Update for the Third week of November 2016
Khawboy: Until last week, I have never thought of myself as a cowboy even though I did ride a horse once when I was a child. This past week in Thailand has caused me to reconsider my qualifications. I am on a strict gluten free diet, so there wasn’t a lot I could safely eat in Thailand, but there was rice. Rice in Thai is K̄ĥāw and every morning I found myself bowing before a smiling Thai man who couldn’t speak English and saying, “Cowwww” and smiling my best smile. To which the man would stare at me and wonder what cow might be and then I would see the light of inspiration cross his face, “Khaw!” he would say. I would smile and bow again and he would rush off and come back with some rice. I ate a lot of rice in Thailand and now consider myself somewhat of a khawboy.
Pilgrims: People who travel for religious reasons. Heidi and I have been doing a lot of traveling. We are thankful for the safe travel that took us to Thailand and back to the Philippines. We are thankful for the opportunity we had to meet with other pilgrims from all over the world who met together to discuss the taking of the Gospel to the far ends of the earth. Heidi and I have two more flights planned for this week. Lord willing, we will be back with the Isnag in time to teach this coming Sunday.
One of the countries we talked about last week was a big one in South East Asia. There are 1,317,841,000 people in this country. 95% of them are unreached. That’s 1,251,893,000 individuals in 2,026 people groups. We need more pilgrims who will take God’s good news there.
• Please remember the unreached people groups in your prayers.
• Please pray that God will raise up individuals willing to work in hard to reach places.
• Please pray for Heidi and me as we travel back to the village this week.
Thank you for your prayers!
Jonathan & Heidi
Photo Credit: Rice and India photo are from Google Images.