Our Sponsoring Church

We have exciting news to share! We have found our sponsoring church! The Bartlett Woods Church of Christ in Memphis, TN recently let us know that they are excited about becoming our sponsoring church. We’re in the early stages of partnering with them, and have several things we need to work out with them. Over the last few months we’ve been in dialogue with Bartlett Woods discussing the possibilities of partnering together through their decon over missions and missions committee chairmen Scott Robbins. We had our first meeting with Scott in March and have been in dialogue ever since.

With the missions committee.

With the missions committee.

In May we were able to visit the Bartlett Woods Church of Christ and spend a Sunday with them. That morning they had their annual Ministry Fair where their deacons set up tables with displays to present the different ministries they have happening to the rest of the congregation and get others involved. The 30+ deacons completely covered their gym floor. We set up some of our Thailand things at the Missions table and were able to talk with and meet several people. It was a really great time to talk with some of the members of the missions committee and learn about the other mission efforts Bartlett Woods is involved in too.

That afternoon we had a couple of meetings with the missions committee and the elders. Our time with them was really encouraging as both groups expressed their excitement for us and our future plans. At evening services Gary was able to preach. He spoke about how the Great Commission is a call to “Glocal” missions (both global and local) while also telling about the work we’ll be doing in Thailand.

Gary Preaching

We look forward to developing our relationship with Bartlett Woods as we join together to carry out God’s mission in Bangkok! Soon we will be returning to Memphis to spend some time with them before heading over to Thailand.

Please keep us in your prayers as we finish drafting our working agreement with the church there, and as we develop our plans and timeframe to spend time with Bartlett Woods and to head to Thailand! We’re ready to finally know our dates to arrive in Thailand and to get busy in the work there! It’s been exciting to see how God is bringing everything together in His timing!

2 Responses to Our Sponsoring Church

  1. Joyce Anschultz says:

    We are so excited that our congregation will be working with you. Praying for y’all doing this exciting time. We love you guys.

  2. Dale Morris says:

    I am really excited that you are going to be a part of the Bartlett Woods family and I am looking forward to the progress of your work in Thailand.

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