Mark and Kit Murphy

August 2019 Update


Dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ,

We are excited to share with you that the CLD (Center for Leadership Development) ministry with which we serve God in Thailand, has 12 new 1st level groups. We thank God that He is working in the hearts of more pastors and leaders to help them see the importance of disciplining young believers as well as raising up new leaders in their churches.

We also thank and praise God for Mark's ordination service, it was a special event! We thank God for the leadership of the Western PA District of the Alliance and the Osceola Mills Alliance Church. It was a wonderful time to remember and to confirm God's call on our lives. We were reminded to live lives that bear much fruit through intimacy with Jesus and the filling of the Holy Spirit.

It has been a wonderful time for us to live in the US. It has been great to spend time with family. Ephraim got to go camping and fishing with Daddy and Grandpa. He caught the first fish of the day! Ephraim has been enjoying many things, especially reading many, many books with Grandma.

We are so blessed and touched by your love, kindness and gentleness through the warm welcomes, hugs, words of encouragement, e-mails, phone calls, hospitality, generosity, prayers, gifts, playing with Ephraim, and more! Thank you so very much! We thank God for you. “May the Lord make you increase, both you and your children. May you be blessed by the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 115:14-15

Giving God the glory and honor,
Mark & Kit and Ephraim

A Word of Encouragement:
“He has showed you, O man, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
Micah 6:8

Prayer Requests

1. For a safe trip back to Thailand on August 30
2. To easily renew Mark's Thai visa in October
3. To re-adjust well and especially for Ephraim as he goes back to Dōn-gla Daycare
4. To find a good, new house to rent closer to the International Community School where Ephraim will go to school next year
5. For God to lead us to the local church in which He wants us to serve Him, whether at the Udon Thani City Church or a different church
6. For God to clearly lead Kit to where she should open a new CLD group
7. CLD will host a New Center Leader training on September 10-12, please pray for God to lead the right pastors/leaders to attend this training
8. For God to continue to provide funds for us to buy a car for us to use, and specifically Kit while Mark travels for CLD. Please pray for Kit to grow in her confidence and ability to drive in Thailand (we have about $2,500 of $17,500). To give towards our car fund, please click on the button to the right that says, "Contribute to Vehicle Fund".
9. As we get ready to go back to Thailand, please pray for us as “to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly” with our great God



Updated: August 12, 2019

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Indiana, PA 15701

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