Praise and thanks to God. The newsletter this time is going to have to be in four or five sections, because I can’t get it all in to one. God continues to bless is in so many ways that I can’t even count them any more. We will start with our 7 “daughters” that we have had move into our lives.
Three of them have accepted Christ and have been coming to the Christian Mission for over a couple of years now. They are Ae, OhAe and Amporn. Ae and Oh Ae have decided to enter the special English Program at our city High School. In order to do that, they have to take 10th grade over again. That in and of itself was a major decision for them to make because of the loss of face with their friends. Amporn is entering 11th grade and probably would have quit if we had not taken her in. She is a special child for us – a slow learner – who really tries. Please pray for her. We will be having her tested within a couple of weeks to see just where she is exactly and what needs to be done to help her. She has also accepted Christ and become a leader among the youth here at the mission.
Our other four children come from a village about 30 miles from the city. They were challenged by me to take the entrance exam for the special English program at the city high school and all four passed. Then began the challenge to me because I promised them that anyone that past would have their tuition paid by me. Praise God, he has provided for everything in his time and he is opening doors I never knew would be opened.
Time has moved to May 20, 2010 already. Our children are all back in school and starting to fit in. Out of the 7 we have one who isn’t quite ready to follow the rules, so please pray for her. Special note – since May 8, Amporn has started to blossom like a beautiful rose. She is actually looking forward to going to school and is the first one ready every morning and she is the first one to ask questions about homework.
Praise God that all financial matters have been taken care of up to this point. If you don’t believe that God provides, you only have to spend a short time here with us and you will be a believer. Thank you to all of you that hear the call of God to help us here.
The girls catch the truck to school at 7 am every morning and arrive back here at about 5 pm. They eat dinner from 5-6 pm and have classes again from 6 pm to 9 pm Monday thru Friday. Saturday they participate in our Children’s activities here form 9 am-3 pm and then English classes from 6-9 pm. On Sunday they participate in worship from 8-12 noon and have free time until 6 pm. At 6 they have English classes again for 3 hours. It is a full, full load, so please pray for these kids for strength and determination to continue.
God Bless from us at the Christian Mission, John and Maeo.