“And others fell on the good soil and yielded a crop, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.” – Matthew 13:8
This past month was a change of pace for us. Much of our ministry is along the border or in the less developed areas of Chiang Mai. It was during one of these visits that I was bitten by a mosquito and infected with dengue fever. Actually, there were 3 of us that came down with it from our Pa-Oh & Shan group. This resulted in a week of high fever, nauseousness, soreness, severe headaches, dizziness, and bed rest. This week was followed by another week of fatigue. Not a good time! Unbeknownst to me was that the hospitals only give Tylenol and some electrolyte packets. This is because during the fever, the patient has a high risk of hemorrhaging from multiple areas of the body and other medicines may increase this risk. In fact, one of the Pa-Oh women did experience this and needed additional care. But thankfully, all 3 of us have recovered and are doing well. Part of my recovery has involved eating pizza more often which is a welcomed treat indeed.
In addition to her caring for me while I was sick and her expanding garden at the new house, Tiff has also presented her research and was given initial approval. She is now waiting for her scheduled oral defense with the final review board.
Pa-Oh & Shan Ministry
In addition to our regular fellowship and bible studies, we had the opportunity to do an outreach in a work camp near Chiang Mai earlier this month. We have been meeting with some of the families prior to this through our connection with one of our church members. And through that relationship we were able to share with the whole camp and speak of what God has done for us through Jesus Christ. While it’s not known now what fruit will come from that evening, we ask that you join with us in praying for changed lives.
Outreach and Fellowship in the Work Camp
“I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:14
Grace House & Mae Hong Son
This month we welcomed another World Race team to the Long Neck Village. They will be serving with us for the next month at Grace House. It has already been great to see the kids welcome them and treat them as friends. The previous team mentioned it took a couple of weeks but that shyness seems to have disappeared. In addition to Grace House, the team will be serving in the village school teaching English and assisting the teachers. Some of the kids have been very outgoing and practicing their English.
World Race Team at Grace House
Hopefully more and more will embrace the team and press forward for the goal that Jesus has for them. It is also a great opportunity to minister to the village as they will see the team’s lives and Christ in them. Please be praying for the team and for open hearts.
“If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” – 1 Peter 4:11
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