Dear Partners and Friends,
We are overwhelmed with joy for the $50,000.00 grant that was awarded to us to assist in the construction of Thailand Theological Seminary’s (TTS) main building project in Petchabun, Thailand, through Project Antioch Grant 2020. This has brought much encouragement and excitement to our group. We thank God for the unwavering support of IPHC WMM to expand His kingdom in this country. We still need around $56,000.00 to complete this project. If you would like to donate to this project, kindly send your donation to WMM project account number 74520P. This project will enhance the effectiveness of our discipleship program. Presently, TTS has eight branches in different locations in Thailand, as well as the main TTS in Petchabun, with a total of 252 students. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Bishop J. Talmadge Gardner and the WMM council for the approval of this project request. We would also like to thank all of the donors, Dr. Terry Tramel, and his staff, who made this possible through the “GO” Offering. Indeed, God is faithful!
Praise the Lord! The 16th Alliance Church Association (IPHC Thailand) Conference 2019, in Pakchong, Ratsima, held from October 23-25, 2019, was a great success. There were about 120 pastors and leaders who participated: 25 of them received their credentials as mission workers, seven as licensed minsters, and six as ordained ministers. The workers in the vineyard keep increasing every year! The harvest of souls for Jesus is also increasing! We had a great time of worship, teaching, preaching, prayer, and fellowship. Thanks to our anointed guest speakers: Revs. Steve Cofer, Russell Board, and Lorenzo Aguilar, whose messages brought us spiritual awakening, refreshing, and empowerment to serve Jesus more. The theme for this conference was “Faithful God.”
Blessed be the name of the Lord! Thirty people (mostly young people) received the Lord Jesus Christ last August at Valley View Community Christ's Christian Church in Caloocan City, Philippines, upon the invitation of my brother Jojo Gonzales to speak at the second anniversary of the church. Recently, three Buddhists were saved at our church in Don Muang, Bangkok, and 15 new believers were baptized in water. The church keeps growing! IPHC Thailand's number of churches is also growing!
God is truly good! Our relationship with the Thai government is thriving, not only in Metropolitan Bangkok, but also in the Petchabun province. Our team of four, led by our National Director Dr. Wisawasukmongchol, hosted and facilitated the ASEAN Cultural Exchange Program in Vietnam from October 13-19. There were six government officials, and ten students from Petchabun, along with ten TTS students who were involved in this program. This is in line with our commitment to helping the Thai government in developing the community through education and humanitarian services. By having a good relationship with the Thai government, we are allowed to operate legally, freely, and expand the ministry without fear in this predominantly Buddhist nation. This is, indeed, a favor from God.
Thank you for your faithfulness in partnering with us in fulfilling the Great Commission.
May God richly and abundantly bless you all.
Your Co-laborers in Christ,
Brother Albert and Sister Jiep Gonzales