Andrew and Denise Long Prayer Letter: Going Back to Thailand!“Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:38)

Urgent Prayer Needed

As you know, our eldest son Joseph is in India. He knew his wife Soreichon (Soso) had been sick, but he didn’t know how sick. Since he has been there, he has been trying to get her the medical help she needs. The local doctors have recommended removing her spleen. Knowing that this is a last resort, he would like to get her to a much more highly qualified doctor in a major city of India or Thailand. The problem is that she is too sick to travel. She has a fever often, and they will not let her fly with a fever. Please pray for her!

On a Note of Rejoicing

PRAISE THE LORD! My wife’s reports all came back “No cancer!” The doctor told her to go back to Thailand and enjoy life. We had a little struggle with our visas, but they finally came in. We are scheduled to head back to Thailand on September 6. I want to thank everyone for all your prayers for us, especially concerning my wife’s health. We are looking forward to going back and being with those who have come to Christ. They are very excited for our return.

Thank the Lord, He answers our prayers and sets up divine appointments. Talking with the Lord one Saturday morning, I simply said to Him, “I sure would like to see someone saved today.” Late that afternoon while working on our visas, we needed to get photos printed. We had sent the order in, and I was on the way to pick up the prints. On the way, I passed a young man who obviously had been walking for a while due to his appearance and the amount of sweat that had soaked his clothes. Though burdened for him, I passed him up and continued on my errand. About a half mile later, I turned onto the next road and saw yet another young man walking, also soaked with sweat, but he was limping greatly. I knew I just couldn’t pass this guy up, so I turned around and went back to offer him a ride. Little did I know what God was doing.

The young man’s name was Jeremie, and he told me he was on the way to the hospital to see his mom. They had transferred her from another city to Longview for heart surgery. He and his brother had driven to Longview, but they had gone to the wrong hospital, where their car had broken down. He said that his brother was walking to try to get an alternator for the car and asked if I could go get his brother and give them a ride back to the car to get it fixed. I agreed and drove back the way I had come from. When I got to the next turn, I saw the first young man I had passed; I pointed at him and asked if that was his brother. It was, and we picked Jason up, went to the auto parts store, and returned to the car to make repairs.

When we arrived at the car, I asked if I could talk with them about something very important. They agreed, and I shared the Gospel with them. They both gloriously trusted Christ. Praise the Lord! That wasn’t the end though. Jason said an aunt had called in groceries to Walmart that needed to be picked up before 5:00 p.m. We left Jeremie to fix the car, and Jason and I headed for Walmart. On the way, Jason told me that his mom wanted to get saved too. He began to tell me what had brought them to Longview. His mother had a heart attack in Lufkin, Texas, and when she was stabilized, they transferred her to Longview. He said his mom had told him while still in Lufkin that she wanted to get saved. After the doctors did the surgery, they put her into an induced coma. She had awakened that morning from the coma. Jason said that when she woke up, she told them again that she wanted to get saved. He asked if I would go tell his mom how to get saved like I had told him and his brother. I replied, “Absolutely!”

We picked up the groceries and headed for the hospital. We walked into the room, and he asked his mom if she still wanted to get saved, to which she replied, “YES!” He said, “This man is a preacher!” She looked at me as tears began to flow and asked if I knew how to get saved. In just a few minutes, Jackie Tennison bowed her head and sweetly trusted Jesus Christ to be her Saviour. Please pray for the Tennison family as they grow in the Lord.

Thank you for all your faithful prayers and support!

Yours for His harvest,

Andrew Long
Romans 10:14