‘Light’ Miracle

Every year we must get another registration sticker for our motorbike, and every 5 years we must bring it to the transportation office in MaeSot for inspection.  This year the time was up for inspection, so BletJhaw drove the motorbike two hours from Khane Chue to MaeSot.  He went into the Transportation Office to purchase the registration sticker and then proceeded to the inspection building.  He was thankful that only one car was ahead of him, because he needed to get back to pick up his boys from school.

They are very thorough at this office.  The motor is tested by a machine, the brakes are put under rigorous testing, the exhaust fumes are calibrated and the wheels and tires are inspected.  It is driven, stopped, and revved up.  Next the lights – signal light, brake light….”OH NO!”  BletJhaw remembered that the high beams did not work!  They had not worked for a very long time.  We have a hard time seeing at night, but then again seldom do we need to drive it at night, hence, they have not been fixed.  He sent up a quick prayer to God to somehow help him because he would receive a fine, and then have to go get the necessary repairs and return for inspection again.  He really didn’t have time for that because he needed to pick up his boys from school.

The low beam light was shone into a machine which registered satisfactory.  Then to his complete astonishment, the high beam light came on and shone brightly into the machine!  This motorbike had successfully passed inspection!

With an amazed and grateful heart, BletJhaw drove the motorbike back to Khane Chue, picked up his boys from school, and then went to show his wife the high beam light….but it did not come on!  It did not work before or after inspection!  (We are getting it fixed now)!

“Ah Lord God!  Behold, Thou hast made the heaven and the earth by Thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for Thee!”  Jeremiah 32:1

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The Heathen Wedding

The tougher my trials and disappointments, the tighter I cling to the Master.

The tighter I cling to the Master the better I see His grace and His power.

The better that I see His grace and His power the stronger and clearer my testimony of Him! 

 

Last week we discovered that a BYT boy would get married to a girl living in another village.  The actual wedding would be in another village, but the usual heathen preparations were made in BYT, which included slaughtering the pig, and playing extremely loud wicked music over two loud speakers, supplied by our head man.  It seemed the whole village came alive with revelry and mirth.  We heard the dying screams of the pig, followed by the sound of heavy chopping, as many hands made light work of finely chopping the raw swine’s flesh, which is the delicacy of a heathen wedding here in our jungle mountains – topped only by the abundance of alcohol.

 

It was a poorly attended prayer meeting that night in our little Seventh-Day Adventist church.  In answer to our fervent prayers the music stopped while we worshipped and started again shortly after.  My heart was heavy, as I thought of the dear people around me. Many were baptized church members. Would they join in the dissoluteness and depravity surrounding them?

 

My heart was pounding in my head.  My entire body seemed to be revolting against this wild and wicked music, which invaded our house and overpowered any headphone containing godly music.   Heart breaking thoughts of our people conforming to worldly practices and their lack of concern for the things of heaven, drove me out of the house that night.  I found myself climbing up the mountain trying to get away from the horrid, heavy beat of that wretched music so that I could commune with God.

 

At the top of the first mountain I could still hear that music. –  I kept on walking.  It was a beautiful night!  The moon was large and full right at the horizon, making it easy to walk without the help of a flashlight.  Finally all was silent.  There was only the sound of night bugs and the faint breeze sending a light rustle of the leaves in the trees.  I was not alone.  I kept singing my Mother’s favorite song: “My God and I go in the field together, we walk and talk as good friends should and do.  We clasp our hands…”

 

I rededicated my life to God that night.  Watching that bright circle of light passing behind the dark outline of the trees as I passed by filled me with a greater longing to reflect the ‘Sun-of-Righteousness’ than ever before.  I thought about something I had read in Gospel Workers:

“He who calls men to repentance must commune with God in prayer. He must cling to the Mighty One, saying, “I will not let Thee go, except Thou bless me.  Give me power to win souls to Christ!”  page 509

 

Oh how I prayed for the people of my village!

 

I found myself all the way up to Hoe Pado (The big Pagoda) , which is 7 kilometers from our house, I still wanted to walk farther, but turned around, thinking that BletJhaw may be worried about me seeing that he was gone when I left the house.  It was late and I still had 7 more kilometers to go! As I descended that last mountain into BYT, the music met my ears again and grew louder and louder as I came down. I thought of Moses descending Mt. Sinai and how he had to break God’s precious 10 commandments because of the people’s disobedience.

