- Grace Ministries
We very much enjoyed our Zoom conversations with some of our wonderful sponsors in the US during November. It was great to see their faces and to bring them up to date on what is happening at Grace. We gave updates on their sponsored children and members of the GM staff. We spoke of the manifold blessings and the many challenges we have encountered throughout what has been an eventful and enjoyable year. Heartfelt thanks to all our invaluable sponsors in the US and in many other locations throughout the world. We could not do what we do without each of you!
We had the joy of a visit from seven of our alumni. They are all doing well; five of them are working in a Christian school south of Bangkok. The oldest girl graduated from college 10 years ago, and the two youngest ones are still in college. A number of them are Christian, and others are Buddhist. Some of them have had an easy journey since they left our care; others have had it very tough. But all of them testify to the unconditional love and grace they received here and the opportunity to have a quality education when they could not have received it from any other source. It was a joy to be able to again share the love of our God and Father with them. We pray each one left us feeling refreshed and with renewed hope and vigor in their hearts. How good is the God we adore!
We have harvested our rice after the most difficult and rainiest monsoon season we have encountered to date. Thanks to Witoon’s and Thaa’s untiring hard work and expertise, we had a reasonably good yield despite the weather. As always, we will share our rice with the poorest of the poor in our area. We are going to make alterations to Eden, our farm, in order to minimize future flood damage.
Awe is serving her internship with us and is a great help to Nice in the little boys’ home and in each of our English conversation classes. An is serving her internship in a hotel in one of Thailand’s ational parks and is also enjoying her experience.
We are looking forward to celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus during the weekend of the 17th –18th. We are delighted that Koh Bee Bee from Malaysia will be with us for the celebration, and we have also invited the parents and guardians of the children who live locally to join with us.
As we reflect upon the past twelve months, we are very grateful to our God and Father for His Presence amongst us. We also send our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful sponsors and prayer partners for their invaluable support.
We praise Him for all that is past and trust Him for all that’s to come!