We want to tell you about our Thursday.
Sandy’s friend, Supatra, is the principal of a country high school in the Chachoengsao province. She is a sweet Thai lady who is always smiling and wanted us to do a Christmas program at her school. We were not able to fit it in at Christmas time, but she invited us again for Children’s Day on January 10. After talking with her more, we learned that she had about 300 students at her school and wanted us to fill 2 hours of assembly. When we sat down to plan our program on Tuesday afternoon, I was slightly overwhelmed. What do you do with 300 students and how do you keep them all engaged? But we pulled together and by Thursday morning, we had several games, two English songs, a drime, and a story to share. Despite being overwhelmed at first, the program was a hit. The kids declared God’s glory over the land as they sang “Awesome God,” and Louise shared the gospel message. What a great opportunity it was. When we say “Yes” to God, God’s name is preached and glorified.
After the program we met with Supatra and she graciously thanked us for coming. She expressed her concern for the kids and the school, and wondered how she could make it better. Louise shared with her that when we have problems we ask God and he helps us. We asked Supatra if we could pray for her and she readily agreed. Afterwards we enjoyed a wonderful meal and a tour of the school grounds. When we say “Yes” to God, we share God’s love with those around us and sow seeds in faith.
On our way home, we saw a lady on the side of the road. Now this is not all together unheard of in Thailand, but this lady looked distressed. Sandy stopped the car and we found out that this woman, Alika, had just been attacked by a man, pulled off her bike and robbed of her purse. She was not hurt, but was in tears. We comforted her, prayed over her, and gave her some money to help replace the phone that was stollen, along with her purse. Louise shared the gospel with her and she said she knew God, but had not been to a church in years because there is no church nearby. Louise invited her to Bethel and gave her contact information and tracts. When we say “Yes” to God, we have divine encounters and share the love of Christ.
Sunday morning, Sandy picks up Alika and her three young children and brings them to church. Alika hears the gospel message and is convicted to accept Christ as her personal Savior. When we say “Yes” to God, people accept Christ.