Greetings from Thailand....we just finished our second of three annual New Year Celebrations. Chinese New Year was end of January; in April we will celebrate the Thai New Year, and of course, the traditional January 1st New Year is already long past. Living in Asia, the Chinese New Year is massive and grid locks the continent. Good luck on finding an airplane seat or hotel room available towards the end of January - beginning of February... the Chinese are on the move and there are lot's of them!

With every culture, the dawning of a new year represents a fresh new start and is always filled with hope. It is obvious that God has designed mankind with an internal spiritual DNA of hope and expectation. The world around us seems so uncertain at times, but with God... everything is going to be alright! "Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him." Proverbs 30:5

Each year it seems the Lord gives us a theme to build on and set our course for the year ahead. Our assignment for 2014 is to build strong foundations through the Word of God and to fortify it through prayer and even fasting, that seemingly long lost discipline. "You shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, the Restorer of Streets to Dwell In." Isaiah 58:12 What a privilege it is to minister to and build peoples lives on a strong foundation so that their relationship with God flourishes and their "hopes" and "expectations" are not in vain. It's going to be a good year!
Graduation and Promotion Time for Many of Our Children 

Each year in January we begin to interview out 9th and 12th graders. Our 9th graders have a choice to choose a high school track or a vocational track for their next school year. Our 12th graders look to their future and the higher education they will pursue to accomplish their dreams. What a blessing to hear them open their hearts and share the hope and expectation they have for their future. It is pretty awesome!

Back to Back Leadership Seminars 

Cathy and I leave in a few hours for Sop Moei District to conduct a leader's conference with our pastors and evangelist from that district. 80+ leaders will attend and be blessed through the teaching of our guest speakers, Pastor Paul Young and Pastor Mark Cummins. The next week we will have 120+ leaders here at our home base for a great time of training and refreshing.  Pastor Paul and Pastor Mark will again bring the Word to our ministers.
God Bless You Richly...

Charlie & Cathy

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