Love can heal our hearts!! We had a 3 day training that I was blessed to be a participant and a translator. Jedd Hafer, our wonderful speaker shared great stories and insights on how to connect, encourage and empower others, allowing love, empathy and the logical consequences to strengthen the heart and bring healing for the wounds of their past hurts and traumas... Many in the audience work with troubled children and teenagers in various organizations in Chiang Mai. Thank you all for coming to BHJ, we had such a wonderful time learning and growing together...
Praise God! It all came together in 'dancing' colors. What a fun time as all of BHJ joined in with our founders and team in a friendship lined dance...
During the semester break, the girls got to enjoy lots of different activities. They got to visit their families in the villages, the older girls attended a Bible camp while the little girls enjoyed lots of play time and activities to help them to continue to grow in God and to understand how valuable we are in God's sight...to learn to love and care for each other.
We did special chores together like feeding the ducks, picking water spinach and making stir fry... believe it or not, they loved it just as much as candy!!
November brought the relief of cooler weather for the mornings and evenings in northern Thailand. It is the end of rainy season and the end of a full year of mourning of the beloved late king. He did so much for the people in the areas of agriculture, irrigation, forestry, medicine and education. He had traveled with a map in hand to study and replant forests, build dams, introduce useful crops and herbs for the local people as well as establishing schools and hospitals. Millions of marigold flowers are planted everywhere in honor and memory of the king.
Among the things that I am grateful to the 9th king of Thailand is that he brought religious freedom to the country, which allowed Christians to have liberty to worship, to read and learn from the Bible and to bring the Gospel to whoever would listen to the Good News, even in the remote villages and the far removed hill tribes.
Wilai Wilkerson, Missionary