 

The next sermon I preached came straight from God.  I can take NO credit.  The title: “Believing the Devil.”  It was a simple outline:

  1. A story of a girl who disobeyed and rebelled against her parents.  Going to a party that her parents told her not to go to.  She drank alcohol, met a young man who was drinking heavily, got into his car and had a head-on collision.  At the hospital she asked the nurse to please tell her parents she was sorry and then she died.  She did not know that the car they crashed into was her parents coming to find her and they were both killed also.
  2. The Bible story of Zedekiah who refused to believe God’s warnings from Jeremiah, therefore receiving his fateful end!  Watched his children killed before him, then they gouged his eyes out and he died in captivity, just as predicted. Jeremiah 39:6,7
  3.  I talked about myself.  God sent me to BYT.  It looks like my main purpose is medical because I care for the sick every day and go to other villages with medicine, but my main purpose is to teach them about God so they can love and obey Him and be saved.  These things that they do will keep them out of heaven.  I told them how much I love them and that I did not want to go to heaven without them.  I pleaded with them and cried as I spoke.  As BletJhaw interpreted he cried also.  It was a very powerful time with the Holy Spirit in control.  I noticed several wet eyes as I shook hands at the door afterward.

 

“True workers walk and work by faith.  Sometimes they grow weary with watching the slow advance of the work when the battle wages strong between the powers of good and evil.  But if they refuse to fail or be discouraged they will see the clouds breaking away and the promise of deliverance fulfilling…After doing what you can, wait for the Lord, declaring His faithfulness, and He will bring His word to pass.  Wait, not in fretful anxiety, but in undaunted faith and unshaken trust!”  7T 245

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Fountain View Academy!

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that part of FountainView Academy in Canada, would ever step foot in my village far away in the jungles of Thailand. But God is always surprising me with blessings beyond my comprehension!

 

I heard that the president of this famous musical academy, Michael Dunbar, had heard about our work in BYT and when he brought the Senior class to Sunshine Orchard, a group also came to visit and bless us from March 14-18!! There were 17 of them, (Ten students and 7 teachers).  I was so filled with joy and thrilled with God’s blessings that I could hardly keep my feet on the ground!

Still hard to believe – is it really true? Seventeen people from FVA right here in front of our mission house/clinic in BYT! Praise the Lord forever!

 

Not only did those ten students and teachers sing together like the angels, but they also restrung my two old, simple, Thai violins, and using the deteriorated violin bows, amazed our simple village people, (Me too)!! with the incredable sounds of heavenly music.  The walls of our little church has never heard such harmony and the people never gazed upon so many faces, radiant with the love of God, and the joy of a life hid in Christ Jesus! Only in heaven will we learn of the results of their music, their testimonies, worships, and sermon in this place.

I have a lovely video of my favorite group song and of Mertessa (Girl in the blue) playing the violin, but it won’t send because it is too long.  If anyone can help me send videos by some other rout it would be so nice.  I really want you to hear the music they brought us.  Even though it sounds even more wonderful in real life!!

But hang on!  I am not finished yet!  Dr. Thomas, a practicing doctor in New Zealand was also in this group.  He shared up-to-date medical knowledge with me in the clinic, as I face all manor of diseases and undiagnosable problems from day to day.  He was such a support and help to me, that I now really miss him.   Also I discovered that the president, Micael Dunbar has a profound knowledge of medicine, illness, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. (I might explain this president as a “Walking Encyclopedia!” What encouragement, support and knowledge has been gleaned from their short visit!

President, Michael Dunbar

Doctor Thomas from New Zealand

…And that’s not all!  A dear dentist and his wife, Ronnie and Ashley Hold from BlueRidge Tennessee were also in the group, full of smiles and wonderful words of encouragement!  Their son, Nick, a FVA senior was also in the group. I knew them from a visit I had in their church 4 years ago!  My heart is just melted right down and running over with thankfulness and praise to God, because He knows my dental knowledge is very small, and even with the 2 visits of our dear dentist in Alaska, Jack and Katie Hamilton, I still run into problems too difficult for me!  Now Doctor Hold taught me, showed me, gave me more supplies, and demonstrated their use.  Michael Dunbar so thoughtfully took a video of the instructions as I pulled a few teeth, knowing it would be such a helpful resource for me in the future.

