Dear family and friends,
Greetings to you from sunny Central Florida! I read a quote yesterday that I could relate to. “To love what you do and feel that it matters; how could anything be more fun?” (Katherine Graham)
I love what I do! Washing clothes, cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming carpets, washing windows, etc. are some of my cleaning duties each week Besides these, I was a driver for a Wal-Mart trip, found a missing telephone for one of the Assisted Living residents, sent a package from the local post office for another resident, plus other misc. tasks. How could anything be more fun? Matthew 25:40 tells us what really gives these tasks meaning. “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” These words are written in red in my Bible and are words spoken by our Lord himself. This is why it matters. As I go about my daily activities, the Lord gives me a song in my heart and a spring to my step. I hope this is true for you as well.
Besides paying bills and doing other bookkeeping tasks, Brad went on a supply buying trip and did some mowing with a tractor and a bush hog in the undeveloped field here on NTM Homes property. He also printed off some photos and posted them on a bulletin board in a prominent location in our Assisted Living Facility. Brad put some creative captions with a few of the photos. With over a hundred residents and staff living here on the property, there is always something happening that is worthy of a photograph. Brad has quite a collection of photos to choose from and has plans to trade them out and put up new ones after a while. It has been fun to watch different ones discover their own image on the bulletin board. People have enjoyed looking over pictures of a couple of ladies going for a bike ride, putting a jigsaw puzzle together, riding an exercise bike, sitting at a desk, the blood pressure clinic, or just sitting around talking. Can you tell that Brad is also having fun?
We are thankful to be a part of the team here at NTM Homes. There are presently a number of critical staffing needs. Please pray that God will bring the folks here that will complete our team. The list includes a chaplain, an RN (registered nurse), cook, maintenance man, housekeeping, and grounds crew. We feel understaffed at this time which means folks are stretched pretty thin. Please pray for God’s direction and supply in this matter. He is able!
Even though we are now living in the USA, we have not forgotten our years spent in Thailand. The Pwo Karen people are still on our hearts and in our prayers. There have been missionaries living in their villages and yet there are very few believers. The missionary team is now in the process of moving to a new location in a different province. Please pray for Richard and Wendy (and their family) as they are in the middle of a big move at this time. The Bible is in the process of being translated into the Pwo Karen language. Please pray for Chi as he works on the book of Romans. It is quite a task, and he needs the Lord’s help. Pray that the believers will be a light and that others will desire to know the Savior. Animism and Buddhism are deeply ingrained in their culture and few have shown an interest in the gospel over the decades. We know that “He is not willing that any should perish”. Please pray that the Father would draw men and women to Jesus (John 6:44). Their eternal destiny is at stake.
Thank you for praying for us as we minister here.
By His grace,
Wanda (and Brad) Hull