Ministry Update July 2023Image of Thailand Flag

BY Lilian Yang | August 16, 2023 | min read

BY Lilian Yang|August 16, 2023

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Greetings to all our beloved brothers and sisters worldwide! Thank you for your unwavering attention and your prayers for my ministries in the Golden Triangle Region, Thailand. God’s blessings and guidance during the second quarter have truly been remarkable. It fills us with joy to witness the flourishing of our ministries in both Thailand and Myanmar. I am excited to share with you some updates. I firmly believe that the source of our strength in serving lies in the power of prayer. Thus, I invite you to join us in praising God for his faithfulness and lifting the ongoing local mission work before Him.

Ministry/Project Update:

TBTI started the new school year in May. There was much excitement with the return of all students to the campus as they reunited with teachers and fellow classmates in person. In July, I completed teaching an intensive course at TBTI. In the classroom, I can sense the students’ joy and eagerness to learn. For the past three years, most of them were restricted to online courses due to border closures. During that period of time, they encountered issues with electricity and internet connectivity, posing significant obstacles to their studies. Despite these difficulties, their determination to learn remained unwavering. We are praying that the students remain steadfast in their calling and demonstrate continued perseverance in their studies.

The children at the student centres we work with eagerly returned to school in May as well. They were brimming with excitement to see their friends and teachers. However, the onset of the rainy season brought its share of challenges, particularly concerning the prevalence of dengue fever and influenza among the children. Unfortunately, quite a number of young ones from Zheng Zhu Center and Chen Guang Center contracted these illnesses and required hospitalization. Nonetheless, we are thankful to God for their speedy recovery, allowing them to return to school. We closely collaborate with both center directors to ensure the children’s overall growth. Being away from home, the teachers at both centers take on the vital role to nurture the children’s spiritual, mental, and physical development, creating an environment to support these young minds on their educational journey.

The second quarter of the sewing training session in Yangon, Myanmar, for 12 women has been successfully completed. Following the training, some of the women are now employed in clothing factories in the region, while others have started their own businesses. The newfound skill they have acquired brought hope and confidence into their lives. One inspiring example is a widow who was once desperate, struggling to earn enough to support her three children. Before participating in this project, she couldn’t secure a decent job due to the lack of relevant skills. However, after learning sewing, she has gained better employment opportunities and can now provide for her family. The project aims to empower women, offering them a chance for a brighter and more promising future.

Family Update:

The rains arrived at the beginning of the school year and usually lasts from mid-May to mid-October. This season brings challenges to many regions in Thailand, with floods and contagious diseases being common occurrences. Nonetheless, I am pleased to report that my family is currently in good health and unaffected by these issues. My daughter, currently in grade 8, is busy with her mid-term exams. She has recently adapted to the local school. Notably, her Thai language is improving, and she has made more friends in the Thai community. On Sundays, my husband and I engage in visiting and preaching at different churches, so my daughter accompanied us. She became our sincere commentator, offering her genuine thoughts on our preaching. Recently, she took the initiative to find a local church and has decided to attend regularly. We are truly happy that she has a regular church community. We believe that God’s mission involves the whole family, not just the adults. I am always grateful for my family. The love and support we have for one another serves as the driving force that propels us forward.

Prayer Requests:

  • Please lift up the women who participated in the Yangon sewing project in your prayer, that they learn these new sewing skills well and can access better job opportunities. That they find fulfillment and stability in their work and that their efforts contribute positively to their families and communities.
  • Please pray for the children in the student centers for them to enjoy good health. For wisdom to guide them in their studies, enabling them to reach their full potential.
  • Please pray for the students at TBTI that their commitment to learning remains steadfast and that they continue to improve in their studies. That their passion for serving others and sharing God’s love would only grow stronger with each passing day. 
  • Please pray for the ongoing Lahu project. Pray that every activity of the project be successful, and that the lives of the villagers can be improved. That their experience positively changes their circumstances. 
  • Please pray for me and my family to have good health and endurance to carry out God’s ministries with love and dedication.

Thank you so much for your attention and dedication to the ministries in the Golden Triangle Region. Your prayers and support are invaluable to us and our ministries. Thank you for being part of this mission, we are deeply grateful for your involvement. May the peace and blessings of God be with each one of you.

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