God at Work
It was a typical Wednesday morning for MB Mission church planter Andy Owen as he got ready to go to the gym and then head over to the office. But his plans for the day changed when he received a phone call from their local social worker. Andy was asked to be the translator and MC of the Chonburi Fair Parade in Thailand!
Andy was also invited to the governor of Chonburi’s private mansion so that he could help the governor by translating his speech for that evening. Although he only had half an hour to do this, God helped Andy to quickly summarize the governor’s speech. After this, he was brought by the official motorcade to the fair grounds, where the governor presented his speech to a large crowd.
God worked through this incident to accomplish His purposes for the Abundant Life Home. Later, when Andy made an appointment to meet with the governor, he discovered that the approval for the Abundant Life Home building project had been stuck in the governor’s office. The Abundant Life Home provides Thai orphans who are affected by HIV-AIDS with a loving home in a family environment. Land had been purchased so that a larger Abundant Life Home facility could be built, but their missionary team had been waiting for months for the approval to start building on this land. Since Andy had helped out the governor by translating his speech, the governor was more than willing to sign the necessary documents to move along the process!
And God also used this situation to draw people to Himself. During a Christmas outreach, Thai Christians shared their testimonies and Andy shared this story with some university students. All 12 of the university students gave their lives to Christ!
God works in amazing ways to fulfill His purposes! Praise God for intervening in the land approval process for the Abundant Life Home, and for drawing these students to Himself. Pray that these new believers will grow in their faith and love for Jesus.
“We constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of His calling, and that by His power He may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.” – 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12
If God is calling you to support the Abundant Life Home, you can donate to MB Mission under project C0438.