Brian and Abigail Lindsay

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“Pastor Brian,” Grandma Monta said, approaching me after the Sunday service, “I had a dream last night that a white foreigner would lay their hands on me and pray, and I’d be healed.” I was caught a bit off-guard by her statement, but stepping out in faith, along with the other leaders, I laid my hands on her and prayed for her healing as fervently as I could. This gentle, elderly woman had been tired and in pain for some time now and was asking God for relief. A few weeks later doctors were able to put a label on Grandma Monta’s condition: stage 4 cancer. One more week, and she had passed away.
Grandma Monta had been following Jesus for a long time and had been overjoyed, earlier this year, to find our church which was hours closer to her home than her former church. Despite the pressure of many Buddhists in her extended family she had no idols or amulets and was trusting in Christ alone. The day before she died, our colleagues Joe and Hydie Aguilar, visited her to give her communion and heard her speak with confidence and in peace about going to Heaven.
After Grandma Monta’s death I was disappointed that she hadn’t been healed, and wondered if I was lacking in faith, but then God encouraged me as I went back over the verses again, “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up.” (2 Cor. 5:8a) We had prayed expecting for Grandma Monta to be healed on this physical earth, but God, in His Sovereignty, raised Grandma Monta up to heaven where “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain." (Rev 21:4a)

We thank God for the testimony that Grandma Monta showed through her unwavering faith in Jesus as she died. Pray that those of her family members who are unsaved will come to know Jesus because of this.

Please consider supporting us through the Great Commission Fund. It’s through your giving that we are able to minister to people like Grandma Monta and share the Gospel with her family here in Thailand, where less than 1% of the population are Christians.

Pray for wisdom for us and our colleagues, the Aguilars, as we follow up with seekers, disciple new believers, and train church members to lead in various ministries.

Lately we have been struggling with discouragement thinking about people in our church who have fallen away from Jesus. Even some that we’ve mentioned in past letters (Newt, Ta, Nought, Chim). Ta and Chim even gave back their Bibles. Please pray that those that have fallen away will truly turn to Jesus. We remind them whenever we see them that the door is always open to them.

We asked for prayer for Benjamin to be able to focus and listen in school, and his teacher told us he has made tremendous progress in this area. Another answer to prayer is that James gained 2 pounds last month! We are so grateful for answered prayer.

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Updated: October 10, 2018

Children's Names
James
Benjamin
Anna
Status
Field Assignment
Country of Service
Thailand
Address
28/2 Pradipat Rd Soi 13
Samsen Nai, Payathai
Bangkok, 10400
THAILAND

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