In November we have had the joy and privilege of Zoom calls with some of our precious sponsors in the US and Malaysia. We are so very grateful to each one of our sponsors and partners for doing so much to enable us to express the love, grace and compassion of our Lord Jesus to Thai children and their families. Words cannot begin to express our love for, and our gratitude to, each of you. We are looking forward to more Zoom calls with sponsors in the US and Ireland during the month of December. We also had a most enjoyable meeting with our committee in Portland, Oregon. Heartfelt thanks for your exceptional love, support and dedication to all of us at Grace. You have impacted our lives and the lives of Thai children and young adults forever!
Our high school children are once again studying online due to a spike in Covid cases in the surrounding villages from which many of the children come. The primary school remains open, as those children come from Krasang. Our college students are attending in-class lectures and also studying part-time online. Thailand remains No. 24 most-infected country on earth, with over 2 million cases and over 20,000 deaths.
Duan, who lived with us until she graduated from college, and Nop, her husband who worked with us for a time, are rejoicing in the birth of their beautiful little baby girl. We are also rejoicing in having yet another grandchild.
We have harvested our rice and are delighted with 155 bags of rice, each weighing 85kg, a total of 14.5 tons of rice. (You can see the raw rice drying on our driveway and volleyball court in the picture below.) Great credit goes to Witoon, Thaa and Namchai for their hard work and dedication over the past five months. Our 13 female cows are thriving, and three of them are with calf. We are planning to purchase 10-12 more cows in the Spring. We are also going to purchase a tractor, plough and bailer in order to become more self-sufficient and to further develop our farm, Eden.
As one year comes to an end and we head into another, and as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus, we pause and give thanks to our loving God and Father for our 95 precious children, our 14 loving and devoted members of staff, our healthy financial state (thanks to our wonderful sponsors), and for His wonderful Presence amongst us. Truly, how good is the God we adore, our faithful, unchangeable Friend. We will praise Him for all that is past and trust Him for all that’s to come.
Yao & Doi, Ewe & Witoon, Yoke Fong & Charles, and all of us at Grace.