On another day, we went with Krabi Baptist pastor, Ajohn Dusit, to Khao Phanom to see the people we used to evangelize and disciple. Some people, whom we discipled, have moved to other provinces. We were sad not to be able to see if their faith had remained strong. However, of those remaining, we were excited to see how their faith was growing. One family is starting a new business making a smokeless charcoal from coconut hulls. The father, named Oh, proudly showed us the pits he had dug to burn the hulls in among his rubber trees. He then uses the smaller pieces and ashes to make the smokeless charcoal which he sells online. God has blessed this family as they faithfully help the other believers in the area travel to worship services, especially in the rainy season. This family also allows Khao Phanom Baptist Church to use their home in town to worship on Sundays.
|El, whom God miraculously healed|
Another lady, Branee, who believed and we discipled 6 years ago, has led her husband to accept Christ. Praise God!!! She faithfully witnesses to others who will listen among her neighbors. The last lady is named El. When we drove up to her house, Branee ran to tell El that Richard and I had come. El dropped what she was holding, and with tears in her eyes ran to hug us. We were delighted to see her walk and run. When we had first met El 8 years ago, she was paralyzed from her waist down. At that time, she sat and slept on a platform 24 hours a day. Neighbors would bring her food and water to eat and drink. As she began studying the Bible, we could see evidence of God beginning to heal her. The last time we saw her, she struggled to walk. It was a true delight to see how God had healed her completely! El gives full credit to God for her ability to walk. Please pray that God will bring more people to faith in Khao Phanom and a full-time leader be found to disciple and bring more Thais into God's kingdom.