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Former Missionaries to Thailand May  2017

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We were invited by our long time friend Becky Turnage to share about missionary work in Thailand with three of her after school Bible clubs in Perris.  What a wonderful time we had answering the kids' questions.  We'd  send pictures, but cannot because school security doesn't let us post pictures with the children's faces.  Becky also referred us to a church in Murietta, the Jesus Christ of Nazareth Church, who are looking for a new pastor.  We visited there last Sunday and last Thursday and I will preach there this Sunday April 30.

Coming back to Riverside from Perris our new car started making a noise and lost power.  We had it towed to Advanced Import Auto in Riverside to our friend Tim.  He found that it was not firing on one cylinder and the EGR valve was out.  He fixed everything and replaced all the spark plugs, only to find out that the transmission was bad.  Ford Free Style has a transmission that most shops don't rebuild, one had to be special ordered from back east and will arrive Monday May 1 costing more than $7,000, monies we had set aside for house rent and furnishings. 

Monday April 24 was moving day, moving all stuff we shipped by boat from Thailand, from a warehouse in Carson to a storage facility in Desert Hot Springs.  We are so thankful for the three men who helped us: Arnold, Marvin and Arthur.

Teaching the Word

  See  I will continue to work with Wanta in translating for  I am thrilled to have an opportunity to preach this Sunday.

 Praise and Prayer Requests

Pray for a church pastor opening in Riverside county, and for wisdom in discerning God's call to a particualar church..

Pray for the salvation of the people in our village in Thailand and for the discipleship and maturity of the believers, equipping them for the work of the ministry.

Pray for all our children at the church in Thailand- pray for their continued spiritiual growth, their physical needs, and that their family members will come to faith..

Pray for Ohn our church staff, that God will bless her ministry with us, help her with her health,and help her as she continues to do children's ministry and custodial for the church that will now be called The Seed Church.

Pray for a teaching job for Cindy

Pray we can find low cost housing.    Praise the Lord, we have been able to stay with our friend Dr. Marion Hammarlund.

Pray for Global Media Outreach that many will come to faith and be discipled.

We are very thankful for those who support us each month.  Our expesnes will be high the next few months. We will have first and last month's rent, furniture and major applicances. Please prayerfully consider monthly, or one-time giving.

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, monthly EFT is available.        Personal gifts can be made through PayPal Shpherd's Staff is a 501c3 organization and will make all donations tax-deductible for you. After receiving your donation they will mail you a receipt and return envelope. Contributions are solicited with the understanding that Shepherd's Staff  has complete discretion and control over the use of all donated funds. Therefore, all of the donations sent to us will go directly to
Cindy and I, except that they will take 10% of it for processing and administration fees.

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