United Methodist Missionaries serving in Thailand

United Methodist Missionaries serving in Thailand

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Back in the States for itineration

We landed yesterday in San Jose, CA, and it is wonderful being back in the States.  We are guests of the Santa Clara KUMC, the church that has played a primary role in starting the Thailand Mission.  They are very gracious hosts and we feel at home here.

The day we left Thailand, we had many of our Thai brothers and sisters who dropped by to pray with us.  We are very humbled to know that we have hundreds of people in the States and in Thailand praying for us.   These prayers sustain us and inspire us.  We are very blessed!

This past week, Pastor Sarah of Pradumri UMC had the grand opening of a new economic development project at her church.  The economic crisis has hit our province very hard because the export factories are closing up or having many layoffs.  We have seen the impact of this, because some members of the UM churches have had to move back to their family farms in the North and Northeast provinces.  They won't have any money up there, but at least they will eat.  Pastor Sarah wanted to create a project to make jobs for those who were laid off, so Pradumri Church has rented a shop, and it has been converted into a food court with many booths offering a variety of food.  Many members now operate the booths.  Please pray that this new food court does good business and is a success.  Pastor Sarah is truly an incredible leader and we are very pleased at her pro-active approach to helping the members of her church.

Anthony will be working on staff at Camp Loucon in Leitchfield, KY this summer.  He is very excited and we are happy for him.  The Lord has blessed him greatly at this camp, and this is a good opportunity for him to give back.  

We thank you for your prayers and support.  God is good!