Hi everyone! Okay so the last 2 weeks have been busy for the Nelsons. As most of you know Joe, Sam and a young man named John just returned from their 56 hour bus ride and 5 day trip to and from Northern Thailand. Joe was blessed enough to be invited by Pastor Eric to come and give a charge to the students as they were graduating from their first semester of Bible College .How truly blessed we are to have been a part of that. We also have guests right now, Benny and Long from Cambodia. They serve at Water of Life ministries where the team from our church CCVV just went on a missions trip. We are really blessed to have them here helping with the ministry.
Since Joe has returned home he has been very busy with entertaining guests, business meetings, working on our visa situation, and also working with the newest member to our family Kaeng. We have been praying for a long time for clear direction and a vision for the people of Thailand. We believe that the Lord has given us a clear vision for this area and these people. Those of you that know us and our hearts for the Lord you know that Jesus saved us from a life filled with destruction, drug abuse and violence. We have observed over the past few months the tremendous amount of drug use and violence in our area. While still seeking yet feeling the Lord's direction, we received a call one day asking if we could take in Kaeng and restore him. I guess that is the Lord saying move forward. As we do so we are asking that you would join us in prayer. This ministry is in the beginning stages and needs much prayer for direction and a clear goal for the men of the ministry.
On a personal note the children will begin their first day of home school September 3.Everyone's health is great. Jacob had a tooth pulled this week; his filling fell out and was causing him pain. So, we told the dentist pull it out. It was a baby tooth anyway. My allergies have settled and I have not had any facial swelling for about a week already praise the Lord. Joe and his family are mourning a sudden loss of his grandfather. Please keep them in your prayers. Sam is also doing great every morning, she gets up and goes to a school nearby and teaches English. Please keep her in your prayers. We will be saying goodbye to her on Saturday and she will be dearly missed. Joe's plate is full at the moment so beginning this week I will be taking over the newsletter, the books and writing English curriculum for the Prison. With all that said please keeps us all in your prayers we desperately need them.
Kaeng's salvation and restoration
God's direction for the Ministry
God to guide and direct Joe as he begins to lead these men
Joe and his family in their time of mourning
Kid's schooling and me (Sarah) as their teacher
Also for Gods provision
|Pastor Eric,Joe and the Bible students|
|Joe and Kaeng|
|Sam and the kids|