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No Turkeys, But Thankful for Training Timothys

Thankful for Teaching and Training Timothys… View this email in your browser

Hey Matthew,

Happy Thanksgiving!  I couldn’t find any turkey or dressing at my local fried rice shop this year, but I’m still thankful.

Q:  Thankful for what?  A:  So much, but here’s one: Timothy – Many of them actually.

Let’s allow Scripture and the picture below to explain:

“And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” – 2 Timothy 2:2

This is from a recent camp for about 350 young people in Northeast Thailand.  About70 staff & students, whom I have opportunity to teach, took what they have been equipped with and shared with 350 others.  This is what I do – try to follow in some way what Jesus and Paul did.  Live, love, & teach the Gospel to those who will in turn entrust the Gospel to other faithful men and women who will then do the same.  Spiritual Multiplication. 

Matt Scott is never going to reach Thailand.  But, when we try to follow what God has modeled for us in His Word, it’s amazing how many people He will touch through simple, deeply-flawed, but thankfully-dependent vessels such as you and I…
What Can You Do?

Pray.

1.  After the Foundations of God & the Gospel 30 Day Journey that I wrote has been impacting people in our Campus Crusade ministries in different spots in Thailand, I’ve been asked to do more teaching at small churches around the country, and a lot more in our local church as well.  Well, now I’ll be teaching that study as an ongoing 5 week course to everyone who comes in to our church from now on as part of our church membership program.  What an amazing and humbling opportunity – to get to share God & His Gospel with each and every one of the seekers and new believers as they make their first steps with God and our church.  Please pray for this great new Biblical direction for our church – starting in January.

2.  Not only that, but I’ve also been asked to do a lot more creating resources for church and ministry use.  Pray for me in December as I work on re-writing/editing our church’s new member curriculum.  After the 5 week Foundations Course, new members will pass through this 10 week “101” course on Christian Life and Church Membership.  I feel really challenged by this one – and I appreciate your prayers. May God help me to not unintentionally teach American “churchianity,” – but only Biblical truth for Christian life and community so the Thai Christians may work that out in their context.

3.  Pray for many other things that I am working on, (I’ll save the details for the next update), including:  New Thai Evangelism App, New Version of Knowing God Personally (4 Spiritual Laws), (both paper and iPad animation version), Creation to Christ Video, etc.  More details next time on these!

Thanks for praying!!