Dear friends, the past two months have been intense -- we lost two of our international students in a motorbike accident. The loss brought students and teachers together in a wonderful way, but we would much rather have the two young men with us still. One of the boys' parents came to Thailand to take their son's body home, and our community enfolded them in love. Our memorial worship service was a comfort to them and all of us.
I've traveled to Bangkok three times in the past 2 months to collect data for my research on listening prayer that I'm super excited about, and I am not quite keeping my head above water in my role as General Secretary for ACUCA (Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia).
All this to say that planning for our English Camp this summer (July 8-22) is only hobbling along, but it is moving forward. So far we have 8 volunteers planning to come, and two other churches have expressed the possibility of sending a couple or a team.
We will have two camps, one with 130 nursing students and another with about 60 Accountancy students. We'd like at least 12 volunteers so we can divide the students into 6 groups so we can rotate them through activity stations. So please consider joining us or recruiting someone good to come.
And I'm attaching a letter with an update on Gwaan--whose story many of you have heard, but which is continuing as God uses him to blaze new trails of ministry in Thailand as a counselor in a school for blind children. Enjoy.
And enjoy celebrating the most wonderful event in human history -- Jesus is risen and He is Lord.
Rev. Esther Wakeman, Ph.D.
Chiang Mai 50000 Thailand