I remembered, way back when I was taking on a job helping my Mom sew patches to hundreds of baseball caps. Thank God for this experience, I was able to sew name tags and school badges on the girls' uniforms. The ancient foot pedal sewing machine proved to be quite a challenge, but it was a lot of fun to get the new out fits ready for the children. I would never have thought that I would be in Thailand sewing on school uniforms. God is so good to prepare us for the unforeseen future.
Finally the new uniforms were ready for the first day of school! The girls looked lovely standing here with missionary Cindy. With so much excitement on the girls' part, the missionary couple, Gary and Cindy Moon, were on hand to help the children on this special day. They made sure that the girls have everything that they need for school. With new clothes, new shoes, new books and backpacks, and new school ribbon in their hair, the girls were ready. The missionary couple bless them with a prayer and they were off on a two minute walk to school.
This is one of our youngest angels. Bplai is vivacious and out going. Bplai's bright smile and dark piecing eyes could captivate anyone's heart. She came to us a year ago with head full of lice and daily bed wetting. These conditions we can handle but Bplai's habitual stealing causes much concern from the start. The stealing did not ceased even with much counseling and training. She would steal food, money, toys, personal belongings and any thing that is not hers. Bplai wakes up in the middle of the night to go through other girls things and sneaks off to take things at school and at church. It is now decided that it would be best for Bplai to be transferred to a new facility that can better meet her needs.
Bplai seems very happy there and is excited to start a new school year. We are happy with the time that we had with Bplai, thankful for the time to tell her and show her the Savior.
Wilai Wilkerson, Missionary