A couple contacted me though our church website, friends of theirs have a
daughter who was sick in Southern Thailand with Dengue Fever. We got
her phone number and the name of the hospital. Kay, not her real name,
a 20 year old from the state of Washington was traveling alone and staying
on the island of Koh Lanta, a three hour boat ride south of Phuket. She
had just been released from the hospital, but knowing from experience of the
many symptoms and side effects, we invited her to come stay with us.
We picked her up at the pier on Friday and took her to Mission Hospital
where they determined she had hemorrhagic (bleeding dengue) as I had
suspected with her bloody noses. She stayed with us ten days and did
remarkably well in answer to prayer. The nosebleeds stopped but she had nausea and vomiting for
six days and stayed in bed with little appetite. Cindy took her to the
hospital twice to have blood work done and the second time it was determined
she was well enough to travel. She spent a couple of days in a beach
bungalow before flying back to Seattle, Washington much to the relief of her
On the 21st we celebrated my 60th birthday with a trip to our local water
park, Splash Jungle, and had a very nice day. In June the new
international terminal will open at the airport, providing a lot more
additional space for the many travelers we get here. Cindy is going to
change her teaching schedule with Habitat for Humanity to Wednesay and
Friday afternoons so she can join me at the airport every Tuesday and
Thursday for Tourist Police volunteering. In February of next
year the Billy Grahan Evangelistic Association will be conducting a
celebration (crusade) here.
Praise the Lord! I am serving on a committee to help reach English
speakers here and hope to be involved with churches, too. We had our
first meeting of the international committeee and we have a big kick off
rally at the Merlin Hotel with all the churches and committees on May 13.
On May 12 I am performing a wedding.
Teaching the Word in Thailand
We have radio programming every day, The radio
station is now streaming live on the internet so we can reach Thai speakers
around the world ut360fm.com Star FM 98.75
mhz.. We are studying
the book of Matthew in God's Word for Today radio program. I am
translating answers to questions at
with help from Wanta.
Podcasts of the programs are at
www.wdbydana.com/Radio and listed also on iTunes. Sunday
mornings at church we are studying Psalms, and Wednesday nights we are studying
the book of Job.
Some of you may have noticed that the main website
www.wdbydana.com was redirecting to
the podcast, that problem has been fixed.
Praise and Prayer Requests
Praise the Lord we have a radio station to broadcast on with a much
wider range in Phuket and Phang Nga. Everday 7:30
- 8:00 a.m.plus streaming on the internet. Pray that many will listen to the broadcast and the Holy Spirit
will help them to understand.
Pray for the salvation of the people in our
village and for the discipleship and maturity of the believers, equipping
them for the work of the ministry.
Pray for all our children at church who starting back to school in a few
weeks and we are helping them to buy their uniforms.
Pray for the Evangelistic Celebration happening herre in mid February for 3
days and all the work before and after the event, that thousands of Thai
people will be saved.
Pray we can begin a youth ministry for teens in our church
Pray for Ohn our church staff, that God will bless her ministry with us and
help her with her health..
Pray for two Thai men to mentor, one as youth pastor and one as senior
pastor. Surin a man who has been a believer for 15 years
recently joined the church.
Pray for Sana, for her family, and for her business. Her Mom and sister
don't know the Lord yet.
Pray for our shut ins Pi Ja and Pi Dang.
Pray for Duke and Sunshine as they returned to the USA.
Pray for Pastor Joe, his wife Sara, their children Joey, Jacob, Tyler and
Marissa Nelson in USA 2 months. See
Pray for Pastor Eh Khaw and his wife, La La, leading Calvary Chapel Baan Naam
Pray for Pastor Eric and his wife MJ Johansen
who leads the Calvary Chapel Bible College In Mae Sariang. Eric
is currrently in Patong filling in for Joe. .
Pray for more online missionaries for Global Media Outreach
Please pray for Sana and Siri,
Pray for follow up discipleship on the many professions of faith. .
Please pray for a few additional financial supporters. We are very
thankful for those who support us each month.
May God receive all the glory for what He has done and is doing in Phuket
and Phang Nga Thailand and beyond.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support. God bless you, with love, Dana and Cindy Bratton
Donation checks for our missionary support should be made payable to
Shepherd's Staff Mailing address:
6739 Academy Road NE Suite #320 Albuquerque, NM 87109 Reference account #2067 or online at
www.ssmfi.org, monthly EFT is available.
Personal gifts can be made through
U.S. voice mail Skype (951)643-8641
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thailand mailing address:
93/101 Moo 5 Soi Thachatchai 9 Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket,