A Modern Day Book of Acts?
Sometimes we can read the Bible and think those times must have been so different. Does God really heal people the same way? Does the church really grow in exponential ways?
We have received encouraging reports from Thailand that the Lord is moving in a similar way to the early church. Is there a modern-day book of Acts movement happening in Thailand? Here’s a bit of what’s happened in just one church.
Pastor Khuen has been serving the Lord for more than 35 years now. In 2019, he started MV Bang Khan Church among a group of rubber tappers. The church started with just 10 people, and has now grown to 50, with 22 people being baptized in a nearby river recently. This is in a community where most people typically have Buddhist or animist beliefs. “Many have opened their hearts to Jesus after experiencing the love and power of God through this church,” says Pastor Khuen. “Some have received healings, deliverance of bondages, healing of relationship, changed hearts and mind.”
Sister Nooi had been suffering from severe pain on her legs for more than a year. She sought healing from many witch doctors and prayed to Manohara, but her condition remained unchanged. Doctors diagnosed her condition as sciatica, but medication and injections did not help, and they recommended an operation. Her uncle is a believer who attends the church and he brought her to see Ps. Khuen. He prayed for her that night, and the next day the leg pain was gone. Sister Nooi found healing and does not need the operation anymore. Since then, she has come to know the Lord and is now attending church. “All Glory to God!” says Pastor Khuen.
Another woman, Mrs. Juktamani, was having blood discharge for more than six months and was bedridden. A concerned member knew about her and shared with Ps. Khuen. He prayed for her healing and her blood discharge has stopped. She became stronger and is now able to live out her normal day. Praise God for this miracle!
This church growth is not without struggles. Pastor Khuen suffers from diabetes and has been hospitalized several times this year. The church asks for your prayers that he be healed of his diabetes, to be spiritually and physically strong to serve the Lord. They also ask for prayer for God to raise up new leaders and for land to build a church. Their current church is a rented open room with the overflow sitting outside and getting wet when it rains. Will you join us in praying for them?
This is just one small church growing in faith, and we also have reports of many other churches across Thailand and other parts of Asia that are also growing in both size and fervor for the Lord.