Greetings from Thailand,
Building Update: As of January 1, the Lord has provided over $76,000 towards our building need of $165,000. The realtor notified us of the seller’s plan to raise the cost by about $30,000 soon. We are ready to make the purchase as soon as the Lord provides. We are waiting to see what the new price will be and what our options are. If you are interested in helping us purchase this building by the end of the year, you can send special offerings can be given via PayPal https://paypal.me/thaimissions?locale.x=en_US or directing a donation to Central Missionary Clearinghouse https://cmcmissions.org/donate or contact me to let me know of a pledge via email or phone (stateside number 864-561-5217).
Bible Institute. We have been working with other missionaries to try and expand the Bible school and after many months of preparation and planning, we are expanding to include a learning center in another province as well as several more online students. It is exciting to see the expansion. Please pray with us that the classes will be helpful for training nationals across Thailand and be a source of strengthening local churches.
Foundation. There have been some administrative glitches which have delayed the first missionary to come from overseas to work with our foundation. Nothing that is a permanent roadblock, only the typical bureaucratic minutiae typical with immigration departments around the world. Lord willing, she will arrive to start her language learning and ministry in Chaiyaphum province soon. The lessons learned in acquiring her visa and work permit will pave the way for many others who are currently raising support in the Philippines to come to Thailand.
Church. February 25th we will have an ordination ceremony for Dtom. He has assumed almost all of the pastoral responsibilities. We welcome any letters or video congratulating him. They can be sent via email.
Please pray for us to have wisdom during these difficult times of ministry, to be faithful in God’s appointed task, and not be weary in well-doing. Thank you for faithfully standing with us as we reach the Thai people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Michael & Francisca Frederick