United Methodist Missionaries serving in Thailand

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Allen Metcalf and Surat (Jap) Saensuk's Wedding at Sammuk Christian Academy

Praise God, the day we have been anticipating arrived.

Allen Metcalf, a young man who was our parishioner in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, came to serve as a missionary teacher in Thailand at the Sammuk Christian Academy two years ago. Allen is like a son to us, so we were delighted to have him serve together with us. (Allen is a faithful supporter of the orphan and street children ministry at Blessing Home. His support has helped this ministry in its beginning phase). While there, Allen met a wonderful young woman named Jap. They fell in love and now they are married.

The wedding took place at Sammuk Christian Academy, and their fellow teachers and staff helped to put the wedding on. Our son Michael was the Best Man and Anthony was one of the groomsmen. Our granddaughter Madeline was the Ring Bearer.
I (Mike) preached at the wedding and also had the privilege of signing the wedding certificate as Allen’s adopted father (in Thailand, the bride and groom do not sign the wedding certificate, instead the parents sign).

It was a boiling hot day. We have no idea how Allen and Jap survived the heat in the formal wear they donned. It was wonderful seeing the joy on their faces. God is good!

There are many pictures, so they are spread out over three posts.