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Posts Tagged ‘2011 Email Updates’

Gaudet Family Update – Survey Trip, Asian Games

October 20 | Posted by Tom Gaudet | Gaudet Family Updates Tags:
Brethren,

We wish to ask prayer for an upcoming survey trip. This is to look into a potential outreach during the upcoming Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, September, 2014. I have tickets booked now for a survey trip to the area.

This survey trip is scheduled for Nov 26-Dec 2. Two pastors from the USA and I will meet in Incheon on the 28th. Together we will meet brethren and look the situation over to begin guaging the possiblities for an outreach during the games.

Frankly, this is not a good time for me to be making this trip, financially as well as every other way. The flight is not cheap nor is lodging in Korea. The same could be said about the two pastors coming from the USA. However, things like this always require a huge amount of planning and preparation and time is of the essence.

Three years is certainly not too soon to begin work on an outreach of this type. We have done it the other way all too many times; getting there just as things start up, too late to really make a difference. It is time to see that changed. Please pray about this trip; again Nov 26-Dec 2. Pray that we would be able to meet the right people and quickly focus on the most strategic things.

The last outreach of this type we were involved in was in Busan, Korea in 2002. There seems to be a significant interest in an outreach such as this from some churches in the USA. Partnership is what this is all about. Without it both from stateside churches as well as Korean Christians this will all come to naught.

Many of you also know of our oft-expressed desire to see North Koreans hear the Gospel. On this trip I plan to also follow up on some possible opportunities to that end. Nothing much more will be said about this, but please pray!

For Souls Still Waiting,
Tom and Krinny Gaudet

 

Gaudet Family update – Critical Time for Bangkok/Flooding

October 18 | Posted by Tom Gaudet | Gaudet Family Updates Tags:
Brethren,

The floods in Thailand are the thing on almost everyone’s mind here. Nearly 300 have lost their lives since the rains started, and millions are affected. In 10 of the 26 provinces still affected the situation is “Critical.” Well more than 900 factories have been flooded putting tens of thousands of people out of work until back on line. It may take months once the flood waters recede.

The greatest challenge now for the government is to keep Bangkok from being inundated. They are opening locks and building barriers to move the water around the capitol. In the process, many outlying provinces have been flooded. To the north of the city 45 miles lies Ayutthaya. The city is uninhabitable and much of the province is also underwater. Many animals also died in the floods. Millions of chickens drowned and their carcasses are floating in the water near the farms where they were raised. Of course now disease is feared. In the aftermath, Dengue fever and other mosquito-borne diseases will be a factor.

Some of the Thai people have lived with flooding for almost three months already. This years flood has been rated as the worst in terms of cost and severity. It will take the country and the families a long time to recover once it is over.

Across the country, several churches have been flooded, but more than that, their people have suffered along with their neighbors. Pray for them and for the churches and ministries in the path of the flood now. Pray that the Love of Christ will be reflected in them and their neighbors will see God at work in their lives. Even now pray that many of the lost will turn to Christ during these days.

For Souls Still Waiting,
Tom and Krinny Gaudet

 

Gaudet Family Update – Flood Update

October 6 | Posted by Tom Gaudet | Gaudet Family Updates Tags:
Dear Intercessors,

Thank you for your continued prayer for protection during the floods. We were completely spared from any flooding in our neighborhood. It was much worse here a couple of months ago when our co-workers faced the same thing with us out of the country. This time we only faced anxiety, but much of the central part of the city was hit hard. All of those floodwaters have now receded.

What that means however is that now all that water is on its way down south. Several other cities have been and are due to be flooded. The floodwaters will reach Bangkok within the next day or so. Rains continue, the ground is soaked, and every reservoir in the country is full to overflowing. Water must be released from them and now the region is faced with a typhoon. Over 200 have died in landslides and floodwater as a result of this latest flooding throughout Thailand. Please continue to pray for folks in these other areas. It is much the same in regional countries. Several missionary families we know here are dealing with it now.

Thank you again for your intercession. I am not sure what we would have done with a large number of computers and office equipment if the water had overtaken us.

For Souls Still Waiting,
Tom and Krinny Gaudet

 

Gaduet Family Update – Prayer Request, Hmong, Flooding

September 29 | Posted by Tom Gaudet | Gaudet Family Updates Tags:
Brethren,

A couple of days ago a group of just more than 30 Hmong people from Laos who were in Thailand without permission were arrested and taken to the border for deportation. There have been no official reports yet, but in the process, two of them died. There has been no contact with the others since then.

