|Fern with her Sunday School teacher, May|
Fern and Wen started coming to the Nakhon Pathom church earlier this year. Fern suffers from leukemia, and she is not expected to survive. Her mother is very poor and must be with Fern constantly. Pastors Ekerat and Da and the Christians at the Nakhon Pathom church have taken her in and have helped the family to the best of their ability, providing food and limited financial help. Because Fern's medical treatment drains all of the family's financial resources and attention, Wen did not have what she needed to go to school.
Through your generous financial support, we are able to help Fern and Wen in the Blessing Home program. We help Fern and her family with help for medical expenses and food, and we now scholarship Wen to go to school, providing for the uniforms, books, transportation, and other needs. In cases like these, children like Wen would be in great danger of being trafficked to provide needed finances for the family and younger sister. But now she is protected from this fate.
|Left to Right: Pastor Da, Wen, Fern, Pastor Ekerat|
|Auntie Bangon, Grandmother Bau, Maria (formerly Naet), and Pastor Nampon|
Maria was struggling in school, and having great difficulties in all subjects. Pastor Nampon has taken a lot of time and effort to tutor her, and now she is doing very well in school. She even read one of her school books to Sherri.
Construction on the Blessing Home Isan center is on schedule. Last week, we went to inspect the site with TMM missionaries Carol Fare and Vicki Brown, who will be serving at Blessing Home Isan once the buildings are ready in January. We are very blessed to have Carol and Vicki serving with us here and it is our prayer that many more will join as long term missionaries here with us. We have a great need for people to serve at Blessing Home and with the Pioneer Pastor Program. If you believe God may be calling you to serve, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Vicki Brown and Carol Fare at the Blessing Home Isan site.|