Ive decided to change how i do my newsletter a bit, so that's why those of you who get my newsletter by fb message got a link instead. I already put the newsletter in my blog, so hopefully this will save me a bit of time, and allow me to put links and picture galleries all in one place more easily.
This month was productive, and i actually got a lot done because of not having class. I do however hope that as i wrap up building related projects, and as Calvin gains more independence, that i can begin to reorganize my schedule and spend more time with thinks like tract production, song writing, evangelism, and video editing, including translation and subbing videos in thai.
We are doing well, Calvin is crawling everywhere and walking with guidance. He puts everything in his mouth yet hasn't got sick yet. It make me praise Gods design, that such a small fragile boy could be so strong somehow. When he touches electric chords, we decided to go ahead and swat his hands. He learned quick not to touch them, and even can distinguish my "don't do it" voice, and my praise voice, so sometimes he will obey with only verbal command, and when he crawls to play with something else he gets praise. I am reading a couple parenting books now during lunch, i think we got this.
Here in nst we are having another covid breakout, so i had to close class for now. I will try to use this as an opportunity to finish some unfinished projects around the house. Fangs shop is still doing well because of delivery options, so we are thankful for that.
I have done a few concrete pours but i still need to do a final pour to finish up fangs new cooking area. I got a bunch of electric work done, but still have a few things left to do this month. This building is very old, and the electric is kind of complicated. When i am finished with those, i will work on building new work benches with old oil drums which i got for cheap, these will have storage inside, this is important so that we can keep the front room clean and organized even when im in the middle of a project. Also provides potential additional income if i can make that work. The treehouse is finished and safe for kids (on top, underneath is almost finished) , so that should be something that contributes making this place inviting for both of our customers, and also should be a fun place for calvin to play. These things will take a while to finish because i limit the time i spend on them. I recognize that they must come after the ministry, but Jesus made things with his hands, his disciples fished, and paul made tents… so this is still an important part of contributing to the stability of my ministry here, and to providing for my family.
This month i finally finished the muslim tract, it is a big one, and took a while because fang had to check it, and so we had to work together on it several times. The tracts that are mainly scripture with little explanation don't take so long. I have no doubt this will be a valuable resource for thai muslims however. In addition i finished most of a tract on fear, and few more. Hopefully ill be able to get a few more short ones next month. I did get them printed, sewn, cut, and prepared for distribution. They look nice. I also started reorganizing the website so each tract gets its own page, and resources will be available for each topic this way.
Because of a new outbreak where we are, we are not going to be going out for evangelism til it slows down. Please pray we would find a way to be effective while we are not doing outreach. Obviously fangs shop is a great way, and i am considering putting some effort into online evangelism through social media, etc.
Thanks again for all your continued prayer 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.