Tuesday, May 4, 2010

2010 Missions Conference at Sawang Dandin Baptist Church

Thailand Association of Baptists for World Evangelism Mission, missionaries, appointed to serve in Cambodia. (from their prayer card)
From 3John, "Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers; Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well: Because that for his name’s sake they went forth, taking nothing of the Gentiles. We therefore ought to receive such, that we might be fellow helpers to the truth".
It was our great privilege to be a part this new work for our Lord.

When they came to our annual Missions conference, I did not know how well this family sang together until they came and shared with us this weekend. From the left is there daughter Lydia, Mrs Nat Khamma and Pastor Soontorn singing the Ron Hamilton song, "A Servant's Heart" translated into the Thai language. They blessed our conference at the Sawang Dandin Baptist Church with their zeal and passion for the Lord and shared their burden and mission to preach the Gospel in East Cambodia. They will be the first TABWE missionaries from the Romparkhun Fundamental Baptist Church Fellowship sent out to serve overseas. These are exciting days for the member churches to see one of their own go to the mission field with the Gospel, supported and sent by their own.

One of the blessings of a missions conference is the many folks who participate. Here is Pastor Wittaya, assistant Pastor of the Bangkhen Baptist Church, Bangkok, and his wife sharing a short message followed by a song by his family.

After these meetings, my heart was blessed and stirred with the job again. I am sharing my heart after hearing the messages and challenges. How these things remind us of how we have found the Lord faithful to us these 30 years of service in Thailand.

Our missions conference was blessed by mission messages from the Word of God and songs sung by the Soontorn Khamma family. Our conference began Saturday morning with a challenging message about the need to preach the Gospel by Pastor Soontorn.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

2010 Missions Conference first day

During the afternoon session, Pastor Soontorn told about the formation and registation of the TABWE mission as a legal entity for missionary work under the Thai Department of Religious Affairs, paving the way for recognized status as TABWE missionaries open new countries for Thai missionaries.

Our mission Board showing faces of Cambodia and the Cambodia flag and a map.

Challenging music and messages make a missions conference.

Our evening time was a special informal time where Pastor Soontorn and Nat and their two children shared in an informal setting about their conversion, call and minstry. It was very interesting and was a time for interaction with our missionaries.

A number of youth raised there hand to show a desire to give their lives to the Lord. Pray with us for them.

Final prepartions for the morning meeting included our teen boys preparing their special music one more time. Then a time honoring the Thai flag and the opening of the Mission Conference.

A number of challenging songs such as "Send the Light, the Blessed Gospel Light" in Thai.

Leading up to the conference, the youth helped set up and decorate including the Poster Board featuring the mission field of Cambodia.

Missions conference poster.