Hi friends – one of our lovely team members has been writing updates describing our time in Bangkok and Vietnam. We wanted to share these emails with you in case you were curious about what we have been doing these past two months, enjoy!
_We’ve had a busy and exciting last week in Thailand!_ Thursday and Friday were both open ministry days._ On Thursday night the girls went to Pat Pong (the area of Bangkok best known for sex tourism) to prayer walk and worship._ God moved powerfully and we definitely had some divine appointments._ One group on a previous visit had prayed for a Thai student who had been involved at Baan Jai Diaow, but now was working in an unknown bar._ It was so exciting on this visit to be divinely led to him, out of all the people working in this area, and have the opportunity to remind him of God’s unfailing love and faithfulness!_ We’re praying that he will consider returning to BJD and opening himself afresh to God, as_everyone has been missing him.
_Friday was “Fun Day” with the BJD students, we wanted a day set apart for hanging out specifically with them._ All 40-something of us showed off our bowling skills (or lack thereof) at a local alley._ Saturday was an off day so we spent our time exploring the city and meeting up with friends – quite a few of us have been bale to hang out with our Thai friends more than once, which has been very cool._ Relationships are so key in this ministry.
_Sunday we went to the Evangelical Church of Bangkok with_some Thai friends_and really enjoyed the service, which included a college choir from a Georgia university, here on an Asian tour._ That evening, we got together with BJD and played soccer (guys) and handball (girls) on a court we’d rented privately._ A YWAM team from Wiscomsin came and joined the fun.
_Monday we spent debriefing our five weeks in Thailand, and the guys did their usual sports ministry._ The remainder of our time will be Vietnam prep and spending time with BJD before we leave Thursday morning._
_As a reminder, we leave for Vietnam Thursday January 11th at 9 am, and will be there until January 27th._ Only the leaders will have internet and phone access during these 16 days, so please do not worry about not hearing from the students._ I (Katie) will still be writing the updates, and Steve will be emailing them out to you._ This is just for security purposes.
_YWAM San Francisco