Thailand has been a part of my life for the last 11 years. My two years as a student missionary created a special place in my heart for Thailand and the beautiful people who live there. A year after Robbie and I were married, we applied with AFM, and I looked forward to returning to work with the Thai people I had left a few years before.
Finally, after a year and a half of support raising and preparing, we launched to Thailand. I was so excited to be back in Thailand, eager to use the Thai I had learned years before and share in the work of reaching Thai people for God’s kingdom.
After two years of language learning for Robbie and a couple of moves, we settled in Surin, working with the Sorensens to help the church there be able to function and thrive when we moved to Khon Kaen to merge with the Central Thai project.
We developed friendships in every place we lived, trying to show Christ through our actions and our love for others. We trust that our lives have been a witness, and that our words have brought hope to those we have come in contact with. We may never know, this side of heaven, the lives we have touched.
Our furlough is now over, and sadly, so is our time in Thailand. We have served in Thailand for almost four years. We have loved our time there and the friends we have made. Thailand and the Thai people continue to hold a special place in our hearts and in our prayers.
Please look for our final article in next month’s magazine.