When Burmese migrants move to Thailand, they are usually employed to do the least desirable jobs. Police harassment is common and Burmese children are not allowed to attend Thai schools. In spite of these hardships, it is estimated that there may be as many as 100,000 Burmese migrants in Phuket province.
Recently, Joy began a friendship with one of the Burmese street cleaners in our village along with her grandson, Peter. Jasmine volunteered to begin schooling Peter each morning at our house. Peter is a bright kid and he is learning fast. Jasmine is teaching him math, reading & writing while I have been teaching Bible.
Our responsibilities with the church here along with our outreach ministries and Thai language Bible studies keep us busy. But we are happy for an opportunity to serve our Burmese neighbors also. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
We all have opportunities to serve others. Here in Thailand we are surround by friends and neighbors who desperately need to hear the gospel. Thank you for partnering together with us as we continue to tell others about Jesus.