Thailand has 80,677 villages. Churches in
Thailand are located in just 3,419 of these villages. Only
4% of the villages in Thailand have a church. 95% of Thai
citizens live in a village without a church. If a village
does not have a church those living in that village have almost no
possibility of becoming a Christian. Dwight Martin E Star
.Our visa renewal trip to Bangkok last month was successful, we have another
year missionary visa and work permit.
We had a wonderful Calvary Chapel missions conference in Chiang Mai with 180
in attendance representing missions in 13 countries. The speakers were
great and great fellowship with those we've grown to love over the years as
well as making new friends.
Operation Andrew is starting 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 and instructor training, which I attended in September.
Tonight October 7 will be a kick off rally for the international churches an
evening of worship and fellowship and the need to evangelize.
The evil holiday, the vegetariean festival, is October 1-10.
Thankfully it has rained most every day, greatly minimizing the attendance
where participants seek to be indwelt by a spirit and then perice themself
wiah a skewer or sword.
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 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- 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.
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. Also my brother in law Jim with a
detatched retina and back problems.
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,