The month of April begins summer break for Thai schoolchildren, and it is a time when Pastor Banya selects the children who will come into the Blessing Home ministry. This is a difficult time of triage, where those who are in the greatest need are selected. Please pray for God's wisdom for Pastor Banya as he makes difficult choices, since there are always many more children in need than what we can accommodate with limited resources. He needs your prayers because this triage process is heart-wrenching.
A very high percentage of the children who are received each year are like Emily who is in the picture below. Emily and many of the Blessing Home kids are children of sex workers. And if it were not for the ministry of Blessing Home, these children would be destined to be enslaved in brothels.
Please pray for Emily and the Blessing Home children that they will thrive in school and remain in school through high school graduation. Children that stay in school through high school graduation are rarely trafficked.
Now for some PRAISES!
There are now 8 Young Adults receiving college scholarships through Blessing Home this year, and we just had our second college graduate.
|Flame graduated with his A.S. degree in Electronics|
Flame, the youngest son of a former Blessing Home worker, graduated with his A.S. degree in Electronics. We are very proud of Flame, who worked diligently to complete his course of study. There are many great jobs available in Thailand for college graduates and his future looks bright.
Also, we give praise for the fruitful ministry of Pastor Santi of the Overflowing Blessings Church in Sukhothai. Pastor Santi is a bi-vocational laypastor (he farms for a living and serves as a Pioneer Pastor as his ministry) who planted the first and only church in his county. His church has had to move twice because they have outgrown facilities.
|Pastor Santi plays guitar with a member of his Praise Team.|
|Pastor Santi baptizing a new believer.|