Exciting things have been happing in the Kennedy household in these past few weeks. First of all we have $4,800 towards the $9,000 we need to purchase our truck (if you didn’t read that post you can see it here). Thank so much to all who have donated and also those who we know have been keeping us in our prayers.
The second exciting thing that has transpired in the last couple weeks is that we have received a call to work in a small village up in the mountains doing medical work and helping with the small church-plant there. After doing a very quick trip up to the village to scout it out, and meet with the local church pastor and elders, and praying about it, we’ve told them we will go as long as we can work out our visa situation (we need work permits, and at this time in Thailand they aren’t easy to get).
We are really excited, but also a little intimidated by the idea of moving into a little village with no electricity with four small kids, but we would be doing what we’ve always felt called to do (doing medical work) and so we’re just praying and waiting to see what God does. The village is very well situated for medical work. It’s a small village of about 300 huts and is at the end of the paved road. It has tons of little dirt roads that head off from it with villages scattered throughout the mountains that don’t have access to medical care so we would be perfectly situated to make trips out even further into the mountains to do medical work and provide for people’s needs both physically and spiritually.
Please keep our situation in prayer, and pray specifically that if this is where God wants us to move that he will either provide the work permits or not as He sees fit.
Last but not least, I’m back in Thai school after a two month break for the birth of Mercy. It’s really nice to be back, and amazingly enough I don’t seem to have lost nearly as much as I’d began to feel like I had.
Thanks for your prayers and we’ll keep you posted on things as they transpire. :)
God is BIGGER!