The picture above is our grandson, Josiah, “dreaming” of driving one of our Team’s Tuk-tuks, after we took a group of the Bible college and teen girls from Phnom Penh, Cambodia out for some pizza. All of the grandkids seemed to love riding in the Tuk-tuks, but only Josiah dreamed of driving one! 🙂
Chiang Khong, Thailand
Two or three times a year, I travel northwest to Chiang Khong, Thailand to spend a week with our team in the mountains of Northern Thailand. My purpose for these trips is to be an encouragement to Tom and Sue Sutrick and their church family, as well as, Jay and Heidi Chang. On nearly every one of these trips I also take 3 or 4 days to teach Hmong pastors and church leaders from across the Mekong River. These men and their wives are always hungry for the Word of God.
Regrettably, on this trip, our 3-day Conference had to be canceled for security reasons. My wife and I were definitely sad that the conference was canceled, but this gave us a chance to spend much more time preaching, teaching, and soul-winning with Tom and Sue and their church family!
PLEASE PRAY FOR TOM AND SUE AS THEY SERVE THE HMONG PEOPLE OF NORTHERN THAILAND!
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
After spending a week with our Team in Thailand, my wife and I flew into Cambodia and spent eight days with our Team in Cambodia. My wife and I lived and served with our Team in Cambodia for two years, therefore, along with our Team, we have many dear friends. Of course, anyone who is familiar with the work in Cambodia can tell you it is nothing short of miraculous. By God’s grace, Brother Dave Board, the rest of the Team, and the Nationals are doing a fantastic job!
We also met up with my daughter Joy (who served with us in Cambodia for 15 months and flew in to meet up with us), and a few of our grandchildren. 🙂 So, in addition to preaching and/or teaching five times, going soul-winning, and spending some quality time with some of the folks we had the chance to disciple and work alongside while we were living and serving in the country, Denise and I also had some grandma and grandpa time with the kids!
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR TEAM AND THE NATIONALS SERVING IN CAMBODIA!
Combined Missions’ Conference in a Creative Access Nation
As you know, we serve in a communist country. Nearly everything we do is under the radar. Needless to say, it presents quite a few challenges. We just did something that, to my knowledge, has never been done in our country. We held a Missions’ Conference! It was actually a Combined Missions’ Conference with at least nine different churches participating. It was hosted by our dear friend and fellow-laborer, Aaron Inventor and his church family!
In addition to speakers from our country, we had speakers from four different countries. It was a real blessing to have our dear friend of many years, Dwight Tomlinson with us for the week. Brother Tomlinson is the Founder and Director of Barnabas 1040, a ministry that raises support for National Pastors in the 1040 Window. Barnabas 1040 now supports over fifty National Pastors in 14 different countries, including seven from our country!
All I can say is it was a great week!
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SEEDS THAT WERE SOWN IN THIS MISSIONS’ CONFERENCE AND THAT THE NATIONAL BELIEVERS WILL GET A HEART FOR THE WORLD!
End of the Summer Term School Party
Our Summer Term for our English School was fantastic! We had such a good time, and it ended with a bang with our End of the Summer Term Party. Nearly every student was in attendance, there was plenty of food, fun (including a dunk tank), and fellowship, or bonding with the students.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR ENGLISH SCHOOL TO BE A PLACE WHERE THE LIGHT OF CHRIST SHINES BRIGHTLY, FOR THE SALVATION OF OUR STUDENTS, AND FOR THE UPCOMING FALL TERM!
As always, my wife and I would like to thank you for your prayers and financial support. All that God leads and allows us to do is the result of His grace and your goodness!
Your Missionaries in Southeast Asia,
Johnny and Denise Esposito