Breaking in new territory
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9
Recently I went to Karen village YP and met with evangelist/discipler P and a group of ten believers brave enough to attend meetings together.
One woman is often rebuked by her alcoholic husband and her parents for trusting in Jesus and attending meetings.
P said there were four more families in YP that believe but were too afraid of the elderly village leaders to attend meetings.
There are now three families in nearby HK village interested in the gospel and the first adult believers (husband, wife and son) in MY, a further five kilometres away.
Although the groups are not large in numbers, they are brave and strong in faith.
More families are opening their hearts to the Lord but encounter some opposition in this area of animist villages.
P’s goals for the year are:
- To see at least twenty believers in each village.
- Grow leaders in each village to teach and evangelise.
- Communicate the importance of everyone being involved in evangelism.
- Teach prayer and fasting / spiritual warfare.
Your prayers are always appreciated for these remote mountain people.
Malcolm and Sandy are team leaders of various ministries in North Thailand including assisting disadvantaged school and uni students.
Sandy is also field leader for WO foreigners in Thailand.