November 2013 Message from Norman and Selma Oetker
Protestant Christian Missionaries
Norman and Selma Oetker
Married in April 2013 at Saint Charles Missouri US.
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November 2013 Saint Charles Missouri US.
Before I met Selma, formerly L.A.M.’s family mission group had five tours to Thailand. The first mission assignment from God, which was back in the late 1970′s, was to the Himalayan foothill mountains, living in a dirt floor thatched hut, very small on the side of hill.
However, before having the hut we had slept on the red earth in a one man pup tent in this village. After a couple days God supplied a small hut for us rent free from a Mong-Njua man.
It was these tribesman, who sent their women by and to give us a bent and blackened pot, a couple spoons which had been used countless times before, along with a handful of rice and maybe a cucumber this was our manna from heaven.
For us, the Mong tried in many ways to help us, for we were foreigners within their midst.
While other missionaries had said, that these same MongNjua would kill us, if we ventured up into their area’s of the Himalayas mountains.
This area was known as the “Golden Triangle.”
Opium Warlords, Communists, and Bandits had absolute control.
There were no roads, electric, running water nothing except this Mong-Njua village named Napapat.
It was to this village to a place which wasn’t on any map, that the Lord said to go to when our missionary life began from a then small town named Saint Charles Missouri US.
When, after trekking alone into the mountains we had no money when we finally arrived, nor was their financial support from any other source.
God is and was faithful, to Him and Him only is all glory due!
Antes de conocer a Selma,formalmente grupo misionero de LAM familia tenía cinco visitas a Tailandia.
Nuestra primera misión de la familia a Tailandia de Dios. Fue en los finales de 1970, viviendo en la misma choza de techo de paja de estilo como se ve en una de las imágenes girando el anterior, pero se trataba de una cuarta parte de ese tamaño, muy pequeño y en el suelo.
Sin embargo, antes de la cabaña que habíamos dormido en la tierra roja,
en una tienda de campaña a un hombre en este pueblo y, a continuación, después de un par de días, Dios suministra esta pequeña cabaña para nosotros alquilamos libre de un hombre MongNjua.
Fueron estos tribu, que envió a sus mujeres por y para darnos una inclinación y la olla ennegrecida, un par de cucharas, que había sido utilizado en innumerables ocasiones, junto con un puñado de arroz y tal vez un pepino, este fue nuestro maná del cielo.
Para nosotros, el Mong intentó de muchas maneras para que nos ayuden, porque nosotros éramos extranjeros dentro de su medio.
Mientras que otros misioneros habían dicho, que estos mismos MongNjua nos mataría, si nos aventuramos en la de su área de las montañas de Himalaya.
Esta zona era conocida como el “Triángulo de Oro”.
Señores de la Guerra del Opio, comunistas y bandidos tenían control absoluto.
No había caminos, electricidad, agua corriente nada,si este pueblo MongNjua llamado Napapat.
Fue a este pueblo, a este lugar, que no estaba en ningún mapa, que el Señor le dijo a ir cuando nuestra vida misionera comenzó de Saint Charles Missouri EE.UU.
No teníamos dinero cuando finalmente llegamos, ni tampoco el apoyo financiero de ninguna otra fuente.
Pero fiel es Dios, a Él ya Él solo es toda la gloria debida !
By Rev. George F. Pentecost, D. D., Darien, Connecticut
The Bible is a Perfect Map and Chart to the Christian on Pilgrimage Through the World.
With God’s Word in hand and heart you may tread your way with perfect safety and confidence through all the labyrinths of this world. The straight and narrow way is so clearly and sharply marked that he who runs may read. It is a highway (unseen, it may be, by the worldly) in which a wayfaring man, though a fool, need not err (Isaiah 35:8), for it is everywhere marked by His commandments. More than that, we have an unseen Guide, even the Spirit of Truth, who leads us, and says to us, in places of doubt or uncertainty, “This is the way, walk ye in it” (Isaiah 30:21). Thus, a pilgrim and a stranger, you may keep your onward way to the city of God in safety and confidence, following in the light of the Word, which is “a lamp to your feet, and a light unto your path” (Psalm 119:105), the path that no one knoweth save He that leadeth thee. Yea, and you will find that the way, over hills and through valleys, shines more and more unto the perfect day. (Proverbs 4:18). The Word of God is a chart that marks all the rocks and reefs in the sea of life; if we heed, and sail our frail bark by it, we shall come safely into the haven of rest at last. But if we are heedless and proud, and self-sufficient in our own conceits, we shall make shipwreck of our faith. A young lieutenant in the English navy discovered a small but dangerous rock in the Mediterranean, never before known, and reported it to the admiralty. It was telegraphed to all the stations, and ordered to be put down on all the charts. The first ship to sail over the spot was under command of an old captain, who, noting the warning newly placed on his chart, desired to know by whom the rock was reported. On being informed he replied: “There is no such rock there. I have sailed over this sea for twenty years, and if such a rock had been there I would have found it.” And then in his pride and conceit he gave orders to his sailing-master to steer directly over the spot indicated. The gallant ship was driven over the danger spot under full sail. There was a tremendous crash, and the noble vessel went down with all hands. Many a Christian suffers shipwreck through unheeding conceit or neglect of his infallible chart. May the Holy Spirit incline us to study diligently our Divine chart, and sail closely by it!