Thailand Report by David Jacobson

We arrived Saturday, February 23rd, around 1:30 pm and prepared for the next day’s ministry at MCA’s largest church in Mahachai, Thailand. We found ourselves in a war with the enemy as we discovered the next morning that the taxi driver stole all of our cameras and equipment on the previous day.

Leaving Bangkok early in the morning, we caught four different types of transportation, starting with a fast paced half-mile run to catch a minibus. During our time aboard the train we met a British woman who was suffering from damaged discs in her back. She allowed us to pray for her.  She was a bit stunned at our boldness. We prayed that the Lord would heal her and that she would come to the saving knowledge of Christ.

Two hours later we finally arrived in Mahachai at the MCA Church where we had preached the previous year. What a joy it was to see graduates from the 2012 School of Christ and hear how the Lord is using them at the Mahachai church in outreach and church helps ministry.

After Bro. Noah preached and gave an altar call; many came to rededicate themselves to do what the Lord had called them to do.  One man, Brother Joe, who had been our interpreter last year, wept and wept as he received confirmation during that time of prayer a specific direction that the Lord wanted him to go.  His vision from the Lord was to be a missionary in the city of Mahachai. He was to preach the Gospel boldly in street evangelism and outreach to the Burmese migrant workers who reside there.

As we fellowshipped at lunch with the congregation, a local man who had attended the service, wanted us to pray that he be delivered from demon spirits. We laid hands on him and prayed that the Lord would set him free.  Praise God, he was set free.

Conference in Mahachai, Thailand.

Conference in Mahachai, Thailand.

Prayer meeting after service at the Mahachai Conference.

Prayer meeting after service at the Mahachai Conference.

Bro. Noah and Bro. Joe, our translator at the 2012 Conference.

Bro. Noah and Bro. Joe, our translator at the 2012 Conference.

Local man delivered from demon spirits.

Local man delivered from demon spirits.

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Thailand Report by David Jacobson

After ministering at Mahachai, a distant suburb of Bangkok, the team traveled to Nobo, Thailand to preach, teach, and visit a missionary friend, as well as some School of Christ graduates.

Former SOC students are being taught English by Missionary Ginger so that they can enter an approved Teacher Training College in New Zealand. The teaching degree they will earn will allow them to return to Myanmar (Burma) with an opportunity to preach the Gospel in that nation.

While we were there the team of missionaries taught day and night, not only English but the gospel to everyone that attended.  Bro. Somchai’s vision is that everyone who is involved in his schools must attend the School of Christ; teachers, parents, and students.  As a result of this training his schools have obtained the highest ratings above all the schools located in the refugee camps.  What is unique to this outreach, although in its infancy, is that this Teacher Training College is fully accredited and will allow graduates to be certified teachers or attend advanced training in other institutions located in other countries.  So not only will these SOC graduates take the Gospel with them, but also a viable skill that can both open doors and supply much needed funding as well.

Currently, Pastor Somchai is working to get full government approval to open his mission schools in every city of Myanmar.  Through these schools the truth of Jesus Christ through the SOC will be presented.  Praise the Lord!!!

Christ for all Nations Church where the classroom for Missionary Ginger is located.

Christ for all Nations Church where the classroom for Missionary Ginger is located.

Missionary Ginger teaches former School of Christ graduates English so they can study at an approved teacher training college in New Zealand.

Missionary Ginger teaches former School of Christ graduates English so they can study at an approved teacher training college in New Zealand.

Sister Ginger leading a service of former SOC students.

Sister Ginger leading a service of former SOC students.

Bro. Tony teaching night class.

Bro. Tony teaching night class.

Students listening to preaching.

Students listening to preaching.

Kachin State student with his only ragged shirt, desires to return to the war torn state and help his people.

Kachin State student with his only ragged shirt, desires to return to the war torn state and help his people.

Teacher Training College students and missionaries.

Teacher Training College students and missionaries.

Sister Ginger’s living quarters in Nobo, Thailand.

Sister Ginger’s living quarters in Nobo, Thailand.