Brian & Duang Wilson

Career Missionaries since 2022, serving the Buddhist people of Southern Thailand
Formerly Career Missionaries from 1995-2006, serving the Mien people of 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.

Frontier Stories

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

A Thousand Villages

here are no known Adventists in the province. Adding up all of the Catholics, Evangelicals, Pentecostals, and every other flavor of Christianity together results in less than 1 percent of the population. My response is to cry out to God, overwhelmed by the number of those who do not know Christ, and to recommit myself to reaching the people of Surat Thani.

By: Brian Wilson
December 01 2021, 8:42 am | Comments 0

Bake at 350˚

Our job is to pray, trust and follow His opening providences. Please join us in praying for God to clear the way for our launch.

By: Brian Wilson
November 01 2021, 8:17 am | Comments 0

Confronting Our Fears for the Love of Christ

Looking at their example, we choose to move forward despite our fears—for the love of Christ constrains us.

By: Brian Wilson
October 01 2021, 3:43 pm | Comments 0

Let Us Bow to the King

The main point of his scolding was that the culture did not allow for class distinction and that I should have mitigated the situation by not allowing the grandma to greet me as was customary to greet royalty when Tai-Kadai was a monarchy.

By: Brian Wilson
September 01 2021, 10:01 am | Comments 0

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