I know it, sing it and acknowledge it.
God’s faithfulness has been ever so real in my early experiences of serving as a MMS missionary in Thailand. My wife and I have discovered that we truly have a generous God. When we commit to His plans, we will never be in want nor have to be fearful of what lies ahead.
Our first challenge was our move to Thailand. Our top priority was ensuring that all our family needs were considered and catered for. What should we bring? How were we to get all our belongings there? And how much would it cost to ship?
Our God in all His goodness met our needs in ways that only He can. One of our church members informed us that he was relocating to Thailand for work and offered us one whole container in which to ship our family’s belongings—at no cost! Praise God that we could stop fretting about what to bring and what not to bring!
But God’s favour and grace did not end there. Our friend had his chauffeur send us and all our luggage from the airport to our residence. He also provided transportation for our container-load of things!
As we settled into our new environment and community, the Lord had greater plans. We realised that the more important lesson the Lord wanted us to learn was to be faithful to His plans.
In the course of my Thai language studies, we met youths from Don Tanin Methodist Church. I also led a classmate from China in the same language class to receive the Lord!
It also became evident that the Lord desires us to walk in intimacy with Him daily. One Sunday, we visited Don Tanin Methodist Church. We wanted to surprise our friends by turning up to worship together with them. However, we were the ones to be surprised when they invited me to preach the sermon. I was reminded of how important it is to walk closely with the Lord, so that whenever we are called to share, we are ready to bring God’s heart and Word to His people.
It has been almost a year since we left Singapore. We have moved from Bangkok to north-east Thailand. We have started our ministry and are learning at the feet of Jesus daily.
Looking back, our hearts and minds are filled with awe and thanksgiving towards our almighty LORD and King who never fails to deliver what He wants to do through our lives. We just need to obey and remain faithful to Him, trusting in His love and grace.
In all things, we give thanks to our God, for indeed, great is His faithfulness!
Vincent Lim is a missionary with the Methodist Missions Society (MMS) and serves in Thailand with his wife and two young daughters. His home church is Faith Methodist Church.
Photos courtesy of The Methodist Missions Society