Doctor Ronnie Hold with his wife, Ashley

Our Sabbath divine worship was “Over-the-Top!” for me because more than 100 people attended that day from at least 4 different villages. (Not counting the visitors).  I could not restrain the tears of joy that continually came to my eyes, as I heard the lovely music and knew this was God Himself bringing His love to my people of the jungle mountains, through FVA! It shows me with outstanding clarity the marvelous love of God for these people and He is working to save them for eternity!

You do not even see all the people in this picture because they are also on the porch and down the stairs!!

BletJhaw and I with Fountain View Academy!

The president, Michael Dunbar preaching the Sabbath Sermon

Song Service with violins!

Three young men, singing: “A Few Good Men!” Beautiful!

I have a lot of hand woven Karen clothes that people have given me, so the girls all wore them for church, making our village people so happy. One lady came up to Tessa, (Far left) and proudly told her: “I made that shirt and skirt!”

 

After church we had a lovely meal all together under the church!  The people are so happy!

We eat white noodles and curry together. Everybody is happy!

On Sunday we hired another truck to help us take everybody to LaGlah village with us, where we did our normal routine of treating the patients, eating their food, and having a worship in PaJew’s house.  We had given him money to cook for all of us, which he was so happy to do!  FVA sang for his household and conducted a short worship.

Doctor Hold carrying his dental suitcase into LaGlah village!

Dear Doctor Hold, always smiling, always encouraging and helpful. He pulled one tooth in LaGlah village. The patient was so grateful to get rid of that aching tooth!

 

Treating the patients together in LaGlah village, while FVA sang song after song to the patients who were waiting for treatment! You can see them singing in the background! What a wonderful day it was!

Here are the faithful ones, MeMe, BletJhaw’s sister, and WaNeePaw, his wife! They cooked all the food for 24 people for 4 days, delighting everyone with their tasty food!  Even those not used to eating rice 3 times a day were very complimentary of the food.  I really thank them with all my heart because I NEVER could have done it.  They were not expendable to say the least!!

BletJhaw’s wife on the left, his sister on the right!

 

I have fallen in love with all these people from this famous school in Canada and now I miss them very much! Many of the students and teachers have expressed their desire to come back and spend more time with us!  Until that day or until the day we meet again in heaven BletJhaw and I will always hold you all so dear to our hearts, and pray that each senior will pursue the work that God has given them to save the lost.  May they stay true to God till He comes.

 

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My Teacher and the Book!

This is an incredible story!

Last summer when visiting America, Joyce Dick invited me to give a mission report on my BYT work in the Open Circle Sabbath School in Collegedale TN.  Joyce had been my English teacher in academy and also worked in Memorial hospital years later as a journalist when I was director in that Emergency Department. These Sabbath School members had collected a large donation for us to purchase an oxygen concentrator and a new motorbike.   My heart was filled with gratitude and I invited all the SS members to attend my larger presentation at Garden Plaza that evening where my Mother lives.  To my surprise they all came!  Afterwards Joyce caught my arm and said:  “I’m going to come and visit you.  I can bring the oxygen concentrator!”
As I thought about that I was reminded of what a good writer she is.  It also came to mind that so many people through the years have told me that I should write a book because so many events and stories have built up to where we are today!
I began to pray that if it is God’s will I could mention this thought to Joyce even though it seemed impossible.  After we talked together about it, she became very excited to do it!  We both kept praying for God’s will, and told the Lord that if writing a book would help others give their all to God and reach the lost, then we wanted to do it – that’s the only reason!  It was amazing how God had put us together.  Now step by step God has opened doors for this book and pushed us through them!
So guess what?!  Just last week, Joyce, her daughter Valerie, and their friend Joyce actually came to BYT for 4 days!  They ate our food, endured the bad roads, visited 3 villages, enjoyed our Bible studies with the people and best of all loved our people of the jungle mountains.  The stage has been set and the work is in progress!  Please pray for God and only God to be glorified, and that hearts will be convicted to work unreservedly for God in reaching the lost.

Joyce in QuayCo village

Enjoying a delicious meal, cooked and served by PaJew in LaGlah village

Joyce is telling a Bible story to a little sick patient in the clinic

Valerie’s lovely flute music charms a kicking screaming one year old, who hates the nebulizer treatment. A magical moment!

A lovely oxygen concentrator purchased right here in Thailand at a cheaper price! Thank you Open Circle Sabbath School!

Saying goodbye at MaeSot airport yesterday.

