Hello dear friends,
Though Shirley & I are still in the USA, we have some recent photos to share.
All of our families, staff, a visiting family, and our college students took a Saturday to return to the small Buddhist school that we helped last year. Once again, we spent an entire day doing cleaning, yard-work, and trash-collection over the classrooms and school grounds. It is an opportunity for Faithful Heart to demonstrate our love, and be “Salt & Light” in that community. “…you should be a light for other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and will praise your Father in heaven.” (MATT 5:16)
In the foreground, our new house mother and the boys from Home of Light, we happy to do their part in the school cleanup day.
“You will have the fruit of the work of your hands: happy will you be, and all will be well for you.” (Psalm 128:2)
Here are three of the new boys, already they are friends, acting like real “brothers”, as they have their picture taken.
“Whatever happens, dear friends, be glad in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you this,” (Philippians 3:1)
At home, the boys were busy with their homework as house mother Pahn tries to help & encourage them.
“So encourage each other and give each other strength, just as you are doing now.” (1 Thess 5:11)
Little Champion, from Home of Promise, celebrated his birthday as the boys wait for him to blow out candles on his cake. They grow so quickly!
Then we will no longer be like children, forever changing our minds about what we believe … Instead, we will lovingly follow the truth at all times–speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly–and so become more and more in every way like Christ.” (Eph 4:14-16 abridged)
Already, the new boys are learning to pray together, with their house parents, several times each day.
One time Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, his followers said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1)
We are praying for you: May God bless you with health, strength, spiritual wisdom, and all the resources you need to shine for Jesus each day!
Grace and peace in Christ,