December 2013 Jim Randall Update

What a year this has been!  God has been so good.  It has been one of the most fruitful years of my life so far.  I have been in 11 countries outside of the US and have participated in a number of leadership training schools Bible Schools and churches throughout South East Asia.  Thank You for helping me to be able to go and serve other Christians in that part of the world.  I have also been able to give advice and counsel to many individual leaders and help them expand their vision for this next year.  I have given out lots of tracts and prayed with one Vietnamese lady in S. Korea to become a Christian.  I have connected her with a church in S. Vietnam when she returns soon.

I am in the US for December, after being away for 11 months, to spend time with my kids and to raise some additional prayer and financial support for the expanding ministry.  It is a whirlwind trip with the holidays in the middle so I may not get to see you, but it is not because I don’t want to.  I plan to return to Thailand in mid-January.

I have an invitation to go to China early this next year to do some leadership training.  This is a real opportunity to go and fulfill something The Lord spoke to me when China was still a very closed country.  I don’t want to end up in a Chinese prison but willing to do so if necessary.  I will be training leaders who will also train others.  It looks like The Lord will have me going to fewer countries this year but staying a longer time to begin mentoring programs with key leaders in each place.  God has given me real favor with key leaders.  This will multiply the efforts we put forth to spread the Gospel rapidly throughout the region.  This is the real purpose; to spread the Gospel and make disciples who will also make disciples (II Timothy 2:3).

Thank you for being a part of my team so that we together can be a part of what The Lord is doing in Asia where 2 out of 3 people who have not heard the Gospel live.  I am not sure where I will go this year but the plan is for China, Myanmar and Cambodia for sure.  The need is great.

Thanks so much for praying for me.  Below, you will find some specific requests.  I would love to hear from you and if you send a phone number, I will be glad to give you a call.

Prayer Requests:
1. Closer walk with The Lord and to hear His voice more clearly.
2. Open doors and clear direction for 2014.
3. Additional financial support to travel and stay in countries for a longer
period of time to do more specific Bible and Leadership training.
4. Health and safety as I travel to some very remote places.
5. Blessings upon my family living in the US.
6. That my prayer partners and financial supporters would be blessed exceedingly
this next year.
7. That God would meet all my needs according to His riches in glory.

Thank you for being a part of my team and May this Christmas be a good one and next year be your very best so far.

Your missionary in SE Asia,
Jim Randall

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