That location was chosen because of one of the elders at God Is Good Church, whose name is Kajad. Kajad found the Lord Jesus Christ when he moved from the village of Nongplasawai to Chonburi, where he met some Christians who loved him, prayed with him, and led him to the Lord. Since that time, Kajad has grown strong in the Lord and is one of the leaders who started God Is Good Church. Kajad has led his family back in Nongplasawai to Christ, but there is no church in that county, so his family remains spiritually vulnerable and his hometown and county remain unreached. Kajad has been praying for 8 years for a church to open in his hometown so his people can hear the good news of Jesus Christ.
|Kajad (right) taking a selfie with his older brother from the village of Nongplasawai|
|A view from Nongplasawai village to Mt. Inthanon. Absolutely beautiful.|
Just this past week, Kajad signed a long term lease agreement for land in his village and soon they will begin to build a house for the pioneer pastor and a meeting room for the new church. When Kajad told Sherri about the plans for building the church, he showed his arm and said, "Every time I think about this, the hairs on my arms stand up! I am very, very excited!"
And we are excited too, because now there will be a church in a place that has never been reached for Christ throughout history. Please pray for this new church plant that it will progress quickly and be fruitful.
Now for a personal story. We are near the end of the rain season, and we have been pummeled with downpours. Last week, it rained so much that our village flooded and the water came within inches of our front door (praise God our small driveway and house are raised about a foot from the road.
During the flood the electricity blacked out too, so we had to use our phones as flashlights so we could lift valuables off of the floor (in case the flood waters entered the house) and pack a few days of clothes and office items to evacuate. It was good that we evacuated when we did because the flood water on the main road was already very high and our small car is pretty low. We have had several times our car has floated in flood water, and we try to avoid having this happen again. Now that the flood has dissipated, many of the main roads are washed out and dangerous, having edges and sections that have caved in. We have had to use alternate routes to travel to Blessing Home now.
|The large classroom for Blessing Home Isan is complete now (the building on the left).|