Christmas in Thailand requires some creativity and imagination. At the children's home, Breanna's house of Joy, apart of the old fake Christmas trees and lights, we had to make our own decorations. With papers, scissors and some glitters, we came up with a theme using the decoration that we had to share the message that Jesus is God's greatest gift to us.
The girls will still have school, even on Christmas day. So we designated a day to celebrate Christmas on December 20th starting with out door games and the girls' favorite, a bingo game, with lots of prizes.
While we were at a village, our 16 girls divided into small groups and walked all over the village to share with anyone and everyone the story of the Priceless Cube. I was with a group of 3 girls. The Priceless Cube in their hands, our girls tell of the worth of a human life and actions we can take to prevent placing our lives in slavery through human trafficking. The girls shared their testimony and invite the listeners to come to the service in the evening.
Bright and early on a school holiday on the 5th of December,Breanna's high school girls, missionaries and some of the staff took a 2 hour trip up to the hills. Our mission was to visit a Lahu village, build a swing set, outreach the villagers and conduct a service in the evening.
The villagers joined us in putting together the swing. All the pieces were connected with nuts and bolts, ground were leveled, holes were dug and all the posts were cemented.
We talked to the families, played games with the children and showed them how to enjoy their new swing set. Up in the hills, the children had no access to a swing set. The gift that the foundation set up, was sturdy and strong. It will last for many years to come.
We spend the whole day with the villagers. During the evening service, we got to share with them the Gospel and performed songs of God's love for the entire village. We got back to the children's home very late but very contented.
Wilai Wilkerson, Missionary