Volunteer teaching at the local school where our girls attend. I teach English to the 9th graders and the 6th graders 4 times a week. We learn to make introduction speeches and simple conversations.
Back to school, rain or shine. At night and week ends, the girls visiting my room for English homework, English story or just hanging out playing games like Chinese Checkers...building relationships.
On weekends and a school break, besides outings, the girls enjoyed independent reading and hearing story being read in English and translated into Thai. I read books of the Healing Hearts Club...by American Bible Society. We also cooking special treats together like pancakes and crepes. Here we made sweet young pumpkin in coconut mild. It was delicious and so good for us!
Our older girls got to do a lot of fishing in our fish ponds that we raised during this rainy season. The water may not appeared to be shallow but it is almost 2 meters deep. So, big girls fished and little girls helped out.
When we returned from camp, it was time for dental check up. We were blessed to have a volunteer doctor from America, who came to provide the service. All staff and missionaries were on deck to line up the children and keep records. I was happy to translate for the doctor and help comfort the children, big and small from anxiety and fear of pain. The doctor was so kind and very professional. Praise the Lord for bringing a Christian doctor from far away to share his big heart with the girls.
At the Bible Camp, we spent 4 days and 3 nights celebrating God's beautiful creation and learning more about worshiping God in spirit and in truth.
All the girls and staff of our children's home were on a tallest mountain in Thailand, Doi Intanon. What a wonderful time of fellowship, and enjoying God's beautiful creation.
We would not have know that on the day that we left town and headed to the top of a high mountain, the reigning king of Thailand would breath his last breathe. The day after, we got to visit part of Doi Intanon where one day, they would bring the ashes of the king to rest. Please pray for Thailand as we mourn at the loss of great monarch.
I have been volunteering at this school for over 2 years now. Praise God that now we are able to conduct a Christian service at the school! The school allow the students to choose to attend a Buddhist ceremony or a Christian service on Friday mornings. The student lead worship service is attended by over 200 students. Some of these students are growing in God while many others are in need to hear God's Word in their heart, and respond to His love.... I go there each Friday to support the students and to be a speaker for about twice a month. What joy to share with them the Gospel and the greatness of True and Living God.
Inside the little school bus during each school day, I ride in the school bus, 2 loads aday with the children on their way to school. We have a meaningful time reading a scripture a day and memorizing God's Word together. The children and I enjoy singing and praying on the bus before we reach the school gate.
Wilai Wilkerson, Missionary