Hello friends and family! Hope everyone is doing well, and has started this new year on a good foot. We are doing quite well, busy but well. Here is a quick update about our work this month and plan for next.
Calvin is doing very well, his personality is really starting to develop and we are enjoying watching him grow up. There are a few things like the bumble bee, daddy sneezing and mommy kissing him that really make him giggle, and boy is he cute. One day he was crying when i put him down on the bed, i walked up to him and told him to yell instead, making the sound as an example… i kid you not, he paused a second, then screached a screach that hurt my ears, and he hasn't stopped yet, so it has become his go to method for parent calling. He really like music, and is starting to dance and bobble a bit, and also likes numbers.
Fangs shop is doing well, slowly growing her customer base. We started selling roast beef, which was a hit, and I started drying and bagging fruits to sell to make a little spending cash for myself.
Got a few tracts done, this time in both languages, and i also went back and uploaded the ones from last month, and added pdf versions for all the tracts, so that when you download them, you have fonts, and all the formating is still correct. I might focus my energy on one major one next month, like the islam tract, its gonna be big, and difficult to get things correctly worded. (I want thai muslims to read and understand, so lots of parenthesis, and explanation)
Church is at home, just us for now, but we keep inviting others to join us. I am still working on the bilingual hymnal, not done yet. We are happy doing church this way, being aware that eventually we will grow, but we are also aware of the dangers of not being involved with many other believers, so we continue to pray for opportunities to be involved when we can, though we are limited with where we can go with Calvin. As far as tech goes, i know its not as important, but it is a useful tool, the computer system i have set up with the projector promises to be a very engaging tool for preaching, worship, and even bible trivia.
We want to start doing evangelism like we did before Calvin, but with Calvin. I have revised and added to my verse cards we hand out. I am calling them the "verses that are good enough to be considered a seed planted" cards… meaning verses that encompass enough of the gospel that people might follow up with a visit to bible.com, our site, or come in for a sandwich, or even contact us about our church meetings. Pray for us that we can be consistent and run the race of endurance.
I already tried to extend my visa once but was missing some papers from the bank… note, the bank statement needs to be issued on the day of your visa extension, not 2 days before. But we have everything planned out, and should get my visa extended for 1 year.
Thankyou for your prayers, and support. Our heart is to see the gospel reach the hearts of the people in this province.
My name is Kaison, my wife is Kritti, and my newborn son is Calvin, we are a missionary family living in Nakhon si thammarat Thailand for the longhaul. I want to start blogging regularly but pretty sure the posts will be pretty random about things i think are not being covered at all, or family related updates. So follow along and leave a comment, i love comments, thankyou.