It has been nearly a year since I was able to update my blog. It is a long story…but I am very happy to be able to finally update it again. God has done so much during this past year, that I have no clue as to where to start.
For starters, God has given all of us plenty to do for him. We are all really busy. Roy is teaching English, translating books, supporting bible workers, designing buildings for evangelism. I could go on and on.
The girls and I have been reaching out more to the villages around us, doing health education and feeding the hungry. Wow…so much work in just one sentence does not look right, but that is the extreme short version for now.
Jason and Shoshana had a little girl last December that they named Ivana. She is our littlest missionary now, and is doing a great job with the villagers. They all adore her, and remind us frequently that she is a Thai baby since she was born here. At the moment, they are on a short term mission trip to America. (commonly called a visa run)
Andrew and Khendra are back in America now also, working at Laurelbrook Academy. God opened the doors for them to minister to the students there. Andrew is teaching construction to the students, and Khendra is working in the nursing home. It was a huge blessing for them to find a place that is so dedicated to teaching future missionaries.
This week, we are down in South Thailand, trying hard to get birth certificates for the girls. The government is working to get all the unregistered people registered. It is a huge blessing that we have looked forward to for years. Our only problem is that things don’t always go as smoothly as they should. Getting the cooperation of the people who should be happy to cooperate with you is not always easy! (I am referring to the girl’s relatives) Many people see dollar signs when looking at any foreigner. But, we believe that God has this all under control, and are trusting Him to work it out for us.
So now that you are all caught up on the news, I will try to update it more than once a year!