Monday, April 27, 2009

Focus On Missions






I have a great love for missionaries, and have decided to start a new focus on missions on my blog. Each Monday, I will share a new missionary with you. Please keep them all covered with prayers. Missionaries are Gods hands in action, they spread His word, and love around the world. This week, I am very happy to share with you a man I have had the honor of meeting, brother Tommy Tillman. This dear man has such a heart for God, and the lepers of Thailand. He, and his wife are such precious blessings. May God continue to bless their ministry.: Harbor Evangelism is a non-profit organization, that was founded by Missionary Tommy Tillman,
who hasbeen a missionary for over forty years and in the ministry for over fifty years. He now has
his son MitchTillman who became missionary to Mongolia, six years ago. Missionary Mike Ivey is
the overseer to the lepers in Thailand. These are some of the things that God has done and is doing
through Harbor Evangelism.

Over Thirty Years In Thailand:
1. Leper Colony in Mae Lao, Thailand with church built on the premises.
(In the process of building the second leper colony at this writing.)
2. Orphanage and Invalid home right outside Chiang Mai. Church built on the premises.
3. Two leper churches in souther part of Thailand.
4. Leper Church at Prapadange Leper Colony right outside Bangkok.
5. Hill Tribe Church in Mae Hong Son, (not leper church). In Northwest Thailand.
6. Over one thousand Home Study Bible Courses being mailed out each month to Buddhist
believers. These courses lead up to salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ. They are given a diploma
when course is completed. They come to the mother church at the children's home to be baptized.

Over Twelve Years In Mongolia:
1. Adult Mother Church in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia.
2. Two adult churches in the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar.
3. Twenty children churches over Mongolia. Including Ulaanbaatar and the Gobi Desert.
4. Three churches in the Gobi Desert with eight to be built. ( Need Pastors).
5. Prison ministry with church building inside the women's prison.
6. Orphanage with 15 Children at this writing. Children are being adopted out.
7. Printing Ministry: Printing Bibles and Gospel Tracts.
8. English lessons being taught in secular schools and giving out the gospel of Christ.
9. Translation Ministry.
10. Ministry with alcoholics and street people.
11. Two hospitals completely built in the Gobi Desert with doctors and nurses.
12. A feeding center at the city dump. Also, a medical clinic built at this location with a doctor.
13. Four feeding centers in the Gobi Desert for starving desert children.


17 comments:

Genejosh said...

I haven't heard yet about the leper church here in Thailand...wow..that's great! God is doing great things through his children!

Genejosh said...

I knew a lot of missionaries and we hAVE overnight prayer meeting once evry month just to pray for them and their work...Love this post...

Gretchen said...

Great post, Denise. Our church supports missionaries in Thailand ( and other places), too.

RCUBEs said...

There are still many places who are not reached by the Good News. And these missionaries do so much for the Lord. May the Lord always protect them all and continue to guide them. This is a great blog topic. Some works perhaps we are not aware of! Thank you for sharing these missions and the people doing them! To God be the glory!

Samantha said...

Missionaries do such great work.
Our church supports missionaries
and I always enjoy when we have them speak at church. I pray
that God will guide and direct them and keep them safe, they
are blessings. I will look forward to your Monday posts reading about them.
Hugs and blessings to you sweet Denise !

luvmy4sons said...

Wow! Truly servants of our Lord! May God supply all their needs, lift them up and give them encouragment, answer their every prayer, bless and protect them.

His grace is sufficient. said...

I know Tommy Tillman. He and his family are doing a great work in Thailand. The church that I attended in the past supported his ministry.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

Loving the unloved would be what these dear people would be doing for those with that awful disease...Thanks for posting this..Sandy

Debra said...

Denise,

Thank you for bringing forth light to these missionaries...they need our prayers.

Blessings to you, my friend!!

amanda said...

Your blog is so great! Praise Jesus!

I am here because someone has nominated you for an Awesome Blog 2009 Award!! Stop by and see what category someone thought you rocked!!

Many blessings-
Amanda

Angie said...

THAT is a great idea! God is using all of us..in various ways to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
THAT really is a Mission 4 Monday!

Sandi said...

Our pastor of missions spent about 12 years in thailand before coming to our church 2 years go.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Missions Monday!
AWESOME!
I wasn't aware of the lepers churches in Thailand either.

Great post!
Love ya,
L

Laurie Ann said...

I have a heart for missionaries, too. I love reading their biographies and autobiographies. Thanks for sharing such great infrmation about how the cause of Christ is being furthered, and thanks for visiting At the Well today!

Bogie said...

Wonderful...I love missionaries.. :)

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I always pray for missionaries all over the world, especially in the Muslim area.
God bless you, Denise.

godsown said...

Thank you for the information.
Good you bring mission work under my attention