AWED BY GOD
Have you ever experienced something that was almost unexplainable, so amazing that you could hardly put it into words? That was our family's experience a few weeks ago. How do you explain a room filled with seven Americans, two Thais, two Filipinos, one Irish college student and 11 Burmese orphans? He brought us all together to share in a ministry dream of seeing a small village right on the border between Thailand and Myanmar (Burma) be changed by the hope and saving grace of Jesus Christ. We fellowshipped together, ate pizza, shared in a time of worship and dreamed about how to reach this community that is 99.99% Buddhist, having no Christian outreach, and where most likely every household in the village has sold a family member into trafficking. As we sat around the table and discussed holding an English camp in the local school, we quickly realized that God had already gone before us in our dreams and plans. By the next day, God had done many amazing things: granted favor from the village leader, provided a house for indefinite use in the village which can be used for a long-term English teacher or teams who come to serve the community, provided a couple to pay the rent for a year, gave us the favor of the village adults already requesting English classes for themselves. All I can say is WOW! Join us in praying for this developing Garden of Hope ministry project and stay tuned to hear how this village is changed by the love of Jesus Christ.