THE RATTRAYS IN THAILAND
“But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at bringing others to Christ. Complete the ministry God has given you.” 2 Tim 4:5
We are embarking on a new journey as a family. We have been called to be missionaries to Thailand.
In February 2012 God directed our steps to take a trip to Thailand to encourage a missionary family and learn about the efforts of rescuing children from the sex trade industry. We had prayed before going that God would keep our hearts and minds open. We asked God to use the experience to change our lives. God answers prayer. We knew right away God was working in breaking our hearts for the Thai people, on multiple levels, but we didn’t know where these changes in our hearts were going to take us. We realized God was giving us a heart for the Thai people and over the next few months called and confirmed our going back to Thailand long term.
In September 2012, we were accepted by EFCCM who will provide us with mentorship, accountability, and help with resources and financial management. We are excited to partner with them in global missions. Their hearts are for Christ’s truth to reach the lost as well. Our goal is to be in Thailand by July/August 2013.
God has also given us a broken and passionate heart for those trapped in prostitution, and the “marginalized” peoples. We realize the only true way to stop sex trafficking is for all involved to encounter Jesus. So many of them have deep hurts and need the touch of God’s love in their lives. We desire to help serve their hearts and needs.
Check back here often, as our desire is to keep you all informed as we progress together