Dear Partners and Friends,
Blessed New Year to all of you beloved brethren! The year 2021 was very challenging due to the pandemic crisis and, yet, the Lord’s grace and faithfulness never ends. Praise the Lord! The ministry continuously bears much fruit. Your prayers and unwavering support made it all possible. Thank you! The number of churches has increased from 94 to 100 covering the period from January to December 2021 according to our National Director's Annual Report. The expansion of the ACA Thailand Ministry to Myanmar has just begun: two new churches were planted with a total of 32 members led by Pastor T.S. Niles. Christians in Myanmar are estimated around 8.2% of about 54.4 million people. Myanmar’s largest city is Yangon, also known as Rangoon. Myanmar is now under military rule. The gospel of Christ moves on! The name of our group will be Myanmar Evangelical Christian Alliance. The application to register this religious organization with the government is now being processed. Please pray for the approval of the license and the provision needed to move forward through the power from on high. God is with us. We believe that a fruitful ministry will take place. Blessed be the Name of the Lord! During our Christmas Celebration at Don Muang Church, on December 26th, eight Buddhists received the Lord Jesus Christ. Moreover, the 20th Don Muang Church Anniversary on January 23rd was a huge success.
The Thailand Theological Seminary building project “IPHC Conference Hall” in Petchabun, will be ready by April for its Grand Opening, the TTS graduation, and the IPHC/ACA Annual Conference. We are so excited for the annual gathering of pastors and leaders of ACA from the different parts of Thailand to be equipped and revitalized. The vision of Don Muang Church in Bangkok to be a church-based training center is alive and well. It needs an additional funding of about $20,000 to complete the lodging facility on the fourth floor of the building. The lodging facility can accommodate 40-50 people. Please help us to fulfill this vision, so that we can carry out our discipleship program effectively, not only for our church workers but also for the entire group of ACA workers as well. We encourage you to be part of this endeavor by sending your donation to IPHC-WMM Oklahoma City under Project Account #74505P. Your investment for the expansion of the Kingdom of God is highly appreciated. Thailand is predominantly Buddhist, with only about 1.17% of Christians, out of about 68 million population. Please pray for more souls to be saved.
Jiep and I are so excited to see you soon! We are scheduled to have our furlough in the U.S. in mid-May this year. We will have a chance to visit you again and personally thank you for your faithfulness in serving the Lord together with us. We are tremendously grateful! To God be the glory!
God richly and abundantly bless you all.
Your Co-laborers in Christ,
Brother Albert and Sister Jiep Gonzales