such a great model church. We are thankful that you support your missionaries not only financially but also with training, and equipping, and modeling. Much of what we learned at the Global Impact Conference (GIC) family “packing project” on Saturday morning was put into practice as we prepared to touch part of our world here in Northern Thailand.
It is amazing what God’s people can do when we work together for His glory and the expansion of His kingdom.
May our Lord richly bless all of us as we seek to make Jesus famous all over the world.
You do not want to miss watching this short video clip that Karn put together of our time distributing these 330+ bags to these precious Thai people. Please click this link:
Your Servants to the Nations in and Around Northern Thailand,
Michael for the Team
Remember the words of our Lord Jesus when He said, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”
Northern Thailand Impact Ministry (NTIM), P.O. Box 26115, Birmingham, AL 35260 USA Main Website: www.gontim.org
NTIM is a non-profit 501(c)(3)charitable organization based in the USA. We are committed to connecting people in need with people who care and are focused in the heart of Southeast Asia where poverty is high, education is low, needs are great, darkness is everywhere, and the love and message of Jesus is needed to transform lives.
Reaching, Teaching, Discipling, Equipping, Training, and Serving People in God’s World through acts of love and compassionate is what NTIM and our ministry team is all about.