We left behind many things during our recent mission trip down the Mekong River. Many of those things include mostly shoes, namely one grey flip-flop, a pair of black flip-flops, and a pair of plaid tennis shoes. I also lost a pair of Thai pants that ripped all the way down the leg after I’d only worn them twice.
Although I kind of miss these items, I don’t miss the 15 pounds I also left along the Mekong! Woo hoo.
More important than any of these things, though, our team left behind dozens of tiny seeds which we lovingly planted in the dry places just as God instructed us to do.
Friday we celebrated with five remaining students who made it to the end of Discipleship Training School. It was a long, short, exciting, challenging, fun, tough, rough, beautiful six months. We saw a lot. We learned a lot. And most importantly, we grew our relationships with God and one another a lot.
It’s hard to summarize an incredible six months, but below is a video that does a pretty good job. Thank you for taking the time to watch. Thank you also for your encouragement and support during the Create International DTS 2014 and as we transition into a new season! (See below video and photos for what’s next and prayer requests.)
WHAT’S NEXT? HOW CAN YOU PRAY FOR US?
– Our next school – the School of Frontier Media – kicks off Sunday, June 29. We will help train eight students from around the world, including Bangladesh, Brazil, Uzbekistan, and Mongolia, to make culturally-specific films to send to unreached people groups. Although we will train students how to use media in all areas of the world, we will focus this year’s film on the people from Rhakine State on the western edge of Myanmar. Please pray for unique and inspiring ways to produce a film that can break barriers for this people group who are predominantly Buddhist and Muslim.
– Please continue to pray for the seeds that were planted in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam along the Mekong River. Pray for God to water those seeds. Pray for them to bloom and multiply!
– Pray for Thailand and Cambodia. Although the political unrest that was making national headlines in May has quieted down, our nation here still faces much turmoil. Thailand is forcing Cambodians who are in the country illegally to leave immediately. More than 400,000 Cambodians have been trucked out of Cambodia during the past few weeks. This not only leaves the two nations more at odds with one another than ever before, but it also leaves thousands of Cambodians without jobs, food, health care, and adequate housing. Cambodia rescue affiliates are scrambling to feed and provide health care and accommodations for the displaced workers. It is a volatile time for both nations.
– Pray for me, please, as I transition from one school to the next. I’ve had no down time and don’t foresee any in the near future. Please pray for refreshment this weekend as I rest up and prepare my heart, mind, body, and soul for the next season.
Thank you so much!
Much love and many blessings, Korina, Jaynee, Justine
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