• KMI Newsletter: October, 2019

    Partner’s Newsletter:  October, 2019 

    P.0. Box 33 Maesai, Chiang Rai Province Thailand 57130 Ph: +66(0)909659166 Email:alansjones1@gmail.com 

    Dear Friends of K.M.I.,
    It has been a few months since our last newsletter, so I will give you an overview of what has been happening in our neck of the woods since then.
    Lanka Bible College
    Last month I travelled to Sri Lanka once again for the residency aspect of the master’s degree I am doing with DAI and Lanka Bible College (Seminary). I am now into the third of six semesters. It is a particularly good course and quite relevant to what I am doing here in South East Asia. The course is about organizational leadership and each component has been well taught and mentored by a number of professors from around the world. These wonderful men and women of God have come from America, Africa and Britain to-date. My classmates, most of whom are pastors or other full-time Christian workers, are a great group as well. I have made some good friendships with my Sri Lankan brothers and sisters, plus one from Tajikistan, two American missionaries from P.N.G and another from Russia.

      Kyaing Lap Report      

     As most of you would be aware K.M.I. purchased a small block of land here about eight months ago. Our intention is to erect an initial building to house a preschool and women’s centre, as a contribution to this community. This will serve as a multi-purpose building initially, where we can also conduct worship services and run a local training centre for students from Laos, across the nearby Mekong River, as well as the Lahu and Shan people of Eastern Myanmar.
    The building, pictured above and below, will be fifteen metres by eight metres plus a small external ablution block and kitchen.
    Some work has already commenced but we are in need of further funds to continue (approximately Aus$15,000 or 320,000 Thai Baht) Any money raised over that will be put towards equipment and / or a second building on the block for a separate church and accommodation for staff and students. The foundations of each building will allow for the erection of a second story should the need arise in the future.                                                If you or your church feel led to assist with this project it would be appreciated.

    (picture to the left: inside proposed preschool)


    After we establish our base in Kyaing Lap our next target area will be Miek, a coastal town in the Southern Myanmar Region of Thanintharyi. Off the coast are more than 800 islands and throughout the islands are Sea Gypsy’s, called Ceylon.  These people live on boats and have little to no education. Our student, Rose-Mary has a heart for these people, as do two of our other students. We have a desire to help educate and present the Gospel to them. We will need a sizeable boat which can double as a classroom and living quarters. We may have access to a small house in Miek, which could be used as a shore base.                                    
    Please pray that the Lord will open the right doors.
    Our Vision Revisited
    The Lord spoke to me about a year ago and said that we are to be more strategic. He said, I want you to open bases (strategically), staff them with five or six of your graduates, establish a base which will be a strong prayer centre, start a school, a church and a local training centre. Church planters / evangelists will travel from the bases to surrounding villages, winning the lost and establishing local churches. From these will come candidates to disciple and to send out further.  (paraphrased)
    At K.M.I. we plan to replicate this model, with local variations, wherever possible. Our vision is to establish about twenty such bases in Myanmar, together with others in the surrounding nations of Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Pakistan and wherever the Lord enables.
    Matthew 6:33 Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness…………… is one of the verses which lies at the foundation of our mission – God’s Kingdom.
    I know we cannot achieve anything without His love and anointing. If you or your church would like to partner with us in this vision in either finance, coming and ministering, in prayer, or in all three, then please contact us at Kingdom Mission. We need partners at home and in the field, to achieve what Jesus came to do: to seek and save the lost.
    God’s richest blessings,                                                                                                                                               


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