Well, the big news going around these days are the legality of gay marriage in America. Just for the record, Frontida Outreach represents a marriage between one man and one woman as ordained by God.
We are getting quite busy here in Kanthararom. Many unreached are being reached with the love of Jesus. God opened doors for us at two local schools here in Kanthararom. Bankamneam School and BanKhlo School are the names of the schools. There are about five hundred children in the two schools together. Every Thursday we have four hours to "teach" at the schools. It means Marina and I are every second Thursday at one of the schools. The ages of the children range from 7-15 years old. But the wonderful news of this is that both principals gave us free access to tell the children about Jesus. Praise God for this privilege that we have.
The monthly visits to "Jan" (SA brother in Christ who is in prison here in Bangkok) are also a testimony on its own. "Jan" has to serve 19 years’ and is currently 46 years old. I have the upmost respect for "Jan." He is currently a third year Theology student and God uses "Jan" to build His Kingdom in prison in the most amazing ways imaginable. "Jan's" studies are limited in terms of research material (Thai jails are quite strict for admission of books etc.) and despite this, he still gets above average marks on his essays and exams. We praise the Lord for "Jan's" incredible work and passion in spreading the Gospel in prison. He is truly an inspiration to me. The saying – Blossom where God plants you – in “Jan’s” story.
Two weeks ago the YWAM team from Ubon Ratchathani came to serve the Frontida Kidz with games and songs. We have it as a surprise to the children and they were so excited when the YWAM team arrived. For three hours they played games and learned some Christian Kids songs. The children (and we) had so much fun. Last Saturday, the children sang songs again and hummed all day long as we continued with our Saturday classes. We know and feel the presence of the Holy Spirit among the children. We just need to persevere to serve them with the love of Jesus.
I help a group of teenagers with English Communication every Saturday afternoon. The door for the Gospel opened when the children started to ask questions of Christianity. I gave everyone a copy of our animated Thai Bibles. They were so anxious to start reading and could not wait for the class to finish so that they could go home and start reading. Obviously they have homework to do on the discussions we had. One little step at a time.
In two weeks' time Ziggy and Charisse Le Roux of Paarl will arrive here for a few days on an outreach. We are excited to see and fellowship with fellow South Africans for a change.
At the end of July we will attend YWAM's two yearly Great Commission Conference in Hua Hin. The conference is 4 days long. We look forward to the conference where everyone "fellowship" and sharing methods, thoughts and ideas in taking the Gospel to the unreached. We praise God for what will happen at the conference.
· Friends, we still trust God for the car that we need and to improve our home here in Kanthararom. We will appreciate your prayers for God’s provision on this.
· Please pray for the possibility to get some more stationary, toys and learning materials that can be used for the children. Currently, the average age of the group is between 7-10 years old.
· Pray for Ziggy and Charisse Le Roux's outreach to Thailand.
· Please pray for YWAM's conference in July. Pray that the Holy Spirit will fill every member attending with insight and wisdom for the conference. Pray with us for financial provision to attend the conference.
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You are our friends and anchors in prayer. Thank you for enabling Frontida Outreach to proclaim the Gospel here in Kanthararom, Thailand. If you want to make financial support to our ministry, you can use one of the two following bank details below.
May The Lord of the harvest bless each one of you abundantly.
André & MARINA OLIVIER
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or for International Donations
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