Operation Chiangmai & Beyond


August 2007
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Mission seminar #1 – Why the need for missionaries?

August 11th, 2007

Our first mission seminar for the Dec trip started on 11 August, with our beloved Pastor speaking to us about the need for missionaries. The focus passage was Romans 10: 12-21 with key verses being verses 13-15a:

13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent?

Truly the need is great, because the world is lost and needs the gospel. The gospel needs to go out to all the world, just as Acts 1:8 says:

8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Some might argue that this verse only applies to the disciples then, but I think not. It applies to all disciples of Christ, then and now, which includes you and me as believers and ‘Christ’s modern day disciples’. It is our responsibility to tell and we have to do so now, wherever we are.

After Pastor spoke, we  had a short time of planning for the trip as Dn Kok Wah shared the vision and mission theme for the trip. We assigned roles for those present.

Going through the book of Hebrews

August 10th, 2007

I have just started to go through the book of Hebrews for my QT.

For Chapter 1, verse 3 especially spoke to me about how Jesus set the greatest example of humility. I also read through Matt. 20:20-29 and v. 26b-28 was talking about how we should purpose to serve. I then went on to 1 Peter 4:10-11 which speaks about serving with God’s strength!

“As followers of Jesus, we should purpose to serve with God’s strength (so that His name will be glorified in our service)”

God has spoken to me!

August 10th, 2007

As I was doing my QT on Tuesday (07/08/07), I just accessed my email and looked at Crosswalk’s devotion for Monday (06/08/07). The passage that was stated was Ps 103:19-22 and it was speaking to me to trust God’s sovereignty and purposes for everything. Together with this trust in God, God Himself was reminding that He would strengthen me (1 Chron 29:12)!

As I continue with my time here in Payap University, Chiangmai, I am also planning to step out more of ERC to befreind and reach out to more students and to make God’s name known in Payap University (Ps 57:9-11)!

A much awaited update!

August 3rd, 2007

Hi and greetings to all who reads this blog:

I am doing well in Chiangmai as I help out at the English Resource Corner at Payap University.

Here are some photos showing all of you what I have been doing in Chiangmai so far:

Lunch after teaching English to children at a village house

Lunch after teaching English to children at a village house on Saturday morning

At a location overlooking Chiangmai

At a location overlooking Chiangmai

At Chiang Mai Theological Seminary teaching village children on a Sunday afternoon

Also teaching village children at Chiang Mai Theological Seminary on a Sunday afternoon (22/07/07)

Picking longans at P’ Gade’s farm

Picking longans at P’ Gade’s farm on Sunday afternoon

So… this is just a rough summary of what I have been doing in Chiangmai.

I also have been involved in teaching and interacting with the Theology students that Bro. Nate is teaching too!

Do pray for me as I establish friendships with them and possibly other Thai students in Payap University!

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