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Pat and Michelle Kilgo

Southeast Asia

 

Newsletter - March, 2017

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Update - October 23, 2017

Hello dear folks from back home!

We hope you're doing well.  On October 8th, we had our first outreach conference at our church and it was successful.  God blessed it abundantly and for that we're thankful (Ephesians 3:20-21).  

TCM International Director Ben Anderson preached the main lesson, followed by a lunch break, and then two more seminars.  We had more than 100 attend the main service and there were more than a dozen countries represented (see pic).

Your gifts, prayers, and precious time that you've invested in this ministry has enabled us to have this special service.  Only God can bless you for your sacrificial giving, but we can give thanks for you!

Pray: Next Sunday PBC will have a work day called, "Church Without Walls" and we'll minister unto a local orphanage by painting & cleaning.
Have a blessed Sunday!

Thank you!
Pat & Michelle

 

PBC meeting


Update - August 25, 2017

Dear Friends,

It was 1995 and Pat had taken me with him to go fishing off his Aunt Beulah's dock on Indian River.  As I was gazing at a beautiful sunset, suddenly my beloved got down on his knee and tenderly held out a diamond ring.  He said, "remember where you are" because he didn't want me to get too excited and drop it!  I am just as amazed now at my love for him as I was then.  We're very blessed to have our Lord at the center of our marriage.  God is faithful and He gets all the glory!

Now we are blessed to have four children at different stages in their lives (19, 17, 13, 11) one in college, one in high school, and two in middle school.  Our oldest is beginning his sophomore year.  We are chatting with him as often as possible given the thirteen-hour time difference.  It was rough saying "goodbye" to him a few weeks ago, but God is faithful and we trust in Him.   

I'm sharing this personal update for several reasons.  We need prayers.  Our kids need prayers. Our ministry needs prayers.  Not only our family, but other miss ionary families need prayers, especially for MKs.  Pray for the Killions (see pic below).  They were just here with us recently when we said goodbye to Robert.  They're a precious family and we're blessed to know them well.

Ministry update: My biblical counseling training is off to a good start.  I would say "strong start" but we're not there yet.  Due to the language difficulties (Chinese, Korean, Japanese) I can only do so much.  We have a Chinese translator named Fabian (pray for him).  He's very important to our work here.  He's in his late 50's and he has time on his hands (thank God!!) and we need him.  He does the copying, translating, anything we need ministry related.  He's decided that he wants the remainder of his years working hard serving the Lord and he wants to be a biblical counselor (praise God!).

Patrick is doing well preaching every Sunday.  We have really quite a lot of folks attending (standing room only at times) and we bought a few more chairs.  I am busy teaching Children's church and English class. They're both going well.  I'm enjoying serving the Lord here and it's very fulfilling seeing people grow in their Bible understanding.  Many are hearing about grace for the first time!

Thank you for your support (prayers, gifts, friendship).  May God continue to bless us all as we serve Him through loving others!  Be a blessing to someone- it might just lead them to Christ!

In His service,

Michelle & Pat

 

Kilgos & Killions


 

Update - July 3, 2017

Dear Saints,
Thank you once again for your generous gifts to our TCM account.  May our Lord bless you. (Phil. 4:17).  Also, thank you for praying.  My husband returned safely to us yesterday.

Driving down the road recently, I noticed a local blind man being led by his friend.  I couldn't help but recall the verse that speaks about the blind leading the blind in Matthew 15:14.  Our Lord was referring to the wicked Pharisees as "blind leaders" in the previous verses. Later in chapter 18:11, He says, "For the Son of man is come to save that which is lost."

We're surrounded by lost people from all backgrounds (local, foreign, wealthy, poor, young, old, etc).  Because of the idolatry that is passed down from generation to generation, some of these folks never get a chance to be told of the One true God who can forgive them of their sins.  In a sense, these folks are blinded to the truth that can set them free from their sins (John 8:32).

We may be few in number, but we can invest in those who will listen.  Hopefully, they will also invest in others and continue to spread the Good News.  Often times, a conversation can begin with a simple "hello" and lead from there.  Pray for opportunities!

July 4th is a special day in our family.  We're thankful for our wonderful country, (including those who have faithfully served), and for our oldest daughter's birthday!  We're thankful for you, too!  

In His service,
Pat & Michelle

 

Update - June 7, 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in the faith,

Thank you for standing with us as we disciple, instruct, and love others for His sake.  We appreciate your prayers and your gifts!  We thank God for you.  

