SERVING IN: Thailand, Asia
Isaac Hughes is a fourth-generation preacher of the Gospel. His parents, Bill and Julie Hughes went to Thailand as missionaries in 1991, Isaac being eight years old at the time. He surrendered to the call of God at eighteen and went to FIRE school of Ministry for three years. In 2004, Isaac went to Thailand as a full time missionary. Since then, he has been involved in church planting work in the Northeast, where his parents have been working for many years. Street evangelism and outreach, pulpit preaching and teaching, one-on-one discipleship, praying for the sick, music ministry, and even sound engineering and recording, all are done with one purpose in mind: the advancement of the Kingdom of Heaven. After the tsunami of 2004, he moved to South Thailand for a season to be involved in tsunami relief. Following the tragedy, there were many open doors for ministry, both with the native Thai, and also with the large population of Burmese migrant workers in the area. Together with two other missionary families, he worked extensively with the Burmese, planting house churches in the jungles of South Thailand. Thailand is an open door, a staging point into some of the most unreached nations on earth. In 2005, Isaac made a three month preaching tour of India, where God moved powerfully in revival and evangelism meetings. He came away with an even greater desire in his heart to have an impact for the Gospel, not only in Thailand but in the surrounding nations of Burma, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and India. He believes that God-orchestrated relationships with indigenous Ministries and Leaders are a key to seeing this happen. His desire is to see solid, long term fruit through evangelism, discipleship, church planting and training of leaders, for the Glory of God on the earth.
As I am writing this, the pandemic situation is in full swing worldwide. I am still on the field in Thailand and have no plans to come back to the United States… this is where I will serve until the Lord sends me elsewhere, pandemic or no pandemic. Let us all be looking for chances to serve and reach out during this time.
I am so proud of our team and our school teachers here. We have over 20 kids who live on the church property with us, plus about 80 who come from their homes to school everyday, and we pour into their lives day in and day out.