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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Greetings in the Lord!
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts ~ Isaiah 55 : 8 - 9.
Since November 2018, my wife discovered that she had a headache and migraine the whole day. She underwent the magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and computed tomography angiogram (CTA) for a few times. In mid of July 2019, the neurosurgeon concludes that she was diagnosed with Moyamoya disease. It is a rare disease and one out of a million people will have Moyamoya disease. Therefore, she decided to do a bypass brain surgery on the right side on 22 August 2019 and it was a very success operation.
However, on her left side of her brain still under observation whether she still needs to do another bypass brain surgery. But then, it is already passed one year and her health condition is still excellent. Praying that she don’t need to do the second surgery and our God is great.
Two days before my wife go for the brain surgery, we decided to end our refugee ministry after serving them for the past 6 1/2 years. It is because she couldn’t be our the translator for both sides, as well, I need to do take care of her.
Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security ~ Jeremiah 33 : 6 (ESV). Now she is fully heal and let us give Glory to the Lord.
The Thailand Bible Society (TBS) invited my wife to share her powerful testimony on 20 September 2019 and her testimony was published throughout Thailand. We really appreciate TBS for giving us the opportunity to encourage others to walk closely with the Lord. In His Name, everything is possible.
The Covid-19 pandemic started in February 2020 and we hardly can do anything. Therefore, I decided to start the Church Service using ZOOM platform. There are many people joined the service from the different part of the world … from Australia till Europe. And we still running the service till today. Praise the Lord!
Good News! Finally, our Seedlings of Hope Foundation were approved by the Thailand Ministry of Interior on 31 July 2020 and we received the Foundation Certificate from the government on 7 August 2020. It is a non-profit Christian organisation that focus on helping the needy ones (students, widows and orphans) and vocational training (skills, languages and Bible training). We are looking forward on how to work together with the local and abroad organisation to reach the lost. (Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/sohthailand).
For we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them ~ Ephesians 2 : 10 (ESV).
All Praise to the Lord, as we seek His will! Do uphold us in prayers.
Rev. Steve Peter H S Kok
Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Greetings in the name of our gracious Lord!
"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come " - 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV).
As the clock ticks towards the NEW YEAR, leaving 2018, it is good for us to take a moment to reflect.
Have we walked with faith and steadfastness with our Lord.
Love Him as much as He loves us.
In tune and in step with Him,
Obedient to His Will.
And so will say to Him,
A Big "Thank You, Almighty God !"
And so Goodbye 2018!
And Welcome 2019, your new year for us!
So let us see what God has planned for us in the coming year.
Just as the Lord has faithfully delivered His people out of Egypt into a new promised land, Israel, He will bring to you a New Year, filled with the abundant life to come with the New Year!
My walk with God the past 5 years … my wife, Jenny, and I have been serving the Vietnamese Christian Refugees ministry for the past 5 years. It is a challenging ministry. We have faced many ups and downs, but in all situations, we give glory to God for giving us strength to continue serving Him, but then I am a person who has the persistence to continue to rebuild. We have witnessed the growth in the faith of the refugees we have served and helped build.
It is time to let them grow in their faith, as we can see their spiritual growth and they are blessed from God. And we will diligently pray for them to be able to resettle in a third country, as the Will of the Lord meets each individual's needs.
Our next mission for 2019 ...
We plan to start a Christian NGO known as Seedlings XXX Foundation in Thailand.
Our main focus is to help children from poor homes to be given a better education than they are receiving now, to facilitate the schools we serve with better teaching materials and to strengthen their Christian faith.
It is our long term goal to achieve this end, we have set up an initial committees. To first seek registration with the Ministry of Interior, the Government of Thailand as a NGO, that will be more accountable to the government, the public and your tithes/offerings.
We are in this journey together and with God’s help, we will be prepared for whatever 2019 may bring us together, in His service.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019!
Sharing in His goodness,Steve Peter H S Kok (Rev)
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Greetings in the name of the Lord!
Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and Yes, establish the work of our hands - Psalm 90 verse 17.
I would like to thank all for your contribution and prayer support, as we continue to serve the Lord with great passion and love.
This is the 10th Year of our Mission Field work.
We have gone through many challenges and obstacles. But our Lord is faithful. He strengthens and guards us all the time. We have travelled far and wide seeking to serve Him in different places in Thailand, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Macau, China, Turkey and England to share the Good News, with people who need to receive Him. The task is daunting, but we persevere, because we believe in Him and will continue to serve Him faithfully.
For some time now, I have not updated my mission report on the Vietnamese Christian Refugees we tried to reach out in 2015, due to safety and security reasons. Thank God that some of them have by now received the necessary "Refugee Status” and are waiting for a third country government to accept them. Two families have already left for the US and New Zealand for the resettlement programme under UNHCR.
I am also thankful and appreciative of your prayer support for my wife, Jenny Ruth Kok. She has just completed her Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) at the Ramkhamhaeng University in March 2017, with a 3.59 GPA (highest score in the Early Childhood Department, and equivalent to First Class Honours).
In June 2017, the oncologist informed my wife she is free from cancer after her 4 years follow-up medical treatment. It has not been easy for her undergoing so many stresses these past years serving the Lord, doing her degree program and receiving medical treatment at the same time, but at last, she managed through it all. Thank God for giving her strength and pulling her through!
She has the intention to further her studies to the next higher level, Master of Early Childhood Education.
We are seeking friends and family to support her education. With her Master’s degree, she can become an university lecturer and train local Church leaders in their children's ministry.
Early this year, we have started a ministry in the Condo Lumpini Township, Pathum Thani, Thailand.
I am teaching English in the community centre and have also tarted a Life Christian Group there .
The beginning effort is not always easy, but we continue to press on till we make a break through.
I will also be conducting English classes for nearby local Churches as part of our extension work. We want to see more souls saved.
Here the ground is hard but we are praying that the ground will soften, with merciful rain from the Lord, so that the harvests in this land of the free will be plentiful.
Our funding is limited and very low, we will update our financial report shortly. Based on the current balance, it is about THB 40,000 (RM 5,100/USD 1,203).
In obedience to the GREAT COMMISSION, we would like to update you with our renewed outreach ministry-mission-church planting, which we will feature in our new setup page "http://www.facebook.com/seedlingsministries", where we will also brief you with our mission report.
This is our effort to revamp and to re-energise our old ministry, known as Faith-With-You Christian Ministries, which has been passive for a few years.
But we will boldly and steadfastly continue to press on to fulfil the Great Commission.
Please keep us in your prayer.
Thai Version : http://faithwithyou-thai-blogspot.com