As I write this letter, my husband is about to board his long flight to Seoul, Korea.  In twenty-four hours he will land in Dallas, TX (Lord willing) and reunite with his parents and sister Kelly.  It has been since May 2014 that he was last in America.  We are praising God that he is able to sit in an emergency row seat so that his long legs can stretch out!

PBC weekly outreach- three English classes & a Bible study.
Ministry Update: Ms. L, a short-termer from MN arrived a week ago to assist us. She'll lead the advanced English class, and teach the Monday & Friday Bible studies.  (See the picture below from last Friday). Pray for Ms. L as she recovers from jet lag and adjusts to the heat.  Her help is much appreciated!

As always, let us hear from you! 
Serving Him together,
Michelle & Pat
Robert, Elisabeth, David, Anna

 

Study group


Update - April 24, 2017

Hello to each and everyone of you,

  It is with much gratitude that I update you on PBC's 1st service project.  Although our fellowship is only five months old (Nov. 6th), we had a great turn-out!  I was skeptical when Pat first mentioned months ago that we should deep-clean a Hindu orphanage.  In fact, I thought that it would be just a few people working.  I was concerned that we would let the children's home down.  In this area, we believers are so few in number that it would have been shameful if we didn't finish the job. 

Yet, the Lord provided enough workers to clean and organize a kitchen, 7-8 toilets & sinks, girls/boys dorm rooms, a mini library, and the front yard.

We worked two hours scrubbing, washing, sweeping, dusting, and folding clothes. Before and after the project we prayed for God to be glorified.  We determined not to do this job for human praise, but for His glory! (Matthew 25:40)

One Hindu woman commented about how surprised she was to see me (a pastor's wife) scrubbing toilets!  Please pray for hearts to be changed to the One true God!!  Also, pray that the ones who labored had heart changes as well.  I will add pictures to my secure blog soon.

***Pray for Robert as he travels here next Wednesday! 

Thank you for your sacrificial gifts, heartfelt prayers, and precious friendship!
Michelle & Pat
Robert, Elisabeth, David, Anna

 

Clean-up Team

Update - April 3, 2017

Dearest Friends,
    Greetings to you in the grace of our Lord!  April is my favorite month for many reasons.  In the States, it's a beautiful time of growth.  I can't help but be a little sentimental as it's also my birthday month.  Spring is a refreshing season and one that we shouldn't take for granted.  
    Here it's warm year-round.  This year Easter falls on April 16th and we're looking forward to a wonderful service that day.  Pat is preparing an excellent lesson in anticipation of Resurrection Day. Each Easter he teaches on the "Cup of Gethsemane."  The lesson focuses on what Christ had to do to atone for our sins. Pat shows from the Bible what the "cup" is and how our Lord had to endure it (read Matthew 26).
    PBC is doing its first service project on April 23rd  at a Hindu orphanage.  For two-three hours we'll organize closets, deep-clean two kitchens, play with the children, and be "Jesus with skin on."  Please pray for this important outreach.  We must practice what we preach and show God's love to others (even if it makes us feel uncomfortable). So far, we have twenty folks signed up for this challenge.  We need to be spiritually and physically prepared on that day.
Finally, our family would like to take this time to "thank you" for your sacrificial giving and for your prayers. We're blessed to serve Him together with you for His glory!
Please continue to check our blogs for updates.  
 Thank you!
Patrick, Michelle, Robert, Elisabeth, David, Anna

 

Update - February 8, 2017

Hi Folks, Hope you're all doing well! We are honored to have our good friend Joyce Anderson stay with us this week. It's been so refreshing having a veteran missionary here. After starting our first church in a foreign country, we've needed valuable feedback from her. She's also been an eye witness to the spiritual growth that's taking place within our core group of believers. She met many of them last year when she and her husband Ben stayed with us. Praise God for precious friendships and for much needed encouragement.

One woman recently began coming to our Bible studies because of a mutual friendship. She has experienced difficult life-long problems that she openly shared with us. Since we believe that God's Word is sufficient for all things, we gave her hope from the Scriptures. Now she has trusted in Christ as her Savior and her particular spiritual battles are gone! Only God can do these kind of miracles. This is just one example of God's love conquering spiritual oppression. We hear many life-changing stories of God's goodness. (Romans 8:38-39) Thank you for your prayers! For more pictures, be sure to visit our blogs.

We appreciate hearing from you!

Michelle & Pat

 

Kilgos & Joyce