Sunday, April 12, 2015

Check Out These Videos

Check out this link to view a short 2.5 minute video about our family's ministry in Thailand.

Check out this link to view a new video about the Asia Biblical Theological Seminary (ABTS) where Evan teaches.

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Look Back: 2014 Highlights

We praise God for His abundant, sustaining grace this past year of life and ministry. 

Ministry Highlights

For Evan:  Teaching the seminary course for Burmese pastors in Yangon

For Kristie:  Rejoicing with one of her closest Chinese friends, who by God’s grace finally believed on the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Family Highlights

For Evan:  Listening to our boys play pastor and make up worship songs

For Kristie:  Teaching our boys beginning reading and seeing their progress

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving Day

This past Thursday we enjoyed a sweet time of giving thanks with our family in Christ here in Chiang Mai.  We had Thanksgiving lunch with the seminary staff, and then Thanksgiving dinner with three Thai sisters in Christ and two single American missionaries serving here.  We had fun introducing our Thai friends to their first taste of turkey.

Our Thai friends were excited to take home leftovers!
Each of us made a list of things for which we were thankful and shared the list with one another, giving thanks to God together.  It was a rich, joyful time of remembering God's faithfulness.

Here are a few examples from our lists:
1)  From Elijah, "I'm thankful for God."
2)  From Isaiah, "I'm thankful for my brother."
3)  From Evan, "I'm thankful for all the churches and supporters who partner with us."
4)  From Kristie, "I'm thankful for the privilege of living and serving in Thailand."
5)  From one of our Thai sisters in Christ, "I'm thankful I was able share the gospel with my friend this past year and see her trust in Christ."
6)  From another Thai sister in Christ, "I'm thankful for Christian brothers and sisters in Christ since my biological family does not follow Christ."

November Highlight

Prior to Thanksgiving week, we traveled to Bangkok for the Southeast Asia Reformed Conference.  Evan taught a seminar on Biblical Spirituality and delivered the final plenary message on the topic "Proclaiming Christ from the Epistles."  We were blessed to fellowship with missionaries from 7 different Southeast Asia countries, to join with them in opening the Scriptures and applying sound teaching to our personal lives and to our ministries.

Friday, October 31, 2014

TLI Staff Visit

This past week we had the privilege of hosting three TLI staff members: Darren, the TLI President; Bruce, the member care director; and Jim, a TLI International Trainer who is looking to serve overseas long-term with his family.  It was a joy to invite them into our daily life here in Thailand.

Some highlights include:
Fellowshipping together while overlooking
beautiful Thai countryside
-A great meeting at a ministry training center to talk about the possibilities for training Burmese pastors north of Thailand.
-A visit to the Doi Suthep Temple to get a glimpse of Buddhism and to pray for the gospel to triumph amidst the darkness.
-A close enouncter with a scoprion the size of a small lobster while on a night walk together in our neighborhood.
-A sweet time of prayer together, praying for each other, for TLI, for the growth of the church in Southeast Asia, and for the advance of the gospel amongst the unreached people groups in Thailand and the region.
-Elijah and Isaiah loved getting to know these three godly men, and they enjoyed playing with them.

We are so grateful to be a part of TLI, and we are especially thankful for the many brothers and sisters in Christ who are part of the TLI family!

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