Blessings follow 20 Days of fasting
Pastor Gampon led the church members to fast and pray for 20 days in August. Some missed a meal each day; others fasted completely for many days. The change in the spiritual atmosphere we now see can only be the result of prayer.
All the church members come to church on time (a miracle in itself!) to pray in small groups, and the services have a great sense of power. Each week new people come and there have been conversions. Also recently 12 people were baptised. Please pray for the new believers and our follow up.
A visiting speaker from India (Matthew Kuruvilla) had an impact on many churches in Chiang Mai as well as ours. His speaking was entertaining and simple to understand. There were many healings, and he gave us a challenge to evangelism – to see a church of 500 by Christmas!
Visit to the daughter churches
We will hold a seminar at Bethlehem church (9-11 October), and the pastors and youth from the other daughter churches will go there. We are really excited about this, because Bethlehem is one of the weaker churches. For a while we wanted the other churches that are stronger and experiencing a revival to go there and enthuse them. It is much better for hill-tribe people to hear other hill-tribe people preaching and talking about their experience, than us.
We are starting to plan our Christmas visits to the daughter church villages. The churches find these are great times for outreach into the community, as people are interested in Christmas. We have a celebration in church, followed by a party as an outreach in to the village. We also bring practical blessings such as blankets, some clothes and a medical clinic.
We have been invited to hold another teaching seminar in January for a group of 50 pastors in a neighbouring closed country. Other people working in this country agree that good teaching is one of the greatest needs of the church at present. Please pray for us as we travel - it is a long and uncomfortable drive. Also pray for the pastors -as they gather: many walk 6 hrs to the road, followed by a 3hr bus journey.
We are able to put on the weekend seminar only because of the generosity of one family. So we do ask for your support in prayer and giving, which will enable us to press into these exciting future events that God is opening up for us. Would you join us for the Christmas outreach programme?
Video and photos
The photos show the baptism and worship at Betlehem church.
We have posted a church promotional video on YouTube.
Also here are some recent photos.
Please keep in touch
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Pastor Gampon and Miriam Kumdee and the staff team