De Koning Kronikles

Personal Life  & Work  in  Thailand

Kronikles News Letter                          September 2017

Recently, we returned from a "mission promotion trip" to several churches in Sydney and Canberra. 

We stayed at a new address every week and spoke in Cantonese, Mandarin, Indonesian, Spanish and English speaking churches. 

We encouraged people with stories about work in Asia and were, in turn, very encouraged by them.

Mark 10:29-30: ‘Truly I tell you,’ Jesus replied, ‘no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields – along with persecutions – and in the age to come eternal life.

    This trip was fully sponsored by the C&MA in Australia. We are thankful for the invitation by Rev.Ken Graham, the president of the C&MA in Australia.
    We have seen much of Sydney and Canberra in terms of nature, culture and the cool climate. We have made many new friends and met existing ones. It was delightful to spend time with each of them.
      Attached pictures are just 1 percent of what we have seen.

The last week we celebrated with our good friends Paul & Kath (photo below)               in Bundaberg. 
We have gained a great deal of inspiration to continue the work we do                               in the country of our calling, which is Thailand.

Further Plans

We are going to connect with one of the C&MA congregations in northern Bangkok. They need attention and encouragement. 

We are waiting for the birth of our 6th grandchild, daughter of Gersom & Verity. She will probably be born around the 1st of October. 

In November, we hope to have a follow-up meeting with the couples who had their Marriage Connect Weekend this year in Chiang Mai .

We have already seen a number of clients who needed help. 

In addition, the lessons for the upcoming semester at the Baptist Seminar must be prepared. All of this has to be taught in Thai, so it's a big job. This upcoming semester will be about ‘couples counseling’. 

We appreciate your prayers and / or donation! 

Warm Greetings,
Dick & Johanna

Dick & Johanna are sent to do Missions work in Thailand by the local church in Gouda and CAMA Zending (in the Netherlands) and work under the umbrella of the Siam Mission. Their main ministry is Counseling and Marriage work, including ALMA Marriage Encounter.  The LEAF Foundation is helping people with development programs.