Thursday, April 9, 2009

Green Light: Transitioning to Phase II (Pilot phase)

Prayer group meeting 19 March. This group of men (which is not all of our prayer group) represent 7 different countries (Thailand, Philippines, China, Japan, India, Canada & USA) and 7 different churches throughout Bangkok.
Here's the latest on our efforts with BSF and the men's prayer group. We have been meeting since late October as an official prayer group in an effort build a "core group" of men willing to help us pray and support our efforts in the future to get a BSF class started in Bangkok. As a result of our efforts and by God's power and grace to draw men to us, BSF headquarters has given us a "green light" to begin registering men in Sept-Dec for a 5 week pilot class. This is definitely good news to know for certain that we will be here next year to continue our efforts. The PILOT phase is the 2nd phase in moving toward establishing a permanent class in Bangkok.

Mike Welling (my co-partner with BSF) and I will be traveling back to San Antonio Texas Sept 19-25 for additional training. When we return, we will begin our concentrated effort to begin registering men, finding leaders and locating a host church. We can't wait to see how God will unfold all of this in our next step of faith.

thank you for your prayers and interest


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How exciting, Gary! We are so thankful for the awesome response by the men and will be praying that all details will fall in place for your group to begin! Steve and I can't thank you enough for your faithful prayers before his surgery! He is doing so very well and we praise God for His hand in taking care of a problem we did not even know existed! We know God has so much he wants Steve to do for Him and are excited about our future! We miss you and Claudia-looking forward to seeing you, whenever that will be!! Our love & prayers!! (Steve is asleep now...) Blessings, Norma