07 Dec 2012

December ’12 Update

God Provides Well Before We Even Ask…

07 Dec 2012
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Hey Everyone,

I promise – this has nothing to do withsome exiled Ugandan prince needing your b@nk digitsso he can hook you up.

This past Friday, I got a call from a good Thai friend named Moo.  Moo, or Marty, (his English nickname), was my Thai tutor 11 years ago, then my housemate, then my co-worker with Campus Crusade, and now a senior staff, a church planter, a devoted husband, and father of two boys.  

Here’s what Marty said to me –  “Matt, you and I both know I don’t have any money, but I truly feel God leading me to take responsibility for a big Christmas project for my entire province.  I want to do something that has never been done before in our province.  Less than 1/10th of 1 percent here know much of anything about Christ & I want to start a Christmas tradition where everyone canlearn what Christmas really means.  I’m going to work with other churches, but cover the expenses myself, and take responsibility for it all – and even though I don’t have any money, I know God will provide.  So, I have stepped out in faith, incurred the expenses already of $1,200, (or a couple of months pay for him), promised to pay later, and I’m trusting God.  I know He will take care of everything and I will trust Him.  Will you pray with me?”
I told him I would.  But, you know what happened before I prayed or did anything else? I got a very unexpected & very incredible email the next day

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Rollin’ with My 70+ Posse
Rollin’ across Thailand for Mid-Year Student Camps.  Learning, Serving, Sharing.  How do you like my ride?
Prayer Requests for Dec. ’12

1. Christmas Events Galore
2.  This Guy Above – Bovorn
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Preachin’ in the Boondocks

You know – I’m ain’t nothin’ but a good ol’ coountry boy from Arkansas – so a trip to the boondocks of Northeastern Thailand should be right up my alley.   Bucket showers, Taking care of cows, a little preaching and teaching here and there – and this… a great way to end the weekend with the after church meal with all sorts of unidentified things that made everyone’s day for me to eat until I was stuffed.  It’s incredibly easy to be a foreign missionary here, really.  If you (1) smile, (2) try to speak Thai, and (3) enjoy eating their food – you are loved forever.  Praise God – I pass on all three counts!

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