Mark and Kit Murphy

April 2020 Ministry Update

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Dear friends, Praise the Lord for blessing the CLD Level 1 New Center Leader Training. We thank Him for protecting the CLD team and all of the church leaders! We pray and trust that God will continue to use these six church leaders to greatly impact the people in their local churches. The CLD Level 2 Center Leader Training has been indefinitely postponed due to the situation caused by COVID-19. There are now cases in many provinces throughout Thailand, including here in Udon Thani. The Thai government has announced a state of emergency. Only essential services are allowed to remain open. All meetings have been banned until April 30. The government is also encouraging people to stay home unless it is necessary to buy food or medication. Our C&MA leaders have also instructed us to avoid all unnecessary travel and focus on ministry in our neighborhoods. Mark has stopped visiting CLD Centers during this time and we are working at home. One of the projects that we are focusing on is developing CLD curriculum.

We desire to be salt and light during this difficult situation. God has lead us to use our resources and give away Moringa soap and Moringa seed oil to our neighbors. So we are preparing a large bottle of Moringa seed oil (30 ml.) and Moringa soap to give to our 6 neighbors. We are also preparing to give these to local pastors, other believers, family, and friends as we are able. We have a lot of Moringa seeds to produce Moringa seed oil. Kit has also made about 10 masks to give away. We enjoy using the Moringa products and especially the Moringa seed oil whenever we start to have a sore throat! Please pray for God to open doors for us to show His love to our neighbors in this way. We’ve prepared a small card with the Bible verse below to encourage them during this time when many are filled with fear.

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
Numbers 6:24-26

May this blessing be upon you, your family, and your loved ones. “GOD is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1) COVID-19 is also spreading to many provinces in Thailand, including Udon Thani where we live. We are reminded that we are in a battle against the ruler of this world. The evil one uses fear to overcome people. Thanks be to God that Jesus has already defeated the evil one and through Jesus we can have victory over fear. Let’s put on the Armor of God to overcome this fear. May we all trust God and find our encouragement in Him and His Word. He has promised to give us peace when we seek Him and pray (Phil. 4:6-7). Let’s keep trusting that God is in control and keep praying that He will end this COVID-19 pandemic soon.

Across the globe, Alliance international workers remain in over 60 countries, following local government protocols and restricting unnecessary travel. Some workers in high-risk categories for COVID-19 have relocated to where medical access is more readily available. As things are constantly changing, we remain in close contact with our regional leaders. Please pray for discernment, protection, and for a new openness to the gospel.

The Alliance office in Colorado Springs remains open, though many are working from home, and donations and checks can still be received. If you give through your local church and their doors are currently closed, please know you can support us online. Visit cmalliance.org/give and choose “GCF” or choose “international worker” and type in our first and last name. Follow the steps from there. You can make a one-time or recurring gift.  We know that many of you may be without work. Please know that we are praying for you. We so appreciate your support and prayers during this time. We want to encourage you to keep supporting your local church through its own online giving options.

Thank you for praying for us and sacrificing to give towards our support in this difficult time. May God bless you with peace and keep you safe.

With God’s Love and our prayers for you,
Mark, Kit and Ephraim

Prayer Requests

1. Please pray for God to open doors for us to show His love to our neighbors in this way. We’ve prepared a small card with the Bible verse below to encourage them during this time when many are filled with fear.
2. Please pray for C&MA Leaders to have discernment, to provide protection to all of us, and for a new openness to the gospel.
3. Let's pray for God to provide for the needs of His children and His Church.
4. Let's pray together for God's mercy to stop this COVID-19 pandemic.

Please know that we are praying for YOU and the church in America!

Thailand

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Updated: March 30, 2020

Children's Names
Ephraim
Status
Field Assignment
Country of Service
Thailand
Address
PO Box 379
T. Mak-khaeng
A. Mueang, Udon Thani 41000,
THAILAND

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