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Gaudet Family Update – 12 November 2013

November 14 | Posted by Tom Gaudet | Gaudet Family Updates Tags:

Greetings from Thailand! The cool weather season has started in this region. I can’t say we are disappointed by that for sure. Every little bit helps!

We would like to bring you up to date on several fronts. Please excuse the long post:

1. Securing the data: We have pushed really hard over the past 5 years or so to produce solid doctrinal, evangelistic, discipleship, and Scripture in the languages of Burma. This has been very effective and much of it is either in print, or distributed via disk or internet from which printing can occur.

In addition, we have data files of finished projects in nearly 60 other languages! It has been hard keeping up with all this due to lack of IT help. Backups have been on again, off again due to this. We are now trying to secure nearly 12tb of data! Please keep this huge matter in your prayers. I cannot imagine losing it.

2. Shipments: One container shipment is on the way here now containing nearly 25,000 Burmese Bibles! PTL! We continue to have requests for these and are now trying to plan for the distribution once on the ground. There are some specific needs concerning this aspect of the ministry for which we are trusting the Lord for wisdom and answers. Please pray.

3. Ongoing publishing: We are just going to mix several projects into this brief report. We just took delivery of the first printing of Good and Evil in the Shan language. Distribution has already started and it has caused quite a stir as Shan is a huge, mostly unreached people group in Burma, Thailand, and China. We just ordered the printing of the same book in Bahasa Indonesian. This is really big news as both of these languages have been multiple years in completion and will be very effective tools in reaching the lost in these key languages. Translation is ongoing in some 30 other languages as well as projects such as Bible Institute curriculum in 3 languages, video scripts, discipleship lessons, tracts… I could continue, but I think you get the point.

4. Video: We are trying to finalize at least 4 videos in the next few months. Kelly Billigmeier is here for three months and she is equipping us with training and helping to finalize these videos. Much is required including a trip to Burma in which we will be recording testimonies and greetings to brethren in the USA who have been printing the Bibles.

5. Health: Let us just sum up this section by saying we are getting older. Many health issues this year for both of us. We appreciate your prayers.

6. USA: Our plan is to return to the USA after the first of the year. We need time to pray with our sponsoring Church about the ministry here and visit most of our supporters. Timing for it is uncertain at this point.

Thinking on all this I had a Bible verse come to mind but for the life of me I could not quote it. I just remembered the part about being “pressed out of measure.” So I looked up the verse and realized that it was even more pertinent than I remembered it: “For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:” 2 Corinthians 1:8. I would not say we have trouble as much as opportunities which are sometimes overwhelming.

Thank you for faithfully standing with us in intercession and finances as we continue. We cannot imagine undertaking this without you.


For Souls Still Waiting,

Tom and Krinny Gaudet


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