When we got to Thailand we dedicated our home to the Lord and we have enjoyed sharing our home in many different ways. Be it, Bible Studies, days of Prayer, or hosting travelers, the Lord is using our home. Praise God!
In the span of 7 days we were blessed to have people from 3 different countries stay with us. We were opening our home to bless them, and we hope they were blessed for having stayed here, but we too were blessed for having them stay with us.
The first two people to stay with us during that 7 day period were a brother and sister from New Zealand. We really enjoyed meeting them and getting to know them over their short stay with us. It was so interesting to hear about their lives in New Zealand, careers that we had no experience with. It was great to hear of their adventures as they boldly explored Thailand. They showed a small portion of the photos that they took along the way, and we were amazed. These photos will serve as wonderful memory stimulators for them, for years to come.
The day after our first guests left, a young couple from South Africa joined us. They have stayed with us before, but we always enjoy having them here. They joined in our Youth Group activities on Saturday and gave us some good ideas for Youth Group games. We were also blessed to share in times of prayer, and times of encouraging each other's hearts as we all seek to follow the Lord. Their passion and excitement about life is infectious.
A day later we were joined by John, a missionary from Mongolia. Talk about a temperature change! He left 30 below zero temperatures in Mongolia and came to Thailand where it was in the high 80's to low 90's. Unfortunately he had visited another country before coming to Thailand and was suffering from some stomach problems, but a friend of ours recommended some medicine and it did the trick. We enjoyed visiting with John for hours and sharing our hearts about our ministries.
How neat that prior to their coming, we did not even know two of the three groups that stayed with us, but because we shared a love of Christ we had an immediate bond that led to our being friends and family.
Thank you Lord for your ever growing family.
“Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers, even though they are strangers to you. They have told the church about your love. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God. It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans. We ought therefore to show hospitality to such men so that we may work together for the truth.” 3 John 1:5-8