Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Good To Be Home!

It sure is good to be home! My recent missions’ trip was as exciting as any I’ve been on. I was in five different countries with four different missionaries. I was in Thailand with our missionary Kiatisak Siripanadorn. He has a great work going in the heart of Bangkok. He has also started three orphanages for the hill tribe people of Northern Thailand. These children are such a blessing to be around.

In Burma I taught a room packed with young students studying for the ministry. We were there for several days. They sat on a dirt floors, in 100 degree heat, from 8 in morning till late in the afternoon. Most of these men will take their education back to their tribe of people.

It was a tremendous blessing to be with a Pastor in the Philippines, his wonderful people and students. I had never been to the Philippines. I was not expecting what I found. Pastor Dimver Andeles has a thriving church of 1500 people in a very poor and down-trodden area. It is a great church in an open-air building. The college has over 100 students who sleep on the church pews at night. There is also a thriving day school. This work was started by our missionary Bruce Rice. We have supported Bruce for 25 years. We have had a great part in this ministry. Pastor Andeles has asked us to come back next year to speak at his Pastor’s Conference. He told me he would have over 400 pastors from the Philippines there.

All in all, God blessed us. We were stuck for two days in typhoon Pablo. However, God spared us from any harm.

Thank you for praying for us. We took twelve flights in two weeks. Our bodies were tired but our spirits were quickened when we saw what God is doing around the world.

Keep on praying for our missionaries. And keep on giving. Believe me I have seen first-hand the wonderful job they are doing.

I’m glad to be home. I love you all! Merry Christmas and God bless you!


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