On Sunday someone picked up Pastor White and Pastor Evans around 8 AM. They both preached and then had lunch at the church. They were then on the road for four hours to a little town on the Indian Ocean. They visited little huts and then had an open air service. After the service they started their long trek back to Bangkok. They stopped on the return trip for something to eat at a little hut along the side of the road. They finally arrived at their hotel in Bangkok around 1:30 AM.
We at home are really missing them but are so thankful for these opportunities to serve and get a better idea of the needs and prayer requests. There is no better way to get to know the hearts of the pastors and develop a real love for the people than to see them where they live.
Thank you for your faithful prayers and support that have made this trip possible.
We are really missing Jim around here. He sent a note that he and his party reached their destination safely and will be ministering in there. They are in restricted areas so we can not share specifics but please keep them in your prayers.
We will share more when we can. Thank you all for your faithfulness in praying for Jim and Pastor White and our families while they are away.
Remember Mrs. White and her children as they carry on in their church and homeschooling while praying for the leader of the family while he is gone and sick and preaching the Word.
I talked to Jim this morning and he still is coughing a lot. Please pray for him. Pray for Pastor White, please. He is sick too and has high blood pressure. The Lord has shown himself strong even in their weakness. Many ( hundreds) have received Christ as Savior.
They went to a prison yesterday. It was much different than our prisons. The Lord did a real work in hearts of prisoners.
Pray for Pastor and Mrs. Nono as they serve tirelessly and faithfully. There has been a ongoing funeral in their church this week. This is a week long event and very draining but also a great vehicle of presenting the gospel.
Thank you for your prayers.
I just spoke to Jim tonight and they are having a great day. Of course it is Tuesday there and he had a great sleep last night. He actually slept till 5 AM.Â
The services were great both Sunday and Monday. There were hundreds of salvation decisions in the tent revival and in the schools.Â
Jim preached a message entitled, “When Your Brooks Dry Up”. I have heard it before and I can see how God would use such a message. I wish I could be there. I would like to ask you to pray for Pastor White. Both Jim and Pastor White are very sick with colds and sore throats.Â
They will soon be traveling to some other countries where the gospel isÂ restricted. Please pray for wisdom for the pastors and that God will give them protection as they preach there.
Both Pastor White and Pastor Evans will be preaching in schools four times and then again in the evening at the tent revival. Â They are also preaching at the school for national pastors. They will certainly need God’s strength and healing to accomplish this.
It is so exciting to be part of this work that God is doing in the Philippines.
I will try to write more in the morning after I talk to Jim again and hear about the Tuesday night revival meeting.