Friday, September 28, 2007

September 27

I guess apart from birthdays, anniversaries and the holidays, this date is the most significant in my life. Why this date exactly, I do not know. Back then, I traveled with my father, my older sister, and my younger brother. However, it is the date I left Manila, Philippines (September 27, 1979) as an 18 year old to migrate to Canada. Then, 18 years later to the day, I, along with Eng and our 3 sons Evan, Eric, and Eli moved back to the Philippines. The date was September 27, 1997.

So much has happened since. We have been living in Thailand for the last 3 years but have lived for 5 years in the Philippines and 2 in Canada.

A little while ago, the date being September 27, 2007, Eng, our sons who now include Ethan (who was born in the Philippines) ate at a special restaurant to celebrate the 10 years since we left Canada. We reminisced and talked about what we liked that happened in the last decade. Eng thanked the Lord for our good health. Evan and Ethan fondly recalled their time in Canada and the friends they made there. Eric was grateful for none of us seriously getting hurt, the things he’s been able to do and the friends he made in the different countries we’ve lived in. Eli was grateful for all the traveling and his friends. Myself? I recalled His blessings and all the times that He proved faithful to us.

What a God, that He could so bless and give us wonderful lives. We are thankful and told Him so.


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

An Answer to Prayer

The Lord has finally answered our, and many of your, prayers by providing the RAC Office with a new set of hands to help with all of the work that needs doing. The name of that answer to prayer is Khun Oh, and she is becoming a very useful asset to my father as well as the rest of the staff.

Khun Oh is recently wed, having only just been married last year. Her husband woks with CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network) with the IT staff.

She started work with various Christian organizations since 2001, such as Campus Crusade, the Thai Christian Resource Centre, and the Upland Holistic Development.

She is proficient in both spoken and written English, and will be working as a junior accountant. Her dream is to one day own her own food business.

We praise God for this miraculous answer to prayers, and for what this means for the Mekong Office, where the workload has been increasing lately. Thank you for those of you who have prayed for us, the Lord really answers your prayers.

The Tay

1.5 million Tay live in Vietnam.

There is currently no one working with them at the moment, though 0.01% of them are saved.

Please join us in praying for the Tay, and that workers would be sent to bring His word to them. Thank you.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Pray for Grace

This month, Grace International School (GIS) would like to call you to a specific time of prayer for GIS. Please pray from September 10, 2007, through the end of the month for the school and its leadership. GIS needs your prayers as the Foundation, the Board of Trustees, and administration navigate challenges that lie ahead. We cannot go into more details at this time. The Lord knows the needs. We ask you simply to pray during the next couple of weeks that the leadership will be led by wisdom from above, that God's will be done, and that God's peace will guard our hearts. We will share more in the days to come as we are able.

The above was written by Superintendent Don Williams and has been sent out by all of the teachers and staff at Grace International School.

Please also include in your prayers the multipurpose building that is being constructed due to the insufficiency of the present one. The construction on the building has been brought to a halt for almost a week now. Pray that whatever is going on would be resolved and that additional funds would be provided for the building. We know that everything will work through God’s will.

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The Tai Yuan

The Tai Yuan number roughly 6 million and live in Laos and Thailand. There are currently no believers among them, though they are being worked with.

Please pray for the Lord to sweep through these people, and for His word to be spread to them through His children. Thank you.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

From The Writer.

Good news for the blog!

Just tonight I was able to figure out why the blog kept deleting all of the spacing in my postings and mashing all the text together. Apparently likes it a lot more when you first write the blog in Microsoft Word, and then paste it into their site.

Also, apologies for the lack of blog entry last week, the newsletter was being written and I was unable to keep up with all the writing.

Thank you for reading; I appreciate your comments and your prayers for our family. God bless you all.

-Evan Yeong

The Tai Ya

The Tai Ya can be found in Yunnan, China. Apart from that, very little is known about them. Their exact population and percentage of believers is not available, and they are not being worked with.

Please join us in prayer for the Tai Ya, and for their salvation. Pray that more would be known so that workers could be prepared to go.

Everything Works Out For Good

It is always time to celebrate when the Word is made available to those of another language or people group. With a lot of prayer and God’s overflowing mercy the Thai Mien script Bible will be published very soon for Canada, America, Thailand, and other Southeast Asian countries.

Those working on it had only just finished typesetting the Bible when they found that the spacing was no good, and that the vowels below the line kept clashing with the vowels and tone marks in the line above. The obvious solution was to widen the spacing between lines. Unsurprisingly, they weren’t too thrilled about repeating all of their work over again.

Then God revealed to them a flaw that had gone unnoticed; in re-typesetting they realized that Jeremiah 4 was absent from that one particular script. If it hadn’t been discovered it probably would have been missed from the final copy. The text was available, but it had not been put into the VTeX program that requires for calling each chapter in turn.

Within five days of hard work two of them managed to re-typeset all 66 books of the Bible! Praise the Lord that the mistake was not left in and pray for the Thai Mien Bible and for three other Bibles that should be done in the next two weeks.

As you go on with your day, remember that God works everything out for good, and that even events that seem to equal more hard work or difficulties can become blessings.