We are doing well this month. I think both fang and I agree that married life gets so much easier when you have kids. Calvin is such a smart boy, and is constantly learning, by intentionally setting a good example for him, we are nicer to each other, and things go so smoothly. Also learning to be a good father means asking what would father God do? WWFD? When the bible uses language like father, and calvin is young and reading for himself, i want him to understand that God is his father, and i want that to be a positive thing for him. Later in life he will learn how imperfect i was as a father, but i pray that i can reflect as much as possible.
Finished a tract on child discipline, a tract on gluttony, and a tract on Satan and evil spirits. That last one there i finished it first because we had a weird message from a lady about studing english, when fang looked at her profile picture, found out she was part of a group that asks evil spirits to possess their bodies so they can take on special abilities. You may have seen the parades in phuket where they take spikes and put them through their arms and legs and neck and apparently don't feel pain, well this is that group, so i didn't want to be empty handed when they came, i prepared a tract, and studied up in case i had to do an exersism. They didn't come however, but the tract goes right along with the conversation i had with that christian lady we met while handing out tracts if you remember. Deliverance is an important topic.
I am now wrapping up the tract on "How do we know God is real" which i may rename to God is real, and follow it with 2 more, God is good (or just) and God is love. I have a note on my board i forgot about, and think these three would be like an expanded form of my basic gospel tract for more serious readers. The God is real tract tackles the topic from a scientific point of view, a historical point of view, and an experiencial point of view where i mainly give percentages and statistics regarding numbers of christians accross the globe. Its been difficult to put together, and im waiting on fang to finish checking, but i really feel that this tract is a good starter for the modern skeptic who really doesn't believe there is a God.
We have not been out as often this month because fangs back is hurting, and she can not take medicine due to breastfeeding calvin, so we are thinking about weaning him off. We covered a few more streets, including a friend of fangs, and had a few breif conversations with people who seemed interested and receptive.
I have been running in the mornings, hoping to start running every morning so that I can get my time up and set a good example for my son, and take care of this body God gave me as i get a bit older. Seems that my stomach has been slightly better since running, not sure if it is cooralated however.
I've been teaching more, and my new students are great, pray for me to find a clever way to share the gospel clearly and effectively without scaring anyone off. I need students to pay the bills here. Ive been thinking through some methods that have worked before, and thinking of doing childrens books on the parables of Jesus starting with the gospel more centric ones, and moving on from there.
Finished the pool table completely and my work benches are 90% complete, including a small table saw and a router table. Im hoping that soon i will be able to create a 3rd income source to help offset the risk of loosing students when i share the gospel with them.
All around we have had a good month, and are moving forward. We hope you are all doing well and are thankful for your continued prayers and support.
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.