Ed and Sue Danneker

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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SPIRITUAL HUNGER
Nok and her husband Roong had asked Jesus to be their Savior this past Christmas. But due to the nature of their work, building concrete roads, their attendance at church has been sporadic. "When we are pouring the concrete, we have to finish, we can’t take a break. And sometimes we are under a deadline and don't dare take a break either," they explained. Nok was "revived" after the short term team from River Valley Alliance Church came at the end of June. We took several people from the team to visit them at their worksite. Nok was able to help with both the school outreach and visitation. "I want to study the discipleship material again," she exclaimed. We had only done a lesson or two before they had a big job to do. Ed and I have learned over the years of working with new Christians that when they are spiritually hunger, feed them. When they are open to be taught, teach them. Sometimes that "window of opportunity" is very short.

Sunday, July 16, they came to church bringing two of their workers with them. "We're free now for a few days. We are in-between jobs," Nok said. So Monday night we went to teach them at their home. The two workers joined us. Tuesday night we went again, again the workers joined us. Everyone came to Wednesday prayer meeting. "Can you come tomorrow? I want to know more about God!" Nok asked. How could we turn that down? So we went back to their home on Thursday evening. This time only one of the workers joined us. Tum had been participating and asking really good questions. "Tum, are you ready to pray and ask Jesus to come into your life and start on the road as Jesus' disciple?" we asked him. We did not want to rush him, but also did not want to miss the opportunity. He assured us that he was ready. What a privilege it was for Ed to pray with Tum.

Nok joined us when we visited May-ta (see "He saw the church sign") and now has a much clearer testimony. She has seen God help her in her work and in her life. She is eager to share her faith. She had us visit both of her sons and their families, so we could share with them about Jesus during a previous "break in the work". Pray that Nok and Roong continue to grow in their faith. Pray that Tum also continues on the Jesus road. He is from Korat, a province in the northeast of Thailand. He comes to the area when he is looking for work. He has worked for Nok and Roong many times before. Pray that God gives Ed and me strength as we teach these eager new believers.

HE SAW THE CHURCH SIGN...
On Saturday, July 2, the Mahapawn Baan Paeo church sign was attached on the third floor balcony railing. The three story building we are renting is already quite prominent; located at the center of town, right where the largest bridge crosses over the main canal that runs through the town. It is very visible from both the road and the canal. We are also located right where almost every car and motorcycle seems to pass by during rush hour. It is the short cut to drive under the bridge. Then we painted the building "apricot cream" which made it stand out even more. And now the sign. Eventually we want to put a cross on the top of the building. But God is already using the sign to draw people to Himself.

May-ta saw the sign within days. He came to church that next Sunday. He seemed a bit overwhelmed at first but assured us that he was a believer. He was born into a Christian family in another province. "I have not been to church for ten years, ever since I got married and moved to Baan Paeo." he told us. "I did not know of any church in the area. Then I was riding my motorcycle and saw the church sign. My life has been dark. I want to get back right with God." The next Sunday he brought his seven year old daughter to church. Then he came to Wednesday night prayer meeting even though it was pouring down rain. He and his family grow guava and raise fresh water shrimp. When we visited his family the next Saturday we were way back in the orchards of Baan Paeo and were warmly received. The two church members we took with us shared their testimonies with his relatives that gathered to greet us. "You are the first foreigners to ever visit our home," they said to Ed and me. Pray that May-ta will grow in his faith. Pray that his wife, Nuu, comes to saving faith in Jesus. Pray for Brian Lindsay, our missionary teammate, as he disciples May-ta. Pray that God continues to use our very visible location to bring people to Himself.

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

PRAISE AND PRAYER REQUESTS – AUGUST 2017

1. Please pray for our Thai Mother's Day outreach on August 13. The Saturday kid's club children will join with the children that attend on Sunday to do a special presentation for their mothers. We are encouraging the children to invite their mothers, grandmothers, aunts or other significant "mothers" in their lives. Pastor Sukprasan's wife Eve will be sharing the message that day.

2. We will have our church dedication on Sunday afternoon, August 27. The Mahapawn Living Water Church (our mother church) will be joining in the celebration as well as our District President and Field Director. Please pray as we make the plans and that God will be honored in all that we do that day. We will be inviting the local mayor to "cut the ribbon".

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Updated: August 01, 2017

Children's Names
Laura
Nathan
Status
Field Assignment
Country of Service
Thailand
Address
28/2 Pradipat Road
Soi 13
Bangkok 10400,
THAILAND

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