We took a 2 day trip up the back side of the hills in Chiang Rai Province. There were some rough roads along the way, we had to wear green masks to keep from breathing in the dirt. But the trip was so worth while as we interact and share with the children.
We took 13 older girls and staff for the purpose of building a swing set at the village and sharing the Gospel and teaching against human trafficking. We spent the day had a service that evening. Our founder couple shared a simple Gospel message of Jesus, the common bond of all believers that breaks all barriers of language and tradition. One at the village, and the next day at a church in town.
Before heading back home to Chiang Mai, we learned how very special it is to share God's love to all people. We got to know the elders and teachers of the church that ran a nursing home and a drug rehab and a children's home. How precious the children whom Jesus loves. We will come again next year...
Nothing could deter us from our scheduled baptismal service. Our founders just arrived for their bi-annual visit and performed the honor of baptizing two of our girls. We were all wet but also all smiles...
These girls grew up at the children's home most of their lives. With the help of committed sponsors, they were able to continue their education to build their future. Some also began working part time or doing internship program.They lived in a big house in town, near the colleges that they attend. I have been coming to see them about once a week. to teach, to share, to give love and encouragement, to help them to keep growing in Christ and to focus on Him when they face problems at school, at work and with life in general.
Wilai Wilkerson, Missionary