Final Thoughts from Thailand

Sarah Rogers – MSU - Thailand

Sarah Rogers

Sawadi cah!  It has been a very action packed two weeks! We had our last week in Buriram, then went to visit villages in a province called Roi-Et before coming back to Bangkok. 

During our last week in Buriram, we taught each of our classes one last time. It was so amazing, because we were able to incorporate the Good News into our lesson plan! It was such an awesome opportunity to plant seeds into so many kids who were so young. The Lord is so mighty, and has opened so many doors for us!

We visited another village in Buriram for a day, because we do not teach on that day (Tuesday). In this village, they are hoping to start a church soon. We walked around the village with our friend that lived here and prayed for the people. We can tell that this village is becoming very fruitful! There were a few new believers, and one lady who could not walk came to know Christ while we were there! However, we also are realizing that it is hard for new believers to fully let go of their old ways. The first person we saw accept Christ (he was in my first update) lived in this village.  When we visited his house, he still had his amulets above his door, and incense and idols in his house. Also, later we found out that this lady gave back the Bible that was given to her when we went back to Buriram.  After we left, someone had come to her and told her something that scared her back into her old ways. 

Group of Children

The following Saturday, a few members from the church in Bangkok came and took us to Roi-Et the next day. Here, we went to several different villages over the course of three days, and we stayed at church members’ houses. We were able to share the gospel with so many people on this trip! On the first day, we visited 2 different villages. By the end of the day, 5 people had come to know Christ!

The second village was very far from civilization, so one of the meats they ate was rat, and I got to try it! We spent the night there, then taught English at 2 different schools— one in that village, then one in a different village. We were able to share the gospel to both schools!

Class

The next day, we visited two more villages – sharing the gospel, discipling, and loving on the people – before heading back to Buriram that night. The next morning, several of the kids and grandmas we grew close to came to the church to worship and say goodbye. Everyone went around and shared the impact we had on them, and I could tell we were a huge encouragement to them. Saying goodbye is always so hard, because we love these people so much. I am so grateful, though, because we could not have had a more proper goodbye. 

After saying our goodbyes, the church members from Bangkok took us back to Bangkok. Once we got there, we arrived just in time for Wednesday night service! Although the room was so tiny, it was filled with so many people that we knew and loved! 

This past weekend, we helped lead an English camp, which was our last ministry task we had planned for this trip. We traveled about 2-3 hours away to the closest beach to do the camp. It was such an amazing way to not only help people learn English, but also to build relationships and share the gospel. I got really close to this girl named New. One of my teammates shared the gospel with her, and she was interested immediately! We are planning on getting a Thai/ English bible to her sometime this week! 

We are pretty much finished with our time here! Before we leave, we will be going sightseeing throughout Bangkok, including going to Chinatown, a floating market, and riding elephants! It will be tons of fun!! We will also attend the church’s camp the day before we fly back. 

Although we are almost finished with our ministry here, I would like to encourage you to continue to pray for Thailand, that God would send more people here to share, and that He would soften their hearts so that they can boldly accept Him and drop their old ways. Please pray for safe travels back home – for us and all the summer m’s!

This will be my last update. I want to thank you for all the prayers and support you have given me! I can really tell that God has had His hand on us!

Child in a wheelchair

Sawadi cah!  It has been a very action packed two weeks! We had our last week in Buriram, then went to visit villages in a province called Roi-Et before coming back to Bangkok. 

During our last week in Buriram, we taught each of our classes one last time. It was so amazing, because we were able to incorporate the Good News into our lesson plan! It was such an awesome opportunity to plant seeds into so many kids who were so young. The Lord is so mighty, and has opened so many doors for us!

We visited another village in Buriram for a day, because we do not teach on that day (Tuesday). In this village, they are hoping to start a church soon. We walked around the village with our friend that lived here and prayed for the people. We can tell that this village is becoming very fruitful! There were a few new believers, and one lady who could not walk came to know Christ while we were there! However, we also are realizing that it is hard for new believers to fully let go of their old ways. The first person we saw accept Christ (he was in my first update) lived in this village.  When we visited his house, he still had his amulets above his door, and incense and idols in his house. Also, later we found out that this lady gave back the Bible that was given to her when we went back to Buriram.  After we left, someone had come to her and told her something that scared her back into her old ways. 

The following Saturday, a few members from the church in Bangkok came and took us to Roi-Et the next day. Here, we went to several different villages over the course of three days, and we stayed at church members’ houses. We were able to share the gospel with so many people on this trip! On the first day, we visited 2 different villages. By the end of the day, 5 people had come to know Christ!

The second village was very far from civilization, so one of the meats they ate was rat, and I got to try it! We spent the night there, then taught English at 2 different schools— one in that village, then one in a different village. We were able to share the gospel to both schools!

