Friday, November 11, 2016

URGENT PRAYER NEEDED as VOLUNTEERS from Tuscaloosa, AL join God in what He is doing in Northern Thailand – Prayer Update November 11, 2016

It is Friday afternoon in Thailand and we have been busy for several weeks planning, coordinating, and implementing one of our strategies that God has led us to use over the years to reach some of the least reached people groups in the world - that strategy is: utilizing Christian volunteers to help our NTIM team better engage the “lostness” that is here in Northern Thailand. But this is not done in a vacuum but done with recognition of our need for God’s people to pray for an opening of the gospel.

We believe the Bible when it says, “… The effective prayer of a righteous person can accomplish much.” James 5:16 We also believe the Bible when it says, “Go into all the world and make disciples….” Matthew 28:19.

Not only do we believe the Bible but we also love the Thai people. Our family has lived here in Thailand for the last 17 years because we love the Thai people and we want them to have a chance to hear about Jesus and to be able to decide to follow Jesus. We are here because we want to be here and because we believe that it is God’s plan for us to be here and it is an issue of obedience for us. We enjoy it very much when friends and partners in ministry come to help God’s work here in Northern Thailand.

As I write this prayer request, there is a team from a partner church in my home town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama in transit from the USA and scheduled to arrive here in Chiang Rai tomorrow morning, Saturday, November 12.

We need your prayers. What we will be doing while this team is here is strategically significant to God’s Work and we will be specifically engaging both the Hmong unreached people group as well as the Mien unreached people group as we bring the light of Jesus into various villages.

Please be in prayer for us in a special way over the next 10 days.

If you want to have some additional information on praying for the Hmong UPG please click on a prayer update that I wrote two years ago on praying for the Hmong UPG.

If you want to have additional information on praying for the Mien UPG, please click on an update I also wrote two years ago on praying for the Mien UPG.

Prayer Example: “Lord, we thank you for loving us enough to send someone into our lives to tell us about Jesus. We thank you for using NTIM to establish a beachhead to reach many unreached people groups in and around Northern Thailand. We also thank you for this team of volunteers who are on their way to Thailand to work with the team of missionaries and nationals that are there. We pray that you might be pleased to use all of them this week as your hands and feet to declare your glory and to make your ways known to thousands of people they will be interacting with this week who do not know you as their personal Savior and many of them have never even heard the gospel. May you lead them, bless them, and use them to accomplish your work of redemption on the earth. We pray these things in the name of Jesus and for His glory. Amen.”

Psalm 2:8 says, “Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as your inheritance, and the ends of the earth as your possession.”  

Your Servants to some of the least reached peoples in Southeast Asia for Jesus’ sake,

Michael for the team

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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.   

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