Chad and Nan Cocran reside in Nakornrachasima, Thailand, and lead a church planting ministry in the IndoChina region. In the past 6 years, they have planted 13 churches in the largely unreached rural districts of northeast Thailand. They are also assisting a young Thai pastor in planting an urban church in the city of Nakornrachasima. Chad and Nan's ministry in Thailand focuses on mentoring new pastors and providing them with the training and financial resources needed to successfully establish their new churches. Besides the work in Thailand, Chad and Nan are also members of an apostolic/church planting team that leads a nationwide network of churches in the nation of Laos and is planting over 30 new Lao churches this year. Their ministry in Laos is focused on establishing regional Harvest Centers (small business/Christian leadership training centers) to support local church planting efforts, as well as, providing Lao church leaders with Christian leadership and small business training. Next year, Chad and Nan also plan to expand their church planting activities to begin working in a similar way among the Tai-speaking peoples of southern China as well.
Prayer request: Chad and Nan would ask that you join with them in prayer for continued fruitfulness in the church planting efforts in Thailand and Laos and for God's wisdom, favor, and guidance in taking advantage of opportunities to begin planting churches in southern China in 2012.