Thursday, December 29, 2016

Years End

Yet another year draws to an end... We have had one of the busiest months ever this month, December. We hosted our first YWAM team, and we had a blast serving the Lord. As a fellowship we baked and passed out about 400 cookies, sang countless Christmas Carols, about 12 hours worth, did an English camp, Christmas "camp" and spent an amazing time with some new Burmese friends, just to name a few. I name those as those were the highlights. You can see all the pictures below. For my family and I the Burmese outreach was phenomenal! We have been praying and trying to get into the local Burmese work camps now for almost 3 years, the Lord finally opened the door! We decided this would be our (NBCCP) BIG project for the Christmas season. Turns out there are just over 200 adults and about 10 kids under 3 years of age. As a fellowship we were able to amass a fund of nearly $700 to bless this camp. Although I am sure, without a doubt, the inhabitants of the  camp were blessed, those that were able to attend were blessed far beyond measure. With the funds collected we were able to purchase a "hygiene" gift bag for every person, man, woman and child, that lives in the camp. Each bag contained toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, and a Christmas Gospel track. In addition to this everyone that showed up got at least 1 Kilo (2.24 lbs) of rice. The children each received a hygiene pack, rice, a large wash basin, a rubber jumper, and a stuffed animal. The YWAM team performed a gospel drama, and we had a team of Burmese Christians to sing Christmas carols in their native tongue. Pastor Ehkhaw make the trip down from Ban Nam Khem to assist with the Gospel and translation. After all was said and done two amazing things happened. When we offered prayer for anyone who needed it...EVERY man woman and child rushed up for us to pray for them. I even asked Pastor Ehkhaw did he offer to pay them or something? I have never seen that large of a group of people rush forward for prayer before, especially the Burmese who are usually much more reserved than that. Talking with Pastor Ehkhaw afterwards I asked him what happened and why was it like this, he answer was very simple yet profound, "Because they know they need it." The second amazing thing is we are invited back Sunday January 8th to show the Jesus film and once again present the Good News, that Jesus the Messiah, saves.

God Bless each and every one of you, our friends, family and supporters! We hope you had a wonderfully blessed Christmas, and a just as blessed New Years.

Everyone receiving Prayer
Look at this group! Surrounded by the saints in prayer

Brother Jack introducing and sharing

These are our new friends

Singing Carols in Burmese

Some of the men out for the party

Enjoying the gift

Mostly paying attention

Christmas Eve Worship on the Beach

A Very warm welcom
Christmas Morning @ New Beginnings Calvary Chapel Patong
Bouncy toys

Going away blessed
Yes it is CHRISTMAS! Notice the cold weather clothing?

1 comment:

  1. This is such AWESOME news!! The Lord is surely drawing them in. I know the work is hard and the fruit seems scarce but we know that some plant, some water, and the Lord will give the increase. Obedience is all He asks. The results are up to Him.

    I am very encouraged by the response to the Gospel and hope to see that continue! God is good.....ALL the time!! Blessed be the name of the Lord!!