Mark and Kit Murphy

Tales from the Journey - September 2020

photo

Dear friends,

This past Sunday at the Thai C&MA Nong-bua Lumpooh Church, we had a time of praying for healing. We prayed for the Lord Jesus Christ to heal Mrs. Cham who has stage 4 kidney failure. The doctors have said that she has about 6 months to live. We are continuing to pray for her; please join us in praying for her. We also prayed for Mrs. Glin who has severe pain in her left knee. Please pray for Jesus to heal her knee.

Would you please join us in praying for healing for our good friends, Norm & Dorie Ford. They are retired C&MA missionaries to Thailand and former teammates of ours. Dorie has stage 3 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and it has spread to her bones. Please also pray for Pastor Scott Hartsock. He is the pastor at our home church, the Osceola Mills Alliance Church and his foot is slowly healing after having sepsis. Please pray for the Lord Jesus to heal them.

“Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up...” (James 5:14-15)

Praise: All of the International Community School (ICS) teachers made it to Thailand, passed quarantine and are now living in Udon Thani. The school received government approval and officially opened on September 14th.

Praise: Ephraim is in Kindergarten or K5. He is so happy to be in the same class with his good friend, Yul, who is a missionary kid from South Korea. Ephraim is also so happy that Aunty Kep (our good friend and a CLD student in Mark’s group) is working as a Teacher’s Assistant in this school.

Please pray for God’s blessing and protection for the CLD Level 2 training for Center Leaders on September 22-24 in Kon-Ken. Mark will help conduct this training. Kit and Ephraim will stay home and Kit will drive the new car to take Ephraim to ICS for those days.

Praise: We were able to promote the CLD program with some OMF missionaries here in the northeast. Please pray for God to lead them as they consider using the CLD curriculum to make disciples and raise up leaders in their churches.

Right now, the CLD team is focusing on making sure all of the books that we use are in the same format. Kit’s CLD group just finished studying “Christian Family Values” and is now studying “Work for All” which is the last book of Level 1. So, Kit has been reformatting “Christian Family Values”. Since Mark is leading the first English-speaking CLD group, he prepares the materials so that they match the Thai books. Please pray for God to bless the CLD team with wisdom and strength as we develop this curriculum so that someday soon they will be complete.

We thank God that we recently had a chance to visit Kit’s mother again for 4 days. She is 88 now and we are so glad that we are able to help care for her.
Thank you for giving to the Great Commission Fund which makes it possible for us to serve God here and also helps us to bless our loved ones. Your prayers impact our lives and the ministries that God has given us. Recently, we have seen the need to conduct our financial management training for some CLD students who do not know how to use money wisely. We hope to be able to offer our financial management training 3 times a year. Money that is given to our “Work Fund” will allow us to conduct these trainings and other ministry that arises that is not covered by our normal ministry funds. We thank God for taking care of us so well, and we greatly appreciate your partnership in giving and praying. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him” (Romans 15:13). We are praying for you!

Mark & Kit and Ephraim

PS: if you would like to receive our monthly updates, please contact us using the email button on this page or by using this link to sign up. Thank you! http://eepurl.com/dcYV9L

Praises & Prayer Requests

Praises:
1. All of the International Community School (ICS) teachers made it to Thailand, passed quarantine and are now living in Udon Thani. The school received government approval and officially opened on September 14th.
2. Ephraim is in Kindergarten or K5. He is so happy to be in the same class with his good friend, Yul, who is a missionary kid from South Korea. Ephraim is also so happy that Aunty Kep (our good friend and a CLD student in Mark’s group) is working as a Teacher’s Assistant in this school.
3. We were able to promote the CLD program with some OMF missionaries here in the northeast. Please pray for God to lead them as they consider using the CLD curriculum to make disciples and raise up leaders in their churches.

Prayer Requests:
1. Please pray for healing for Mrs. Cham, a member of the Nong-bua Lum-pooh Alliance Church, she has stage 4 kidney failure. The doctors have said she has 6 months to live without treatment.
2. Please pray for healing for Mrs. Glin, a new member of the Nong-bua Lum-pooh Alliance Church, she has severe pain in her left knee.
3. Please pray for Dorie Ford, a former C&MA Missionary to Thailand, she has stage 3 non-Hodgkin's lymphoma which has spread to her bones.
4. Please pray for Pastor Scott Hartsock, pastor of the Osceola Mills Alliance Church (our home church). His foot is slowly healing from sepsis.
5. Please pray for the CLD Level 2 training for Center Leaders on September 22-24 in Kon-Ken. Mark will help conduct this training. Kit and Ephraim will stay home. Please pray for Kit (safety and confidence) as she will drive the new car to take Ephraim to ICS for those days.

Thailand

flag

Updated: September 15, 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

send email

visit website

Give

The ministry of Mark and Kit depends on the financial support of people like you. Take a moment to consider how you can help today.

Find out about these individual funds.

Share

Get Involved...

Pray.

We cannot “Live the Call Together” unless prayer is central to all we do.
Pray with us »

Serve.

Is God calling you to service? We’re here to help you connect your passion with God’s purpose.
Serve with The Alliance »

Give.

Help build Christ’s Church by supporting the ministry and workers of The Alliance.
Give today »