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NightLight Updates and Prayer

September 27, 2011 Journal
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Dear Friends,

September has been said to be the month of transition. It has been a year of pruning and of depending on God in faith and patience. I am eagerly anticipating the blessings and new adventures that God has in store for us as we enter a new season. We are ready for some new beginnings! Thank you for your faithfulness and we invite you to continue with us in this journey. We are greatly encouraged by your responses, prayers, and support. The women at NightLight are daily reminders of God’s love and mercy poured out as a result of your prayers and support.Praises

NightLight Women and Children:

“Star” finished up one year of drug rehab and has returned with a strong desire to serve God in ministry. We have sent her to another ministry for safety reasons where she will learn more about the Father heart of God.

“May” returned to us after a year’s absence. She showed up at church and said she wants to attend the church retreat where she will accept Christ. God has continued to work in her life even though we had no word from her for an entire year.

“Ay-mi” has had a few good weeks back at home and receiving help from a partnering ministry Dton Nam. Thank you for praying for him and his family.

NightLight Staff:

Thank you all who have been praying for Pon’s dad. He had a setback and went into diabetic shock but God intervened and he has improved beyond the doctors’ expectations. It has been a testimony to God’s power at work.

Sandra McIntosh has left NightLight after 5 years to start a school for missions here in Bangkok. We are so grateful for her dedication and excellence in all she has done for NightLight. Sandra will continue to partner with us by training interns who will come to serve at NightLight.

Projects:

We have begun making Saa paper flowers to provide more opportunities for income. The women really enjoy making these and so far have produced beautiful sunflowers, frangipani, lilies, and Christmas poinsettias.

The outreach center in the red light area is coming along slowly but surely. There have been continuous obstacles but we are seeing progress and getting excited as it begins to go from vision to reality. Yesterday we received a design template of the coffee shop and are very excited.

Generosity Through Sacrifice:

Things have been tough financially but God is faithful to provide. After sending out a request for funds we were really blessed by the sacrificial gift one woman made of $7000. Knowing her situation, we know the gift was a sacrifice given in love. We were also really blessed by several who gave $5 each because they understood that God can multiply $5 and no amount is too small to make a difference. We are grateful for each and every gift given in obedience and out of passion for this work.

Prayer Points:

• NightLight’s church, Song Sawang, will be having its annual retreat October 7-9. Please pray as we continue the theme “Living in Freedom.” Ten will be baptized including 6 men who have come to the church through NightLight women. I, (Annie) will be speaking and would appreciate prayers.
• A Christian Thai TV program called “From Heart to Heart”, aired two segments on sexual exploitation this month. These programs air at 1:30 a.m .Thai time to reach an audience of marginalized people. Annie was interviewed for this program. Pray that those who hear will be both convicted and given hope that there is a way out and a God who can rescue them.
• We are helping a young toddler whose mother died of AIDS a month ago. Her father has tested positive and is unable to care appropriately for his daughter. Please pray that we can get her into the best and right place for her to grow in love and wholeness.
• The Uzbek trafficking case is still an issue for prayer. It hasn’t been dropped and is still under investigation. The trafficking agent appears to have jumped bail and fled the country but there are still controllers and there will be attempts to have her returned to face charges in court.
• N-tJng went back to the streets the day she returned from alcohol rehabilitation. She quotes scripture and shares the gospel in the bars even when drunk but feels she has failed and isn’t ready to go through the struggle of withdrawal again just yet. Please remember her in prayer.
• Work on the Outreach Center in the red light area is progressing in spite of many obstacles. We now have designs for the coffee shop but need $15,000 more to complete as well as capital for equipment, staffing and operations. We believe in its potential for impact and know that it will be a light in a dark place.
• If you didn’t receive the last journal called, “For the Love of Potato Chips,” you may not know that Americans spend $6 billion a year on potato chips while the global donations towards combating the $32 billion trade in human trafficking is only $350 million. Please pray that the global church will understand her potential for impact and will have a greater motivation to give even a widow’s mite to release the blessings and resources for the kingdom of God. There is great need but together we can make a difference. We need your prayers and we need your support.

Thank you for your faithfulness. We value your partnership through prayer and financial support!

Blessings,

Annie Dieselberg
CEO and Founder
NightLight

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