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. 

Please visit their website, or their fb page, to keep up with the ministry God has called them to. 

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A Growing Church

The last few months at BenTai have been full of action!

Ayla was one of the leaders of the new class we had for family outreach. Every Sunday morning 15-20 kids, and their parents, were at our church for a class on baking desserts. As always, they studied (many of them for the first time) about Bible Stories and who Jesus is. We’re so grateful the Lord gave us a great group of people to connect with and for the many leaders from our church family who made this project a big success.
In late August, we completed another term of our Youth Outreach Class. We had many of our regulars in this term and got to meet 3 new teens from our area. As we met each week, and shared the gospel with them, it was easy to see their hearts were touched by God’s Word. Please pray for salvations from this group.
We have several projects in the works at BenTai. One project we are very excited about is the discipleship material translation project. We began reviewing, and editing, the new material in July. Please pray for the translators, editors, and for our leadership team as we review this material and prepare it for use at our church and throughout Thailand.

The last Sunday of August was very special to us. One of our young men, Name (yes, his name is “Name”), got baptized. Name was saved earlier this year and discipled throughout the spring and summer. Before he could get baptized, he met with his family to explain to them about his faith and relationship with Jesus. Although he was nervous (families are rarely supportive when young people become Christians) his family was supportive and open to listening.

In September we began a scheduled furlough back to the United States. We will be stateside for several months as we report to supporting churches and raise new support. We have several Wednesday’s and a few Sundays still open leading up to April of 2024. If you would like to schedule us for a time to report or represent please contact us. Also, please continue to pray for BenTai Baptist and the ministries going on there while we are on furlough.
Thank you for your faithful prayer and financial support. Truly, you make it possible for the ministry in Thailand to continue.