May 29, 2018

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For those of you who follow us on Instagram, Twitter, or FaceBook, you will be very familiar with the sight above. This is an everyday occurrence for me as I go on my prayer walk. These are just a handful of the Monks from one of over 300 Buddhist temples in our city. The sad reality is that the vast majority of the people in this part of the world are in bondage to the religion of Buddhism. Oh, how desperately we need more laborers here.

PLEASE PRAY FOR MORE LABORERS FOR HARVEST FIELDS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA!

Immediately after last month’s wonderful Youth Conference in Udon Thani, Thailand, my wife and I flew into Cambodia and spent a week with our team and “family” and friends there. It is absolutely amazing what God is doing in Cambodia!

Of course, as many of you will remember, my wife and I served with our team in Cambodia for two years. It always good to go back and be with folks we love dearly and see all that God is doing. And, He’s doing a lot!

I also had the opportunity to preach and teach a few times, as well as do a quite a bit of soul-winning and visitation while in Cambodia. Denise and I also spent a lot of quality and fun time with our family and friends.

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img_7267PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR OUR TEAM IN CAMBODIA AND THE MILLIONS OF LOST SOULS IN THAT COUNTRY!

After our trip to Cambodia, my wife and I took a few days off for our anniversary and went to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Our anniversary is actually in December and we had this trip planned then, but we had to cancel it. So, this was actually a belated anniversary “get away” for the two of us. So grateful for a wonderful (and patient) wife! 🙂

We had a wonderful time. We also had a chance to meet up with some missionary friends, and I had the opportunity to preach for missionary Jay Ballou and his church family.

5A917F31-9BF4-435E-8CB2-95796F2747FCPLEASE PRAY FOR THAILAND. THE NEED IS SO GREAT; LABORERS ARE SO FEW!

We are now getting settled into our new home in the “Creative Access” nation where we previously served with our team for 17 months. It has been a blessing to already begin preaching, teaching, discipling, serving in one of our village ministries, meeting with potential School of Ministry (Bible College) students, and preparing for the beginning of our School of Ministry, along with just trying to get “moved in.”

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Our recent Mother’s Day service was such a blessing. We had a packed house, a wonderful spirit, and the folks were attentive as I taught during the Sunday school hour for the teens and preached in the main service. Honoring the mothers is something a bit foreign over here, so it was a special treat.

0336262D-B25C-4C05-8DEE-1284EA6D3EBBPLEASE PRAY FOR US AS WE GET SETTLED INTO OUR NEW “HOME” AND INTO THE VARIOUS MINISTRIES WE WILL BE DIRECTLY WORKING WITH AND OVERSEEING!

Things get really busy beginning this week. As if they weren’t already! 🙂 Along with preaching four times a week for the next month or so, teaching nine hours a week in our School of Ministry (Bible College), meeting with seven of our young people (college students) weekly in a Discipleship Group, sitting in and observing our English classes a few times a week, I will also be overseeing all of our ministries. This week my wife starts teaching in the English school and will be teaching a Christian Womanhood class in the School of Ministry.

We definitely covet your prayers!

Denise and I want to, once again, thank all of you for your prayers and financial support. All that we do is because of God’s grace and your generosity!

Johnny and Denise Esposito

“We must be global Christians because our God is a global God!”

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