Monday, June 1, 2009

Update june 2009

Dear Friends

How have you been? I hope you are doing well. I am doing very good. Last month our staff team had a “Summer of Renewal” retreat near the beach in Ch-Am, Thailand. It is very beautiful place. It was a great time to rest and refuel. I am so thankful for that time and also for our supporters who made it possible. One of the key verses that I want to remember is Colossians 1:19 “For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him ”. We have Christ in us so we have everything in Him. After the retreat our staff participated in the 7th Congress on Evangelism in Bangkok. It was so encouraging to see around 4000 Christians worshiping God together.

Since the staff renewal time I have spent a lot of time planning ministry for this year on the campus. My Grand Theme that I will focus on this year is in Habakkuk 2: 14 “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea”. My prayer for the ministry this year is that “NEU will be filled with the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea”. I am dreaming and trusting God to do many things:

1. See NEU students give honor and glory to God.
2. See NEU students worship God at our Church.
3. See NEU students have Bible study, prayer groups, and ministry groups on their own.
4. See NEU students join in our TSP retreat, Friends Forever retreat, and other activities.
5. See students sent out from NEU to become missionaries in Khonkaen, Northeastern Thailand, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and to the ends of the world.
Prayer Request
This is my dream and I am praying for God to bless the NEU students. As I plan and set goals I am asking God to use me and work through me by His power. I am specifically praying that…

1. I would develop relationships with more than 100 students. (especially 1st year students of the 4 year program)
2. I would like boldly share the gospel with at least 12 new friends.
3. I would see at least 5 girls go to the Friends Forever retreat and join in TSP retreat next summer.
4. I would challenge at least 5 girls to study the Bible together in the next year.
My dear brothers and Sisters in Christ, when I think about those things I cannot do it on my own. It is not my ministry. By the power of God I am just a jar of clay. To see His Glory fill NEU, I urge you to pray along with me:
: That God would give me strength and wisdom as I grow deeper in my relationship with Him.
: That God will bless all 4 things above and cause them to happen by His power.
: For the next 2 months as we host the CCP (12 American students helping us for the summer). Please pray that we will work as a team, help each other grow in Christ and have many relationships with students.
: For my monthly support. I have about 60% committed and continue to trust God for the additional 40% needed .

I miss you and thank you for being a part of my life. Thanks for praying for me and supporting me. May our Lord bless you even as I pray this for you from Colossians: “I ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding; and I pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.”
Love in Christ

“For NEU to be filled with the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea … For from Him and Through Him and to Him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen. ”

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