|Pastor Banya of Life Center UMC of Pattaya together with his wife Ampon and two children.|
Life Center UMC is the sponsoring church of Blessing Home
This past Thursday, we had the privilege of working together with Pastor Banya and the staff of Blessing Home to host a luncheon for a mission team from Faith UMC of Temple City, California. The leader of the team, Ann Cheng, is the sister-in-law of Pastor Sarah of Pradumri First UMC in Chonburi, the mother church of the UMC in Thailand. It was wonderful to be able to see Ann again and to meet the team members. The mission team brought gifts for the children who sang to them. When the children of Blessing Home sing, they do it with gusto. They sing at full tilt, almost more like shouting cadences rather than singing. So when you are inside a concrete building with them and they are singing, it almost hurts the ears. However, their singing always makes us happy, because they have smiles on their faces and joy in their hearts.
One more bit of news. Pastor Banya will be coming with me (Mike) to the Kentucky Annual Conference in June 8-11 in Covington, KY. If you can come to annual conference to visit with Pastor Banya, you will receive a great blessing. Again, we will be selling Thai silk and crafts and will also have clergy stoles as well (a great gift for your pastor).
See you there.