United Methodist Missionaries serving in Thailand

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Naet has her birth certificate and is now enrolled in school

Naet doing homework at Blessing Home
God has made the process very straight and Naet now has her birth certificate and is now enrolled in school.  Teacher Pui took Naet to buy her school books, uniforms, shoes, socks, and other supplies she needs for school.  Now that Naet has a birth certificate, when she is grown up, she will be able to get a National ID card so she can legally work.  We are all breathing easier now that Naet is safe at Teacher Pui's home and has all of her documents in order.

We shiver at the thought of what would have happened to Naet had it not been for the ministry of Teacher Pui and Blessing Home.  Naet's countenance has changed greatly too.  She is very, very happy and energetic.  We already see a big difference in her.  Praise the Lord!

On another note, this year we will begin to raise funds for purchasing a building for Blessing Home.  At the present time, we rent a building, and it uses up a very large portion of our monthly funds.  If we owned our own building, we would be able to use the funds we now use for rent to provide more services for more children.  There are a multitude of orphans and street children who are in danger in the same way Naet was.  If we had a building, we could reach more children so they don't continue to fall through the gaping cracks.  We have already had one very generous donation towards the building, and we will need many more.  We need to raise over $140,000 to purchase a building that meets the needs of the present ministry.  And we know in faith that God will provide.  If you would like to give to the Thailand Methodist Mission to help purchase a building, please visit our website at thailandmethodist.org, where you can get an address to send a check OR give online.

Soon, we will have new brochures posted on our website at thailandmethodist.org.  We will keep you posted on when those brochures are available for download.  

Friday, May 13, 2011

Naet enjoys her new home

We have been greatly encouraged by the wonderful, overflowing response of God's people.  Hundreds of faithful prayer warriors have lifted Naet before the Lord, and have corresponded with us with words of encouragement and seeking to find out how Naet is doing.

Naet is now living in Teacher Pui's home and she is happy as can be.  Naet is happier and more secure than she has ever been before, and it all is an answer to the prayers of believers.

One pastor contacted us and God has laid a burden for Naet on her heart.  She is supporting Naet's foster care, which is very generous of this pastor who has been a faithful prayer warrior for us as well.

We hope to have Naet's birth certificate soon.  In Thailand, everything has its pace, which is almost never as fast as we wish it would be.  But we know God is in control and will make the path straight.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Your prayers have saved the life of little Naet!

Naet and Teacher Pui


Naet’s father has signed papers releasing parental rights to Miss Pui, who is the director of Blessing Home.  This Monday, Naet will move in to Pui’s home and will experience safety at home for the first time in her life. 
This has been a long process and it is Thai Christians like Pui who are the heroes.  Pui is making a great sacrifice to give safety and care to Naet, and we are very grateful.  It is a great privilege to work together with ones like Pui.

The whole process would not be possible without the help of a member of Life Center UMC in Pattaya named Miss Sutjai.  Sutjai is a professional social worker who serves with a Christian agency in Bangkok, and she has also sacrificed to provide free social work services to make this happen.  She has devoted many days, traveling long distances, to get everything set up so Pui could receive guardianship of Naet.  Without the sacrifice and knowledge of Sutjai, it would not be possible.   Sutjai is now working on obtaining a birth certificate for Naet, which will allow her to enroll in school and later on to receive a National Citizen ID card (needed for everyday living and also to legally work in Thailand).  Please continue to pray for Naet, that Sutjai will be successful in obtaining this birth certificate, which is vital for Naet’s future. 
Finally, there are our heroes back in the States, the prayer warriors who answered the call for prayer and even have sent emails asking about Naet.  We were very encouraged by the overwhelming response of prayer by God’s faithful servants.  We needed God’s intervention, and your prayers made the difference.  Thank you!

On another note: When Blessing Home ministry started with 10 pre-school age children 3 years ago, we knew that the year would come that we would start sending many of these children to school and would need to provide school uniforms, book fees, and transportation for these children.  Now is the first year that we have a large group of children going to school.  On the 17th of this month, Blessing Home will have a special day of registering our oldest children in school and providing for their educational needs.  By faith, the board of the Thailand Methodist Mission has increased the budget for Blessing Home so that this service could be provided.  But we must do this to keep these children safe and provide a future for them.