|God's beauty in Thailand, the River Kwai|
|Students after school in our home|
We continue to lead conversation in our home with a core group of about eight students. We feel like they have grown in their ability and confidence to speak not only with us but others. One example, we were having class one day and a visitor came to our door. I (Todd) went to the door and the gentleman was telling me someone was trying to get in contact with me but I could figure out the rest of what he was saying and I didn't recognize the name of the person. I turned around to ask one of the students for help and they were all right there and began telling me what he had said. In fact one of the quietest students was in front translating. They seem to be comfortable around us and know we care for them. We also feel that some of them are getting closer to being ready to hear some of God's word. They are inquisitive about our Bibles and books on our bookshelves. We pray for them consistently and for the Holy Spirit to lead them to him.
For Valentine's Day we used conversation hearts that were provided by one of our good friends as a way to make speaking English fun. We also played a modified version of Truth or Dare. They all had a great time, but the candy was a bit sweet for them.
|Valentines Day games and conversation|
The Wednesday night and Sunday worship and study has been going very well. We did lessons on being a new creation in Christ since we had the first Sunday after New Year's. We discussed ways we are all similar and they ways we are different. We showed them pictures of snowflakes and that each one is different. We passed out coffee filters and had them make a snowflake from it. They decorated it with watercolor markers and and made beautiful butterflies out of them to illustrate we are all new creations in Christ.
|Butterflies made out of coffee filters by students~ In Christ we are New Creations|
Another week, we talked about sin. We illustrated this by putting glow gel on the students hands, then putting their hands under a black light to fluoress the gel. We had them only rinse their hands with water then repeat putting them under the black light. Finally, we had them wash their hands with soap and repeat putting them under the blacklight. We were actually teaching them about hygiene as well as sin. The more important discussion came when we asked how do you clean the inside from sin? We gave them Bible verses to show them what the bible has to say. They opened Bibles, read, asked questions, had us repeat scripture as they followed along and drew pictures. We are encouraged by many of the responses by students. We continue to ask God for discernment and guidance as we journey along with these students. We thank you for your prayers for them and us as well as the entire ministry team here.
|Students from Palanchi School|
|Leading a song|
|Our family in Kanchanabui, the Bride over River Kwai|
We love all so much and pray for you. Thank you for your ongoing love, prayers and support.
The Attaway Family