I could only watch from afar, and then had to head to bed, due to my illness... But oh, what a great group of people, seven adults and three children who gave part of their Christmas break to spend about ten days with the children who did know a lot about Christmas. They showed God's salvation and acceptance as they share their lives with the girls and staff with love and good will. One of the team members was a nurse practitioner, he helped diagnosed me and gave me medication to combated my pneumonia. Thank you, Thank you, Foot Hill Team. God bless you all.
I just love flowers, and so thankful to my dear friend who took this picture of some beautiful pink poinsettia flowers. (Taken before my illness...3 weeks ago) Wishing you, my dearest friends and loved ones, a joyful and beautiful Christmas, 2017... God bless you, each and everyone.
December is almost gone.... My friends may have been wondering what happened to me. I was busy with teaching and training for English speech and story telling competitions, attending regular meetings with the leaders and staff at the children's home. Still thankful for every opportunity to speak and share with the students and our girls.
Then, about 3 weeks ago, I got sick and was bed ridden. I was having so much pain all over, especially in my back...I went to the hospital to have my kidney and my blood checked. Then for next 2 weeks, I caught the flu which followed with a 'walking pneumonia' I am feeling much better now, chills and headaches are gone, able to breath much better and not feeling exhausted all the time. I have learned that 'in all things, to give thanks.' I am thankful to God for His provision and care through friends and family. Thank you, all for your well wishes and prayers.
It's getting foggy and cooler in the early mornings, during this time of year. A good excuse to snuggle....At the children's home, most of the little girls had gone without much genuine love and affection due to neglect and/or abuse. Now, they get lots of love and attention at the House of Joy...
Once in a while, we get to take a trip as volunteers and staff, while the girls are at school. We went to a little hill outside the city, just long enough to enjoy the serene scenery over a nice meal and coffee. It was a time of recharge and recount of God's blessings and provision.
A trip to Thammasat University was a big step toward a new chapter in life for our senior, Bood and our other sisters who are deciding to entering into a technical or vocational school. The administration of the children's home went to this university to support Bood at her first meeting with the faculty staff. During her interview, Bood recalled her happy years at the children's home, her second home for the past 14 years.
Wilai Wilkerson, Missionary
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