Saturday, August 19, 2006

Big Love

Well I'm here at the principal of the school's house doing e-mail. Ummm....what do I talk about.
Well we have a journalist staying at the school right now who will be doing a/some articles for the org. I'm here with. He's done some traveling around talking to people.

There are 2 of our boys who are sick so pray for them. And pray that none of the other kids will get sick. I have a minor sore throat....

Pray that God's will, will be done for this school. That the right people will be here, that the best will be done for the kids. That this school will lead to what God wants next for the students.

I've been teaching the students Pen and Ink drawing recently. Some are better at it than others. It can get messy too:)

Um, I'm tired and sweaty right now, it's humid here. Sometimes uncomfortably humid. The students adn staff have thinner blood so slight changes in weather can effect them more than it does me. Like some time it was raining and one of the girls put a sweater on, I was still in a short sleeve shirt and something like capris.

I'm thankful for the rain cause it's cooler that way:) But it may be harder for the kids.

One of the things many of the students need is more teaching in ESL.... there is someone coming for the next year who has had training in teaching ESL so I'm glad about that.

I'm getting to know the staff here better. THey let me into their world by gracing me with their English. Karen/Karenni people are touchy people at times. One of the staff, she'll be talking to me and keep touching me on my side.

I don't know if God will lead to any more time here later in the future or not...

I'm planning on coming back sometime at the beginning of OCt to the US.

One sweet thing that happened was one night I gave all the girls, after they were in bed, a kiss, a hug and an I love you (cept for the ones already asleep) know saying Good night to them... and one girl said, that this showed I had Big love for them. That it made her feel encouraged for me to hug and kiss her and tell her I loved her. It made her feel very special. It really blessed me when she told me that. Her telling me I had big love for the kids was humbling.... It's hard to fully convey the meaning of what she said to me. But I have it in my heart.

I was talking to one of the girls that night and she wouldn't get goodnights like I gave from her family. Kinda sad. So I think I'll try to say good night alot, with a hug and a kiss and an I love you....

I've done it like 2 nights already.

I do wonder why I'm here and what good it does. I know loving on the kids is important. Everyone needs love... the ART that I teach them is good, for them to broaden their horizons.

One of the girls ...the big love girl is so hungry for knowledge. She wants me to start teaching her, starting in Genesis. One night I was teaching her stuff that I have learned about the Jewish story. She loved it. I even took notes for her and wrote down some words that she didn't know.

Alot of what I said I believe she understood. She's one of the smartest if not the smartest with English here at the school. I have mentioned her earlier.

The lady staff here... have been introduced to my perfume. They really enjoy it. I have some small vials of free samples I got back in the US, some bath and body works body spray and another small perfume. They got excited about putting some on today. One of the lady staff mentioned being able to smell me ... she could smell the aroma that I left behind, it was a good thing:)

There was a singer coming to the school to teach the kids some songs... I guess the singers are kinda famous, like in Karen/Karenni Burma. The singers are from Rangoon.

If any of you get a chance you should try to come here to THailand to understand the Karen/Karenni people. Many are christians.... in Thialand there are many, many that live in Refugee camps. The do not have their freedom. They are IDPs, Internally Displaced People. Thailand doesn't want them and Burma definately doesn't want them.

They are special people.

I wish I could understand the language so I could understand better what goes on...

Talk to ya later.


Mrs. RF said...

Nice to hear an update. Blessings on you as you pass on His Love to those special children.

Adam said...

Hey Marie, Remember what Jesus said,"In as much as you have done it to the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me." Also, "Let the little children come to me,and do not forbid it, for such is the kingdom of heaven." Isn't that something, God has a heart for kids. Listen to this one in James 1:27 "Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of God and the Father is this: to visit ORPHANS and widows in their distress..." Keep at it Marie,love you sis. Hey, guess what, I might be buying a '95 VW Jetta tomorrow (Sunday). We'll see. Your Bro, Adam Parker

P.S. That suit for dad looks awesome ;-)

Adam said...

Hey, next Saturday(the 26th) Austin is getting married. I'm planning on going up with my new car :-)

Anonymous said...

Greetings Marie,

Pray! Jesus said "Ask" and you will receive "Knock" and the door will be opened. Also, If anyone lacks wisdom let him ask ..."

Lead the children to Jesus ... remember ABC -- ADMIT you are a sinner -- BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved -- with the heart and mouth CONFESSION is made unto salvation.

How do they say Jesus in their language??

Praying for you -- Tara headed for new tribes missions last Thursday and Alicia headed for Bible College.

We are also praying for God to show Adam the path He wants him to go on....

Love ya --- Paul and Linda

Tara said...

I am so rpid of you! I know God has you there for a reason! I love ya! Oh yeah I'm here in Wisconsin at NTBI! I love it!!! you go girl!

Sharon Smith said...

Been reading your blogs! You've got some amazing stories to tell. Just love those little ones and pray! God will take care of the rest! Sharon

Mom said...

Dear Marie,
Haven't read your blogs for awhile. That is special that you are spending some one-on-one time with the girls at night. 'Inasmuch as you have done it unto the least of these my brethern you have done it unto me!"
He has you there to do His work. You are doing a good job. We are proud of you! Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

Hey Marie,
I finally figured out how to get your most recent blogs. Thanks for updating, especially for sharing such special stories like 'Big Love' from the young girl.
What great opportunities God has opened up for you, to love His people on the other side of the world! Keep up the precious work, Marie.
Love you. I miss our talks.
~ Christina (the other Piglet!:)