Week 21 | REED & CLAIRE

SERVING IN THAILAND SINCE 2023

Reed and Claire were both raised in the DMV area and lived in northern Virginia for many years. Reed worked as a manager in a manufacturing company, and Claire was a teacher and reading specialist. They were each converted as adults. As faithful members of MBC Prince William, they served in Kid’s Quest, Access, and Global Outreach. They have two children.

Reed and Claire had no plans to engage in global missions, but things dramatically shifted after an MBC short-term trip in 2019 when they developed an interest in serving overseas among the unreached.

While they did not feel strongly about a specific people or place, they received counsel from the church and the Lord provided an opportunity to serve in Thailand. They were commissioned as MBC missionaries and moved to Thailand in the summer of 2023.

In Thailand, Claire is serving as a teacher in an international school where she is able to minister to local children. Their family joined a church plant, where Reed is working with other missionaries to proclaim Christ locally. He is concentrating on learning the language over the next several years.

PRAY

  • That God would help Claire and their children to transition smoothly at school and connect with friends who will strengthen their faith.
  • That God would help the entire family learn the Thai language, especially Reed as he hopes to engage in evangelistic activities in Thai.
  • That God would help Reed and Claire connect well with the existing missionary team and their new church.

Major Religion: Buddhism

Joshua Project Status: Unreached

Percent Evangelical: 1.02% (1 in 98)

Visit Joshua Project to learn more about the unreached in this region.

See the full 2024 Global Outreach Prayer Guide HERE.