This will bring you up to date as far as Christmas in March and our Easter program.
Samaritan’s Purse, which sends out shoe box gifts for children around the world for Christmas almost did not make it this year. Some problems with the Port of Bangkok – labor strike or something – caused a delay of about 3 months for Christmas this year.
Here we go again. This is dated April 4 and it is already April 8. March 31 was celebrated as Easter and Christmas together. Samaritan’s Purse provides Christmas presents for kids around the world and they come from many places. This year the Christian Mission received 100 boxes. Most of our boxes this year were from the VOS Family Company in Australia. If any of the readers want to drop a email of thanks to them would be greatly appreciated.
Our morning started out as an Easter service, celebrating the risen Christ. We had our elementary group singing, our high school group singing, both groups singing together and our Thai Classical Band playing, a narrative of Easter morning with elementary students acting out the story and a short sermon on what Easter is all about. There were about 130-150 people in attendance – most of who were not believers in Christ. Following this we distributed the Christmas gifts to over 80 students with the remaining ones distributed by Bee in her village on Monday morning. As usual, dinner followed and all people indicated it was one of our better services. We had 8-10 people say they will bring their kids back for our Saturday program and church on Sunday, so please pray.
- Funding to repair storm damage and enclose the worship center
- Children that live here – Bee, Lita and Beem 2 at the moment – that they will remain strong in their faith.
- Children that were living here but have left – Ploy, Pan, Jeaub, Toom, Bpun – that they will see the error in their choice and return.
- Children that were living here, but have not accepted Christ – Eye, Milk, Beem 1, Tat, and others – that they also will see the error of their ways
- Health and wisdom for John and Maeo as we deal with the children on a day to day basis.
- Thank God for Surichai and his wife, Pon – that they will develop into part of our team and manage the Children’s Program
Pray for John and he works with University students who want to be English teachers.
Thanks, may God Bless and keep you all and know how important your prayers and support are to us here.
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