Hi friends! I’m back from christmas/ new years season (for the past 2ish weeks). My schedule got fuller, I don’t know if that’s a word but today it is. Today, my FAMILY arrives in Thailand! Such a weird concept to me.. they’re coming to see ME. It’s like reverse psychology or something. Normally, the kid goes and see their parents/ other family but its the other way around this time, interesting🤔. But whatever, I’m excited for them as they’re currently on a plane making their way here! Woooot🎉🙌🏽 I’ll be spending time with my family for 8 days, then they’re off to see our family in the Philippines 😭
This is a ministry update, couple new things I’ll be taking on this year that I didn’t do last year! Here we goooo👊🏼
Once a week I go to this community with two youth pastors I work along side with, we do outreach for children in that community. Last week, I was there and P’Nung was teaching a story from the bible.. (can’t remember which one 🙃) but afterwards she led them into prayer. I see this every week, but specifically this last week.. I was looking at the children thinking about them. Thinking these children don’t know God, they know about Him because we teach them about Him. But they were all praying to this God they don’t know which was REALLY interesting for me to see and actually think about. Most if not all may be coming from buddhist backgrounds and for them to be praying to the “Christian God” was just nice to hear and see. My wednesdays have changed, instead of doing community outreach in another community.. I do one on one English with one of our younger youth girls. This girl is a light in our church, so innocent & kind hearted. She knows no English. So I teach her the very basics, and its 1 on 1. So she tells me what she wants to learn rather than me throwing a bunch of English at her. Woooot for learning📚
My thursdays are also changing. Alot of our youth come out this certain community that one of the youth pastors & myself, plus one of our university girls will visit every week. This is a way for us to connect with them other than Sundays. 🎉 you will hear more about that when we actually start that up.
Saturdays are for E N G L I S H. I have already done one saturday (2 days ago). But I now teach English at the church. There are different levels of English within our youth group, some know little, some know nothing, some know alot to a point of understanding and being able to speak English well. I teach the basics to those who know little or no English. And then if those who know alot of English want to learn more, I teach them a higher level of English. I took English 12 three times, I think I’m equipped enough ;). This is new for me & I’m happy to do it, but I’m sure there will be challenges along the way! I can doooo itttt 👊🏼👊🏼👊🏼.
Prayer requests? Strength, patience, and wisdom.
I do have a flight booked to come back to Canada, whether I take that flight home is a big question I’m having to answer soon. Pray for wisdom & discernment as I make these kind of decisions among other decisions I would have to make. Yay for life. For real though, pray please 😩
kk before i go though, does anyone else feel like January feels like 2018 as a whole? Like is Feburary even coming or nah.