DOWNLOAD PDF - AUGUST 2009 DAHLFREDS PRAYER LETTER
Dear Friends & Family,
The most enjoyable aspect of ministry this past month has been our evangelistic kids club in Nong Doan. As we’ve begun to go through major Old Testament stories, starting with creation and the fall, it is exciting to know that some of the foundations of a Biblical worldview are being absorbed into these young minds. While it is an evangelistic ENGLISH kids club, our focus is on the Bible stories and the whole thing is rather English-lite. Each week, we introduce some English vocabulary that corresponds to the Bible story (i.e. “flood” “boat” and “die” for Noah’s ark), practicing that vocab, and using it in a game. But the Bible story is always told in Thai with review in simple English later on. Every other week, Thai student worker Tam joins us for kids club and does a superb job telling the Bible story and interacting with the kids. We need more like him. On the weeks that Tam is not available, I (Karl) tell the story in Thai but it doesn’t compare with an active engaging Thai storyteller like Tam. Tam is also an up and coming preacher. I’d love to have him on a church planting team at some point down the road. It has also been great to have short-termer Brent and missionary friend Chris coming to help with the kids club. We haven’t gotten much help from the PhraBaht church so it is great to have some guys that I can rely upon.