Last month in our newsletter, we shared a video that gave a glimpse of our "normal" daily rhythms. Since then, life has picked up quite a bit with some extra events, as well as some new ministry opportunities. It's exciting, and it's keeping us busy!
A Trip to Laos
We crossed the 3 month mark of living here in Thailand, and our current visas require us to leave the country every 90 days. So we took our first trip up to immigration and hopped across the border into Laos. Click below to see what that was like:
Border run to Laos.
David and Sophie got the opportunity to help teach at an English camp for Thai children. They had lots of fun, and the camp opened up doors for some of our teammates to share the Gospel with some of the parents. One of these men now desires to study the Bible. Please pray that God would continue to draw him and others through the truths shared at this camp.
Songkran is the traditional New Year celebration in Thailand, and it is celebrated with a national water fight! It takes part during what is usually the hottest part of the year, so giving everyone the excuse to be constantly wet for a few days was pretty much the most brilliant idea ever. Our teammates put together a really fun video that will give you a taste of what the action looks like in downtown Chiang Mai. Click below to watch:
Songkran water fight.
Helping Local Artisans
David is getting to put some of his computer science back to good use to help local artisans build a website for online sales. It's encouraging to see purpose here for these skills he used in working for the navy the last several years- God knew He would need them! We are grateful for more opportunities to work with and serve Thai people, and excited to see how this particular partnership may grow in the future.
God is also bringing more Thai friendships into our lives. We have been getting to know some neighbors a few doors down, and it was especially fun to have them celebrate Silas's first birthday with us this week!
David is plugging into a Thai church cell group and having his newly-learned language abilities pushed to the limit by having to take his turn reading Scripture aloud and by preparing to share his testimony for the group next week in Thai.
Please Pray With Us
We are so thankful for all of these new opportunities to learn from and serve alongside Thai people. Please pray that God would continue to open doors and give us clear guidance in how to best learn and love well right now.
Our children have been struggling more this month with losses and missing their friends back in America. Please pray that we would help them grieve and that God would use this struggle to draw them to Himself.
Thank you for your continued prayers for language learning. We both received our first formal evaluation this week, and we are encouraged to hear that we are progressing well. Please continue to pray with us for comprehension and perseverance.
"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen."