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This Summer...

 

Summer People

JMU & Friends

Summer is a time of short term mission teams. People share different concepts and opinions of of mission teams, but we really appreciate the intention and service of many mission teams that come to Thailand. They can really help, and they also take back to their home churches a deeper vision of God's kingdom and people. Our first summer team is from JMU (James Madison University), and they're spending 6 weeks here. I spent the first 3 weeks with them in Bangkok and in Chonburi Province, where they ministered to refugee families, the church and children in Chonburi Mission Center, taught English at a school in Chonburi Province, and lived and served in a slum community in Bangkok. They also spent some time with my friend, Sophia, who ministers to women working in the red light districts of Bangkok. The picture above shows some of the team members saying "bye" to the children in Chonburi Center as they go to school. Right now they're up north in Chiangrai, serving a mission center in a village of Akha hilltribes people. You can see their FB photos here, and also read their blog. We're looking forward to a few more teams this summer, and also the good things they'll bring us.

Silom Space
The delay continues. I've been praying for a building for a year, but God sent me a person instead. Todd Indehar is a missionary from John Piper's church in Minnesota. He started teaching the OLC English Bible study group with me from last Friday. Starting from this week, he'll teach during lunchtime and I'll teach in the evenings; we had studied Thai together when we first arrived. We'll also be meeting with Rahab Ministries to see how we can help the women with regular Bible studies. Rahab offered the use of their building in Silom for Bible study. Although Yo, Kilang and I are busy with our summer ministry schedules right now, we hope to continue the Silom Space project soon afterwards.

Other News
  • Kilang has postponed our trip to Nepal to lead a worship conference this summer. About five of us were hoping to go in June 10 - 17; but we will try to prepare better and go at a later time.
  • Sarah and I will take a three-day training seminar (ETI) next week to teach English as a foreign language, led by our GP board member, Steve K. Cheong.
  • I will take an online course called Microfinance Training of Trainers (MFTOT) in July - October, which will give me a better grasp of managing the project in Myanmar.
  • Our visa process with ILDI is going smoothly so far. We just had another successful application for a one-year visa last Monday, so we will find out for sure in about a month.
  • We're planning to visit the Sates in this coming winter for a month or two, so we hope to catch up with many of you at that time.

 

Click on the Partnership Page to Donate

  1. You can write a check to GP USA (memo: Paul & Sarah Kim ID# T17). ADDRESS: GP USA, 10582 Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92804)
  2. Or donate through my paypal page.
  3. If you're in Korea, KEB account number is 990-090819-148 (김바울, 김은정); please call the GP Finance staff at 02-443-0883 to confirm.
  4. Finally, you can transfer to my account in Thailand, Bangkok Bank account: 206-0-75264-5 (Paul Kim). SWIFT* code for int'l transfer: BKKBTHBK; please email me for more details).


Please pray that

  1. The Silom community will be a "light on a hill" for God's people in Bangkok.
  2. Summer mission teams will have a safe and fruitful visit in Thailand.
  3. Global Partners will continue to develop as an effective sending agency in a changing culture.
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