Let me wrap up the time that John Ward and Alex Mills from Batesville, Arkansas were here.
This is a picture of Alex teaching Wednesday Bible class with James Lork, the preacher translating.
This is the children's class in Borey's village.
Rich didn't get many pictures while they were in the villages but I wanted you to see a few.
I hope they were uplifted and encouraged after being here. It was wonderful to have them come from the North Heights congregation in Batesville to see the school and the fruits from the support that the congregation there has given for many years.
This year, Dad is teaching Mark in the mornings at CBI and Rich is teaching Philippians (he taught I, II, and III John for the first 2 weeks of February) in the afternoons.
It is always great to have them here. We try to enjoy the time as much as possible. Dad is 81 years old and Mom will be 80 next month. We don't know how much longer they can and/or want to make this trip every year.
After being missionaries in Thailand for 33 years, they now spend April though October in Palmer, Alaska. Dad teaches/ preaches all over Alaska and frequently teaches at the Lectureships there.
November 1st, they come back to Thailand. Because of visas, they can be there for 3 months. They spend those 3 months travelling all over the country teaching. Then they come to Cambodia in February. They go back to Thailand for another month (March), as you are allowed in Thailand without a visa for 30 days. Dad will be teaching Romans 1-11 in Chiang Mai. Their schedule is exhausting! They both are tireless workers for the Lord and I am so grateful for their example.
Please keep them in your prayers as they travel and teach. That they might have wisdom and strength.
They are both graduates of CBI (along with 2 more brothers) and are working in their home village.
Please continue to pray for the work here.
Pray for us that we use God's wisdom to best serve God and the people of this country.
Pray for our graduates that are out teaching; that they can be strong and stand against difficulties, and continue to grow in their faither as well.
Pray for the Christians here, that they may grow closer to God each day and walk with Him.
Pray for the lost souls here. Pray that we see the open doors that God has placed in our paths and find those receptive hearts.