New Life in Christ
by Albert & Jiep Gonzales
Praise the Lord! We arrived safely in Bangkok on October 26, 2015 after a year in the United States. We thank you for your faithfulness to support us in bringing us back to the field. The closing of the year 2015 was meaningful and blessed. We were amazed to see the move of God that led to over 200 people receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as we obey Him in preaching the gospel: 8 Thais on December 3rd in Krabi (south of Thailand); 200 Karen on December 9th in Ratchaburi Refugee camp near Myanmar border; 20 Nepalese on December 13th; 1 Thai kid on December 19th and 8 Thais on December 20th at Don Muang Alliance Church, Bangkok. We are thankful to God for allowing us to be used as instruments of His salvation. The number of churches in the Alliance Church Association (IPHC-Thailand) has increased to 44 from 32 last year under the leadership of our National Director, Dr. Wallapa Wisawasukmongchol. The ministry continues to bear much fruit. To God be the glory! Thank you for your continued prayers, unwavering support and generous giving.
Praise the Lord for the joyful and blessed Christmas celebration! We had the opportunity to celebrate Christmas with different churches: Nepalese Church on December 13th; Thai Don Muang Church on the 19th for the children and the 20th for the adults; Filipino Don Muang Church on the 27th in the afternoon service; Akha Tribe Church on December 29th. . It’s wonderful to celebrate together with brethren the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It’s all about Him.
Good Beginning of the Year 2016
We entered into a new year of prayers, Holy communions, worship and fellowship at Don Muang Church from 7:00 p.m. of December 31, 2015 to 1:00 a.m. of January 1, 2016. We thanked God for giving us another precious year to enjoy the fullness of His blessings and to serve Him. The 14th year Anniversary of Don Muang Alliance (Pantamit in Thai) Church was a success. Dr. Wallapa Wisawasukmongchol gave a very encouraging word and her husband, Dr. Wirach shared a very powerful word of God. The worship, special numbers from the kids, youth, YWAM, and Filipino church were awesome. It was a great opportunity for me as Pastor of the church to acknowledge the leaders and members and their great contribution to the growth of the church by giving them a Certificate of Appreciation. We really enjoyed the presence of the Lord, the fellowship and the delicious Thai food, too. We thank God for allowing us to pray and assist the Gideon group in distributing thousands of Bibles to different schools in our areas recently. God is good! We are so excited to see what the Lord has prepared for us this year 2016. We love you and miss you all. Happy New Year to all!
Photo Credit: Albert & Jiep Gonzales