Apparently over the past weeks a significant number of Hmong have crossed into Thailand without permission. At this point many of them are in hiding due to the events of the past couple of days as you might imagine.

We would ask you to pray especially at this time for these people. Much more could be said about this situation I am sure, but what is needed now is intercession. God knows the needs and what can be done for them. We do not, only to ask prayer.

It was heart-breaking this morning in our prayer time to listen to our Hmong co-worker weeping uncontrollably and praying for his people. Surely we can pray with him.

Also, while we have so far been spared from flooding, a large portion of the city is under water. One lady who has helped us has water in her house almost covering the first floor. Many are suffering. Water is being released from reservoirs in the mountains now and no one is exactly sure how that will affect the existing situation. Please pray!

For Souls Still Waiting,
Tom and Krinny Gaudet

 

Gaudet Family Update – 28 Sept, 2011

September 29 | Posted by Tom Gaudet | Gaudet Family Updates Tags:
Dear Praying Friends,

Over the past two weeks we have had a young man from our sponsoring Church, David Martin visit us. He and I traveled to two borders in opposite directions as well as made several other preparations for trans-shipping of the container of materials in Burmese.

We are back to normal around here now since he has returned to the USA and I seem to be over some physical problems that plagued me since before we left the USA. We are a little short of specific help at the moment so, I am learning some webpage skills and also doing some basic video editing. Krinny is delving into fine tuning our bookkeeping system and helping me organize the files on the server. Everyone else is typically busy with publishing work.

It is starting to flood here again, and we have sandbags up in front of our office/house. Please pray that the facility can be kept dry. A lot of equipment is at risk.

We are preparing some studies for a couple of our co-workers who want to learn the Bible in a greater way. Fortunately our home Church has an accredited theological school which can offer credits toward a degree.

A couple of the translation projects we are currently working with our co-workers on are extremely difficult. One of them has demanded that we compile a list of Christian and theological terms that can be put into a glossary. Please pray for wisdom for the work at hand.

More later. Until then, please know we are deeply appreciative of your intercession for us. Please do not stop.

For Souls Still Waiting,
Tom and Krinny Gaudet

 

Gaudet Family Update – Travel Today, Please Pray!

September 16 | Posted by Tom Gaudet | Gaudet Family Updates Tags:
Brethren,
Please be in prayer as a number of us will be traveling by the time you read this. Alyssa Hower from Oak Harbor, WA is airborne now traveling back to the USA. She was here just over 3 months. A few moments of concern for her when at the airport she found out that it was indeed 2 days past three months and she had overstayed her visa! No worries, the friendly immigration office has made a plan for people who do that and a few minutes later, a fine was paid and she was on her way. 

Then a rented vehicle will be heading to the north border with Burma within a few hours. One of our long term American co-workers needs to renew her visa by crossing the border and I need to meet with local brethren about plans for literature distribution. 

A young man from our sponsoring Church, David Martin is here with us now for two weeks. He will be on that trip north with us. Pray that he will experience what the Lord has for him while here. 

Please pray for safety as all these travels are made. I would ask also that you make our vehicle situation a matter of prayer. Our main method of transportation, our Kia van was actually broken down for around 3 months while we were out of the country. It is back on the road now but we have lost confidence in it for trips out of town. We are going to need wisdom from the Lord about replacing it. 

A lot more is going on that I do not have the liberty to put in a public posting such as this. Just know that our Lord is at work in our midst. Thank you for praying and for giving!

For Souls Still Waiting,
Tom and Krinny Gaudet
 
 

Gaudet Family Update – Container Delivery Successful!

September 5 | Posted by Tom Gaudet | Gaudet Family Updates Tags:
Brethren,
Thank you so much for your intercessory prayer. The container arrived as scheduled at midday and the entire contents, nearly 40,000# was unloaded by hand in just over two hours by nearly 20 men carrying boxes one at a time. The preparatory work done by our co-workers made it go so much smoother. 

They return to Chiang Mai tomorrow and we start with the strategic planning as to shipping in several different directions to get this material into the hands of the people who are requesting it. If I could show you a map of what happens to it next you would be amazed. However in addition to the multitudes in Burma without knowledge of the Saviour, over 2 ½ million people from Burma live in Thailand, many of them illegally. 

This shipment included over 10,000 whole Bibles. This is the text of what is commonly referred to as the Judson version, translated by Adoniram Judson and first printed in 1840. Over a period of one year, our coworkers re-typeset it. The reason for that was the poor image quality of using a copy to print from. In the process we not only re-typeset it in clear type, but we made some other improvements as to how the verses were marked. 

