December 25 is Just Another Day
Since Thailand is just less than 2% Christian, December 25 is just another day. As missionaries our purpose is to introduce Thai people to the Reason for the season.
When we moved to Thailand in April of 2014, a lot of things were different. One of the biggest changes in our family was that I stopped homeschooling the children and they began to attend Chiang Rai International Christian School.
I also began to work at the school part time as the afternoon kindergarten teacher. I have so enjoyed teaching reading and writing to some amazing international students. I have Korean, Thai, Australian, and American students – and my class only has 10 students this year. What a diverse group!
One of the events our school sponsors at Christmas time each year is an outreach to one of the local Thai schools. This year we were able to play games, do crafts and share the gospel with nearly 500 Thai students at a local elementary school. It was a little crazy and a lot of fun! All of the students received a Thai Bible and other special treats, as well as the opportunity to hear about the love of Jesus, maybe for the first time.
We pray you have a Merry Christmas as you celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.