Updates from our home in the jungle!

Something to Consider

“THE tom-toms thumped straight on all night, and the darkness shuddered round me like a living, feeling thing. I could not go to sleep, so I lay awake and looked; and I saw, as it seemed, this: That I stood on a grassy sward, and at my feet a precipice broke sheer down into infinite…read more.


This past few months, Jason has been teaching church history in bible class using the Great Controversy as his text book. These kids had never even heard of the reformation, so they were really excited about what they were learning. Recently, the students finally started putting things together in their own minds and are understanding…read more.

Sabbath Praise Service

Sabbath Praise Service We just spent another lovely Sabbath with our students. There is such a family atmosphere here now. Everyone spent a quiet Sabbath, studying their bibles or Steps To Christ. They also love to sing along with the Fountain View videos, and watch nature DVDs. Watching the students watch nature videos can be…read more.

Our trip to Mae Sot last week

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.

How Females Deal With Snakes

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.

Progress At Travis’ School

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.

The First Week

“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.

Mango Tree Miracle

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.

The Locked Room

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.