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Callahan Corner: Mar 26, 2017

Hello dear friends,

Margaret Thatcher once said, “I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.” As followers of Christ, we can be extraordinarily patient because we trust that God will ultimately have his way—His will be done. This week we can share some recent “little steps” in our ministry. “And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up.” (Gal 6:9)

At our boys dorm, Home of Comfort, there are several new faces. These 3 young guys (plus a 4th not pictured) have come from the small dorm we support in Samoeng. Here they will have access to a good high school and better education. As you can see, two of the boys are twin brothers. “he [Jesus] remarked, “My mother and my brothers are all those who hear the message of God and obey it.” (Luke 8:21) Samoeng boys

Barnabus, on the left, just graduated from his college/tech program and he plans to leave our college dorm when he finds a good job. At Home of Promise, house mother Nidt (on the right) shows us her brand new baby boy—named Winner. Now this sweet family has two young boys of their own, plus the five orphan girls living in their home. “Everything is appropriate in its own time.” (Ecc 3:11) Out and In banner

For the past month, we’ve been dealing with water problems: either there’s no water at all, or its greenish brown, or our pump burned-up—blah, blah, blah! On Thursday, one of our college boys, volunteered to climb our water-tower and help clean the algae from inside our tank. Pray that clean water is on our horizon. “They were not thirsty when he [God] led them through the deserts; he divided the rock, and water gushed out for them to drink.” (Isaiah 48:21) Tower climb

Matt & Audrey, Joy, and a few of our college dorm students drove over the mountain to visit the Mae Chaem dorm that we support. While there, they interviewed & advised some of the older teens who dream of attending college. If they can pass the entrance exam (not easy), we’d try to find each one a sponsor so they could live in our college dorm. “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!” (Eph 3:20 The Message) IMG_4128

Finally, for days now, our home/office has reeked with the nauseating smell of a dead varmint–gecko, mouse, lizard… who knows! We’ve looked everywhere, and found nothing but the strong odor. This happens about once a year, and lasts 3-4 days. We’re spraying lots of air freshener, but whatever died is winning the battle. Here I’m pretending to eat a dead-&-dried “tokay” we found stuck in a door frame. “Creatures that crawl on the ground are detestable and not to be eaten.” (Lev 11:41) IMG_0481

As always, we covet your prayers for all the children, and families, and Christian ministries we support.
“I [we] have not stopped giving thanks to God for you. We remember you in our prayers.” (Eph 1:16 para)

Grace and Peace and much Joy to you in Christ,

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