Message From the President
It’s all about worship! We were created to worship our Creator. He deserves our worship because He created and redeemed us for His glory (Rev. 4:11; 5:9-10). This became crystal clear during my visit to the Akha tribe in northern Thailand last month. As the senior pastor of the Akha group stood and shared about the training center, tears poured down his face as he shared that the center had not been used in 10 years and today was the beginning of a new era in their ministry.
From July 22-26, Thai Director Kittikun Meetang and I visited Karen, Akha, and Lao classes. On July 23, seventy-five teachers, graduates and students gathered in western Thailand for worship and instruction in the Word. Karen Coordinator Chatri has trained three groups of Karen believers through the BTCP training. Chatri, along with three of his students, are leading three new classes.
In Northern Thailand on July 25, we visited the Akha class. The class has 7 students, but another 60 attended to observe the class. After the class, they decided to start many classes. Later in the evening, we gathered for fellowship and worship. The only problem is that our curricula has not been translated into their language. Please pray for the translation of our curricula into Akha.
Then on July 27, we attended the graduation of a class of 20 pastors and leaders from Laos. Six of them are from the Hmong tribe. Several could not come due to the difficulty of crossing the border. Praise God for His work among the Lao people through CCI Laos director Somsay!
Through CCI, God is gathering people from every tribe, nation, language, and culture to know Him through His Word and worship Him in spirit and in truth. One day as we gather around the throne of God, you’ll be able to meet these precious lives and hear how God redeemed them and used them for His glory. Thank you for your prayers and generous giving to the Lord through CCI for the work of making disciples of all nations (Mt. 28:16-20).
Dr. David Nelson
President and Founder
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The Person God Uses and Honors Campaign (East Coast Tour)
Beginning on August 21, President Dr. David Nelson and 7 National Directors from SE Asia will tour the East Coast, beginning in Florida, traveling through Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. In 50 days, we will visit 21 churches and visit with many ministry partners. Here are our national directors and where they are from: Frids (Indonesia), Henry (Philippines), YHanh (Vietnam), Somsay (Laos), Kittikun (Thailand), Sitha (Cambodia), and Khup (Myanmar). Here is our presentation schedule:
August 25 PM The Bridge Worship Community, Brandon FL
August 26 AM South Bay Church, Riverview FL
August 26 AM Seaglass Church, Apollo Beach FL
August 26 PM Sun Coast Baptist Church, New Port Richey FL
August 31 PM The Journey Church, Brandon FL
September 2 First Baptist Church, Dover FL
September 5 The Crossing Church, Tampa FL
September 12 Front Street Baptist Church, Statesville NC
September 16 Fort Trial Baptist Church, Bassett VA
September 16 Rich Acres Baptist Church, Martinsville VA
September 19 Berlin First Baptist Church, Berlin MD
September 22 Missions banquet, Mountain View Chapel, Douglassville, PA
September 23 North Point Community Church, Spring City, PA
September 23 Hope Community Church, Gilbertsville, PA
September 30 Crossing Community Church, Newtown, PA
September 30 A Church of Living Hope, Langhorne, PA
October 3 Sherman Bible Chapel, Deposit NY
October 4 Christian Church of Charlestown Four Corners, Charlestown NY
October 5-7 Missions Conference, Grapeville Baptist Church, Surprise NY
As you can see, we have quite a schedule. If you live in an area where we are visiting, we invite you to come join with us and see what God is doing in these countries. If you would like to meet with the team personally, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 813-217-5077. Thanks so much!
Prayer Needs & Praises
Praise: David & Mindy’s 5th grandchild was born on 7/28/18. Stephen Jeremiah 5 lbs. 11ozs. & 19 inches.
Pray for CCI Thailand
1. Praise: Bible Training Centre for Pastors (BTCP) book#2 was taught on August 6-8, 2018.
2. Pray for recovery plan after flood.
3. Pray for family healthcare.
4. Pray for water flood situation in Laos and some area in northeast.
Ekkarak (Area Coordinator- Eastern Thailand)
1. Pray for BTCP alumni ministry to get started in several areas.
2. Pray for family healthcare.
Chatri (Area Coordinator – Karen people group Northern Thailand)
1. Pray for Teaching Training Workshop (TTW) at Mae La Luang church.
2. Pray for BTCP ongoing classes and opening new class.
3. Pray for overseeing on seven churches.
4. Pray for family health.
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By praying, we together can reach the world for Christ.
Thank you for praying and for giving! Through your prayers and the help of the Holy Spirit (Phil. 1:19), the CCI ministry is growing and is effectively equipping God’s servants to make a difference in their communities for the glory of God.