Greetings from the Christian Mission Ban Naratchakwai. After close to 400 hours of teaching, the summer is over and school begins on Monday – maybe. There is a holiday on Tuesday, so we are not sure yet if the kids will go to school on Monday or wait until Wednesday. Things are very informal here.
I now have two classes of English. One group – 4 in eighth grade, one in 11th grade and one in the University. The second group has one in the tenth grade, 2 in the seventh grade and three in the 6th grade. Current schedule has me teaching English from 5 or 6 pm to 8 pm seven nights a week. Much, much better than 8- 10 hours a day.
Our two interns are starting to get their feet wet, but it is very, very difficult for me to remember how young and innocent those days were. I expected more after 3 years of college, but we are praying and ask you to pray also that it will work out and both the mission and they will benefit and it will all be for the glory of God.
The Christian Mission is now supporting 8 live in students, and have 11 additional students receiving assistance; eight from our church and three at another church.
We will be interviewing another University girl this week who has family problems and cannot live at home. Word is getting out and we are getting additional requests. We are willing, but without prayer and financial support, we have reached our limit for the present. We thank all of you for your prayer support and pray that will continue.
Now that school is started, we will be back in the English Camp business on May 21. We are praying that this new group of students will help us to expand the program to teach more than 40 students at a time. Some of our churches have also asked for us to come to their church on Saturdays.
Praise for God. Our DVBS was so successful this year that the teens from one of our churches who attended went back home and did the same thing at their church a few weeks later.
Thanks and praise God for all of his love and care; thanks and praise God for your continued support. God Bless, John and Maeo
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