The King of Thailand died October 13 at the age of 89, he was king for 70
years. His death will be mourned for one year with everyone wearing
black. The first serveral days all TV and radio was taken over by the
government for mourning. We were off the radio for two weeks, now most
regualr programming has resumed. These are uncertain days for
Thailand; please the Nation in prayer.
The new insternational airport terminial is open now. It is quite a
bit larger than the old combined terminal. It has rows A - H for
check-iin with baggage screening every couple of rows. On our two
afternoons a week we stand near entrance one and direct passengers to their
correct row or to the flight information board.
Operation Andrew is continuing across Phuket and other southern provinces in
preparation for the Will Graham celebration February 17 - 19; please pray.
The Christian Life and Witness Course will be available for all churches in
Phuket in Novermber. I am teaching the course on Friday nights for
English congreagation of the Seed Church. The Effective Christian Life
Explores biblical principles for living a life that pleases God, the
preeminence of the Bible, and reliance on Godís power for effective service.
The Victorious Christian Life Examines the reality of our daily walk with
God and presents Godís provisions for it. The result is an abundant life
walking with Him, victorious over temptation and adversity. The Christianís
Witness Shows how our lives, yielded to God, can be a powerful witness to
others. Practical tips for an effective witness are presented. Follow-Up and
Care of New Christians Presents the concept of friendship evangelism and
shares practical ways we can follow up with those we lead to Christ. How to
Lead Small-Group Bible Studies Teaches the principles of leading new
believers in discovering the basics of Godís Word.
Teaching the Word in Thailand
We are studying through the book of Genesis on God's Word
for Today radio program. 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 Nehemiah. See
Praise and Prayer Requests
Praise the Lord we are back on the radio. 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- pray for their continued spiritiual
growth, their physical needs, and that their family members will come to
Pray for Cindy as she leads the worship at church and daily prayer
hour 5:30 - 6:30 a.m.
Pray for the Andaman Celebration of Love with Will Graham Evangelistic
happening here February 17-19 and all the work before and after the event,
that thousands of Thai people will be saved. Pray for my involvment on
the international committee.
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. She needs back surgery for a ruptured disk,
and the hospital needs about 1,200 USD up front. We don't have the
ability to give it to her. Pray God will provide
Pray for two Thai men to mentor, one as youth pastor and one as senior
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 Pi Tep who is
disabled and mentally handicapped, that he will receive the medical help
that he needs.
Pray for my Mom Janet with back pain.Pray for my Dad Gary for an upcoming
surgery. Also my brother in law Jim with a detatched retina and back
Pray for Pastor Joe, his wife Sara, their children Joey, Jacob, Tyler and
Marissa Nelson. See
Pray for Pastor Eh Khaw and his wife, La La, leading Calvary Chapel Baan
Pray for Pastor Eric and his wife MJ Johansen
as they relocate the Bible College to Phuket.
Pray for more online missionaries for Global Media Outreach Thai community.
Please pray for Sana and
Pauli Pray for follow up discipleship on the many professions of
faith. . Pray for advertising dollares for Thailand. I used to have
three or four people accept Christ per day, now for about three months I've
had no new contacts from Thailand..
We are very thankful for those who support us each month. Our personal and
church month-to-month expenses are covered, but things like visas and
conferences and furlough trips to the States and major repairs/household
purchases are not. Please prayerfully consider monthly, quarterly, or
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
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
Cindy and I, except that they will take 10% of it for processing and
Our U.S. voice mail Skype (951)643-8641
Thailand mailing address:
93/101 Moo 5 Soi Thachatchai 9 Mai Khao, Thalang, Phuket,