I have sent you a million letters, but I have not yet gotten them written down.
And to top that, I just totally lost this email file – twice! So it has been said three ways. Quirky computer! I must say a reverberating THANKS to you for praying for my neck. I haven’t been doing the kind of work I was earlier and my neck has been back to usual for quite some time now. It is so good to be able to follow sound with my eyes. God is good. Thanks, Pray-er!
Crazy unplanned time-eating interruptions have been the keynote of Feb.
The termites are still at it after months of regular checking. So they sprayed double. The smell still lingers after many days and I sneeze when I get near the main spot.
When the school across the street builds a new building (every few years) the water is shut off at night and then comes on with the wallop of a geyser after daylight. Each of those times, my kitchen faucet has jumped off and I have a filthy spewing “old faithful.” It happened 3 times in a row this go-round. Putting in new tape and replacing the faucet was not enough. The last time, I swept water from the kitchen for 2 hours. I called the pastor to say I could not come to the meeting about kids SS. He said if I’d come, he’d fix the faucet.
- Pray for the poor people of the nation, those on a fixed or nature-dependent income who cannot contend with the cost rise.
- Repairmen need work, but please pray that I won’t have to spend time on household issues rather than spiritual ones.
My Sunday School teaching partner, Mrs. Delighted (Pleum), is a school teacher. She asked me to help her with a presentation that she has been asked to give over the summer break for the Thailand National Christian Teachers Association. I am not allowed to count this as part of my assignment, so I need to add some hours to my days in order to do it. The subject pertains to integrating the Bible usage across-curriculum.
- Please pray that I will have time if God wills; she will apply herself to do her part; and that the message will have God’s planned affect.
- Praise for some internet resources—but in English.
The PM10 (Coarse particulate matter 10 microns or less diameter per cubic meter of air) level today in MaeSae (Golden triangle) is 152 and the station nearest my house is at 112. That is the soot from the field burning. The MaeSae level shows that much of it is likely coming from 2 neighboring countries. Zero is the best count and a 50 begins to get unsafe.
- Everyone in the affected areas needs lots of health-covering prayer to keep going.
- Pray for farmers to learn and practice better and healthier methods.
I have word that a Hmong pastor friend is possibly under threat of being reported to the police for causing family problems. The cause—he baptized a young man who accepted Christ as savior. He believes that with prayer it will blow over.
- Pray that the report will not be made.
- Pray for the family to be saved
- Pray for the young man to not give up, but show love and kindness toward his parents.
- Pray for encouragement for Pastor “Wisdom” (translation of his name) and the young man.
The included photo is of me singing my Thai translation of “Ancient Words” during a Special Sunday Sing. I sing about 2 octaves lower and scrape compared to my youth-time voice. Thanks to my neighbor Hennie for taking it with her cell phone.
I am preparing kids lesson for the cleansing of the temple. Thank God for the cleansing power of Jesus’ blood.
Yours because of it,