God continues to work mightly even after the tsunami
by Roslen Sipat, Sowers Staff, Krabi,
Right after the tsunami, Sowers International immediately responded to
the needs of the victims through the help of God's people with a great
heart for the lost. After giving out food and water, fishing nets and
supplies to the people in Kho Lanta, God showed us a great opportun-
ity to reach out to the lost in Krabi City. In our 4 months here in
Krabi, we saw how the Lord works. Last May a short-term team from
Florida came and taught the kids in Kiamngam Village. They conducted
VBS clas- ses for 5 days and taught about God's Creation. In June, a
team from California came and continued the VBS classes for the kids.
The team taught about the "Fall of Man". A third team came in July and
they continued the VBS in Kiamngam village & Kho Lanta. The team
followed up the lesson about God's love and in the last day Sana, our
interpreter, emphasized the message of Salvation to the kids and led
them to pray the sinner's prayer. By God's grace Pastor Sakda, a local
pastor, said that through the efforts and love of those teams, 20 kids
and 5 adults now come regularly to the church in Kianmgam and 10
Intermediates attend the Sunday school at the newly opened Christian
fellowship in Krabi.
Well, now that the teams are gone, what will be next? We see
a great need to continue the ministry with the kids in Kho Lanta,
Kiamngam Village, and in the City being aware as well that we will not
only be ministering to the kids but also to their parents. Our
intention is to continue the work here even if no more teams visit this
year. We prayed to seek God's direc- tion and he has led us to teach
Conversational English at the English Club in Krabi Monday through
Thursday, then teach the kids in Kho Lanta every Saturday morning. On
Sunday morning, we will continue to teach in Kiamngam village and in
the afternoon in Krabi proper (Santisuk Church). We really thank God
for giving us this opportun- ity to serve Him.
with kids from Koh Lanta.
mending their nets.