Big and Unexpected Change
It all started with a border run.
We needed to do a border run to get new visas for Thailand. This entails traveling straight across Thailand to the border crossing into Laos. The problem we faced was what to do with little Abigail. We did not want to leave her with strangers! We prayed for the Lord’s guidance and once again He answered our prayers. However He answered them in more ways than one!
Lena Adams and her family were looking after Timothy in the hospital in Chiang Mai. She suggested that we take a bus to Chiang Mai, and leave Abigail with them while we did our border run to Laos. This is exactly what we did. We got our visas and a further ninety days stay in Thailand.
A surprise turn of events . . .
On our return to Chiang Mai we wanted to spend a few days sight seeing! After all, it was school vacation. A bright Sabbath morning was when God took us down a road that would overturn the world we’ve known for the past 7months.
There was a special Sabbath Service at Ps. Phamor and Jesus for Asia’s studio. Lena left Paul and Timothy at the hospital, took her kids and the three of us over to the studio – about one hour from Chiang Mai.
Between Sabbath School and the Main Service, Bill Osborne offered to show me around at the studio. I was immediately impressed with the equipment and the order in which things were laid out. All very professional! What Bill asked me next, I was not prepared for! He said that he wanted to speak to me after Sabbath about the possibility of me filling his position as Studio Director!
Wow! This was something I had not even dreamed of doing! I have always had a passion for videography and studio work. This was like a dream come true.
But what about Sunshine Orchard? What about our new family of friends that means so much to us? What about the students that both Inge and I were teaching? All these questions! Was this really God’s leading? This called for much prayer and guidance.
And so we prayed about it and we both felt that this was the Lord’s calling for our lives.
It’s now been a few weeks since that Sabbath. And we have found a lovely new home to stay in right on the edge of beautiful green rice fields! We have more family too! It’s truly a little paradise here! We feel sure that this is the Lord’s calling.
Please keep our family back at Sunshine Orchard in your prayers. They now need two more teachers, and school is starting in less than three weeks! Pray that God will provide for their needs. Please for pray for us, too, that God will enable us to do the work He has called us to do here.
Photo’s and Videos
We will be posting more photo’s of our new home as well as some video footage as soon as we have caught our breath . . . God Bless
Michael, Inge and Abigail