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Charles & Lourdes Holmes


March 2007, we visited a Long Neck village in Huay Poo Keng near the border of Thailand and Burma. To travel there, we took a van, crossed the rapid river, and climbed up steep, dangerous, dirt embankments. We had a meeting and Bible time with one of the Long Neck families and three accepted the Lord. On a second visit seven accepted Christ. Later, we were able to acquire a piece of land and then to build a church. The Lord has provided the church with a Karen pastor, Pastor Prakong. For Pastor Prakong, his wife and two children to reach the Long Neck village, they must walk, ride their motorcycle and then ride a boat. We thank the Lord for Pastor Prakong and his family who have the burden to reach out to the Long Neck community in the village and to the different tribes in the area.

Pastor Prakong took part of his training in our seminary and in his leadership the work has grown. Since the village has not been reached by modern technology the people spend more time in serving the Lord. The Karen and the tribal people love to sing. They can sing for hours without getting tired. They worship God with their songs and their voices penetrate to the people living in the neighboring villages. Every year the church conducts DVBS Vacation Bible School and there are always a good number of children who faithfully attend the activities. Praise the Lord for several Long Necks who turned from ancestor worship to serve the Living God.

Charles & Lourdes Holmes— New Address
8/12 The City, Ratanatibet, Moo 4, Tambon Bangkraso, Nonthaburi 11000, THAILAND Tel: 66-2-192-9118 Fax: 66-2-192-9117 October 2012
Home/Sending church: Manzano Baptist Church, Pastor Mark Zahn 12411 Linn Ave. Albuquerque, NM. Tel: 505-299-6840

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