As soon as the container was unloaded, the workers were all given Bibles. Several of them sat down and started reading. Some Christians from Burma were present and when they looked at the Bible they commented as to how beautiful it was as well as easy to read and easy to find verses. All of this was expressed in the presence of the co-worker who actually did most of the work of re-typesetting. I think it was a hit! Those who were responsible for printing and shipping these to us deserve a real blessing. 

Again a big Thanks for interceding. The Lord loves His Word and wants it published more than any of us do.   

     “…for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.” Ps.138:2      

     “The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.”
          Psalms 68:11

For Souls Still Waiting,
Tom and Krinny Gaudet

Gaudet Family Update – Container Arrival Tomorrow!

September 5 | Posted by Tom Gaudet | Gaudet Family Updates Tags:

 Brethren,
Please intercede for the unloading of the container tomorrow midday, about 15 hours from now. Six of our co-workers (from 5 different countries!!) are at the location now where the container will be unloaded. They made the trip today by van from Chiang Mai. I was simply not able to go at this time so one of the men who has been very instrumental in all materials produced in Burmese went to take care of it. 

In fact, everything in the container, Bibles, New Testaments, Gospels, and tracts all were prepared here before being printed in the USA. Our other co-workers went along for the experience. Only one other has seen a container full of literature being unloaded. I can’t wait to hear what they say about it when they return! 

Krinny and I are keenly aware of the spiritual battle being waged. In fact just before we returned to Thailand, my Dr, who is a fine Christian man looked at me and said, ‘I have been praying for you. Not all your problems are physical. There is a spiritual battle taking place.’ 

I am not trying to be mystical or sensational when I mention these things. It is just so obvious that the Enemy does not want God’s Word to go out. However, 40,000 pounds of it is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Please be much in prayer for our co-workers as they handle this shipment. Pray for Krinny and me as we stay by the stuff in Chiang Mai during this time. 

Thank you for your crucial intercession. 

For Souls Still Waiting,  
Tom and Krinny Gaudet

Gaudet Family Update – Container Due on 31st

September 5 | Posted by Tom Gaudet | Gaudet Family Updates Tags:

Greetings from Thailand! We arrived safely almost one week ago and have just begun to get our days and nights back in order. Thailand is 12 hours ahead of USA Central time so adjustments to the body clock must be made. 

We are expecting delivery of the container of literature on the 31st. It will be necessary to travel approximately 5 hours to the staging area for unloading the container. We would appreciate intercession concerning that as many details must still be worked out. 

Work on many other fronts continue, but not without opposition. It is very evident that the Enemy is not comfortable allowing the Word of God to go forth in the various languages/countries. Some of our co-workers and even prayer partners have expressed this to us. 

Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer as we labor here. We would not want to attempt this work without you. 

For Souls Still Waiting,  
Tom and Krinny Gaudet

Gaudet Family Update – Aug 16, 2011

August 16 | Posted by Tom Gaudet | Gaudet Family Updates Tags:

Brethren,

Krinny and I are busy with our last few days of preparation before departure back to Thailand. We are scheduled to leave this Saturday at noon. We would appreciate your intercession for us as we try to make sure that several loose ends are tied up before departure.

One would think that experience would prepare us better for the last few days before an international move but alas, the closer it gets, the more things we think of that need attention! It certainly is easier in that because of faithful co-workers in Thailand, we will return to a fully functioning operation and house!

 A 40′ container of Scriptures in the Burmese language is due to arrive within days of our return. Two of our local co-workers have travelled the 5 hour trip by bus to the facility we use for these shipments. Please pray for them as they are there now, making preparations and will travel back in a couple of days while we await the container clearance.

 Please pray for all the details concerning the container arrival, customs clearance, delivery, etc.. Pray that there would be no undue expenses incurred. Handling these shipments in other countries has taught us never to be presumptuous or complacent about how much will be charged!

 Of course, we are laying the groundwork now for strategic distribution of these materials that have been entrusted to us. It will be an exciting time to unload this container especially as our co-workers have not yet seen these beautiful Burmese Bibles that were printed from the Judson text which we re-typeset.

 Last night, Krinny and I were recounting blessings we experienced while here in the USA. Now we are looking forward to getting back into the lives of our co-workers and those with whom God has given open doors.

 As you labor in prayer along with us you are a major part of the work. In fact, we would not want to attempt such a work without you. Thank you for making a difference in the effort to give the Word of God to Souls Still Waiting…

Tom and Krinny Gaudet