Blumenstocks in Asia


January Update: How to pray this month

Happy New Year! As we enter 2016, we look forward to a busy year for our family and for ABTS. Jim’s thesis will be entering it’s most labor-intensive stage, ABTS will be starting new cohorts in Papua New Guinea and Manila, and we will be embarking on a renovation project for the new ABTS headquarters. Thank you for your prayers and partnership, and please pray with us that we will be faithful to God’s calling and leading throughout the year.¬†Karen’s parents visited Chiang Mai in December, making for a wonderful Christmas with family. It is always encouraging having family visit us on the field.

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Dec. with family


We really enjoyed our time with Karen’s parents last month. We were also able to take a much-needed rest as we anticipate a busy few months ahead. Praise God for sustaining and encouraging us this Christmas season.


Jim will be teaching Christian Worldview in Delhi from February 5-14. Pray for his preparations, for the students who will be attending, and for Karen and Ella as they stay in Chiang Mai. Pray, too, for the graduation and board meeting which will take place in Delhi after the class.

Continue to pray for the office renovation process. We are now developing plans for the project, including outfitting the classroom, building one more office on the balcony, and creating a library and study space for students. Pray for us as we seek the right contractor and for God’s provision for this project.

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