May 2019

Enjoying time spent with some missionaries during our NavStaff Family Retreat. (L-R) Mr and Mrs Lee, The Korean Navigators missionary couple to Thailand, Gladys and David Chang, OMF International – Thailand missionary couple and National Director Yap Kim Meng with his wife, Beow Kheng.

Thank you for your faithful giving and prayers. In mid-March, close to 70 of us, including children, spouses and office staff, went to Bangkok, Thailand for our NavStaff Family Retreat. We thank God that our initial apprehensions about the smog and impending elections were unfounded. We had a blessed time of fellowship and mutual encouragement.

David Chang, missionary staff from OMF International – Thailand, was our guest speaker who candidly shared with us his life journey and provided us with scriptural and cultural insights. David spoke on “How to Get Started in Cross-Cultural Missions”. Referencing Acts 17:16-34, he explained that one needs the right heart, right approach and right faith when embarking on missions. David also expounded on 2 Corinthians 4 on “How to Carry On In Missions”. We were reminded to look to God’s mercy as the source of ministry, to His truth as the substance of ministry and to His power to strengthen us.

We also caught up with Chua Zheng Kang and Natalie Law, our Singaporean labourers, who are presently attached to Navigator missionary couple Mr and Mrs Lee, for a six-month outreach work in Chulalongkorn University. Some of us joined them for campus evangelism and dinner fellowship.

Putting our ears to the ground gave us a better glimpse into the lives and culture of the locals. It was also an opportunity for us to practice one of our Navigator Core Values of building “interdependent relationships in the body of Christ in advancing the gospel”. Seeing God at work in Thailand was certainly heartening. Let’s continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who labour among the lost in the Land of a Thousand Smiles.

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