We’ve discovered some wonderful things about Mae Sot, and the first is our Partners team. In particular, we have so much respect for our boss, Sonya. She is an amazing woman of God and longs to see the Partners team impacting the kingdom. It’s beautiful to hear her passion for prayer, for community among the team, and for one common purpose. It was encouraging to have her tells about the value of prayer in our work, our marriage, and every aspect of our lives here in Mae Sot. We really feel that God answered so many prayers in this team particularly. We’re excited to experience staff meetings, team bible studies, and a women’s bible study throughout this week.
We visited a growing little home church on Sunday. It was really lovely-just a little bigger than our Celebration community in Little Rock. There are between ten and forty people each week, we hear. The little glimpse we saw into it this week was very encouraging. It is a variety of Westerners from around the world working with various organizations and NGOs in the city, longing for community, encouragement, and family. It was also encouraging to tell people we had just started with Partners and see people’s reactions! We feel so blessed to be a part of a team that is truly impacting the local and more global community positively. Altogether, the church was really lovely.
We begin Karen lessons tomorrow at 1pm! We’ve been reviewing what we know all weekend and excited to be learning. We also loved what one supporter emailed us today: “If God can change the languages of all the people at the tower of Babel in one day, then He can teach you and Kelli Karen in a month.”
Please continue to pray for wisdom as we plan to purchase a motorbike this week and continue to look at housing. We long to be exactly where God wants, spending His money wisely, and glorifying Him in our actions & lifestyle here. Please pray as we make many of these initial decisions.
We can really see God’s faithfulness in so many of the small things we’ve already encountered. Thank you for continuing to pray!