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How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” -- Romans 10 14:15

Persevering in the Midst of Opposition

   -- and Thanking God for sending more workers!

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ!  I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the Lord.  I was reading through emails this evening and came to one from a dear friend and brother in Christ named Peter, in a neighboring province here in Thailand.  He asked me how things are going in Korat and then came this:  "Have we missed a recent Harvest Thai newsletter?, don't think we've seen one for a long time."

Sometimes it takes a little kick in the pants to get one moving.  :)  So I checked and sure enough, the last newsletter went out in May!  With all due apologies, here is the latest from Harvest Thai.  

Peter, who gave me the "kick-start" I needed, also sent me his own newsletter reporting on the happenings in his province.  He had a wonderful report about a sister in Christ in one of his village churches who 2 years ago stopped attending church because her family forbid her from going.  It seems this month she suddenly showed up again and worshiped with gusto, as if she had never left!  

I'm telling you all this because we have a similar situation here in the church in Ban Donman. Two of our members who received Christ suddenly stopped coming to church.  I won't reveal their names here out of sensitivity -- a few of you know who I am referring to.  They even stopped coming to visit us at home.  That's unusual because they had been in the habit of dropping by often to chat.  We suspect they gave in to pressure from someone, but we don't know for certain.  Let's pray that these two dear ones will come back to God and to the church.  Thanks!

Please also pray for Not & Jaew (photo below), a young Thai couple who will be joining us in the work in Ban Donman in September.  This is a big step for them, as for the past several years they have been serving in a city church.  People in the village are quite a bit different from city people, so an adjustment will surely be needed.  Not will help with worship music and Bible teaching, and Jaew will focus on children's ministry.  Not & Jaew have two adorable daughters, Neuy and Namwaan.   Please pray for Not & Jaew's financial situation, their adjustment to this new ministry setting, their marriage, and their parenting of Namwaan and Neuy.  

As always, we treasure your friendship and your prayers!  I can't say often enough, you prayer warriors have a job harder than ours here on the field -- and your job is so critical!  Keep it up, because it's working!  We love you all and miss you.  Blessings to you, in Christ,

Sai & Don Hill

Pray!

  • that the two members who left the church will be convicted to return to God and to the church
  • for the assimilation of Not & Jaew into our church body
  • for unity in our church body:  unity in vision, in purpose (to fulfill the Great Commission and be God's agents on earth for restoration of fallen humanity), and in love
Introducing Not & Jaew 
   (and Namwaan and Neuy)


Not (left) and Jaew have been Christians for about 16 years.  For the past several years they have served in a church in the city of Korat, about 40 minutes from the village of Ban Donman where we live and where our church is located.  They will join us in Ban Donman in September.  Not has experience leading worship, while Jaew has served in children's ministry.  Please join us in praying for them and in welcoming them into the church family!