Brian & Duang Wilson

Formerly Career Missionaries from 1995-2006, served the Mien of Thailand.
Volunteer Missionary Candidates since 2019 to the Buddhists of Southern Thailand

“Dear Jesus, please help me to meet just one Christian,” Duang pleaded. Her Buddhist family thought it was crazy that their teenage daughter would become a Christian when there were very few Christians in Southern Thailand and none in their village. But Duang was undeterred. She had listened to Christian Radio broadcasts and had written to request Bible studies. For two years she prayed to meet another Christian. When missionaries came to visit, she was overjoyed. Soon she was baptized and went to study at an Adventist boarding school in Northern Thailand. She began praying for her family and rejoiced when three of her older sisters gave their hearts to Jesus! Among her prayers was the request that God use her as a missionary.

“Lord, use me as a missionary,” Brian prayed on the other side of the world. When a call came to work as an ADRA volunteer in a refugee camp in Northern Thailand, he happily accepted it. Visiting the Adventist boarding school one weekend, he noticed a senior student whose eyes sparkled with life and whose smile could melt granite!

Our friendship grew over the next couple of years with occasional visits and correspondence while Brian worked on a development project in Laos. In April 1993 we married at Mission College in Thailand and soon moved to Weimar College. While studying there we accepted an AFM call to work in Northern Thailand as missionaries with the Mien people. God had answered our missionary prayers! Our daughter Benya and son Eliyah were born during this time. After serving with AFM we had two other mission assignments for a total of 18 years of mission service as a couple. God is good.

After transitioning to the States in 2013, our constant prayer was for an opportunity to return to frontline mission work, to proclaim the name of Christ where He is yet unknown. And now God has answered that prayer, too! We have accepted a call with AFM to share the hope of salvation in Jesus Christ with the Buddhists of Southern Thailand.

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Brother Sam

Unfortunately, Brother Sam is on a trajectory to achieve his goal of eternal death. Will you pray for him and the other monks in Surat Thani? Pray that he has an experience similar to Martin Luther—that he becomes disillusioned with “creature merit” and, longing for something better, discovers Jesus Christ, his Savior. Pray that God calls him as an apostle Paul to His people.

By: Brian Wilson
May 01 2022, 10:04 am | Comments 0

Adapt But Not Conform

We will no longer need to shovel snow when we get to Thailand. Instead, we will be sweeping dust and sand. We will leave behind the shivering cold and embrace the sweltering heat. But along with my short pants, something else will remain—Christ’s call for us to be in and not of the world.

By: Brian Wilson
April 01 2022, 3:20 pm | Comments 0

Blinking Snow Clods

Our vision does not pierce the future. To be successful, we need divine illumination and heavenly discernment. As the birding scope allowed us to see details invisible to the naked eye and barely detectable with binoculars, the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit will enable us to identify people who are hungering to know God.

By: Brian Wilson
March 01 2022, 9:12 am | Comments 0

What Does Love Look Like?

Love is not a romantic feeling but a choice. Like faith, it is usually an action verb. I continue to pray that prayer and invite you to join me. Ask God to give you practical examples of what real love looks like. The world is dying to see it.

By: Brian Wilson
February 01 2022, 9:29 am | Comments 0

Thank You!

There are some reading this whom God is calling to foreign missions. Perhaps fear of fundraising has you paralyzed in hesitancy. It is to you that I leave my favorite text. “Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it”—1 Thessalonians 5:24. Praise be to His name.

By: Brian Wilson
January 01 2022, 2:33 pm | Comments 0

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