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Jeff Gross

Missionary Information

Name: Jeff Gross
Age: 52

Mission Field: Thailand

Years of Service: 7

Home Church: Treasure Valley Baptist Church
Meridian, Idaho

Missions Agency: Baptist International Missions Inc.
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Our Missionary for 7 years

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Missionary Update 02/03/2020

Dear Churches and Friends, 

This month we took our A-Frame sign of the Three Things God Cannot Do to a local university. We typically will go on a Saturday when our students are free. We had 8 students in our church group go soul winning. We set up the A-Frame near the university cafeteria. It is a place where a lot of students pass by. We will invite students that pass by to come and open the doors on the sign. The third door says “you must be born again”. This gives us an excellent chance to explain the new birth.

Each of our Bible students gets an opportunity to explain salvation through the death burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our students are encouraged by the opportunity, and they get to practice the things they are learning. We also, hand out tracts to all that are in the cafeteria.

In addition, we took a children’s home shopping for clothes. They mentioned a need for clothes and shoes. Therefore, we invited the home to go shopping and allowed the kids to pick out the clothes they like. It was a great encouragement for the children of the home to go shopping. It also helps build relationships.

Additional Prayer List for Growth: Daet, To, Note, Non, Burt, Tuey, Mike, Ford, Fang, Furn and Kym

Together for His service

Jeff Gross

Prayer

  • Salvation: Maiy, Pete, Myk, Pai,
  • Salvation: Daet’s Mom, Captan
  • Learning Language & Culture
  • Churches in Thailand

Acts 20:20-21 – “And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house, Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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Missionary Update 01/03/2020

Dear Churches and Friends,

Bible Baptist Church just finished printing two sets of tracts. Our first printing was a tract from Chick Tracts called “This is Your Life”. We then printed our own three tract series in Thai; An explanation of God, sin, and salvation. In addition, we had a small book about correction and discipline of children translated. We have made this available to others as well. Moreover, our church group put together a Christmas play. This Christmas season we visited two children’s homes and presented the show. At the conclusion of the play we give a presentation of the gospel.

Our gospel presentation includes vinyl pictures. One of the pictures has a cross over a burning fire that leads to heaven. The pictures help give a clear presentation of the gospel. There are many ways to hell, but only one way to heaven. The guys do an excellent job in presenting the gospel. Each person at the show then receives a small bag with candy, other items, and a tract. We also were able to give a larger gift to the homes. The gift to the homes includes food, clothes, and other necessities. Many children and adults get to hear the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and receive a tract. We thank you for your prayers and support that make all this possible.

Christmas Gospel Presentation

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Jeff Gross

Prayer

  • Salvation of Maiy, Pai, Pete, Myk
  • Salvation of Daet’s Mom, Tu, Captan
  • Learning Language &Culture
  • Churches in Thailand

Luke 2:10-11 - “And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”

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Missionary Update 11/01/2019

Dear Churches and Friends,                                                                                                                    September October 2019

 

I receive a visa under a foundation we were able to establish a couple of years ago. Once started, the foundation can then invite me to be a volunteer in Thailand. We named it Cornerstone Foundation. Current regulations in Thailand require you to renew your visa once a year. It was time for my renewal recently, and I received another one year extension. However, each year there is a bit of anxiety that comes with the process.  Praise the Lord that we have a foundation and the visa was renewed. In addition, the foundation opens doors for witnessing. Thank you for your prayers. I’m sure it also helps with visas…

This past month we also had another baptism. One of our young men named Noan came forward for baptism. He is a first generation Christian. When he told his family he was a Christian, his dad said he didn’t want to talk with him. Fortunately, this didn’t last long. But the emotional strain lingers in his heart. It was a whole year before he came forward for baptism. This is common in Thailand. There is a strong undercurrent of spiritual and emotion pressure. However, it does not manifest itself physically like in other countries. We praise the Lord that he came forward to follow the Lord Jesus Christ in baptism. Thanks again for your prayers and support. May the Lord Jesus Christ be glorified.

Baptism of Noan

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Jeff Gross

Prayer

  • Salvation of Maiy, Pai, Mean, Myk
  • Salvation of Daet’s Mom, Jeni, Ni
  • Learning Language &Culture
  • Churches in Thailand

Acts 13:38-39 - “Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.”

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Missionary Update 09/30/2019

Dear Churches and Friends,                                                                                   September 2019

 

 

There is a Bible Believing missionary that is starting a new church in a nearby town. The new church is about 2 hours away. Our group went down a couple of times to help this missionary get started. We went door to door handing out tracts and inviting people to church. We had several opportunities to give the gospel as well. Many tracts were handed out by our young men. It is encouraging to see Thai’s out giving the gospel and inviting folk to church. It was a great experience for all. The missionary was helped, and we also received a blessing. We are spiritually young, and going to help a church like this is good for our own growth. In addition, we got to see one college age girl get saved.

