Mark and Kit Murphy

January 2020 Update

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Dear brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ,

Happy New Year 2020! May you experience God’s abundant blessings for your body, soul and spirit throughout the new year. We just returned from our field’s 3-day Mid-year Retreat for C&MA missionaries from both the Philippines and the US. We discussed how we all need to support the ministries of others as the number of workers is limited. We have just been assigned to help the Nong-bua Lum-pooh C&MA Church plant (about 40 minutes from our house). Starting in February, we will be helping this church for two weekends a month for at least one year. Jun & Maria Naupo, our friends and Filipino colleagues, have been working with this church, but in March they will go back to the Philippines for a one-year home assignment. We would like to ask you to pray for God to give us wisdom and guidance as we begin learning about the church and seeking how best to help this church and Pastor Don. Please also pray for God to help us to adjust and manage our time well as we balance ministry between CLD and the church, and maintaining a healthy family life.

We really thank God for the opportunity to lead CLD groups and to see the students’ desire to know God more. Mark leads an English-speaking group with 4 students and a Thai group with 4 students. Kit also leads a Thai group with 8 students. The more we use the curriculum, the more we realize that some of the English books need to be developed to use in the format of CLD. We thank God for using both of us to help each other to complete these important tasks.

February will bring new changes. We have been informed that Ephraim’s preschool will be closed. His new school, ICS, will open in August 2020. Please pray for God to guide us as we seek what we should do for Ephraim’s education from March to July. We are considering if we should find him a new preschool or if we should teach him at home.

Thank you very much for partnering with us. We are so blessed by the Lord because of your love and the sacrifice of your resources to pray, write to us and give. Thank you so much for giving to the GCF as well as to our support, outfit, vehicle, and work special funds. Work special funds help fund ministry which is above our ministry budget. This is important and especially with added expenses in helping the Nong-bua Lum-pooh Church.

Psalm 115:14-15 and Psalm 121 guide us as we pray for you. May the Lord always bless and keep you. We love you! You are all welcome to come and visit us!

Giving Glory to God,
Mark, Kit and Ephraim

Praises and Prayer Requests

Praises:
1. We moved and are living in a new house closer to ICS (Ephraim’s new school).
2. We had a good time at the Mid-year Retreat. We learned and planned how to take care of our own body, soul and spirit.

Prayer Requests:
1. Please pray for God to give us wisdom and guidance as we begin learning about the Nong-bua Lum-pooh Church and seeking how best to help the church and Pastor Don.
2. Please pray for God to help us to adjust and manage our time well as we balance ministry between CLD and the church, and maintaining a healthy family life.
3. Please pray for God to guide us as we seek what we should do for Ephraim’s education from March to July. We are considering if we should find him a new preschool or if we should teach him at home.

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Updated: January 11, 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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