I remember as a child praying for the Country of China. We know the Lord answers prayer but always trust that though we may sometimes not see the answers now, we will all share the blessings of seeing the fruit of our prayer in the bliss of heaven. China has been under a totalitarian Communist government that has oppressed Christianity resulting in amazing church growth and we are aware of the fact that there are literally millions of Christians nationwide. While China is still a great and vast mission field, we know that God's people wherever they are will obey the Lord's great commission to preach the gospel to the "uttermost parts of the earth." Recently Fundamental Baptist churches in Hong Kong, now part of the vast nation of China, have gathered together their resources to obey the Lord and send forth a missionary to Thailand, Miss Grace Ho. Grace was born inland China and moved to Hong Kong with her family and has lived in China for many years. Grace was challenged with the need of preaching the gospel in Thailand and has joined our band of missionaries as the first Missionary of the Hong Kong Association of Baptists for World Evangelism, and is presently doing language study in Thai language. Here she is joining Gail and I in a photo at the PABWE mission retreat.
Friday, January 18, 2008
Article by Don and Gail at 4:11 PM
One of the blessings of being in Christian Ministry is seeing young people grow and choose Christian mates and then being a part of blessing their lives. Just after the new year, Tim and Mon West from our Santisuk Baptist Church were married with the ceremony at the College where Tim has been teaching as a English Professor. Tim West has been a big help in the work here and led Mon his wife to the Lord many years ago. As Mon grew in the Lord and was Baptized, he saw her maturity and commitment to the Lord. Early last year they were engaged and arrangements were made for this wedding. Tim and Mon will continue to live and work here and help in our ministry.
Article by Don and Gail at 3:59 PM
Sometime last year, we were in contact with a friend from the church I grew up with in Algonac Michigan, Algonac Baptist Church. Gary VanBuskirk was one of the many young people who was in the youth group we lead who went on after High School to study at a Christian College. Gary was a gifted young man in music and speech and was granted advanced degrees in preforming arts. He also taught at Christian schools and colleges for a number of years as well opening his own repertory theater. We had lost contact for a number of years and our renewed friendship came after Gary had suffered a number of health issues which resulted in his being on disability and unable to work full time. Gary loves the Lord and desires to work for the Lord and be a blessing.
Article by Don and Gail at 3:08 PM