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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Greetings from Bangkok! The last few months of ministry here have been filled with important milestones, lots of gospel planting and watering, and planning for the future. Praise the Lord that we’ve seen growth of believers, the increased understanding of those whom we are witnessing to, and lots of new opportunities to serve in the future.
In August, we celebrated the 28th Anniversary of Bangjak Baptist Church. We had an amazing day with a packed house, a special meal, and a time to honor those who serve in the church. It was a blessing to preach and remind our church not to forget it’s purpose. The building was so full that we had to get creative with seating! We’re thankful for the people, the leadership team, and the missionaries that we get to serve with at Bangjak.
Recently, we welcomed the first missions team to arrive since Covid. They helped our missionary team with an English Camp as well as taught an English course in local schools (we’re SO thankful schools are beginning to open for outreaches there again!). As a result of these outreaches we had a great group of students attend the camp and connect with Bangjak and Bentai Baptist Churches. We also now have students from the school outreach attending services. Please be in prayer for them.
In September, we served with Bentai Baptist Church to host a fellowship of pastors and missionaries from all over Thailand. We were grateful to serve and fellowship with these godly men and ladies. The camaraderie and encouragement among this group was a blessing to us and a refreshment to all of those serving here.
Last month I began a series covering Creation to Christ with our Saturday English Outreach and Soccer Ministry groups. It’s been challenging (but so beneficial!) to preach through these topics in Thai with our students. I am also teaching a young man, Oat, the same material one-on-one each week. Every week he is more excited about learning the Bible and has expressed to us he is close to receiving Christ. Please pray for his salvation.
Please continue to pray for our host missionaries Ricky and Tammy Salmon. Ricky was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and, over the last few months, has been receiving Chemo and Dialysis. Please pray for healing, strength, and energy as they fight through this disease.