Mowad's In Thailand: July Update
The last four months have been a bit busy with us participating in ministry in SEVEN different countries! We have now begun our third year on the mission field and continue to be thankful for God’s provision for our family and our support team. We are also thankful for the many challenges God has led us through. Through culture, health, ministry, utilities, weather, travel, immigration, and even reptile struggles, He has been faithful!
Exploratory trip to where Cadence Foreign Armed Forces began in 1992 with the police department. A local pastor invited us back to help establish military fellowships. We had great meetings with military officers, chaplains, missionaries, and the elder board of the Philippine Military Academy Chapel.
Partnered with Love in Action, Seattle FD and YWAM to provide a week long First Responder training course and equipment donation with the police department. A great example of one of the many way we can build trust and relationships with the armed forces.
Cambodian Army Lieutenant Colonel/Pharmacist and a Police Colonel (pictured to the right) have studied the Bible and attended a military office fellowship and church but had not accepted Christ. For nearly two hours a General and Sareth shared the gospel and now these two brothers in arms are brothers in the kingdom! The two Colonels were also raised in the same orphanage!
Thankful for my partner Chhunly providing me an opportunity to speak to students from a Christian boarding school and his English class about the harms of pornography. And for my second visit to Philip’s youth group. I encouraged them to continue sharing their faith despite persecution from friends and family. It was incredibly humbling to have hands that have so little laid on you in prayer.
With gratitude for your prayers & support, Matt, Bethany, Marin & Brooke