The reason for my trip to the Boondocks was simple – to preach the Gospel of Christ. In Thailand especially however, there needs to be a proper foundation laid before one can arrive at the Good News of the Gospel. Here, there is no foundational knowledge of who God is, His character, His nature, sin, justice, etc. – all needed before arriving at the cross. So, I seek to lay the foundation of the Scriptures as I teach and wherever i go.
Here, we’re in Nong Khai for 3 days of Bible teaching, and meeting the local community for encouraging believers and sharing the Gospel with those outside the church (and inside).
Here I am on Sunday morning talking about BOTH the bad news of our sickness, and the good news of Dr. Jesus.
Here is my partner for the teaching – P Nong. P Nong visits this church almost monthly and his teaching through the Foundations of the Gospel Bible study series I wrote, “The Road of Life.” Notice the dog getting in on our studies too. (Practically a requirement for any country church in Thailand).
And 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!