Mark and Kit Murphy

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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In this month of Advent we celebrate Jesus' birth as a great light given to all people in darkness and “peace on earth”. Jesus is “Immanuel – God with us”, “Son of God”, “Savior, Messiah”. All these and more are reasons to have great joy and peace this Christmas season! Many Thai churches are preparing to celebrate Christmas and our church, the Udon Thani City Church will have our Christmas outreach event on December 25th. This year we will have a simple evangelistic event in the evening, focusing on our lost friends and family. Please pray for open hearts and that we will share the Gospel clearly!

We recently visited 4 CLD centers in 3 churches. We thank God that we often hear that the pastors/center leaders desire to start new groups. CLD has recently expanded from one level to two. The first level consists of 4 books which is equivalent to beginner discipleship. This level will take about one year to complete. Those who finish the first level can apply to study the second level. The second level consists of 8 books which aims at training lay leaders through biblical and theological studies. The second level will take about 3 years to complete. We are hoping that this new, two level approach will be more approachable for churches and students. Please pray for God to open the hearts of more pastors to use this curriculum to strengthen their churches.

We thank God that a second CLD group has been studying at the Wa-ta-back Great Blessing Alliance Church. This is the first group in this church that is studying in the new two level system. Unfortunately, one of the original four has dropped out.

The three men that remain will begin studying the last book called “Work for All” in January. Please pray for God to encourage and strengthen them to finish this level.

Kit has been working on the “Work for All” book. We thank God that CLD was able to finish both the student book and the leader's manual. The next step is to prepare the mid-term and final exams. Please pray that God would use this new book to continue to train up Christ-like disciples!

We thank God that Ephraim's Grandpa & Grandma came to visit us for 2 weeks. We had a wonderful time and celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas and ate a lot of good food and had fun together, especially Ephraim!

We also thank God very much that we are now Appointed International Workers with the C&MA (missionaries). Starting January 1, we will be under the Great Commission Fund. When giving online or by check simply indicate “Mark and Kit Murphy – Support”, this will be designated for us through the Great Commission Fund (GCF). The GCF enables us and many other Alliance workers to serve God around the world. Please check out the video “2018 Alliance Year End Offering: Send New Workers”.

Thank you so much for faithfully praying and giving!
Mark & Kit and Ephraim

Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

1. Please pray for healing and good health. All three of us have been struggling with sickness on and off for the last 6 weeks or so.
2. Please pray for the many Christmas events and especially for the Udon Thani City Church's Christmas outreach on December 25th.

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Updated: December 10, 2018

Children's Names
Ephraim
Status
Field Assignment
Country of Service
Thailand
Address
PO Box 379
A. Mueang
Udon Thani 41000,
THAILAND

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