As I write this update, it is Friday afternoon about 4 pm in Thailand (it is 4 am early morning Friday in the USA) and we are all busy getting ready for our largest single evangelistic event of the year. By the time those in the USA read this since we are 12 hours ahead, our program will be in full bloom. When most of you read this (those of you in the USA) the program on the other side of the world here will be in full bloom because we are about 12 hours ahead of you so 7:00 AM in Alabama is 7:00 PM in Thailand. We have included some pictures of our celebration last year.
As I shared with you a few days ago, Baan Athitaan Church is hosting this single largest evangelistic event of the year called “Christmas is a time for Joy.” We have no idea how many people we will have but in the last 10 years we have not had less than 400 people but never had more than 1,000 people. But what I want to ask you to emphasize in your prayers is to ask the Lord to help the people who come to open their hearts to the true message of Christmas and to take a little step closer to allowing Jesus to their Lord and Savior.
Please pray for the blessing of God on everything that we say and do tonight. Please say a special prayer for Troy Roberts who will be sharing a brief message on the meaning of Christmas and on Pii Phet who will translating. We have skits and songs from our youth and college students and from several children’s homes. It will be a great time together. There will be lots and lots of people from some of the least reached peoples of the world here in this place tonight and some of them listening to the message of Jesus for the very first time in their lives. Pray for a special touch from God. We are very excited about reaching out with our Christmas celebration in just few hours from now.
Prayer Example: “Lord, We want to begin our prayer with thanking you for the awesome opportunity that you have given to NTIM and to Baan Athitaan Church to celebrate Christmas and share the message of Jesus with many who have never heard and some from the least reached peoples in Asia. We pray that all that they do and say tonight will bring glory and honor to you and would be used to help draw many to our great Savior Jesus Christ. Please speak clearly through Troy and Pii Phet and all the others who will sharing in this celebration. We ask you to open the hearts of everyone who hears and may they be drawn to you. We pray in Jesus name. Amen.”