The car has been completely repaired and is running great. We bought
insurance through the Auto Club. I have to take a behind the wheel test for
my driver's license on Thursday due to my eye sight. I only had a
California ID and Thai driver's license the last three years. I have been
busy sending my resume to churches and others looking for a pastor or
chaplain job. The list includes: Pastor of Beverly Hills Baptist
Church, LIfe Groups Pastor at Crossraods Church in Corona, Chaplain for the
Riverside Country Sherriff, Chaplain at Kaiser Hospital Riverside, Pastor at
First Baptist Church of Ojai, Pastor of Valley Hope Church in Turlock,
Senior Pastor at Crossway Church in San Fernando, English pastor at Mandarin
Baptist Church in Alhambra, Senior pastor at Arbor Christian Fellowship in
Lake Forest, Community Pastor at West Covina Christian Fellowship, Calvary
Chapel Chinese Fellowship in Chino, Senior Pastor at Diamond Canyon
Christian Church Diamond Bar, and Co Mininster at North Orange Christian
Church, Hope Chapel in Big Bear, plus more. Please pray that God will
guide me and guide the church to the best match for our next step in
mininstry. Do you know of a church position? Here is my
Cindy can't apply for teaching positions until I get a pastor position, so
we know where we will live..She is tutoring one boy two days a week..
We had a great time with our family in Desert Hot Springs on the occassion
of my brohter Derek, missionary to Uganda, speaking at Grace Church.
He brought Pastor David of Uganda with him, what a delightful man. See
more about Derek's mininstry at
We continue to receive good reports of the progress of the church in Phuket.
For more see
Teaching the Word
www.wdbydana.com/sermon.html I will continue to work with Wanta in
translating for Gotquestions.org.
Praise and Prayer Requests
Pray for a church pastor opening and for wisdom in discerning God's call to
a particualar church..
Pray for the salvation of the people in our village in Thailand and for the
discipleship and maturity of the believers, equipping them for the work of
Pray for all our children at the church in Thailand- pray for their
continued spiritiual growth, their physical needs, and that their family
members will come to faith..
Pray for a teaching job for Cindy
Pray for health insurance to be included with the new job
Pray we can find low cost housing. Praise the Lord, we
have been able to stay with our friend Dr. Marion Hammarlund.
Pray for Global Media Outreach that many will come to faith and be
We are very thankful for those who support us each month. This is the last
month for donations through Shepherd's Staff.
May God receive all the glory for what He has done and is doing in Phuket
and Phang Nga Thailand and beyond and here in Southern California.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support. God bless you, with love, Dana
and Cindy Bratton
For the full story of our ministry in Thailand as well as exciting stories
of service with Chidl Evangelism Fellowshi[p, Heath Care Chaplains' MInistry
Association and short term mission trips please read my book
Legacy and Ministry Advenutes of Dana Bratton.
Why You Should Consider Becoming a Missionary
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
"If you and I both were dying of the same disease and I found the cure,
shouldn't I tell you? If I saw your house on fire and knew you were
inside sleeping, shouldn't I try to rescue you?" -- Dana Bratton
"The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time" -- Carl F. H. Henry
"As long as there are millions destitute of the Word of God and knowledge of
Jesus Christ, it will be impossible for me to devote time and energy to those
who have both." -- J. L. Ewen
"The command has been to 'go,' but we have stayed -- in body, gifts, prayer and
influence. He has asked us to be witnesses unto the uttermost parts of the earth
... but 99% of Christians have kept puttering around in the homeland." -- Robert
Savage, Latin American Mission
"People who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as
missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives ... and when
the bubble has burst, they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for
the years they have wasted." -- Nate Saint, missionary martyr "
That if you shall confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in
your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with
the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made
unto salvation. Romans 10:9-10
พระเจ้าได้ทรงชุบพระองค์ให้เป็นขึ้นมาจากความตาย ท่านจะรอด 10 ด้วยว่า
What man is he that desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good?
Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking lies. Depart from evil,
and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the LORD are upon the
righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
มนุษย์คนใดผู้ปรารถนาชีวิต และรักวันคืนทั้งหลาย เพื่อเขาจะได้เห็นของดี 13
จงระวังลิ้นของเจ้าจากความชั่ว และอย่าให้ริมฝีปากพูดเป็นอุบายล่อลวง 14
จงหนีการชั่ว และกระทำการดี แสวงสันติภาพ และติดตามไป 15 พระเนตรของพระเจ้า
Did you know? There are 1.3 billion Moslems in
the 10-40 window. There are 400 million Buddhists. There are 800
million atheists adopting Western consumerism. Who will go tell them
about Jesus? How about you? Isaiah 6:8 8 Then I heard the voice
of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" Then I
said, "Here am I. Send me!" Isaiah 6:8 (NASB)
Missions - What compels missionaries to leave home
and family and go to the other side of the world? Mark 4:35 That day when
evening came, he said to his disciples, "Let's go over to the other side."
To go takes us out of our comfort zone, to the unknown, to the risky.
There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the
earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the
waves, (tsunami?) men fainting from fear and the expectation of the things
which are coming upon the world ; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
"Then they will see THE SON OF MAN COMING IN A CLOUD with power and great
glory."Luke 21:25-27 (NASB)
How do long do we have to tell them before Christ returns?
"I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a
land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light" -- John Keith
"Lost people matter to God, and so they must matter to us." -- Keith Wright
"No one has the right to hear the gospel twice, while there remains someone who
has not heard it once." "We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never
heard of the first." -- Oswald J. Smith
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