Dan and Melissa
Our God Story
We are not excited about a small goal, or even a large vision. We get excited about something we cannot do on our own—we are excited about God-sized goals and vision!
Dan and Melissa both grew up in Christian homes, knew Christ, and made Him part of their lives; however, it was not until they were married that they decided personally and together to give God their lives to reach the least-reached. They began inviting God into everything they did, including business, meetings with friends, and time at church. God used their business to bring them to the area of the world where He wanted them to serve.
Dan and Melissa both come from business backgrounds. Learning to build sustainable businesses and systems that can be reproduced. Coupled with studies in theology and inter-cultural leadership they’ve begin starting churches, making disciples and begining a movement to see the least reached know the one true God, the sacrifice of the Son and the power of the Holy Spirit. Previously God called Dan and Melissa to Penang, Malaysia. They were given the opportunity to work with the most vulnerable: those with substance abuse problems, HIV, and those working on the streets.
Dan and Melissa are now working in the South of Thailand. God drew them to this region and began to use them with a specific people group. They are excited to see how He will transform this people group from almost completely unreached to knowing and loving Him. Dan and Melissa will be ministering to one of the least-reached people groups in Thailand and the world.
This people group is less than 1% Christian, with almost no churches or presence of Christians in their area. They are looking to lead them by making disciples who will make disciples; leading to a movement that cannot be stopped.
We are beginning a movement and planting churches based on the discipleship we see in the book of Acts; where disciples make disciples, who make disciples. All this through the teachings of Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to the glory of the Father.
Thailand Team: Derek and Bonnie Burnett
Least-reached People Group (LRPG)
We work with the Southern Thai.
Please pray that God would continue a movement amongst those in South Thailand that cannot be stopped. Disciples reaching and making disciples of those around them and teaching others to do the same.
Pray for unity and love among those working with us and those we’re leading and in relationship with.
Pray that God continues to draw our family to Him in everything we do.
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