Since I left the States 6 years ago, Christmas has never been the same for our family...This Christmas, still strange in its setting, but special in its meaning...love in its purest sense. Thankful for God's love and love among my family. So thankful to be able to spend a Christmas dinner with my daughters and my sister. Thank God for you all!
It was a Thai holiday, so we took all the girls and staff to the nearby national park. What a special time to worship God, thankful for life and God's beautiful creation. We had food and fun among natural scenery. Girls played in the water and hunted for crabs...
The girls at our children's home are so excited to be learning how to play the keyboard! First time ever for them to be touching those black and white keys. This was a brand new key board that was given for the girls to learn. It has been over six years since I was playing the keyboard at our church services in Arlington, Texas. I'm looking forward to be playing with them.
In November, our founders came to the children's home for one of their annual visits. Their time was short but they took every opportunity to be a part of outreaches, meetings and gatherings with the girls and staff. I was so blessed to be a translator and communicator for them and their friend, Ed. Mary Lee is one of the kindest women that I know. Her heart was always warm and sensitive as she shared with the staff and the girls. She took the time to visit with each of our older girls. As I was translating for her, it is hard to keep from crying as I internalized her love and care for each girl. Her husband, Bill provided insights and training for our staff in teaching and caring for our girls with love and logic. Bill had said jokingly that I was 'an American treasure to Thailand'. But really, I'm the one who is so enriched to be a part of the team, to make a difference in the lives of many Thai people.
Wilai Wilkerson, Missionary