Friday, October 31, 2008

I'm so lonesome I could cry...

Josh before he left for The South Trip.

Josh is currently away on his South Trip with the rest of his college mates in 'Nakhon Sri Thammarat'. I'm sure he is witnessing many things and being used mightily by God. I receive phone calls here and there from him but it doesn't help my sleepless nights :( He was telling me during one of our phone conversations that he randomly hopped on an Ox and began riding it, which doesn't at all surprise me the least because 'HEY' it's Josh right! Other amazing things have been happening besides the 'Ox ride' but I want to save the juicy datails for Josh to post! As for me, I'm just trying to make it through these 2 long weeks without my husband by my side, it's a tear-filled 2 weeks to say the least!

Josh’s hiking bag, not everything could fit inside.

As for me, the after school english lessons for the kids have been keeping me completely occupied! We teach Tuesday - Friday evenings from 4:30-5:30pm, we have been having a pretty good turn out so far too. Currently in class we are learning about 'All About Me', the kids are involved in on hands-on, highly interactive, projects-based instructions, through this they are strengthening their English spoken communication and values. Also, Kelly (a missionary in the English Outreach Center) and I volunteer ourselves in the government schools. We are currently assisting a grade 10 high school class in Business, we help with their spoken english and pronunciation. Next week we will be starting at another government school teaching preschoolers. Needless to say, there is plenty to do here, and if you're thinking of becoming a missionary, keep the 'English Center Outreach' in mind, we are always looking for more help to further expand God's Kingdom :)

It's almost time for Josh's visa run to Cambodia! (A visa is what allows you to stay in the country.) Josh has a 1 year multiple re-entry visa which means he has to leave the country every 3 months and then re-enter. We will set out on November 9th or 10th, so please pray for us to have a safe trip there and a safe trip back without any complications as this is our first time going!Josh and I both miss everyone back at home very much and we can't wait to see your smiling faces once we're back in Canada, you are all such a joy and blessing in our lives! Thanks so much for your financial support and prayers!

Blessings, Bekah.

Me starting to miss my Joshua already!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Young Explorers English Camp.

Here's a quick up-date!

English camp started October 6th and ended on the 17th; it was a SMASHING success! We had 24 kids attend our camp program, ages ranging from 4-12! A day in the English Camp consisted of... singing in the morning, center activities following which were: a water center, sand center, play dough center, paint center, etc. The english lesson followed the center time which then rolled into our yummy lunch time!

Teaching the daily English lesson to the kids.

Soon after lunch we had quiet/rest time, this is when we'd watch an english movie. We would then have some more fun at the centers once quiet/rest time was over.

Jasmine(back) and Kaopann(front) playing at the ‘Sand Center’.

Snack time was just shortly after. The activity that was next in the line-up was Bible Story Time, we would read a bible story or watch a bible story that of which got translated into Thai (we wanted the kids to fully understand the things about God in their own language so they can then tell others about Jesus), and then right after that we'd head right over to our 'Bible Time Machine'. This was a big hit! We would have a key bible character (eg. Adam) from the story we just read, time warped to that very day. The kids would interact with the key character and learn an important moral lesson. One day we had Josh act as Adam, he made the character so real that the kids would still identify him as Adam once the 'Bible Time Machine' had finished, we would get a good chuckle everytime a kid called him Adam.

Josh as ‘Adam’.

Craft Time followed which went along with the english lesson of the day, this would then bring our day to a close. We really enjoy putting on an English Camp, it gives us great joy teaching the kids about Jesus and developing lasting relationships with them, we look forward to the next one!

Boon(left), Mimi(center), and Poh(right) smiling for the camera on “Water Day”.

Bless you,
Bekah =)

We have a Blog!

Hey everyone!

Josh and I thought we should start a blog to keep everyone up-to-date on what's happening in Thailand. We will still continue with our monthly updates, but if you want something more "up to the minute" please remain posted to our bog.

Thank You & God Bless,

Josh and Bekah.