In 2004 John Middlewood, an American Advent Christian, with the help of his faithful Thai wife, Wipada “Maeo” Kaewbhudta, started the Christian Mission in the village of Naratchakwai in northeast Thailand. As the relationship with Advent Christian General Conference has grown over the years, many special mission projects on the grounds of the Christian Mission have been completed. Some of these mission projects involved short-term teams from both New Zealand and the United States. John and Maeo have ministered to a number of young ladies at the Christian Mission and seen many of them accept Christ. John also maintains a widespread ministry of teaching English in schools and communities.
By 2012 the need for Thai pastoral leadership at the Christian Mission was recognized. Multiple benefits would be realized if the right person could be found. Through much prayer, we praise the Lord that such a person has been found. In fact, that person is a couple! Surachai and his wife, Pan, are a young couple with ministry training, and they are dedicated to serving Christ. As of the date of this letter, they have begun assisting John and Maeo with the ministry at the Christian Mission.
The hiring of Surachai and Pan represents a new level of ministry for the Christian Mission. ACGC is committed to providing financial support for their position. This financial support will involve some start-up costs as well as an ongoing monthly subsidy. Would you please consider a financial gift to help us fulfill our commitment to the ministry of the Christian Mission?
From my recent visit to the Christian Mission in Thailand, I can tell you that God is blessing John and Maeo and the Christian Mission with new ministry opportunities. We at ACGC are excited to come alongside them and see Christ’s kingdom spread in Thailand.
Thank you for your prayerful consideration.
In Christ’s service,
Jeffrey N. Walsh
Director of World Outreach