Christian Mission’s services and activities closed on 18 April because of Covid-19 restrictions in their country and province, reopened for one Sunday again on 20 June, and following that service has been closed. The Leadership Team has kept in touch during this period by having a time of prayer and fellowship online every Sunday
On 19 December the notice below appeared on their Facebook page…
The English translation for that is…
“ Announcement from Naratchakwai Christian Mission:
The church will be open for normal business from this week onwards. ”
They had had a service on 12 December for some of the adults who regularly attend the service but the doors were open to all on Sunday 19 December – they are back in the Lord’s business!!
Please pray that the children and young people will quickly return to their Sunday service and associated activities, including the teaching of English. Pray too that some of their parents will be willing to join in the services.
Please continue to pray for Maeo who was recently diagnosed as having hepatitis. She has been prescribed medication and is recovering slowly. She had a CT scan on Tuesday 21 December, and sadly this showed a large stone in her gallbladder and stones in one kidney. Please pray for wisdom for those treating her at the hospital and for a quick and complete recovery.
During Sunday’s service, the six young ladies of the Leadership team sang the very lovely song – “In His Time” – which was very appropriate after such a long period of being unable to fellowship together.
Please take 3 minutes and 5 seconds to listen to their sweet rendition.
“In his time, in his time
He makes all things beautiful
In his time.
Lord, please show me every day
As you’re teaching me your way
That you do just what you say
In your time
Lord my life to you I bring
May each song I have to sing
Be to you a lovely thing
In your time.”
We want to offer our congratulations to Ploy and Parn, whose Graduation Ceremony from Nakhon Phanom University was held on 15 December, after a very long delay, again because of Covid-19 restrictions. They both graduated with a Bachelor of Education with a Major in English and are now waiting to sit exams in early 2022 for admission to the Thai Public Service ranks, and the opportunity that will give them to obtain teaching positions. Please pray for success in the exams and that they will be posted to nearby schools so that they can continue their service for the Lord at Christian Mission.
Their Christmas Day service of course had a “Christmas flavour”.
On Christmas Day afternoon, the team took their Soup of Love to a number of needy folk in their village – Naratchakwai – the first opportunity they have had to do this since April!
Their Facebook page said “This pot is full of love.” and they took it out in prepacked, very hygienic packs.
They also took the monthly food packages to two residents.