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Our daughter Preaw has a great opportunity to help out at the IWM conference. She will be taking care of the little kids there. I think it is a great opportunity for her to see that you don’t have to be a white English speaker to be a missionary!

And said unto him, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and come into the land which I shall shew thee. Acts 7:3

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Prayer list:

1. A volunteer
2. A thai worker
3. A truck
4. Please pray for the protection from the smoke season that is about to come.
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I know this sounds unbelievable or it sounds like she was copying me, but she was saying it that’s why I pulled out my phone to record. If anyone else said this I probably wouldn’t believe them either but, “Happy” is her first word. She said it and I wanted her to keep saying it, so I started saying it. It’s actually the only word she can say in English or Thai and today she has said it about 1000 times. I don’t know if she understands what she is saying but it made me super happy. I like to think she does understand and was just expressing her overwhelming happiness.

So, Evangeleen doesn’t have CF or any other disease. She is slowly gaining weight, she has 3 teeth and is starting to walk and crawl at the same time, she is 11 months old and she is still coughing.

Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. Isaiah 12:3 KJV

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Prayer list:

1. A volunteer
2. A thai worker
3. A truck
4. Please pray for the protection from the smoke season that is about to come.
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Christmas has passed and it was a good one! We didn’t spend a lot, no presents from America and all the kids were happy. I want to thank my lifesource community church family for making it possible.

We also made cards and banana bread and took it to an old folks home not too far from our house to sing to the old ladies. They really enjoyed it, but they enjoyed Evangeleen more.

We have been to this old folks home twice now, once this year and once last year. It made me sad and angry with myself that just like their families we had neglected them. I saw how much joy they had from our family doing such a small thing and wondered why we don’t do it more. It makes me feel like I’m not living the way that God intends us to when He says, “Go and visit the widows and orphans...” and these kids need to learn to be there for other people.

I believe the Christian message is helping the helpless, young or old, rich or poor, healthy or sick, Christian or Buddhist(or any other faith). Being there for the people who need a friend and showing them the love of my best friend, Jesus. I am so sad to think that for one whole year I was so wrapped up in my little world that I didn’t even think to go and visit them. When we were there our contact there told us the ladies kept asking if we were coming. Ugh, man it makes me feel like such a scrub, I couldn’t even go one more time throughout the year.

Anyway, I can sit around and feel like the scrubbiest scrub ever or I can do something about it. This year I’m not sure how many times we are going to go but we will be there for much longer on New Years and probably again on Valentine’s Day. I am going to make it my goal not to forget or neglect them and live out the gospel in that old folks home.

“Proverbs 31:8-9
Speak up for the people who have no voice,
for the rights of all the down-and-outers.
Speak out for justice!
Stand up for the poor and destitute!”

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Prayer list:

1. A volunteer
2. A thai worker
3. A truck
4. Wisdom for the Dr. re-evaluating Evangeleen’s CT scan

Kanchanit Kornrattanasak Boonyada Dechsri น้อง'ง ดาววว น็อต' หล่อ'อ น็อต เด๋อ'อ. วัชระ ดอกชาแซม วัชระ ดอกชาแซม ซากุระกับฮายะกิ ซากุระกับฮายะกิ
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Hard to believe that this isn’t my whole family. Thinking back on my life, I just can’t believe that I am where I am! I am married to a wonderful woman and have a beautiful baby girl! But wait there’s more.... 9 other kids too! To think we will have 2 more this next year as well.

I have been looking back at my life and I cannot believe how selfish I used to be. I’m still selfish now but not like I used to be and I am working on it. Everyone was a means to an end. Everyone had a purpose in my life and that was it. I was a user. Now I spend my life being used. By God as a tool for His glory and man! It is awesome!

Is my life boring? Sometimes. Do I get upset and angry? Sometimes. Do my kids drive me crazy? Almost all the time. Do I love them? All the time. I wish I could have had all of them since they were little babies but can’t. All I can do is love them now!

Through the ups and downs of raising all these kids there has been one thing that is constant, God is good. All the time, really! God has made the impossible seem simple to us and the things He has done has blown us away. So many things He has done have brought me to tears saying, “Why do you love me so much when all I do is run from your love?” To be honest I don’t know but with all these kids I’m starting to understand more everyday. Because I am God’s son (Really feels weird to say it like that because of the Nas album). I turn from Him and He still loves me.

“Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭6:13‬ ‭KJV

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Prayer list:
1. All of our kids to know God
2. Thai worker
3. Truck
4. Volunteer
5. Enough money for my visa
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Balancing life with a baby and 7 kids is hard. Sometimes the things I need to do the most fall to the side. Since this baby has come my study time, my free time, my time with the other kids and time with my wife have all been hard to come by.

It’s funny to look back on how I used to look at dads and husbands when they said they just didn’t have the time to read the Bible. If I had a full time 40+ hr a week job, I would be drowning and probably contemplating things that I shouldn’t be. I have a lot of respect for the men out there who go and work 40 hrs a week and then come home to a house full of kids and still have the time and energy to be the spiritual leader of the family. #madprops

I just want to say how much I love and respect my wife! She does so much for my family and I! She gave up her dreams to accept the call that God put on our hearts! Now she has 8 kids that all want her time. In our house at all times you will always hear “Kru Mod” there is always someone who is wanting more from her. A crying baby, a whining kid, husband who needs translation, someone is always demanding her time. I just want to say again how much i love and appreciate her!

“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:10-12‬ ‭KJV

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We are a husband and wife who love God!  We live in Mae teang, Thailand and we have too many kids!  We have 6 teenagers from 13-18 years old!  We worked in the Bangkok slum around On Nut 49 for 2 years before the Lord called us to take care of scholarship kids here in Mae teang.  We have a passion for discipleship and teens.

Daonin was cut out on the right side! (FYI I’m not very good at websites)

 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Matthew 28:18-20

This verse Motivates us to teach young people how to live a life that is consistent with the teachings of the Bible and show them what a life in service to God looks like.  Everyday we spend time in learning the Bible and praising God.  I will be the first to admit that we are not perfect in our actions or in our theology, but we are striving everyday to get closer to Jesus and show these kids the love of God.

Most of these kids are not your classic “scholarship kids”, as most of them come from very bad situations.  They come from houses and families that are full of drug abuse, alcohol abuse, mental abuse, physical abuse and sexual abuse.  These kids have been hurt and damaged by the people closest to them, the people who were supposed to protect them from the dangers of this world.  Many have been abandoned and given up on by the people who are supposed to love them unconditionally and support them.  We hope to show them what a real family looks like, what the love of a mother and father looks like and what it looks like to be a member of a large family.  We hope to give them an example so they have something to model their families after.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

James 1:27

The slums of Thailand are full of people who have been forgotten, neglected, and thrown away.  There are the elderly, handicapped, drug addicts, drug dealers, prostitutes, and the children of all of them.  They are living their lives broken and bankrupt struggling to get by until the day that they die.  They live in shacks, under bridges and in hallways with up to 15 people in one “house” struggling to get enough food for everyone.

The kids at our home are all awesome, even though they don’t have much they’re happy with what they have.  We hope to show them how to live a good and godly life, they have been lacking good parents or good role models and were forced to look up to drug dealers and prostitutes.  Little boys doing the things that grown men do and little girls dressing like bar girls, and it breaks my heart to see these things.  These kids need love and are finding it in all the wrong places and we hope to show these kids how to find the love they seek in Jesus.


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