Please accept our apologies for getting a little behind with our daily updates. God has been doing some amazing things and we just got a little behind in writing them up for you. We will be doing that in the next several days but for today we simply want to say MERRY CHRISTMAS.
As I write this update, I it is already Christmas afternoon here in Thailand and it has been a great morning. We have two of our biological children here with us as well as one of our son-in-laws and we enjoyed spending time together on Christmas Eve sharing the Christmas story, singing Christmas Carols, and as has been our tradition, opening one of our presents.
Last night as I was sharing about the Christmas Story, I shared about the words found in Luke 2:10-11 which say, “And the angel said to them, fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David, a Savior who is Christ the Lord.”
What a great joy it has been for us these past several weeks to have been able to join God in His Work of announcing this great news to thousands of Thai people in many different places. After all, the Angel said this is good news “for all people” and “all” means “all.” As you pray and thank the Lord for His goodness today, remember to pray that “all” people will have a chance to hear this good news of our Great Savior.
Prayer Example: “Lord, again today we have been reminded that You are clearly at work in Northern Thailand opening doors that no man can open and using your people to boldly and lovingly declare the good news much like the Angels shared with the Shepherds the day our Savior was born. Thank you Lord for letting us join you in prayer as we have prayed for those in Northern Thailand who have already declared this great news to thousands of people over the last few weeks, most of whom have never heard about you before. Thank you for loving us enough to send someone into our life to tell us about your good news. We thank you for all those who work through NTIM, Grace Language School, and Baan Athitaan Church as they have shred this good news with so many people this Christmas season. May your Spirit continue work in their hearts in a mighty way and draw them to the Cross. Thank you for the opportunity to lift up the name of Jesus and share this great news of our Savior in and around Northern Thailand where people have never heard this message. May Your Spirit move in the hearts of all men to draw them to Jesus. We pray this in Jesus name. Amen.”