In our prayer time today, we want to think about some of the costs of being a Southern Baptist missionary overseas. We’re going to pray for Angela Dawson, who serves in Thailand. Our church is happy to support her in ministry there through our Cooperative Program giving.
Before she returned to Thailand, she was told that if she went back, still as a single career woman, it was unlikely she would ever have a husband and family. It was a count-the-cost moment for her. She went back anyway.
After a while back in Thailand, she moved to another town and her new house was larger. Soon she found a new ministry by providing a home to teenage girls who had been abandoned by their families.
On their own, they started calling her “Mom.” It was a good title, because Angela provided love and stability for their troubled lives. So far Angela has not found a husband, but God helped her become a Mom anyway! Let’s pray for Angela and her household as she introduces Christ to her adopted daughters.