This month we also had another baptism. One of our young men named Non came forward for baptism. He is a first generation Christian. When he told his family he was a Christian, his dad said he didn’t want to talk with him. Fortunately, this didn’t last long. But the emotional strain lingers in his heart. It was a whole year before he came forward for baptism. This is common in Thailand. There is a strong undercurrent of spiritual and emotion pressure. However, it does not manifest itself physically like in other countries. We praise the Lord that he came forward to follow the Lord Jesus Christ in baptism. Thank you also for your prayers and support.

Additional Prayer List for Growth: Daet, To, Note, Non, Burt, Tuey, Mike, Fang, Furn and Kym

 

 

 

Together for His service

Jeff Gross

Prayer

  • Salvation: Maiy, Pete, Myk, Pai,
  • Salvation: Daet’s Mom, Jeni, Ni,
  • Learning Language & Culture
  • Churches in Thailand

Zechariah 4:6 – “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.”

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Missionary Update 09/16/2019

Dear Churches and Friends,

 

We had one young man (Note) come forward for baptism this past month. He believed on Jesus Christ about a year ago. We have several other young men that are candidates for baptism as well. Each has received Jesus as their Saviour, and each has been coming to church and Bible studies. However, they are reluctant to follow the Lord in this important step of obedience. For some believers in Thailand it is difficult to follow this ordinance ordained by Jesus.  There is an undercurrent of fear from family and society to step out and stand with our Lord Jesus Christ. In addition, our young men are first generation Christians. So, they have no good Christian example to follow. They are setting the example, which is not easy for Thai men.

One of our goals at Bible Baptist Church is to teach and train these young men to be good leaders in the church. Consequently, we try to provide opportunities to practice what they have learned by doing different outreach ministries. One outreach ministry is going to children’s homes. We recently went to a home that cares for about 60 children. The Thai young men put together a gospel message where each one had a part. They also took their violins and played a couple of songs for the home. These young men do an excellent job and are getting more and more comfortable giving the gospel. Thanks for your prayers and support.

Baptism of Note, on my immediate right

Together for His service

Jeff Gross

Prayer

  • Salvation of Maiy, Pai, Mean, Myk
  • Salvation of Daet’s Mom, Jeni, Ni
  • Learning Language &Culture
  • Churches in Thailand

Romans 6:3-4 - “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death. Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”

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Missionary Update 08/02/2019

Dear Churches and Friends,                                                                                                July 2019

 

 

Last year we made a wooden A-frame of the 3 things that God cannot do in the Thai language. It has turned out to be an excellent outreach tool for us. We take it to the local university and set it up at a place where a lot of students pass by. The A-frame opens a great door to explain what the new birth is. We have several stay at the A-frame and then several others go around and hand out tracts. It is a great way to sow seeds. We haven’t seen a salvation yet, but have planted a lot of seeds.

One of our goals is to train men for the ministry. One thing we do is to give the guys opportunities for outreach. This gives them an opportunity to practice what they are learning. We give each a chance to give the gospel with the A-frame. Another outreach ministry of ours is going to children’s home. We recently went to a home that takes care of about 60 kids. The guys put together a message where each one had a part. They also took their violins and played a couple of songs for the home. The guys do an excellent job and are getting more and more comfortable giving the gospel. Thanks for your prayers and support.

Additional Prayer List for Growth: Note, Non, Burt, Tuey, Mike, Fang, Furn and Kym

 

 

 

Together for His service

Jeff Gross

Prayer

  • Salvation: Maiy,Tu, Myk, Pai,
  • Salvation: Daet’s Mom, Jeni, Ni,
  • Learning Language & Culture
  • Churches in Thailand

Ecclesiastes 11:1,6 – “Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.”

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Missionary Update 07/08/2019

Dear Churches and Friends,                                                                                                                                  May & June 2019

 

It would seem that Bible Baptist Church is under trial now. We have been “under fire” these last few months. One of our young men (Tuey) has left the church for a lost girl. He was attending regularly and showing signs of growth, but had only been saved for about a year. A couple others are struggling with social media. It feels like we have hit a wall spiritually and can’t go further till we deal with these issues. There is a blessing in that some of the young Christians are starting to grow and show spiritual discernment. Pray that we can address these issues and come forth a” vessel for the finer”. Thank you for your prayers.

Continued

Several months ago, a friend of our church members (Kae) came to a Bible study. We gave him a John and Romans booklet and a tract. The tract we gave him, an explanation of salvation, was one that we prepared and printed ourselves. We didn’t hear from him for several months. However, during this time he had been reading the book of John and the tract on salvation. He also experienced various troubles in his life. We later learned that he had prayed for salvation, trusting in Jesus Christ as his saviour. This was the first salvation from a tract we created. Needless to say this is a blessing and an encouragement to our guys, and shows the power of God’s written word.

