More Prayer Please!

Prayer Warriors

Phimpha has asked me to write to you all again. She is looking for prayer. The area where God has called her to is along the Thailand – Cambodia border. As a border area it is ripe with every kind of evil you can imagine. It is a gate of darkness between the two countries. Human trafficking for the sex trade and working slave trade. Black market of goods, drugs, terrorist activity, and corruption from the lowest to the highest levels, beggars, theft, swindling, the list goes on and on. She has been working there off and on for years but now that she has been there full time God has opened her eyes to the vast amount of evil that is there. She is in the midst of satan’s stronghold and God has brought her there through the Holy Spirit to bring light into the darkness. Her safety is a big concern for the people that she talks to when they find out what God is asking her to do. Not just to be a light but to break down the stronghold of that area. God has put a heavy burden upon her heart to quickly build a large center in that area. A place of refuge for those that He will give salvation to. A place with rooms to stay at, while the lost transition from their old to a new life in Christ. An undertaking far beyond anything we could imagine but if God wills it then it will be done. She has found the land and the building would be after that. She is figuring around 200,000 USD for the land and building. Yes I know. A crazy amount and that is why it must be from God because only He can make it happen. The $1.98 I have won’t stretch that far.

My biggest fear of course is for her safety, but more for those around her. She has been told she will never die by human hands but that leaves a lot open short of dying. I fear for those who live and have churches in that area. There are a lot of Christians there but they have been mostly separated. Once they come together in prayer things will begin to move toward righteousness. It has already started. She has been meeting with the Christians in the churches and out in the many small communities to give them encouragement and prepare them for battle. It will be a spiritual battle but also affect them physically. satan doesn’t like it when light comes into his area but come it will. Intercessory prayer is needed by many to conquer the tight grip evil has over the people. Those that are reaping the profit from their evil ways are not going to be happy with the Christians. We see that everywhere we go here. That is why prayer is so vitally important. Please keep us in prayer. I know I ask that over and over but we are to pray continuously. We know we can do nothing without Spiritual protection and God will not do it unless we ask Him first.

In Christ

Rodney and Phimpha

From Phimpha

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

Phimpha here. Many crises have been happening around us. You have all heard about it. I call it persecution, not because we have done something wrong but because the person who follows Jesus Christ will be persecuted.

John 15:8-27 New International Version (NIV)
8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other.

18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’[a] If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.23 Whoever hates me hates my Father as well. 24 If I had not done among them the works no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. As it is, they have seen, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. 25 But this is to fulfill what is written in their Law: ‘They hated me without reason.’[b]

26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me. 27 And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.

The real reason we have been attacked is because someone wants to shut down the Christian churches in Thailand. But who can stand against the Kingdom of God? Timothy House and our church: “The Blessing of Jesus Christ Church of Tha Takiap” will not be shut down. What God has opened no one can close. The ministry is still going on.

We have allowed two children to return and remain with their biological mother but we still have others who need the guidance of a parent and a place they can call home. Plus some scattered handicapped and other adults. A new school year is starting here now. We have 5 in full time college and 2 in Technical school plus more. Most of the kids are grown. We are not sure what God has in store for us. I know we will always have children and others here.

For me and my heart, I live only for the Kingdom of the Lord. You may have already heard that God has called me out to another area to start another ministry. As much as I want to stay home and enjoy my flowers around Timothy House is as much as I want to follow Christ. He is my life. I cannot live my life without following Him. I leave Timothy House and the church to Rodney and the kids and a team to run. There is a pastor that comes up from another town and He is the current pastor of our church. Rodney is the one God has chosen to continue running this ministry. I started it but it all belongs to God. God can take all from me and give to another that He trusts. I would prefer an easier life like anyone else but I must follow the One who I love. I leave Timothy House and Church to start a new ministry in another area. We are expanding the kingdom of God.

Please pray for me for peace, as we work together in this time of harvest for God’s Kingdom here on earth.

I Love You With All My Heart

Phimpha