Okay a brief update to what has happened since the last time that we wrote a blog. We started a new bible study on Friday nights in Kamala Beach about an hour further south from us. We had two men attend. I believe that as we continue with this more will attend. Others have expressed interest in attending as well. Our study has the first children’s program for English speaking children. That we know of anyway. Joe is teaching IBS (inductive bible study) through the book of James. Joe also teaches a couple Sundays a month at an international church in Patong. We are so blessed to be a part of the work God is doing with that church as well.
Joe is still waiting on his TEFL certificate in the mail. However, this week Joe received a phone call asking if he would like to start a program in the prison here on the island. This was an answer to prayer. As we moved further south and the prison that Joe was teaching at is about an hour and a half North of our new home. And we knew that it would be coming to an end soon. Joe truly enjoys that ministry. Hopefully the Lord will allow him to teach in the prison here on the island. Pray for open doors.
Sarah and Sam have designed an entire curriculum for Sunday school covering an entire year. Now they will be working on writing some puppet shows and VBS. Please keep this in your prayers as well not sure what the Lord will be doing with this.
We are so excited to be in the Kamala and Patong area doing ministry. We are just praying our way through things and hoping that the Lord continues to open doors in this area. We are also just praying as the area of ministry is mainly Muslim. As we move this way the need for a vehicle is growing increasingly. Dana and Cindy have been gracious enough to let us use their vehicle while we live here in this area. However, we will eventually need to move to the area of ministry. This will leave us without a vehicle. Please keep us in your prayers. Thank you!
New Bible Study
Open doors in the Prison here on the island
Religion(Islam) of the new area of ministry
The Lord to provide a means of transportation