Adam and Ayla Cottrell are missionaries in Bangkok, Thailand, sent out of Cherry Street Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri. They have a one year son named Jaxton. The Cottrell’s arrived in Thailand in December 2019, and pray to be used of God to see many Thai souls saved, decipled, and men trained up to start churches all around the city.
They are currently serving at Bangjak Baptist Church with veteran missionaries Ricky and Tammy Salmon while they learn the language, and the ministry.
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Happy New Year here in Thailand! Although it’s been 2022 here since January, Thailand celebrates their new year, a holiday called Songkran, every April. The festival usually falls around Easter. It was a neat experience for me to preach the Resurrection Service at Bangjak Baptist Church as the first message of the Thai New Year. The service went well with good attendance, including several visitors. One of my English students, Poon, attended service on Easter for the first time. Afterwards I had the opportunity to share with him about the gospel and His need of salvation. Please pray that Poon will be convicted and come to know Jesus as his Savior.
These last few months we’ve had a great response to our English and Soccer outreaches as well as our special events. These events include our Men’s Activity, Valentine Banquet, fellowships at our house, and the Songkran activities. Our Sunday School class is on the rise and discipleship is going well. Bangjak has seen new visitors, people saved, baptized, and new members added to the church. It’s been a great year so far and we’re praying, sowing and expecting God to do great things.
March 20th was a very special day. The Bangjak church family joined in celebration the start of Bentai Baptist Church by attending the launch service! The church plant team from Bangjak did a great job as they were led by Shane Salmon. The day was a huge celebration of seeing a new church planted a province over from Bangjak. We’re so thankful we were able to be a part of planning, remodeling, working, and prepping with the team to make the launch a success! To all of you who support the missionaries here and the work going on to reach the people of Thailand, thank you so much!
Rowan made an early entrance into the world on March 22nd, at 4:19pm. Measuring in at 9lbs 4oz and 21.5 in long. Everything went very well and we couldn’t be more thrilled by how God is growing our family. We give thanks to the Lord for a smooth
procedure, for the good health of Rowan and Ayla, and for Ayla’s recovery. Thank you to all who prayed for our newest little missionary! Now if we can just catch up on sleep…