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.

Frontier Stories

The Ministry of the Open Door

As we share our home with others, we pray that they may find encouragement and blessing , but most importantly, that they might know Jesus Christ and find in Him their Savior.

By: Brian Wilson
May 01 2021, 9:26 am | Comments 0

The Power of Prayer

Our experience with Joe has encouraged us to continue praying for others who as yet give no outward evidence of conversion. We are claiming the promise, “Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Gal. 6:9).

By: Brian Wilson
April 01 2021, 11:29 am | Comments 0

Pray for Open Doors

We serve the God who said to Abraham, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” and who said in the Psalms, “Ask of Me, and I will give you the nations for your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for your possession” (Gen. 18:14; Ps. 2:8.). The answer to closed doors is prayer!

By: Brian Wilson
March 01 2021, 2:14 pm | Comments 0

Thank You, Lord

And thus a chapter is closing. After navigating necessary logistics, we will soon turn our eyes from this deathbed and set our sights back on Thailand while with the eye of faith continually looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.

By: Brian Wilson
February 01 2021, 2:40 pm | Comments 0

Why Do I Believe?

Before we move to Thailand, I hope I have an opportunity to share with my co-workers what God and Jesus mean to me.

By: Brian Wilson
January 01 2021, 10:17 am | Comments 0

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