Brian and Abigail Lindsay

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I first met Mr. Kim on a busy Sunday morning. Actually, a little chaotic was more like it. That morning I was teaching a rowdy children's church class, while the adults were listening to the sermon upstairs.

Surprisingly, all the kids were behaving and working on their crafts at the time when Mr. Kim walked in and quietly sat down, giving me a rare free moment to go talk to him. He said he was waiting for his sister, Noke, upstairs. Noke and her husband, Roong, had been actively witnessing to him since they became Christians two years before. I told him if he wanted he could go upstairs and sit with his sister. He just smiled and thanked me but remained seated, and it clicked that that’s not how a Thai would invite someone. He thought I was only being polite. So I tried again and said “the air conditioning is nice up there and they’ll be done soon, so you should come up”, this time gesturing for him to follow me. I led him upstairs to a seat by his sister where he listened to the rest of the sermon.

It takes a lot of courage for a Thai person to attend church, but the changed lives of his family members and their verbal witness had got him thinking about Jesus. I don’t know what was preached that morning while I was with the kids, but Mr. Kim started coming back more and more. Then after church, 2 Sundays ago, he said that he wanted to follow Jesus too. So, right there at the table as church members cleaned up from lunch, he prayed to receive Jesus!
Abby recently read the statistic that 70% of Thai Christians say that the main influence in their conversion was a personal relationship with another Thai Christian, an average Thai lay person. This has been the case in our church plant. Praise God that our Thai church members are reaching their family members and friends! Pray for us as we continue to disciple the new believers and encourage them to “Sing to the LORD; praise his name. Each day proclaim the good news that he saves. Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does. Great is the LORD! He is most worthy of praise! He is to be feared above all gods.” (Psalm 96:2-4)

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Praise and Prayer:

Praise the Lord that the church plant in Baan Paeo is steadily growing.

Please pray for Mr. Kim and other new believers in the church. New believers here face many temptations, family pressures, and also face confusion over the nature of salvation versus the idolatry of Buddhism.

James and Benjamin started a new school year on August 21. We praise the Lord that James’s is now able to read at his grade level, but pray that he will be able to catch up in writing and spelling. Pray for Benjamin to be able to listen as he is being taught as he is a very active, wiggly boy.

Everyone knows that a 2 year old can be pretty challenging, so please pray that we will be consistent in our parenting with Anna, and that she will learn to obey. Pray for Anna’s safety too as her favorite thing to do right now is climb up high on everything!

Being under-weight is a side effect of James’s high blood sugars so please pray that James’s blood sugars will stay in range. Pray that he will gain weight, and that he won’t get tired of all the extra fats and proteins that the doctor wants him to eat.

Serving with Joy,
Brian and Abby Lindsay,
with James, Benjamin, and Anna
-C&MA Thailand-

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Updated: August 28, 2018

Children's Names
James
Benjamin
Anna
Status
Field Assignment
Country of Service
Thailand
Address
28/2 Pradipat Rd Soi 13
Samsen Nai, Payathai
Bangkok, 10400
THAILAND

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