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The Love and Mercy of God

 

“Take away suffering and need, and we should have no way of understanding the mercy and love of God, no way of knowing the compassionate, sympathetic heavenly Father. Never does the gospel put on an aspect of greater loveliness than when it is brought to the most needy and destitute regions. Then it is that its light shines forth with the clearest radiance and the greatest power.” Testimonies 7:226, 227

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Giving

Give freely of yourself to others.

Give them whatever they need.

Give treatment to the sick.

Give hugs to the children.

Give all your love to all the people.

 

It’s the only time they will get to see God,

And it’s really the only way you can see God!

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“Light” Graduation, Laoag City, Nueva Era Mountain

I want to tell you about the inspiration that my occasional trips to the Philippines brings me. The Philippine youth are full of smiles, hugs and photographs!  My latest trip was only for 2 days, but because of complicated travel it took me a full week.

So last week I travelled to Laoag City to speak for the “Light” graduation.  This is a branch of medical missionary training, to prepare the young people to work for God.  I was a little confused about my complicated travel itinerary.  I must stop over in Malaysia, change planes to Manila, and spend the night in Manila.  Now Manila has 4 terminals, and the one you arrive in is usually not the one you need to fly out of, so I must spend the night in one terminal and get myself to another terminal the other side of that crowded city, early in the morning so I can catch that early flight to Laoag City, a small country town which is on the northern most tip of the Philippines. One redeeming feature is that most of the people in the Philippines can speak English!   I heard it was cold there up north, but I did not take very warm clothes – I love to travel light!  My trip back to Bangkok was even more complicated because I had to travel to another terminal at 2 o’clock in the morning and not sure of transportation!

Flying into Manila

I made it to Laoag City, and was met by Diomar Cruz, the Associate Director, and 2 others who work at “Light.”  We boarded their jeepny and drove 2 hours through villages and gardens of corn and rice to a place in the mountains called Nueva Era Mountain.  Finally our road became dirt and rock, then we walked the remainder short distance to a beautiful campus deep in nature, where I met the students and staff.  I slept in a bamboo hut, (which I loved)!
The food was plant based and delicious.
The presentations seemed to change the future decisions of several of the students to be missionaries and give their all to God!  I was thrilled! The classes that they have attended over the past 6 months had also changed their hearts and helped them gain victories in their lives!
I love to speak to the young people in the Philippines, they are enthusiastic, loving and teachable.  Their motto:  Steadfastly Testify.  I loved that topic and fit my presentations around it.
Before my Sabbath presentation for the divine worship, Diomar Cruz presented me with a gift that brought sudden tears to my eyes as soon as I saw it.  It showed me with Jesus and His arm was around me!  Printed beside it was the poem sung by Darryl Sawyer:  “I’m never alone,”  and the verse in Matthew 28:20 “I am with thee alway, even unto the end of the world.”  There was a personal note on the back – so precious!  I will treasure it until Jesus comes and really puts His arm around me!
Saturday night they asked me if I would like to hike with them to the top of the mountain where they would sleep in hammocks and enjoy worship there in the morning.  I would love to, so together after 8 p.m. we hiked for 45 mins in the dark to the top.  It was very VERY windy up there, but I slept well.  In the morning I had a lovely surprise!  What a breathtaking view all the way around us!  After worship there was singing, hugs and many pictures.  Then we descended the mountain and prepared for departure.
I praise the Lord because compared to BYT it was not cold up there, and all my travels went so smoothly, I felt the presence the Lord beside me all the way leading me in a plain path.  See Psalm 27:11
Once again the love and joy of the Philippine youth touched my heart.  I was deeply blessed and refreshed to continue my work in BYT.
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TahNahWit

Here is poor TahNahWit.  He is a very sad 12 year old boy from GeGhah village.

