Ed and Sue Danneker

Happy Birthday Mahapawn Baan Paeo Church!

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The Mahapawn Baan Paeo Church will soon be two years old. The church started meeting for Sunday worship on March 12, 2017. God has moved in marvelous ways. Pastor Sukprasan, the mother church pastor, has been invaluable in providing guidance, encouragement, and even manpower. The church is moving forward in three significant ways. First, the new church is moving forward in having adequate Thai pastoral leadership. Praise God, Sittichai, the Bible School student who has served on weekends since August 2017, has agreed to do his year internship at the church. Pastor Sukprasan will be his mentor. The internship will begin in August 2019. We are praying that God will call Sittichai to be the full time Thai pastor after his year internship is over.

Secondly, the church is moving forward in being financially self-supporting. This means that the members faithfully tithe so that the new church can pay the regular expenses of the church including the Thai pastor's salary, independent of foreign funds. This includes a functional financial system that is handled by the Thai church members with a Thai treasurer, who is not the pastor. Praise God, Pastor Sukprasan will begin to set up a finance committee for this new church. Up until this point, a missionary has been the treasurer and handled all the finances.

Thirdly, the church is moving forward in having sufficient lay leadership for the essential ministries of the church. There needs to be some form of church governing committee. There should be Thai lay leaders trained and actively doing various ministries in the church such as evangelism, discipleship and leadership training. Praise God, this is starting to happen too. The Evangelism Explosion seminar that Pastor Sukprasan led last November for ten members of the Mahapawn Baan Paeo Church has been producing fruit. Our missionary colleagues praise God especially for the teenagers who are actively sharing their faith and bringing new people to church.

Please pray for the Mahapawn Baan Paeo Church, that God will continue to establish it as a church that honors and glorifies the Lord. Pray that many more Thai will come to saving faith in Jesus.

Praise and Prayer Requests - March 2019

1. We have braved snow storms and "wintry mixes" as we traveled to the churches for the past month's missions' conferences. We are so thankful for the safety the Lord has given us on the roads. We are also thankful for a warm home to live in this year. We like the winter but are ready for spring. We did take a week off in February to visit our son in western PA for his birthday, which was lots of fun. We were also able to visit several friends from our college days who live out that way.

2. We appreciate your prayers for the upcoming missions' events: Valley View Alliance Church in York, PA (Fri. 3/8 – Sun. 3/10); Elysburg Alliance Church (Sat. 3/16 – Sun. 3/17); Shamokin Alliance Church (Sun. 3/17 - Ed); Eastern PA Great Commission Women’s Retreat (Fri. 3/22 – Sat. 3/23, Sue); Locust Valley Chapel C&MA in Coopersburg (Sat. 3/23 – Sun. 3/24); Oak Grove Alliance Church in Williamsport (Sun 3/31). Pray that God will anoint our messages and raise up more workers for His harvest.

3. Prayer requests from Pastor Suprasan (pastor of the Mahapawn Living Water Church, our Thai mother church): Please pray for the group of young people at his church, called "the Daniel Group," that they will be bold in their faith like the prophet Daniel. Pray for God's provision for a new church home. The lease on the current building that they have been renting for more than ten years will not be renewed, since the landlord will be selling the building. The current building is very old, in need of major repairs, and is getting too small for the growing congregation.

4. Please pray for Sittichai as he takes his comprehensive exams and finishes his academic studies at the Bangkok Bible Seminary. Pray that God will prepare him as he anticipates doing a year internship at the Mahapawn Baan Paeo Church beginning in August. Pray too that God will continue to bless the ministry of this two-year old church and bring many Thai people to faith in Jesus.

5. We have been blessed as we have personally met many of you, our prayer partners, while on home assignment this year in the USA. We wish we could meet everyone that prays for us and personally thank you! God is building His church in Thailand in answer to prayer! We are also very blessed by your generous gifts to the Great Commission Fund of The Christian and Missionary Alliance. This fund provides what we need financially to serve the Lord in Thailand. Gifts to this fund are tax deductible and can be given through your local C&MA church or directly to our support through this website Thank you!

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Updated: March 05, 2019

Status
Home Assignment
Country of Service
Thailand
Address
12505 Susquehanna Tr S
Glen Rock, PA 17327

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