Here is a picture of our most recent cell group, which is another part of our ministry where we come together to pray, worship, and eat! This is for students who have already started following Jesus or are curious about learning more. Most of the students have become believers through the ministry of CO in the past couple years (Earth, Piano, Ploy, Beau and more!)
Our friend Aun (in the red shirt, left side) has been attending every cell group and although he still isn't a Christian, he says he feels accepted by us and is really attracted to the community we have. We have been able to have so many awesome spiritual conversations this year. Pray that God would work in Aun's heart soon!
We have also been able to serve in Engineering a good bit lately by teaching English. We taught two separate classes of 30-35 students. I had a lot of fun teaching idioms among other things, and the students loved the class! I also taught a writing class for a group of PhD and grad students. We've been given lots of favor in this faculty! Pray that it would continue next year and that the students would feel loved and served through the class. I'm also praying that it would be full of freshmen in the future!
He found a cool place to take a nap in the 7/11. Anything goes in Thailand!
Loi Krathong is a Buddhist holiday. They believe they are sending their sin away in the lanterns and banana leaf boats by making tribute to the river goddess. It's been interesting to ask students about their views on sin and how Buddha and Jesus approach it in radically different ways.
In December, my team and I will be headed back to the states for a few weeks to renew our visas and spend Christmas with our families! Thailand recently cancelled the type of visa we currently have so we are pursuing other options for next year. Please pray that all of the pieces would come together quickly and that time in the states would be refueling.
for your commitment to being a part of my team! I cannot truly tell you how grateful I am for your prayers and financial investments in what God is doing through me here at Chiang Mai University.