There is already a small one room house on the property, and we do not yet know if we will keep and fix it up or not. But volunteers have cleaned all of the brush and trimmed the trees in preparation for construction.
We want to give our special thanks to Pastor John Kalz (pastor of Buechel United Methodist Church) for his vision for this new Blessing Home center. John led the Kentucky VIM team this past summer that went to Ta Phraya to serve. The team saw a great need for a Blessing Home Center in Ta Phraya and when they returned to the States, they shared the need with their churches who contributed to this project. Buechel United Methodist Church led this drive and their generosity made this project possible.
Here are some pictures that we took several months ago when surveying the property.
|Sherri, Pastor Banya, and Elder Det (leader of the Blessing Home TaPhraya ministry) survey the property.|
|TMM Missionary Shelby Gillespie and members of Life Center UMC of Pattaya, Thailand survey the land.|
|A view from the street.|