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.
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.
A week or so before school is out... the volunteers and staff of the children's home took a little trip to enjoy nature and have a special time to be encouraged by God's Word.
The girls are all dressed up in their hilltribe outfit for a picture taking day and to say good bye to special friends who are leaving Thailand after many years of service.
At the Bible school, students and teachers get together to prepare meals for each day and some special events. On this day, a team of ladies from Canada came to hold a woman's seminar for the female students. There were prizes for each girl. I took a couple of girls from the children's home to join in to worship and learn about living, loving and praying with God's Word.
Taking girls on an outing to the dam. A lovely day in February. We had fun just roaming around... climbing, walking, talking....
Wow! I am SO behind in my blogging... So sorry, friends, I have been having some touch family issue that caused me stress and fighting for peace. Here is the closing of 2018 picture of me telling about the wonderful Christmas story at the Buddhist school. An awesome time! Then new year lights in our neighborhood and finally me helping one of our girls with a letter/card to her sponsor while my hair is all wrapped up in coconut oil...trying to get rid of lice...Yikes!!! Yes, it was bound to happen...
Wilai Wilkerson, Missionary