Making a Difference

"Welcome to our website. There is a lot of information, links, videos, etc. that will show you what we have been up to the last 32 years. It is amazing how the time flies and truly amazing what can be accomplished by simply staying consistent in what God calls you to do. We want to thank the wonderful people that have made this ministry possible; faithful partners and an awesome team here in Thailand. It has been quite a journey to this point and we all know the best is yet to come!"

Along with overseeing Abundant Life Children’s Homes which care for over 700 children, Charlie and Cathy Milbrodt pastor a local church, conduct a bible school and oversee an evangelism-church planting team which has planted and constructed over 180 churches across the nation of Thailand. In recent years Occupational Development through coffee farming has been developed to provide livelihood for rural villagers. Great tasting Mai Thai Coffee is the result; giving hope to rural farmers and providing support to care for orphans and at risk children in Thailand.

April 2019

Every time we cut a ribbon and dedicate another church, I first of all thank God. I also take a moment to remind the devil that he lost again. Having come out of the level of darkness that I experienced before coming to Christ, I always seem to be tuned to the realm of the spirit and the spiritual warfare that exist. I like to remind my arch enemy that we are winning!

The Fire Got Too Hot … The month of March we had a dedication or two every week. My favorite one was Mae Lit Bagae. The head Buddhist monk for the region showed up. I greeted him and brought him up front to sit, which is customary for monks in Thailand. When it was time to preach, I threw away my prepared notes and launched into a message about God’s beautiful creation and the reality of a Living God. Biblically speaking, it was a great apologetics sermon (defense and proof of Christianity.) It was pouring out in Thai language so the monk could absorb and ponder every word. The fire got a little too hot and he got up and excused himself. Once out the door, he almost ran down the hill. It was quite a sight!

179 and Counting … Mae Hae Dtai was the 179th church we have built and dedicated in Thailand. I have to pinch myself every once in a while to be sure I am not dreaming. My hippy, drug dealer, biker days are long gone. What a joy and adventure the Christian life has been. Definitely an Ephesians 3:20 experience "Exceedingly, abundantly, above anything I could ever ask or think.”

The Job At Hand … I knew we had a handful of projects under construction, but I thought we must be catching up on our back log of church projects. Brathip, the head of our Church Building Department, came to my office and plopped down twelve new application request. It dawned on me that the new congregations rising up and needing a church building will never end. Awesome realization, as a core part of our vision is to blanket this nation with churches where the Word will be preached and the Name of Christ glorified.

The Gospel Is Exploding in Asia … We have been born for such a time as this; the opportunity is ripe as we bring in the harvest and advance the Kingdom of God. Our church planting efforts have been the most powerful and effective means of evangelism. Thousands upon thousands of people attend the churches we have built. Our goal is to build at least 15 churches each year. Beautiful churches are rising up for the glory of God. Thank you for helping us reach the Nation of Thailand with the Gospel.

God Bless You Richly!

Charlie and Cathy