Now is the time for continuous prayer for Naet, who is the poster child of Blessing Home.
We need some miracles here. Naet’s mother soon after she was born from HIV/AIDS and her father and all of her family, including her grandmother, are in jail for selling drugs. At this time, Naet is living with a former girlfriend of her uncle. We now know this woman is using Naet as a mule to carry and deliver the drugs she sells, and this woman will not allow Naet to come to Blessing Home. Naet is in danger and we need prayers.
We have contacted Naet’s grandmother at the Pattaya Prison, and she has compassion for Naet. We have asked her to contact her son (Naet’s father) to request him to give guardianship of Naet to Teacher Pui, the director of Blessing Home. We will be going to visit Naet’s father at Nakhon Pithom Prison next week with a legal expert to see if he will sign guardianship documents. Everything depends upon Naet’s father signing the documents. If Naet’s father shows compassion on her, and gives guardianship to Teacher Pui, then Pui can provide foster care for her until adoptive Thai parents can be found. Also, if Pui has guardianship, we can then proceed to obtain a birth certificate for her, which is a complicated process that will require a lot of traveling. The birth certificate is required for Naet to go to public school and to later get a National ID card so she can be employed as an adult.
So, this week please pray every day for Naet. Your prayers are vital.
We thank all who have been faithful in giving to our mission. Without your help, the ministry here would not be possible.
It is a rare occasion when we speak about financial matters, instead we speak about what the Lord is doing here in Thailand. But undesignated giving, which goes to the General Fund, was low in March. It is the undesignated giving (which supports the General Fund of the budget) which pays our salary, travel expenses, an all of the things which are needed for the ministry. So if the Lord leads you to give, we really need some undesignated funds to support the general budget, the everyday mission needs. Also, be sure to visit the Thailand Methodist Mission website at http://thailandmethodist.org, where you can give online or send a check in the mail to:
P.O. Box 56
Mannsville, KY 42758