Mark and Kit Murphy

Ministry Update

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

We are very sad to share this that our dear friend and brother in Christ, Joe, passed away suddenly on February 1 from heart failure. Please pray for God's comfort, strength, and spiritual protection for Joe's wife, Gate, their 5 children (Zack, Diew, Da, Dome and Dow) and Mae Jan (Gate's mother who lives with them). Please also pray for God's leading and provision in all areas. Just today Gate shared that they are facing spiritual attacks.

Joe was very hard working and diligent to study and grow in the knowledge of God. He had desire to share the Good News to a million people in different ways. One of the ways was through distributing Bibles as a Gideon. Joe became a Gideon and Gate an Auxiliary Member in 2017. Last November, Joe and Gate were influential in leading a Gideon Bible Blitz in Udon Thani Province. Mark helped them on one day as they distributed over 70,000 Bibles in 5 days. The Gideons were able to distribute Bibles in schools, police stations, hotels, prisons, and hospitals. Joe, Gate and us had planned to do many things together including distributing the remaining Bibles in unreached areas of Udon Thani Province. His sudden death was very shocking to the whole church family. Please pray for God's comfort and healing for Joe's family and the church.

The ministry of the Center Leadership for Development or CLD is moving forward and we are excited to see how God will use these two levels to strengthen His Church. The first level is aimed at teaching the foundations of Christian life, while the second level focuses on raising up biblically and theologically sound lay leaders. Together with Lee Her, we helped to revise the training materials for these two levels. We thank God for giving wisdom as we work on improving the training. We will meet again to finish revising the materials. Please pray for God's leading and wisdom for all of us.

It is time again for Mark to visit 7 CLD centers in different churches and provinces. Please pray for smooth scheduling and safe travels for us as we go as a family.

We thank God for getting approval from the C&MA to go to America for 4 months this summer for Pre-field Orientation, Council of the C&MA where we will be commissioned along with others as new missionaries, and for our district camp. It has been so long since we have met most of our family, friends, and supporters in America. We are preparing to apply for a tourist visa for Ephraim. Please pray that God would allow us to get this visa so we can go to the US this year.

We thank God for the comfort and strength He gives us through His Word! Joe was a Christian for 3 years and his faith was clearly seen through his love of worshiping God and studying His Word. The night that Joe died he spent time with his family worshiping and then he laid hands on each of his kids and prayed for them. While we still miss our dear friend, we know that He is in the presence of Jesus. His memorial service and funeral were beautiful tributes to a life lived for God. We know that one day we will meet him again.

Thank you so much for your support through giving and prayers. We are blessed by you. Please let us know how we can pray for you.

With God's Grace,
Mark, Kit and Ephraim

Prayer Requests

1. Please pray for God's comfort, strength, and spiritual protection for Joe's wife, Gate, their 5 children (Zack, Diew, Da, Dome and Dow) and Mae Jan (Gate's mother who lives with them). Please also pray for God's leading and provision in all areas. Just today Gate shared that they are facing spiritual attacks.
2. Please pray for God's leading and wisdom for the Center for Leadership Development team as we work on revising training materials.
3. Please pray for smooth scheduling and safe travels for us as we travel as a family to visit 7 CLD centers throughout northeastern Thailand.
4. Please pray that God would allow Ephraim to get his tourist visa so we can go as a family to the US this summer.

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Updated: February 08, 2019

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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