Greetings on Christmas Day.
We have just returned from Pompan’s Village. It is a local slum village not too far from us and we have kind of established a tradition visiting them at least at Christmas. There are about 25 houses in the village with 21 children.
We arrived at 8 am and met Mr. Pompan at 8:00 am. It was nice and chilly. The high school students had already left for school, but the babies and elementary students were eagerly waiting for Christmas presents.
One little 4th grade boy had a Pin. Kind of like a 4 stringed guitar and I asked him to play. – he was good. He wants to continue to work on playing the pin so he might be in a classical Thai Band. We are praying that I can find a good teacher for him so he might continue. His mother wants him to go to English classes during the term break. I will be checking on a high school that has band as one of their major subjects for when he graduates from elementary school. Pray God will provide the funding assistance so this boy may continue.
One boy is in the university at Sakon Nakhon and we have been asked if we can find funds to assist him so he doesn’t have to quit school. He is close to being finished.
We made a short walk around the village and you see in some of the pictures the kinds of houses these folks are living in. Praise God, they now have electricity into the village, and city water – there is even a fire hydrant. We don’t have that in our village.
It is always rewarding for us to visit with these kids and do what little we can to help. Thanks to all of you who pray and continue to support the activities of the Christian Mission. Our Christmas Newsletter will follow.
Contributions from all of you have helped us provide Christmas for about 100 children so far and we thank all of you very much. Samaritan’s Purse will provide gifts for another 120 children – whenever the shoe boxes arrive. 🙂
May God Bless with a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to all. John, Maeo, Dtee and the girls.