New Life Fellowship pastors - Pisit, Johnny, Jesse, Mara and Samnang
They have set me up with a translator for this Friday, when we go back to the home to finalise a lot of details. Then we have beds to organise (maybe bunks too - as family members nearly always accompany the sick), bedding galore, big cooking pots, washing machine, office set-up and many other things that we have yet to think of!
A visiting ministry is teaching on Jesus Our Healer for a whole week in early June, so this is exciting too - and ideal timing for people to follow through and become part of the volunteer team in this work.
Reception area at the front - yes, the bed will have to go!
Part of the preperation is within us - that God may put something fresh of His life and refreshing. Next week we are heading to Jakarta, Indonesia for a 4-day conference. This was Susie's doing - she had a real sense that we were to attend a place of refreshing and went on an internet search. For those of you in New Plymouth who remember Jill Austin, she will be one of the eight ministries there. We told a friend or two who told a friend ... now seven of us are going, including Mark and Jo, Pam (who is a part of our Sunday night homegroup) and Marion Fromm (the Aussie legend who has raised up the dried fruit business that emplys landmine amputees).