Friday, 29 September 2017

Worship Night - 27 September 2017

Thank you so much to the Rowville Baptist Team from Melborne, Australia for blessing the missionaries with an evening of praise and worship and a encouraging Word shared.  We were six nations together in fellowship and sharing some amassing stories.  What a mighty and wonderful God we serve.

. . . and of course, when the opportunity presents itself, playing with our "Thai adopted grandchildren" - priceless. 

Gathering Church Leaders and Missionaries - 27 September 2017

Our dearest friends and mentors, Ingvar and Anna Fredriksson from SPM (Scandinavian Pentecostal Mission) pioneered a monthly gathering of all Church leaders and Missionaries at their offices in Ubon Ratchathani.  Obviously it is just a wonderful Spirit filled morning where everyone attending Praise and Worship together and also enjoy quality time of networking.  It is so important, especially in a unreached nation for followers of Christ to gather together "almost every day" for fellowship, Praise and Worship and networking.  It is rewarding and also encouraging as everyone not just prays for each other, but also share and receive  God's love for each other.  We are all co workers for God's Kingdom and share the same desire in our hearts . . . . that this nation, Thailand WILL SEE AND SEEK JESUS CHRIST as their Lord and Savior.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Sisaket Province first Christian Nursery School Nursery School - 25 September 2017

Sisaket Province first Christian Nursery School . . . we are so exited for this.  In partnering with our small local church here in Kanthararom, we are opening the first Christian Nursery School right here in our home town Kanthararom.
Lots of work still needs to be done - but we are closing in on it.  The opening date have not yet been announced as building changes in the bathroom and kitchen needed to be done first.  Much paintwork needs still to be done as well and the playground needs to be designed and layed out.


We will keep you posted as we go along.  Please keep us in your prayers for labour help and finances to complete the school so that it can be ready for the unreached to attend.

Please contact us per email if you would like to get involved in any way.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Some Update of our life here in Kanthararom 22 September 2017

Time flies so fast.  A quick update in and around Frontida's schedule the last couple of weeks. 

We were blessed by a visit from Ingvar Fredriksson, Jomie (left front) and Art (left middle) to our house.  We had wonderful and much needed fellowship together with Praise and Worship, Prayer and encouragement.  It is much needed that missionaries need to support each other through actions like this. We are thankful for them to be an example for us and to teach us about "caring for one another".  Praise God for wonderful friends and family in Him.

I (Andre) had the privilege to share the Word of God at two churches the last couple of weeks.  One never knows if everyone sitting in church are followers of Christ or not which makes it very challenging to share the Word of God - especially in a country like Thailand.  But the Holy Spirit gives the message - we are just a microphone He uses.

This is Phoy (left) and Jeddy (right) - two sisters.  Phoy is a exchange student to Romania where she is studying to become a doctor.  She is in her 3rd year already and came to visit during their Varsity break.  Jeddy is now in grade 11 at a school in Sisaket.  Jeddy was an exchange student last year in America.  Both of them just crawled themselves into our hearts and we are so proud and honored to know them.  They are not just wonderful translators, but amassing children of God.   They love the Lord so much and it is wonderful to see how God is rising up the youth of Thailand for His Kingdom.  We are going to miss Phoy as she headed back to Romania this week to start her 4th year at medical school.  Here I (picture on the right) enjoy some fellowship time with Phoy and Jeddy's father and Phonetip, Pastor Samut's wife from Gospel Christian Church.

Two years ago Peter (our Thai man of peace) introduced Graham to us.  Graham have been living in Thailand for 28 years already.  For the last 15 years he has been living here in a Village called Ban Pha Hok some 13km out of Kanthararom town.  Graham is married to a Thai lady and have two kids.  The first time we met, Graham told me (Andre) about all his problems he has (health, marriage  problems and many more).  Prior to this he also had a stroke.  He asked us if we had a job for him and when we told him what we do, he had no interest for Graham does not believe in God at all AND WERE NOT INTERESTED in hearing the Gospel either.  One Friday two months ago Graham came to the market here in Kanthararom and came to visit Peter.  At that time we were having a weekly Bible study session in the market.  When Graham saw me he's face lighted up with joy . . . . he then grabbed my hand and broke down in tears for a week before to that day, his stepson had a motorbike accident and died.  Graham was broken.  Their marriage problems also worsened in time.  Graham and I are becoming good friends as I visit him twice a week at hes home . . . . and I get to share the Gospel to him and we can now chat about it over a pot of coffee.  I truly have hope for Graham cause I can see God is working (touching) Grahams heart.  Graham fears that hes end might be near and he, believe it or not, asked me if I (a Christian) would take care of his funeral one day.  God works in mysterious ways and none of this would not have happened outside His will.  

Our weekly Bible Study sessions are just great.  God is so good and wonderful at all times and we must say that with the openness of how the people share of what is on their hearts can only come from God Himself.   

Only in Thailand - if you are tired, you sleep :) . . . no problem because you are your own boss :)

Some breads don't come cheap though and it only fills you temporarily . . . But Christ, the bread of life fills you forever and He gives it to you for free.  He already paid the price for your bread to fill you.

Short notice picnic's at church is always a great time of fun and fellowship. 

. . . . and some more congregational members came to see what food is on the table :)