The last 2 plus months have been non-stop – literally. Waves of college students have flowed in and out of Thailand – and provided a big boost of excitement for us and for the campus ministries here. Korean-Americans from California and elsewhere, and the personal highlight for me – the Arkansas Razorback team from home.
Since the end of May, and through the first part of August, I did not take a day to rest – at all. Crazy times. As one team left, another 3 came. As those 3 were still here, another team was added to the mix.
Being the only American guy in the campus ministry here – my knack for speaking English comes in pretty handy during these summer mission times as I find myself translating in every situation. In meetings, in orientations, in evangelistic events, in one-on-one witnessing – all the time. It’s great – and it seems to never get old for me – constantly pretending that I can’t speak Thai, and then revealing my secret to the utter shock of all Thai people around. Great fun.
Again, the personal highlight for me was the Arkansas team – seeing these students come from home was just so encouraging for me. It was great to talk about home, about Razorback football, people and places around Fayetteville – so fun. Seeing these students in the same place that I was in seeking God’s will about 10 years ago was awesome. How encouraging to meet them and to see them step out in faith in a strange land, with strange food, a strange language – and to see them grow in their relationship with Christ. They helped me to grow with Christ as well through their example of faith. Thanks, team!
Take a look at some pictures from the last couple of months…
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In June and July we’ll have several teams of American students here with us – from Arkansas, (Go Hogs!!!), New York, California, and who knows where else. Short-term teams are great for coming in and meeting a lot of students, both those who are interested in learning more about God, and those who just like foreigners. Would you please pray for these teams, that God would use them to draw many university students in – so that we (the Thai ministry teams) could follow up in teaching His Word and trusting Him to grant repentance and faith to some.