The past two days have been full of joy and seeing how the Lord is moving here in Chiang Mai. Yesterday morning (Tuesday), we went to a ministry site called Create International, run by YWAM (which was super exciting for me since I am a YWAMer). We walked onto the base and met groups from all over, some from Bethany School of Missions in Minnesota and another group from YWAM Germany. At Create, they have a goal to evangelize to unreached people groups by making videos that portray the gospel so that those who have not heard it yet may hear and understand it in their own language. Many of these videos are animated and are contextualized in order to fit the culture of the people who watch these movies. Lots of hard work goes into this seeing that research must be done about the culture before making this video. Also, actors who know the language must be used in order to make these movies possible. Create International has a vision called the 2020 vision which means that they want to reach 75% of unreached people groups by the year 2020. It was incredible to see the work that they are doing and the commitment they have to make the gospel of Christ known to all people groups. They shared one story about showing a video to a tribe in Northern Thailand and after the video was over, 13 families accepted Christ! Praise the Lord for the work he is doing through Create and in unreached people groups. Keep Create International in your prayers as they continue to make a way for these people to hear about the love of Christ.
After going to Create, it was another day with TawSaeng working with the precious children there. We played games with the kids and had our first classroom time with them teaching them English. It was a challenge for some of us seeing that these kids can get a little wild, but it was fun nonetheless.
This morning, we were able to have an extended amount of time simply being with the Lord before we began our day. It was much needed, and after that we were ready to see what the Lord was going to do with the rest of our day. We had lunch with the TawSaeng staff which consisted of rice, chicken, liver, pork, and spicy noodles—all very good (pretty sure we have more pictures of food than we know what to do with). After that, we headed back to TawSaeng. We had worship and devotions, and then learned some Thai. It was quite hilarious trying to pronounce words that we don’t even know how to spell, but our teachers were very helpful. We were able to use a few words and phrases with the kids that night as we played games with them. Before the night ended, we taught English again and then said goodbye to the kids until tomorrow. It’s been a great couple of days seeing how the Lord is moving, how he continually brings us together in unity, and how he has kept us safe and healthy (for the most part).
Thank you all for your prayers and support. Please continue to pray for our team (our health and unity), for Create International, for the city of Chiang Mai, and for the kids and staff at TawSaeng.