Sometimes it is amazing how life can change so quickly. This past week, our students needed to take a short break to go and get more rice. So, we decided to also take a short break and go and get my visa renewed in Mae Sot. As soon as we got there I got two…read more.
Well, the other day, I was not feeling real well since some kind of bug seems to have hit us all. Our students are gone for a short vacation, and all the men in the family were also gone, so just the little girls, Sarah and I were holding down the fort at home. …read more.
Finally, we decided on a name for our school. What should have been easy, has taken us a year to decide! This is how it happened. Jason is the only one on our staff at the moment who speaks Karen fluently, so he was the one doing all the student interviews, and all the footwork…read more.
I would like to share the progress on Travis’ school. Here is a picture of the new dorm, almost finished. We will continue the half wall around the bottom, and then put lattice work around the top of the half wall in order to enclose it completely. We still need to do a little digging…read more.
“Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.” The words came wafting down the breezes from Mango Hall, where Sarah and Jason were teaching bible memory class. Esther and Mary were concentrating on their math problems for the day, while Destiny and Hannah prepared their dollies for a…read more.
Our Friday began ordinary enough. Students were working, some were studying and we were teaching. It was after school that things took an unexpected turn. Most of our students came to us and asked if they could go home for the weekend, although it is not a home weekend. They all had good or helpful…read more.
We were having a lot of trouble with certain people getting into our things. A family council was called and it was decided to build a locked room, so that we could put things in there that we did not want to get stolen. What ensued was a week of sawdust, bits of bamboo all…read more.
It seems that our hot season school is nearly over for the year. Many of the short term students are preparing to leave, and more long term students will be arriving soon. It has been a very blessed time. I always find it so amazing when the students report that family worship morning and evening…read more.
Last week Roy had to once again go and hunt for teachers for Travis’ school. Then Jason had to leave to take care of gathering up all the students, and Sarah was delayed on her visa run, so I was left at home to take care of all the current students and the little girls.…read more.
*Mark was what we would term a heathen man, with a criminal background. One day, a preacher came to his village and told him about the great God of heaven. Mark accepted what he heard and was baptized. Mark and the preacher decided to start a school, so they built a little bamboo building and…read more.