GORDON AND NANCY DOWNS
MISSIONARIES TO THAILAND
SENT OUT BY THE NEW TESTAMENT BAPTIST
Pastor: Bro. Larry Lafferty
805 Natcor Drive
P.O. Box 145 Dover, TN 37058
Philippians. 2:9 “Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:” Act 4:12 “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”
We greet you from Chiang Mai, Thailand. We are continuing with our ministry of teaching Bible classes on Wednesday mornings and Sunday mornings. Those of you who follow us on facebook may have seen the pictures and noted we have some “regulars” and some new faces occasionally. Typically we have 8-12 people attend the Bible classes. These people come from many countries and are either visiting or living in Chiang Mai.
The roads in our village are often very muddy and almost impassable – especially during the rainy season. Recently, they began to repair the roads to make them more durable to the weather here. We were stuck in our home for almost two weeks as they built the road in and about our house. We could walk out but not drive out. This prevented us from going to church while the construction was underway. But, as of the writing of this letter much of the construction is done including an entrance into our driveway that I managed to have completed with concrete for a nominal amount. It is going to be so nice not to sink into mud as we enter and exit our home during the rainy season!
Continue to pray for us as we teach these classes to those that the Lord brings our way. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook to see up to date pictures of what we are doing each week. May God use us in our weakness and glorify Himself here in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Gordon and Nancy Downs