The next day, we visited two more villages – sharing the gospel, discipling, and loving on the people – before heading back to Buriram that night. The next morning, several of the kids and grandmas we grew close to came to the church to worship and say goodbye. Everyone went around and shared the impact we had on them, and I could tell we were a huge encouragement to them. Saying goodbye is always so hard, because we love these people so much. I am so grateful, though, because we could not have had a more proper goodbye. 

After saying our goodbyes, the church members from Bangkok took us back to Bangkok. Once we got there, we arrived just in time for Wednesday night service! Although the room was so tiny, it was filled with so many people that we knew and loved! 

This past weekend, we helped lead an English camp, which was our last ministry task we had planned for this trip. We traveled about 2-3 hours away to the closest beach to do the camp. It was such an amazing way to not only help people learn English, but also to build relationships and share the gospel. I got really close to this girl named New. One of my teammates shared the gospel with her, and she was interested immediately! We are planning on getting a Thai/ English bible to her sometime this week! 

We are pretty much finished with our time here! Before we leave, we will be going sightseeing throughout Bangkok, including going to Chinatown, a floating market, and riding elephants! It will be tons of fun!! We will also attend the church’s camp the day before we fly back. 

Although we are almost finished with our ministry here, I would like to encourage you to continue to pray for Thailand, that God would send more people here to share, and that He would soften their hearts so that they can boldly accept Him and drop their old ways. Please pray for safe travels back home – for us and all the summer m’s!

This will be my last update. I want to thank you for all the prayers and support you have given me! I can really tell that God has had His hand on us!

Sawadi cah!  It has been a very action packed two weeks! We had our last week in Buriram, then went to visit villages in a province called Roi-Et before coming back to Bangkok. 

During our last week in Buriram, we taught each of our classes one last time. It was so amazing, because we were able to incorporate the Good News into our lesson plan! It was such an awesome opportunity to plant seeds into so many kids who were so young. The Lord is so mighty, and has opened so many doors for us!

We visited another village in Buriram for a day, because we do not teach on that day (Tuesday). In this village, they are hoping to start a church soon. We walked around the village with our friend that lived here and prayed for the people. We can tell that this village is becoming very fruitful! There were a few new believers, and one lady who could not walk came to know Christ while we were there! However, we also are realizing that it is hard for new believers to fully let go of their old ways. The first person we saw accept Christ (he was in my first update) lived in this village.  When we visited his house, he still had his amulets above his door, and incense and idols in his house. Also, later we found out that this lady gave back the Bible that was given to her when we went back to Buriram.  After we left, someone had come to her and told her something that scared her back into her old ways. 

The following Saturday, a few members from the church in Bangkok came and took us to Roi-Et the next day. Here, we went to several different villages over the course of three days, and we stayed at church members’ houses. We were able to share the gospel with so many people on this trip! On the first day, we visited 2 different villages. By the end of the day, 5 people had come to know Christ!

The second village was very far from civilization, so one of the meats they ate was rat, and I got to try it! We spent the night there, then taught English at 2 different schools— one in that village, then one in a different village. We were able to share the gospel to both schools!

The next day, we visited two more villages – sharing the gospel, discipling, and loving on the people – before heading back to Buriram that night. The next morning, several of the kids and grandmas we grew close to came to the church to worship and say goodbye. Everyone went around and shared the impact we had on them, and I could tell we were a huge encouragement to them. Saying goodbye is always so hard, because we love these people so much. I am so grateful, though, because we could not have had a more proper goodbye. 

After saying our goodbyes, the church members from Bangkok took us back to Bangkok. Once we got there, we arrived just in time for Wednesday night service! Although the room was so tiny, it was filled with so many people that we knew and loved! 

This past weekend, we helped lead an English camp, which was our last ministry task we had planned for this trip. We traveled about 2-3 hours away to the closest beach to do the camp. It was such an amazing way to not only help people learn English, but also to build relationships and share the gospel. I got really close to this girl named New. One of my teammates shared the gospel with her, and she was interested immediately! We are planning on getting a Thai/ English bible to her sometime this week! 

We are pretty much finished with our time here! Before we leave, we will be going sightseeing throughout Bangkok, including going to Chinatown, a floating market, and riding elephants! It will be tons of fun!! We will also attend the church’s camp the day before we fly back. 

Although we are almost finished with our ministry here, I would like to encourage you to continue to pray for Thailand, that God would send more people here to share, and that He would soften their hearts so that they can boldly accept Him and drop their old ways. Please pray for safe travels back home – for us and all the summer m’s!

This will be my last update. I want to thank you for all the prayers and support you have given me! I can really tell that God has had His hand on us!