The Abundant Life Ministries
Dr. Melvin D. Biggs
Resaca, Georgia 30735
My Dear Friends In Christ,
I just returned to America after a glorious six weeks in S.E. Asia. It seems as though after I return home from my trips that I always say that this was the best trip of them all. Well, I’m afraid I must say it once again. The reason I am saying it this time is because of the vast area in which we were able to minister and because of the different groups of people that we were able to reach with the word of God. Our ministry is now reaching Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and even China. We are reaching Khmer in Cambodia, the Hill tribes people (Lahu, Lisu, Karen, Akha, Kama and now the Hmong (Montagnard) in Laos, Thailand, Burma, and China, along with the house churches in Vietnam, and the people of Thailand. Another reason I am saying this was the best trip of them all is because of everything that we were able to accomplish. I first traveled to teach and preach in Cambodia, which is always so fruitful. Then I returned to Thailand where I met up with Bro. Nesbit Odom. He and I went to Northern Thailand, on the border of Burma, and taught the Bible in our Lahu Bible School for several days. We also spoke at two Lahu Harvest Thanksgiving services. At one of the services I was presented with bananas, rice and a live chicken. We then proceeded to the border of Laos where we taught in a Bible conference. The students were persecuted Hmong and Kamu Christians from Laos. (I have been planning this meeting for almost a year and was so thrilled that the Hmong preachers came.) It was a great success. After this meeting Bro. Odom had to return home. I can not thank Bro. Odom enough for all of his help. His teaching and preaching was a great blessing to us all. I said goodbye to Bro. Odom and then I went to a meeting in Chiang Mai. After spending three days in Chiang Mai I got on a plane and went to Mai Sai to preach the graduation message at our Lahu Bible School. It was such a blessing because I got to see all of my former students. I have been teaching them for about fourteen years. After the graduation it was time for me to return to Cambodia and visit the churches in the Provinces. The six week trip was vary tiring and vary expensive. But, as always, God provide the strength and the funds to complete our missions. We did have our problems with false teachers, false doctrine and false religion. But that is to be expected in a war. My next trip will be a short trip in February or early March and again in May and June. I am already undertaking the laborious planning process. There is much more involved in scheduling these mission trips than most people realize. Please pray that God will continue to meet our needs as we start afresh. When one missions trip is complete and everything is depleted it is time to start again replenishing and preparing for the next rip.
“Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all and thank you for everything.” Bro. Biggs