From Face 2 Faith Newsletter
*The team has people from a few different ministries, one of which is Face 2 Faith, who conduct the FAITH Training Conferences around the world. So to not duplicate efforts I am re-posting :)
Thailand Newsletter #3
Priscilla; Today is day two of the FAITH Conference. All the attendees were on time and eager to learn. You can tell and see the excitement they have to be able to attend this conference. Their faces are always beaming lights of joy. They recite scripture in unison, sometimes without even opening their bibles. I am in complete amazement in their ability to know the word, and wanting to know more about sharing their faith. One attendee asked me during one of their breaks if sharing the Word with others was easier in America. I answered him quickly by saying "No". It is never easy to share the gospel, but it is rewarding. John 15:18 immediately comes to mind, "If the world hates you, know that it hated Me first." No one said it would be easy to share the good news of redemption and salvation, people will hate you, and they will criticize you, and mock you. Just know that for every handful of rejections there is a salvation, and that alone makes the whole thing worth wild. It makes this trip to Thailand worth the long plane ride, the separation from family, and the lack to understanding or speaking their language, just to train a hand of attendees wanting to do what God has asked us all to do.
Don; We are batting 100, every time we load up the truck to go somewhere a few tenderhearted girls rush to ride inside. Their reason is that as we drive through the city you are appt to get wet, I guess they don’t want their makeup to run. The penalty or prize, depending on how hot it is, you are going to get wet. Little kids with water pistols, bigger kids with soaker guns, others with a plastic bowl or bucket dipped into a barrel then there are the few with garden hoses zapping any vehicle [especially tourist] that have an opening. Walking, bicycling, motorcycle, car, truck if they can get to you…you’re going to get wet. All those riding in the back of the truck, watch out, its open season and you are an easy target. Yesterday was our first day of visitation, scared, apprehensive but willing 34 people pile into two small pickup trucks and head to the factory workers hosing area. The ones that have the Evangelist heart quickly rise to top, bold as brass they walk up to or into peoples homes and start talking. 90min later 21 names have been recorded in the Lambs Book of Life, hallelujah. They are making plans on how to do follow up and we haven’t finished the training yet, I love it, I love it. Thank you Lord.
Serving our Lord in Mae Sot Thailand
Rusty, Leigh Anne, Chandler, Rhonda, Cindy, Tracey, Priscilla and don.
Thank you for your prayers of support and encouragement.