Monday, November 26, 2012
A Baptism and Life in Lat KraBang!
Emily, Katee and Cierra Here! The three of us have been separate from the group staying with Filipino missionaries at the other Santisuk site in Lat KraBang. We have had a great month of teaching university students English at night time. We have done fun things with students like visit them at the university, go to an amusement park with them, the Crocodile farm, and the beach. This past Saturday we got to experience a very exciting thing for Christians here in Thailand. Two students from the school, Cierra's students, got baptized! They had been attending the church and school before we got here, but we were able to be there for their baptism. It was so exciting to be able to be a part of this special moment in their lives. Both of the boys come from Buddhist families and one was involved in a gang before coming to Christ. The way they put it was, "Two bad boys became good boys because of Christians." They have been discipled by Don Don, the Filipino missionary who runs the church at the school. Don Don has been teaching basketball at the local high school, which is how both came to know him. It has been a joy to get to know them and see the transforming work of Christ in their lives, especially knowing that they will go on to shine the light of Christ to those around them in Thailand. Here are photos of their baptism: