Prayer Guide for GRN Thailand July 2022

Dear Prayer Partners,

"There is a lifting up" wrote Lenna Bordsen to me many years ago. Lenna was a prayer partner of my parents. She continued that legacy of prayer when I joined GRN. While serving in Nepal, I was encouraged by her handwritten letters. Her words "there is a lifting up" did indeed lift my spirit. The words come from Job 22:29 "When people are brought low and you say, 'Lift them up!' then he will save the downcast. (NIV)" As we serve God, there are various matters that pull us down, that discourage us. We need His "lifting up."

As you lift up our prayer requests to the Lord, we pray you will experience the Lord lifting your spirit.

Jon Rulison

Prayer Guide for GRN Thailand July 2022

1) (Fri) Pray for Lot Ganoi as today he begins as the new GRNT Leader. He has successfully completed 2 years of mentoring by the GRNT Board and former GRNT Leader, Jon Rulison.

2) (Sat) Pray for Jon Rulison as he continues as staff of GRNT and Chairman of SOLF. Pray for wisdom in his Global Ministry Coordination role of Recording Team Training Coordinator for GRN.

3) (Sun) Please pray for GRNT as they arrange for MGT outreach in the mountains, that they will again be able to take such trips to visit and encourage Christian workers and believers in various locations, after being restricted for many months due to the Covid situation.

4) (Mon) Maethee, Anna & Rappon (Lot and Muang's children): Thank God for the provision of part of Rappon's and Anna's tuition fees for the first school term. Please pray for the following: 1) The provision of the tuition fees for Rappon and Anna that are still lacking, 2) Safety for Anna as she flies back to Thailand from Bulgaria today after being in Bulgaria in a student exchange program for the past month, and 3) Safety and good operation of the truck as Maethee drives home to Chiangmai 22 July for one week, from his internship in Chachoengsao Province.

5) (Tue) Phu Thai Nakae and other groups in Nakhon Phanom: Please pray for the following: 1) A church to be planted in Nahua Bo Village, 2) Nong Waeng Church as they build a building for worship, 3) Strength, healing and grace for Narit as he receives therapy to quit drinking and to help his cognitively impaired brain, 4) Evangelistic outreach to community within the city of Nakhon Phanom, 5) God's blessing on the "Experience Freedom" camp, and 6) The church members in all the churches to be able to adequately support their families through various avenues: raising water buffalo, traditional agricultural tourism, making and selling Thai sweets, coffee shops and selling Korean food.

6) (Wed) So Thavung Group: Please pray for the following: 1) All the believers in Jesus and people who have listened to the recordings on MP3 players to trust in Christ alone, 2) Sala, Net, Grandma Khun, Mr. Geng, and Maliwan to all truly trust in Jesus as their Lord and Savior, 3) Safety for Jane during her current pregnancy and for Maliwan's grandchild to grow normally, 4) Provision of the funds still needed to build the church in Charoen Sin District and God's blessing on its completion, and 5) God's blessing on Pastor Lek's ministry and on Pastor Wirat's ministry and strength and good health for both pastors and their families.

7) (Thur) Please pray for GRNT to be able to use their sample recording of the first half of the Good News script effectively to evaluate their work.

8) (Fri) From Dan and Na Tisdale: Praise God that our son Daniel was able to receive his Bachelor Degree in person along with his friends, though he had Covid in the previous days, as he finally tested negative the morning of the ceremony. Daniel has begun his summer work internship with a startup medical company with a good beginning. Please pray the internship will continue to go well and that he will learn a lot working for the company this summer. Tytus tends to internalize regarding his negative emotions. Please pray that he will learn to properly handle his anger, fears and disappointments.

9) (Sat) Thank God that visa renewals have been processed for 7 volunteers of SOLF this year since January. Please pray for strength and good health for Jaew, and for continued wisdom for her in her work.

10) (Sun) GRNT will be hosting a recording team training course later this year. A course of preparation is currently underway in their country to better their English and teach them how to observe culture and prepare content for audio recording. Pray this training will go well and that God will strengthen families that have to be apart during this period of training.

11) (Mon) Concerning the students coming for the recording team training course, please pray for skill in the following: 1) Learning to observe and discover cultural keys that help give understanding of the Good News, 2) Learning how to prepare culturally relevant and Biblically accurate messages, 3) Learning how to ensure the messages reflect the communication styles of the local language groups, and 4) Learning how to use recording & editing equipment accurately. Please also pray in advance that all of the students with their recording/editing equipment arrive safely in Chiangmai.

12) (Tue) Nyaw Group: Please pray for accuracy as GRNT checks the recently recorded testimony of a male Nyaw believer, and for the completed recording to be a blessing and fruitful as Nyaw people listen to it.

13) (Wed) Yoy and Other Groups: Please pray for the following: 1) Good health for Song Phan's family, and sufficient funds for daily expenses and also to pay their debts, 2) All of the members of Akat Amnuai Church to be strong in their faith, and 3) Wisdom, strength, good health and God's blessing for Da and her family as they serve God.

14) (Thur) Boy's family: Please pray for the following: 1) Protection from sickness, and wisdom and diligence for 5-year-old Khana as she goes to school, and good adjustment for 3-year-old Reya as she has just started her new school year, 2) Strength and good health for everyone in the family, and 3) Wisdom and strength for Boy and Aom as they serve the Lord, and for them to be good examples to their children.

15) (Fri) Thai Song Dam Group in Kanchanaburi Province: Please pray for the following: 1) The completion of a dining facility and safety for the construction workers, 2) Good health for the team of Christian workers and also for the children, and 3) Provision of more Christian workers to join the ministry soon.

