International Ministries

Pray for Becky and Mike Mann sharing Christ’s love through rural development in Thailand and around the world.

April 12, 2011 PrayerCall
Mike Mann is a global consultant for rural development for American Baptist International Ministries. Mike has more than 20 years of experience, and he's available to any of our international partners who are interested in developing water and/or agricultural projects. He serves as Director of the Integrated Tribal Development Program (ITDP), through which he ministers among the hill tribes of northern Thailand.  Becky, his wife, helps tribal farmers and women's groups, and works with the parents of special needs children.  She also works with ITDP helping to market Thai coffee. 

Mike and Becky live with their family in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

They write: Integrated Tribal Development Program (ITDP) continues to minister to the ethnic tribal groups in northern Thailand. In May this year we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the program.

What has happened in the past 20 years?

**Over 250 villages received clean running water right in their villages, About 50,000 villagers and children are enjoying this luxury.

**Nearly 600 miles of PVC pipes are buried over the mountains and remote jungle of northern Thailand.

** Thousands of coffee trees have been planted in most of these villages resulting in a production of over 180 tons of green coffee for overseas markets as well as local markets.

**Over 100 work teams have been coming to work alongside ITDP in building water systems, latrines, clinic, school, dining hall, the list goes on!

All praise and thanks be to God for opening doors and providing opportunities so that we can reach these villagers, and our gratitude to all of you for your faithfulness in supporting us financially and spiritually. We thank you! We are expecting five work teams between March and November this year, and look forward to several returning team members who have been coming almost every year for the past 16 years.

Prayer requests

·        That we will reach our goal of financial support. It is only 48% of the needed amount at this writing.

·        Safe travel for ITDP staff to and from villages.

·        At least 3 more teachers at Ma Oh Jo school (in addition to the 4 current teachers) in order to adequately teach the 140 students from K through 4th grade.

·        Pray for Becky and Mike and their sons Robert (18) and Ryan (21)