Today was both a joyous and a sad day for me (Mike). It was a joyous day because Pastor Tharadon who serves the Suphanburi Circuit in Western Thailand, received his Master of Divinity diploma today in Bangkok.
Pastor Tharadon is a pioneer for the Lord, planting churches in two unreached areas of Thailand. It is difficult work and often lonely, but he has persevered and has even sacrificed time to continue this studies to have the educational qualifications needed to be an Elder in the United Methodist Church. We are very proud of Pastor Tharadon, who has been a good friend and brother to us.
Because of your faithful giving to the Thailand Methodist Mission, this day was possible for Pastor Tharadon. The Thailand Methodist Mission gave a scholarship to Pastor Tharadon so he could pay for his last semester of tuition and graduation fees. Thank you for your generosity that has helped to train a pioneering pastor in Thailand.
God is good!
The sad part of today was that I am sick and cannot travel to attend his graduation. I am very disappointed in not being able to go today. Knowing that Sherri would be in the States, I put off much travel last month so I could be with her. I put the travel off until this month, and have been on the road constantly, since it matters not where I am when Sherri is not here. We must wait until the 25th of October to be together again.