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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The last few months have brought a lot of “ups and downs” in what we’re able to do and left us wondering when things may get back to “kind of normal-ish.” I feel a little bit of deja vu as I write this prayer letter. Last time we wrote to you we were just able to open back up for in person services. That momentary reopening lasted exactly one week before an outbreak of the Delta Variant forced the country back into a lockdown. Thankfully the case loads here are improving. We received news a few days ago that we should be able to open for services by the middle of September.
During this recent lockdown Bangjak Baptist has been part of a project to deliver food, basic sanitary items, and gospel tracts to Covid field hospitals in our area. We’ve attached QR codes to all of the food boxes that lead to a page on our Church website. There the patients can see testimonies from Thai believers and a salvation Bible Story as well as reach out to the team with more questions. Please be praying for those in the field hospitals to be touched by the Word of God and the testimony of believers.
Some of the regular outreach ministries have been able to get back into action lately. The soccer outreach was able to open back up this week and we had 10 boys come from the neighborhood. The Language Center has reopened for online classes. We have 5 full classes of mostly new students. Almost all of the students this semester need to get saved. Please pray for their salvation as we spend the next 9 weeks with them.
Thank you for your faithful support and prayers. We appreciate you, and the part you have in the ministry here, more than words can communicate. We’re praying for all of you.