International Ministries

On the Move in SE Asia!

September 29, 2016 Journal
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God is on the move in SE Asia, and so were we in August and September. Your partnership has made it possible for us to serve alongside Christian sisters and brothers in Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand in recent months. These ministries some times make our hearts ache, but they fill us with hope at the same time.

You may have wondered why it's been a while since you received a ministry update from us. One of our communication challenges right now (aside from time) is that we often serve in sensitive areas. As a result, we can’t be too timely or specific about where and what we’re doing. This is not only for our own security, but also for that of partners with whom we’re working.

Highlights for Praise and Prayer

Please join us in praying for wisdom and strength as we prepare for these upcoming projects (and others): 

The US Dept. of State estimates that around 150,000 refugees from Myanmar live in the nine official camps on the Thai-Myanmar border, with more than 2 million undocumented refugees living in other areas of Thailand. A whole generation has now grown up inside the fences of the refugee camps, which were established over 25 years ago. 

A new government and greater stability in Myanmar are creating new hope for – and uncertainty about – repatriation. International Ministries is in a unique position to contribute to these efforts because of its long history and many partnerships in both countries, and we're honored to be part of the initiative.

Thanks for being on the journey with us!

Kita memuji Tuhan untuk anda (we praise God for you, in Bahasa Indonesia),

Ann & Bruce