Bible Student (Non) Teaching Sunday School

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Jeff Gross

Prayer

  • Salvation of Maiy, Pai, Mean, Myk
  • Salvation of Daet’s Mom, Jeni, Ni
  • Learning Language &Culture
  • Churches in Thailand

2 Timothy 2:21-22 - “If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.  Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”

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Missionary Update 06/03/2019

Dear Churches and Friends,                                                                                              May 2019

 

 

On our last update we had the name of a young man (Kae), on the prayer request for salvation. He is the friend of one of our church members. He had come to a Bible study once before. At that time, we had given him a John and Romans and a tract. The tract we gave him; an explanation of salvation, was one that we had prepared and printed ourselves. We didn’t hear much from him for several months. But apparently, God had been working in his heart. He had various troubles enter his life, and he began to pray. He read the book of John and our tract on salvation. One day Kae met with his friend (Daet) our church member. Daet came to me and said that he thought Kae had gotten saved.

We were able to meet together with Kae and talk about salvation. Sure enough, Kae had been reading the salvation tract and said that he prayed the prayer of salvation that was on the back of the tract. He said he prays that prayer about every day. Well, we know that he only needs to pray it once, if he means it from the heart. But as a new Christian, he didn’t know that. We further explained salvation, heaven and hell, and realized that he indeed had trusted in Jesus Christ for his salvation. That was the first salvation that we had from our tract. Needless to say it was a blessing and an encouragement to our guys. It also shows the power of God’s written word. Thank you for your prayers and support. May our Lord Jesus Christ be glorified.

Additional Prayer List for Growth: Note, Non, Birt, Tuey, A Liang, Fang and Furn

 

 

 

Together for His service

Jeff Gross

Prayer

  • Salvation: Maiy,SaAng,Myk,Pai,
  • Salvation: Daet’s Mom, Jeni, Ni,
  • Learning Language & Culture
  • Churches in Thailand

Job 9:1, 32-33 – “I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment. Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both.”

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Missionary Update 04/01/2019

Dear Churches and Friends,

Bible Baptist Church is doing well. This month we baptized a young woman. She is a third year student at the local university. She got saved about seven months ago with our group. She has been faithful in coming to church services and also to Friday night Bible studies, but had not come forward for baptism. However, this month she asked to be baptized. We did another Bible study on baptism for her and several others that have yet to be baptized. We are thankful for her salvation and now for her decision to follow the Lord in baptism. Pray that her testimony will work in the hearts of others. There are several others that have yet to be baptized. In addition, some of her lost friends have been coming to church and also went to her baptism.

Last year we translated a series of Bible doctrinal lessons geared to build a solid foundation for new Christians. We have two young men (Daet and Toe) that are teaching the lessons. Both are growing in the Lord and have a desire to serve. It is encouraging to see these young men grow. It is also a strong testimony to the other Thai Christians and non Christians.  

Thank you for your prayers and support. May our Lord Jesus Christ be glorified.

Additional Prayer List for Growth: Note, Non, Birt, Tuey, A Liang, Fang and Furn

Together for His service

Jeff Gross

Prayer

  • Salvation: Keem,SaAng,Myk,Pai, Mai
  • Salvation: Daet’s Mom, Jeni, Ni, Kae
  • Learning Language & Culture
  • Churches in Thailand

2 Peter 1:5-7 – “And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.”

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Missionary Update 03/04/2019

Dear Churches and Friends,

We recently were able to host a creation seminar at a local university where I am working with several students. Dr. Andy McIntosh, a former professor and researcher from England, came to Chiang Mai. He is now retired, but has done extensive research in several scientific fields. Dr. McIntosh now travels the world teaching the Genesis account of creation, and also debates with prominent atheists. We were delighted to have the opportunity to host a meeting with him. We reserved a room at the university and invited students to attend. He presented many facts that disprove the theory of evolution. These presentations are great for the students in that it strengthens their faith in God and the Bible.

This last year we were blessed to see several young men accept Christ as their personal Saviour. For these young men, it is their first experience in church and in the Bible. So, we are literally “starting from scratch” in regards to discipling them.   They are first generation Christians and, therefore, have no experience in Christianity. We recently made a series of 17 Bible lessons geared to root and ground new Christians in the faith. We have 2 Thai young men that have been with us now for a couple of years teaching the new converts these lessons. It’s a great blessing for both sides. Thanks for prayers and support

Together for His service

Jeff Gross

Prayer

  • Salvation of Pete, Pai, Mean, Myk
  • Salvation of Daet’s Mom, Jeni, Ni
  • Learning Language &Culture
  • Churches in Thailand
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