It’s that time of year again where I will be returning with the Youth With A Mission team to Nahong, Thailand!
Most of you are familiar with what I am doing, but just in case you aren’t…
I have been involved with YWAM since September 2009- where I did a Discipleship Training School at YWAM Northwoods. January 2010 I raised enough money to go with the class to Nahong, Thailand. A totally unreached people until our team started reaching out to them in 2005. You probably know I have a heart for missions already- in 2008 & 2009 I spent part of my summer in Bolivia doing missions work in the orphanages of Santa Cruz. But my heart totally fell for Nahong. We lived there in the village for 2 months as English teachers, all the while becoming a part of the community and building relationships with the locals. Our goal is to bless this village, not to be like typical “farong” or foreigners who only come to take advantage. But to be a true blessing and show the Thai people the love of Christ through our lives. Huge breakthroughs happened last year (if you remember my story about my dear little friend, La Mud. Our first true Thai-Christian in Nahong! I had the privilege of getting to know her and discipling her and teaching her personally. My heart cannot wait to see her again!). And our ministry there is coming to a climax- we are praying that a church would be formed there soon. This year holds so much promise!
Anyways- now (as of August this year) I am on Missionary Staff with YWAM Northwoods. Which means, I am “self employed” and run on outside supporters to continue the ministry here. While at the same time being under the covering of Youth With A Mission’s name and am on a 2 year contract with them. So, it is living by faith everyday and gets difficult but I love my work- there is nothing I would rather do!
As Discipleship Training School Staff this year I will be helping to lead the team back to Nahong this winter. My heart is to continue the work there and see the Church form in the village. I am currently preparing in every way- getting emotionally ready to see our friends again. Getting a better handle on the Thai language- I hope I will actually be able to communicate clearly now with the villagers and teach English in the school more effectively. And financially- raising the money and support system I will need to logistically be able to go.
Please keep me in your prayers as I prepare to go back.
If you feel you could support me financially or would like to be on my prayer support team, let me know!
We will be flying out- 5 staff and 5 students- on December 31st and returning the last weekend in February.
My e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
My # here at Campus is: 715-353-2280
Feel free to contact me via facebook as well.
Thank you all!
Much love and God bless!