Thank God for wonderful road trips and church visits...spending time with family, getting reacquainted with life long friends and meeting new ones. Thank you valued ones, for your prayers, encouragements and supports of my ministry with God's children and His work in Thailand.
Numerous Boba times with my family... past and present, each time is still special and Boba-delicious!
Boba time brings the family together for a chat, a hug and a bonding. It reminds me of the times that I made Boba smoothies at the children's home for all the girls and staff. All the girls pitched in to help...I missed them. We thoroughly enjoy sharing the sweet, icy, cool fruity drink together. Can't wait to do some Boba again soon!
More than 30 years ago, my family migrated from Thailand by way of Singapore to the US..... My Mom's first home was in Florida before she moved to Texas. My brother loves the states has built his own home and grown his own family there... along with a whole garden of Asian herbs and trees along with chicken and rabbits. His place is like an tropical oasis with trees producing mangos, papayas, jackfruits, lychees and logans that I would see in Thailand.
It was a wonderful reunion as a mother and her three grown kids returned to family there and to the place where we had begun....
My first spring time in eight years... Love the wild flowers and streams, and enjoying helping my Mom in her garden. (Hard work, but she loves her garden.) My Mom has many herbs and spices along with four hens (and one rooster) that provide her with fresh eggs daily. How special to be able to see dear friends and spending precious time with family.
I left Thailand at the end of the April for a visit to my family and friends in Texas. A few girls came to see me off at the airport. I will surely miss them while I am away. A nine hour lay over in a chilly Korea, I was able to sleep in a reclining sofa at the rest area in Incheon Airport, waiting to board the second plane for the rest of the trip home.
Summer time is Boba time. I am so enjoying Boba time with my family here in the U.S. It makes me think of the last time I made Boba smoothies for the girls at the Girls' Home and for the students at the Bible School... Miss those kids...will see them when I get back.
A long summer break means more time to worship together and go on outings. It also means that the girls can go to visit relatives for a few weeks, if they want. A few girls remain at the children's home. It is the safest place for them and they are well cared for... We enjoyed fun outings. Best part of this April is … being able to worship at the local church to celebrate Jesus is risen!!
What's going on in the summer months at the children's home? We still teach and train the children that God loves us and Jesus is the way to God and the answer to our everyday living... that life is about loving God and caring for one another.
It may be very hot and dry with little rain but we are thankful that the mango trees are loaded with sweet mangos! To cool off during the hot summer: hit a stream haven and lots of swimming with the girls.
By the last week of March, Thailand's soaring heat announces the ushering in of summer. The sky is foggy...Cannot see the mountains and the hills nearby. The sun is a red ball. When we are glad to have the founder of the children's home coming for a visit. The girls have been enjoying their summer break with lots of different activities: playing, swimming, gardening. The older girls helped with sewing dresses for special show to welcome Uncle Bill.
Wilai Wilkerson, Missionary