How to pray this month
We have a busy summer here in the US with many meetings, church visits, and a great deal of traveling. Please pray for us, especially that we will find some rest in the midst of the hectic schedule.
Karma Vs. Grace
In mid-June, we visited one of our supporting churches, The Bible Chapel in Pittsburgh, and presented our ministry during the adult and youth Bible fellowship hour. A highlight of our visit was our time with the VBS. We gave a brief lesson to 4-6 graders on the difference between karma and grace, using real, Thai items to explain to them some Buddhist practices. What a wonderful reminder that we cannot earn God’s favor, but that His love and grace is freely given through the sacrifice and resurrection of His Son.
ABTS hosted a special event at our home church in Cedarville, OH: Grace Baptist Church. One of our adjunct professors, Dr. Scott Carroll, an expert in ancient manuscripts, spoke on the topic of the transmission of Scripture. We had an excellent turnout, and a wonderful time exploring God’s written revelation in this unique way.
We are praising God for wonderful trips to The Bible Chapel in Pittsburgh and Aboite Baptist Church in Ft. Wayne, IN. Aboite is the newest, regular ABTS supporter, and we had an opportunity to present the ministry to them last week. Thank God for providing supporters who are strategic, generous, and committed to training Church leaders in Asia.
Pray for our upcoming travels to Michigan from July 3-13. We’ll be having numerous meetings at Cornerstone University and will be visiting our long-time supporting church, Grace Community Church in Hudsonville. Pray, too, for our departure back to Thailand on July 24. One day after our arrival, Jim will be going to Singapore for the special ABTS class with Dr. Darrell Bock.