16) (Sat) From Jon and Clair: Forest, Lauren, and Brook are all planning to visit us in August! There are an increasing number of flights being cancelled these days. Please pray that their flights will not be cancelled and that they will all be able to make it to Thailand on schedule in mid-August.

17) (Sun) Lawa Group: Please pray for the following: 1) Wisdom for the doctor to accurately diagnose Dough's younger brother during his appointment this month, 2) Strength and good health for Aom's sister-in-law, Rut, and 3) Rut's husband, Rot, to be blessed in his farming and to receive good income from his crops, and 4) Good health for Aom's father, Mr. Mau, all of the elderly and all of the church members.

18) (Mon) Please pray for GRNT as they plan to take some friends to visit the Mpi people later this month, that the trip will happen as planned and that the friends that GRNT is taking will have a burden for the Mpi people. Pray for good contacts and conversations with the Mpi during this trip.

19) (Tue) Thai Song Dam (from Suphanburi Province) and other groups: Please pray for the following: 1) Wisdom and God's blessing to hold Good News Clubs for the children, every Saturday in two locations: Pastor Chalao's village in the morning and Bo Sumran Village in the afternoon, 2) Wisdom and creativity for Ploy and Nam Nueng as they plan and prepare to teach the Good News Clubs, 3) Wisdom for Pastor Chalao as she serves God and does the church administration work, 4) Good health for all of the church members, including the elderly and the children, and 5) Good adjustment and strength for Phet as he begins another year of his studies at Maejo University.

20) (Wed) Continue to pray for wisdom and focus as Clair prepares material on culture research and script development for a recording team training course to be held at the GRNT office later this year.

21) (Thur) Ugong Group: Praise God for good income from the tapioca crop. Please pray for the following: 1) Everyone who helped with the Ugong recording, both translating and speaking, to not forget God, 2) Jam's daughter and Khampee's daughter to both be able to get pregnant soon, 3) Strength and good health for all of the elderly, and 4) The children and youth to respect and obey their parents and study diligently.

22) (Fri) Vietnamese in Northeast Thailand: Praise God that Pastor Narong returned safely from visiting relatives in another country. Please pray for the following: 1) Seven new believers to have good health, hunger for God and a desire to know Him more, 2) Strength, good health, and wisdom in ministering to people for Pastor Tam and his wife, 3) Safety in travel for God's servants coming from Isaan to Nong Khai, and 4) Jochu to have good health, safety in travel and a fruitful time teaching music at a camp.

23) (Sat) Praise God that many MP3 players have gone out from the GRNT office and been distributed. Please pray for the people who listen to the recordings to come to know and love the Lord.

24) (Sun) Phu Thai Renu and other groups: Please pray for the following: 1) God to help Hanuton at work and for him to receive his Thai citizenship soon, 2) Provision of a renter for Nong Jip's condo, 3) The right builder, sufficient funds and wisdom to oversee the expenditures of building materials for an extension at the Renu Nakhon Church, 4) Wisdom for Pastor Um as he disciples people in the church, teaches Sunday school classes, and leads prayer meetings, 5) God to help Awk as he wants to move his work location from Bueng Kan to Udon, and 6) God to help Pastor Bum's younger brother think positively regarding his family and church members, and surrender his heart to God.

25) (Mon) Thank God that GRNT has been able to contact a key Christian worker who works with the Moken in Myanmar. Pray for the right open door and opportunity for GRNT to go to Myanmar to correct previous Scripture recordings and also record more Scripture in the Moken language.

26) (Tue) Isaan and other Groups: Please pray for the following: 1) Good health, wisdom and God's blessing on Ajaan Supote and his family as they serve God and for adequate income from selling sweets, 2) Good health for June's family, and sufficient income to meet their needs, 3) Strength, good health and wisdom for Pastor Prasit and his family as they serve the Lord, and 4) Healing for sick church members in Khon San Church, such as Mae Lamut's daughter who has heart problems, and for God to comfort Bayun's family as Bayun passed away last month.

27) (Wed) From the GRNT IT team: Praise God for a recent successful update of the Thai Good News App. Please pray for wisdom to update and promote the app during the summer.

28) (Thur) Nyah Kur and Isaan Groups: Praise God that B and G are adjusting well to life back in their home country. Please pray for the following: 1) Good health and provision of every need for B and G, 2) Wisdom, safety in travel and the provision of every need for all the church leaders, and church members, 3) Safety for Thep and his wife as they work in a chicken factory in Petchabun and for Thep to be a good example and manifest God's love to his fellow workers, and 4) Santi, Jong, Chai and other men to be able to quit drinking through God's power. (Thank God that they are all currently drinking less.)

29) (Fri) Thank God that GRNT has been able to continue building their relationship with an Akeu pastor. Please pray that they will be able to work together with him in sharing with the Akeu people.

30) (Sat) Phu Thai and Other Groups in Sakon Nakhon and Mukdahan Provinces: Please pray for the following: 1) Wisdom and God's blessing for Pastor Meesak and Pastor Wichai and their families as they serve the Lord, 2) God's Spirit to work and bless the outreach in a new location, 3) God's blessing on the ongoing Discipleship Ministry, and 4) Wisdom in teaching and helping new believers.

31) (Sun) Nyeu people group: Thank God that GRNT had the opportunity to visit a pastor who has Nyeu church members in his church. Please pray for him as he seeks to research the Nyeu people.

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