We had an event called “Open House” to recruit students for our COSC . Thank you for all your prayers. It went very well, and praise God, for many students decided to sign up at that day. More girls than guys ;) We trust and would like to see more guys to join the camp!
Last year I did the Basic Grammar workshop. This year is Baking workshop. I am very excited for that!!!! I know there are many details or lot of work to prepare but it is going to be fun!
"Baking Workshop presentation"
We had Songkran at our church. It celebrates Thai new year and also is a time to respect our older people. At that day we asked the older people at our church to sit and we showed them love and respect by pouring the water on their hands and saying a blessing. I think this is a beautiful picture of relationship and community at our church.
"Community team Songkran activities"
"Galatians bible study group"
My personal learning
I am having a bible study in Galatians. I really love this bible study. This book points us to the real gospel. Paul helped the the Galatians to understand the real meaning of the gospel, that salvation only comes through believing in Christ. Not by following the law. And we can't follow the law and gain our salvation by ourselves. Through Jesus we are free from the control of the law and we are the children of God! Salvation is not only for the Jews, but for anyone who will believe in the gospel.
For myself I have felt so thankful for the abundance of God grace and His promises for us. I have learned to hold tight to His promises and my identity that is already in Christ. This helps me to walk in my daily life with him!
A gift-promise needs only to be believed to be received, but a law-wage must be obeyed to be received.
The law shows us as we really are. And so the law points us to see Christ as He really is: our Savior, the One who obeyed the law on our behalf and then died in our place so that we might receive the promised blessing. The law allows us to love Jesus, and enables us to show our love in grateful obedience to Him.
"Galatians for you"
"Sunday Songkran at Church"
Thank God for a new friend. Her name is Pboon. She just opened her own shop in my neighbourhood and not far from our Church. Her place is named Grow Juice Bar & cafe. I went there and got to know her. We are the same age and get along well. I had an opportunity to tell her that I am a Christian and our church is near here. I would like to keep a relationship with her and hope she will come visit church. Some of our church members and I went there for fellowship and to have bible study. Maybe this will be good opportunity for her to see christian’s life. Please pray for her!
"Community girls team time"
- Wisdom and strength for our COSC preparation. It's coming!
- My health. Now I am just taking 2 pills per day for the Lupus.
- My Raising support. Trusting God for $ 200 more in monthly support.
Thank you so much for being a part of our ministry and saving the lost people in Thailand. Your prayers and support are very valuable and huge blessing for us!
Thank God for the opportunity to have our Resource Team retreat this past January.
I have been encouraged by the values that God gave us at the retreat. These values will remind me of and help me focus on serving this year.
1. Jesus is our all.
2.Serve like Jesus.
3.Provide quality work.
4.Continue to develop our resources. how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify ourconscience from dead works to serve the living God. Hebrew 9:14
In the first week of February we had staff training with the director of CO Lexington & CO Memphis. We learned about how to be a healthy staff person and mobilization. The first encouraging thing from those topic is from John 12:24-26Jesus is the grain of wheat who falls into the earth and dies for our sin and give us new lives. This a great example for us to follow. It is not easy to die to ourselves because it means you will face suffering and you may have to surrender something you don’t want to. The encouraging this is that God will transform you through the suffering. Our lives will be changed and be fruitful!
The 2nd thing I have learned is from hearing what they do in their mobilization. I am very excited about this because this training helps me see the big picture of how to help the students who are going to graduate. I want to encourage and help them to have heart like Jesus and help them to see that God can use their lives for the lost world. They can change the world!
" Congratulations! for Ja ae & Loogmee "
"Som & Som"
Som & Som who are going to graduate and in the process to transfer in community team. We continue to talk with them about God’s design, their desire, vision and ect.
Yelly, one of graduate girls who now works at the Science faculty. They have their fellowship every Wednesday for lunch with other believers who also work there. Thank God for preparing a great community for her. I have seen her desire to pour her life out and be a witness to people around her including the maids at her workplace.
We had a birthday party for Nick, a 2nd year girl who joined English camp last year and who came to Christ last December. On that day, she said she felt warm and overwhelmed of the love she received from everyone. She never had a special birthday day like this before. What she said touched my heart. God used this to remind me that showing love like this is not normal because God‘s love is always powerful as it can touch and fill anyone's heart. There was a girl named Apple at the party. She was the only one who is not a believer. I was sure that God’s love through the body of Christ will touch her heart. And I would like to see her come to know Christ one day.
Praise the Lord!!! The week after the party, I heard that Apple prayed to receive Christ!!!!!!! She is Bobby’s niece. She also participated in the English camp last year same as Nick. She heard the gospel many times there. I heard about her heart was very hard at first. But over time God began to soften it and change her heart and come to know him finally!
Apple, Nick & Teoy
God’s love is so powerful! This is encouraging me to keep showing God’s love and to pray for people who seem not interested in God or have very hard heart!
This makes me think of my younger sister who has heard the gospel for a long time but her heart is still hard! So I will put my hope in the Lord and continue to pray for her. I would like to see her come to know Christ one day! Please pray for her also.
Namfon & Me
Please pray for:
1. The new believers: Wut, Nick and Apple.
2. Our staff meeting with Chiang Mai team on March 3-6. 3. Our preparing for COSC 2015 on June (CO Summer Camp).There are about 35 short term university students coming this semester! 4. And after COSC, we are going to have TSP (Thai summer project) for Christian students. COKK & COCM will attend together.
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. 1 John 4:9-12