Thursday, October 27, 2016

Making A Difference In Thailand - Update Oct 27, 1016

As I sit down to write this thank you letter, I am reminded of what I shared with our NTIM board in our last board meeting and that is…..GOD IS AT WORK changing lives and allowing us to join Him in reaching into some of the least reached people groups in the entire world. 

Just in the last few weeks we have seen 3 high school students, 3 university students, and one recently graduated university student follow the Lord in believer’s baptism. Four (4) of these seven (7) new believers are what we call 1st generation believers and the first person in their entire family to become a follower of Jesus. One is from the Muang Unreached People Group. One is from the Issaan Unreached People Group, and the rest are from either the Hmong Unreached People Group or the Akha Unreached People Group. Both of these baptisms have been downloaded to our channel on Youtube so if you would like to see them, please email me at and I will send you the link.

I can confidently say to each donor that gives to NTIM that when you give to NTIM, you are giving to an organization that God is using in extra ordinary ways to make disciples of some of the least reached people groups in our world today. I can confidently assure you that NTIM is committed to using the donations you entrust to us to go directly to the work on the field. Not even one percent of your donation goes to administrative office type expenses in the USA or any executive salary in the USA but 99+% of your donation is sent directly to the field and the field missionaries and nationals handle both the actual work of the field and most administrative issues. I am pleased to inform you that none of our board members neither wish to receive a salary nor do they receive a salary for their services given to NTIM but all of our Board Member services are freely given because it is one way that we can serve the Lord and join God in doing our part of the great commission. Even though my family personally receives support on the field, all of my services as the Vice President and Director of Field Operations are done as a volunteer just like the rest of our Board Members.

We know that each of you are concerned about the integrity of funds for your donations and with all the bad news out there these days, we don’t want you to lose heart in giving because there are good non-profit organizations out there like NTIM that are doing tremendously good work for Jesus and for His Kingdom and they need your support. Our Lord Jesus encourages us to store up treasures for ourselves in heaven and giving to NTIM is one of those ways you can do that. Thank you for partnering with us and trusting us enough to freely give so that God can continue to use NTIM, Grace Language School, Baan Athitaan Church, and other partners to reach some of the least reached people groups in the world.  If you have internet access and want to see a short summary of the work of NTIM, here is a link to our work:

When God called us to Thailand, He was calling us to a ministry that is committed to taking the gospel of our Lord Jesus to where millions have never heard. He has called us to invest our lives in making disciples of all the nations, and we are beginning to see God move in mighty ways.  We are writing you today to say thank you for the donations you have already made. Thank you. We are also writing you to ask if you would consider becoming one of our monthly key financial ministry partners through Northern Thailand Impact Ministry. There are about thirteen monthly supporters that give to NTIM on a monthly basis but we are asking God for at least twice that number. Would you consider being a monthly partner with us?

Giving through NTIM is one way that you can store up treasures in heaven and allow us to be your representatives to the nations in and around Northern Thailand. Thank you for your investment in the past and thank you for considering giving in a greater way in the future.

Until the people in and around Northern Thailand know Him,

Michael L. Johnson, Vice President and Director of Field Operations for NTIM

Friday, October 14, 2016


It is with a very heavy heart that I write this prayer update to you today. Please, please, please pray for and understand the deep sadness that every Thai person is experiencing as we face the reality of the loss of a truly great king. 

One of the editorials in the Bangkok Post today expresses my feelings well so please let me take a moment and share those words with you:  

“No words can describe the sense of loss, the grief and anguish, that Thais of all generations feel today as they mourn the death of beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX. 

The monarch was Father to the nation. His wise counsel took the country out of several deadly turns, his fortitude and devotion to human development were an inspiration to all. Regardless of differences and disparities across Thai society, His Majesty was a solitary constant, a guiding light for Thais rich and poor, young and old, rural farmers and urban residents alike.”
It is because of these sad feelings in the heart of every Thai person and because of our love for all Thai people that we write this update and ask all of our Christian friends and loved ones to join me in praying for the 66 million Thai people today. 

Please join me in praying for the hole in the heart of every Thai person. Please pray that God would bring comfort and strength to all.  

Please pray for the forces of evil to be kept at bay during this transitions time in place in order that we all would be able to live in peace and in freedom as we have in the past. Please pray for all of the Christians in Thailand during this time to truly reflect the deep respect that we have for the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX.

Thank you for your love for us, your love for the country of Thailand, for your love for the Thai people.

Your Servant to the Nations in and around Northern Thailand,

Michael for the team
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Northern Thailand Impact Ministry (NTIM), P.O. Box 26115, Birmingham, AL 35260 USA Main Website:

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.