We were called late at night last week by the school workers and teachers, to please come and check a boy who had a bad injury to his leg.  Not knowing where or how it had happened we flashlighted our way to the school and waited to be shown the way to this boy.  Come to find out he had wrecked a motorbike out in the rice garden behind the school and we must walk back there and check him.
Yes, as BletJhaw and I examined the boy, and I was sure that right leg, (tibia) was broken, but did not seem to be displaced at all.  He was in a lot of pain, but seemed to be sad as well. I told the teachers that he didn’t need to go to the hospital that night, but should receive an x-ray in the morning.  He was carried to the school on a blanket tied to 2 wooden sticks.
The Father had arrived at this point and we asked him to decide if he wanted hospital treatment or not. We knew from past experience that if he decided to do it the devil way he would tear off the cast, so we made it clear that if we took him to the hospital he would have to obey the doctor and leave the cast on the entire time.  The father agreed to obey, so the next morning we were off to Meta hospital.
I am thankful to the dear Principal of the school and the teachers who give such loving care to their students!!
As you can see the boy has a long leg cast on. It was a complete fracture of the tibia, but what bothers me so much is  the doctor put that cast on with the leg straight as a board!  The knee should be bent a little in a functional position.  It will still heal alright if the cast is left on, the only thing is  that recovery will be more difficult and it will take longer to get full range of motion.
The reason the boy acted so sad and downcast, was not all due to the pain.  We discovered that he had taken his father’s motorbike without permission and without knowing how to drive it very well.  Consequently he had a bad wreck and really suffered the consequences.  I know he learned a very important lesson the hard way in the rice garden!  And as I prayed for him that day, I prayed he would learn the most important lesson of all – to obey his Father in heaven, who created and made him and who is the only One who can heal that broken bone!  -For the dear Savior says:
“I am the Lord that healeth thee.”  Exodus 15:26
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The Dentist is Here!

I am praising the Lord for Doctor Jack Hamilton and his wife Katie!  Always giving. Always helping. Always loving.  Always teaching!  Even though their lives are desperately busy in Alaska.

This is the second time they have visited us in BYT in December.  This time they brought 2 girls with them who are finishing their nursing degree at Southern.  It was a pleasure to get to know them and introduce them to jungle medicine. They adapted so well to all the different conditions of the Thailand mountains and the Karen people.
The weather is cold!
The dear Dentist brought along machines to clean teeth and we were busy learning how to use them and also cleaning many teeth. That’s quite a challenge on some of our mountain people who never take care of their teeth!   He gave these machines to us missionaries and we are so excited and so happy to be able to help the people in this way.  Also because we had announced the coming of the dentist, many patients came with diverse problems in their mouths!  I learned so much again this year and just loved having the dentist watch over my shoulder, giving advice and instructions.  Something I dreadfully miss now that he is gone!
We had one week together, December 23-30.  On Tuesday we did a triple clinic:  Medical, Dental, Spiritual in MeDeLeGwee village.  That was Christmas day by the way.  (I really forgot it was Christmas)!!  The following Thursday we visited LaGlah village with the same triple clinic.

Christmas dinner at MeDeLeGwee village

I enjoy these people so much!

This is our worship group in MeDeLeGwee!

I love this part the best – teaching them about the lovely Jesus who can help you when you are afraid or in trouble!

Dear MeMe, BletJhaw’s sister, did the cooking along with BletJhaws wife for 13 people in all.   Many of our visitors were kept busy doing worships, Bible studies and preaching to our people.  May God bless the influence that went out this week.  I plead for the Holy  Spirit to rivet God’s truth in their hearts.
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Revival Meetings in BYT part 3 of 3

“WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE”

“We should be in a position where we may believe that God is willing to do for us more than we can ask or think.  ST May 7, 1896

Here are a few examples of the Holy Spirit at work amongst us!

  1.  At the beginning of the Friday evening meeting on health, a young lady from WaSuTa caught my arm and earnestly told me that her father, TeePo wanted to quit drinking.  We know him well.  He is the village drunk!  Never sober, always tottering around looking haggard and wasted.  He had come to the meeting!  I looked at him  sitting in the back against the wall – even now he appeared drunk, but I am so delighted that he was there!  After the meeting this man came to us asking for us to pray for him because he had decided to stop drinking.  He also told us that he had been in debt for 1000 baht and had just paid off that debt.  I was amazed, as this man still smelled strongly of alcohol, his gate was uncertain and unsteady, yet I marveled at the 3 wonderful steps he had already taken toward Jesus.  One:  He desired to quit drinking.  Two: He had paid off his debt.  And Three:  He had come to our meetings and was requesting help!  We placed him in the middle of our prayer circle, laid our hands upon him, pleading with God for him to obtain the complete victory over alcohol.  The next morning BletJhaw and I visited him in his home.  He was sober and his hands were trembling.  I was so happy because I knew that meant he had not taken a drink. We gave him our package of remedies for detoxing and explained that he must take all traces of drink out of his house.  Also it is best to stop smoking at the same time and get the misery over all in one go, if not he would have to go through the ordeal again!  We found out that he and his wife smoke, however the wife told us that she did not want to quit smoking.  We told her that this would make it really hard on him because smoking triggers alcohol and visa versa.  We explained the importance of prayer to him and told him a simple Bible promise to claim.  He said he could do that.  Finally we prayed and I poured out my heart in prayer for this poor man who was going to face quite a struggle and needed Jesus.  As soon as the prayer was finished, the wife quietly got up and went to the corner of the house coming out with her plastic bag full of tobacco. Her eyes were wet with unshed tears, as she handed it over to me!  This was a moment I will never forget – a moment when I felt the power of the Holy Spirit in that home in answer to earnest prayer.

