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Philip and Lori Bassham | Church Planting Missionary to Thailand
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Missionary Objective The Missionary Objective is to 1) see people saved, discipled, and grow to maturity in the church 2) pour your life into discipleship and training leaders and eventually 3) see this reproduced by men going out to start more churches. This month was an exciting for each step in that process. So here […]
✪ One good side of 0.7% Christianity – if someone isn't a Christian, they have no problem admitting it or pressure to lie about it. ✪ You don't really learn to love a new CULTURE, you love new PEOPLE. ✪ Found out we meet the requirements to register as an official church with the government, […]
✪ Another book finished today. 30+ hours of Philippians has strengthened our Gospel fellowship, purpose, contentment, and trust together. ✪ Went away for a couple of days discussing church planting with 7 from our church. Praying the Lord will direct some to go out. ✪ Always glad to meet and discuss ministry with missionaries. Not […]
A Discipleship Play-by-play You might want to know what we do all day. What does our discipleship look like? We usually do a 2-3 hour Bible study each weekday Tuesday-Friday. We have no curriculum but the Bible. So, we will open a passage choose 5-10 verses and talk about them for a couple of hours. […]
✪ Just finished sending out some thank you cards to ones who gave toward the foundation! Praise the Lord for how he provides and for those who have a part! ✪ In Thailand, Starbucks requires you to pose with your drink and post it on Facebook before you can drink it. Evidently. ✪ Rejoicing tonight […]
✪ Glad to see more people getting involved in ministry. We now have an activities director and that is good, because I’m not very good at it! ✪ Pray for our little daughter Grace, who is going in for a root canal today. She fell and killed a tooth a few weeks back (the same […]
✪ Thailand ranks 9th as the least Christian country in Asia. Of the 9 countries ahead of Thailand 8 of them are Muslim. The other is Nepal. ✪ Logos (the Bible software) can be expensive, but there is a lot you can do for free too. This morning we did some training on how to […]
1st Anniversary of the Church! We celebrated our church's first anniversary this past week, and praise the Lord for what He has done in this past year. We saw people saved, baptized, and growth both numerically and spiritually. Spiritual growth The first year as a church was exciting. Working with people that have never heard […]
Someone in our church put together a video of what God is doing in some lives in our church here. Be sure and turn on the subtitles if you don't speak Thai!
Foundation Update We are still trying to raise money to be able to have a foundation here to be able to be established here for the long run. Currently everything is just in my name, but there are a lot of limitations to that, not to mention dangers, and a foundation is necessary to be […]
Great Christmas services Our last prayer letter was just a couple of days before Christmas when everyone was working so hard in preparation for our Christmas outreach. The Lord blessed our services and we had 107 people in attendance and opportunity for many to hear the Gospel for the first time! Thank you for your […]
✪ We updated our logo a bit ✪ A fortune teller said he was coming to our Bible study in the morning. What would YOU teach on?? ✪ Our fortune teller friend came back for more Bible study today. We have now talked for several hours about Jesus and the Gospel. Also, now he has […]
✪ Here is a video summary of our 2016 @ 1 second per day! (If you can’t see it, here is the link to view it on Facebook.) ✪ After the official recount for Christmas, turns out we had 107 people! ✪ There are some photos from our Christmas activities on our Facebook Page. Very […]
✪ Lots of people have been working very hard getting everything ready for Christmas this week. A lady in the church has worked very hard getting tons of things donated to be prizes for our kids activity and we are praying for people to come! ✪ Working hard. Nevermind Facebook on the computer screens. haha […]
The last couple of months have been very exciting in the ministry here. So we will do this prayer letter bullet point style again. We had good Thanksgiving activities here in Thailand. Its not a Thai holiday, but we just thanked the Lord anyway. We had everyone over to our house to eat and it […]
✪ Good day out crisscrossing the city and discussion topics as we house hunted with the Kellett’s. Here is a tracing of our steps. ✪ Thank you to Jacob Langdon and Fellowship Baptist Church for giving toward some musical equipment to make it possible to play and record some good Thai Christian music! Looking forward […]
✪ We got to bed late, but our friends and co-workers have arrived safely! Pray for Joey and Candice over the next weeks as they try to adjust and get their new lives set up here. ✪ Here are some numbers about the state of church planting in Thailand.
✪ Went to a funeral today and noticed the Donation Board at the temple. People purchasing merit and things for their next life. (Indulgence style.) Definitely buying some prestige for themselves by getting their name and donation amount inscribed on the entrance. ✪ If you ever wondered what a Buddhist funeral is like. Lots of […]
✪ After a few year hiatus on our Facebook Page, I am going to start using it again to communicate what is going on over here in Thailand. If you haven’t liked it, give us a like and follow along. https://www.facebook.com/ProjectThailand/ ✪ Working on a digital Thai Bible Dictionary and cross reference book today. ✪ […]
6 Months In Half a year has flown by and we have already seen the Lord do so much in our church. People are trusting the Lord for salvation, growing in their faith, and getting involved in the ministry. This past Sunday I thanked everyone for all that they were doing and almost everyone in […]
This is a sad day in Thailand. The only King they have ever known for the last 70 years has passed away. He is the Father of the country that took them from WWII to the modern age. Shunning many royal practices of previous kings he became a king of the people. He spent his […]
Four Months In I feel like there is so much going on that I wont be able to fit it in a story form so here it goes. Sunday School classes are off to a good start! We are doing basic discipleship to start out with and people are responding very well so far. We […]

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