Brian and Abigail Lindsay

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Recently, our church had a simple sign made and put up in front of the building that says “the CMA Church of Baan Paeo”. That’s how we met Meta. Meta is from one of the hill-tribes of northern Thailand. He had come to Christ as a child, but married a Buddhist woman and moved to live with her family in our area where he owns a guava orchard. He hadn’t been to church in 10 years, but treasured his battered New Testament with some of the pages missing. Having seen our sign while driving through Baan Paeo, Meta walked in one Sunday morning and joined us in worship. Since then, he’s been coming faithfully, and I’ve been going out to his house for discipleship. Together, we’ve been studying the basics of the faith and oftentimes his wife or another relative will sit in, leading to some great times for us to naturally share what we believe. Praise God for these opportunities! And a bonus is when it’s time to go, I’m always sent home with a big sack of fresh guavas.  Please pray for Meta to continue to grow in his faith, and that as Meta lives out his faith before His family, they too will come to know Jesus.
God has answered our prayers for a Thai pastor through Sittichay, a student from Bangkok Bible Seminary who interns with us on the weekends. His passion to serve the Lord is apparent to all as he helps with Saturday outreach and Sunday services.
We continue to connect with "Papa" Sanau and "Mama" Nong , and Orapin. Pray for God to soften their hearts and help them to understand the Good News we are sharing with them. In our last letter we shared with you about Newt wanting to be a child of God. It’s hard to know if Newt’s desire to follow Jesus is genuine or not as she has been back to church only two times, but we continue to try to show her love, and we are praying for God to free Newt from her drug addictions like only He can.

Sometimes the task at hand can seem daunting, and we get discouraged. But we are grateful that God gives us the encouragement we need to press on. Even today God spoke to me through these verses, “I have called you back from the ends of the earth so you can serve me. For I have chosen you and will not throw you away. Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.”Isaiah 41:9-10 As missionaries we have faced the temptation to rely on our flesh, and to place our value in how many ministry tasks we are able to accomplish. And then we hear Jesus calling us again to live by His Spirit, and to rest in the truth that our value lies not in what we do but who we are, His chosen ones. God has promised us strength and help as we obey this call to serve here in Thailand. And when what lies before us starts to cause us to fear and dismay we can be reminded that He is already the Victor.

Serving with Joy,
Brian and Abby Lindsay, with James, Benjamin, and Anna
-CMA Thailand-

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Updated: September 24, 2017

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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