Apart from being part of a local church, twice a month, we have services at Breanna's House of Joy. Last Sunday, our college girls,(BHJ's graduates,) returned to the children's home to join our service and lead in the song service.. Our girls prepared special music, I shared a message of God's love and salvation found in Jesus. We had 5 new girls came forward to accept The Lord along with many of our older girls making a re- commitment decision.
Hard to believe that it is a rainy season and not a drop of rain. The ground is parched and the trees are so thirsty for water. You can see how sweater we are,(especially me. How embarrassing!) But we are still smiling, thanks be to God. What could be better on a hot day than cool drinks and icecream cones. All the missionaries pitched in so that all our 40 girls got some cool relieve!
I have returned to Chiang Mai, Thailand with 4 over stuffed luggages. It was a miracle that I was not fined for going over in my allowance... about 30 kilos over! It was a long 18 hours plane ride, not counting lay over time. When I got off the last plane, it hitted me just how far away I am from my family. Very sad to say good byes to my family but I trust God to care and protect them. I reached my finally destination very exhausted but glad to be in my own one bedroom home sweet home. ...That was 10 days ago, now I am over the jet lag. but still miss my family a lot. I realized that this condition will not be going away. I had to focus on my calling: teaching and sharing with the orphan girls the love of God.
On the wall of the cafeteria, at the children's home, my missionary friends left a lovely welcome back sign for me. We now have 8 more new precious girls to live at Breanna's House of Joy and started school at the end of May. Two are in Kindergarten, one is first grade, two more started in second grade and three older girls are in third grade. With many of our older teenage girls graduated and moving on from BHJ, we were glad that The Lord brought us little additions to our big family. It is good to be teaching them again.
Wilai Wilkerson, Missionary