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