As July and August passed us by, we hosted two visiting groups: one group of pastors from America, who came with Missionary Bob Bowen, and a young married couple who are considering becoming part of our team. God is allowing folks in America to see the great need here in Thailand and in Southeast Asia, and we are thrilled to have so many partnering with us in supporting our work and ministry.
Our family was able to get away for a week during summer break to an island about six hours away. It is always an adventure when traveling throughout Thailand. Eight years ago our former missions director, Doug Kalapp, gave us advice, which we have tried to live by. He said, regarding the field of our calling, “You never know just how long you will get to serve on the field, so take trips and see the famous places and historical sights of the country to which God has called you.” Thailand and Southeast Asia are rich in culture and ancient history, and each year our family tries to travel and see a new destination.