2.  Another man, ChaPoe, in that village had been baptized last December. He was the one who had invited TeePo, the alcoholic and his wife and children to the meetings.  He was embarrassed to tell us but he too had picked up smoking again. (We had helped him to quite about 6 years ago).  Now he is determined to quite again.  He came to all of the early morning united prayer meetings and requested prayer each time.

3.  Now here is a sweet story of a woman who has my heart!  This lady, TreeAu, used to come to our church regularly.  She was a pillar in our church.  She has 5 children, and the 3 married girls that live in BYT, always came to church.  However one day about 5 years ago this lady got her feelings hurt and quit coming to church, in fact she and her daughters attended the Baptist church in WaSuTa instead.  We were heartbroken and since that time didn’t miss an opportunity to invite her back almost every time she came to our clinic for treatment, and also when we visited in her home, but she would not come. So you can imagine our joyful surprise to see her attend our last 3 meetings!  I was so overjoyed to see her come that I gave her a big hug and a kiss.  After the powerful Sabbath sermon, entitled Full Surrender, our entire group got up to sing the closing special music: “I Surrender All,” in Karen.  I was singing in the center of the group.  Because I was singing high alto in Karen, I was concentrating a little bit, however I know the chorus very well and was able to look out at the beautiful people before me.  My eye caught this lady sitting in the middle of the women’s section.  As I was singing I Surrender All, and looking at her.  She smiled a wonderful smile at me and nodded her head while raising her hand.  It was a wonderful moment because I sensed a commitment in her eyes. Tears came to my eyes and it was hard to keep singing because I feel she will return to the Seventh-day Adventist church!

4.  SawSay met us Sabbath evening after the AY program. His voice was shaky and his eyes looked like tears were beginning.  He requested prayers after his baptism.  We wondered if the Buddhist in-laws were upset and persecuting them for this decision. We encircled him and laid our hands on him, praying for his victory and for continued growth with Jesus in the truth and the love of the truth.  SawSay said he was not being persecuted at all, he just was so thankful for what we had taught him and for the joy of his baptism.  He thanked us again and again.  So sincere and happy that the things he once did that was wrong, he now does not do them!

Lovely family doing all that they know is right

5.  Pastor Martin had a real longing for the Baptist pastor from WaSuTa to attend the meetings.  He had been invited two times.  He came on Friday with several people from his church.  At the close of the meeting Pastor Martin asked for those who wanted to learn about the Bible and get baptized.  A young man that he had brought from WaSuTa raised his hand to join our church. He said his wife also wants to join! We continue to pray for the Baptist pastor.

  1. A 60 year old man in WaSuTa, BeeHtu, used to be very interested in our church. He attended all the Bible studies we did in WaSuTa, he attended all our church meetings.  His face always showed intense interest, which thrilled me, but suddenly he stopped coming. When we visited him he said that his children and son-in-law are against it.  But he attended our meetings and afterward BletJhaw was able to read him the verses in Matthew 10:37 and Luke 14:26 and encouraged him to come back to church and put God first!

So you see God has certainly given us more than we could ask or think!  Praise His name!

Now that the meetings are over, we have a responsibility to keep the fire burning and keep the people attending church and growing in faith. We really miss Pastor Martin – we are incapable of ministering to all these people properly, but God is capable and will help us. The Pastor advised us to continue the united prayer on Wednesday evening and the 6:30 Sabbath morning meeting.  This will bring power and unity into our church.

He asked us to do a 21-day Daniel challenge for our people where they will do the following for the next 21 days:

*Keep the 10 commandments with emphasis on the 4th and 8th     (Sabbath and tithing)

*Eat only clean meat – no coffee

*Drink 6 cups of water a day

*No TV, radio, or phone videos

*Take time in prayer and Bible

Also we want to encourage the church members to share their faith and invite others to church. They can take the audio Bibles with the messages on them and give them out.

Please pray for our people and for us as we are extra busy now spreading the gospel and giving the trumpet a certain sound!!

 

 

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