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Provost, Andre & Karen

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  • Aug 21 Isan villagers are still eagerly waiting to hear the gospel for the first time. We will not postpone here longer. Therefore, we now have our one-way tickets and will be leaving on October 28 to Thailand.
  • Jul 17 Since April, we have zigzagged across the States, spanning from the northwest to the southeast (Vancouver, WA to Tampa, FL), then to Upper Peninsula, MI to NYC putting 10,000 miles on our car. Please pray for our vehicle and our travel protection.
  • Apr 26 20 million Isan people live in Northeast Thailand. Most have never had a chance to hear the gospel. With only three in one thousand who are believers, they need outside help to get the gospel to the others.
  • Jan 28 In April, we will take a step of faith living completely off support generated from partners like you. We will also be traveling together to share our vision with people and churches to see who else God prepares to partner with us.

Bio

Andre and Karen Provost have a long tenure in missionary service. As a single person, Karen worked with children in Honduras from 1976 until 1985. During a mission conference in 1985, she met Andre, a single missionary who was leaving for Thailand for his first term. They got married and move to Thailand together.

The first seven years in Thailand, they assisted local churches while learning the language and gaining knowledge of the culture. In 1992, burdened by unchurched areas, they moved to an unchurched district, where they planted their first church.

In 1995, Andre developed a unique approach in bringing Christ to Thai villagers. Joining a family from the Eastern Mennonite Mission, they moved to an unreached district in Northeast Thailand to implement the plan with the Isan people group. The plan was successful in planting a network of thirteen contextualized village-based house churches. In 2002, the network was placed into the hands of local leadership whom they raised up. That network has now expanded to 22 churches located in five districts in the southern sector of that province. With four children, Andre and Karen then relocated to Bangkok, where Karen assisted in an international school while Andre coached leaders, evangelized, started an English center and assisted the Thai Natural Church Development Organization. They left Thailand after 21 years of service in 2006.

In November 2019, God brought them back to Thailand with a vision to start a new work of training Thai workers to plant networks of village-based churches. Their long-range goal is to see churches planted in every village throughout the provinces of Northeast Thailand.