December 2017

We are in Thailand at this time. We are keeping busy during these two weeks. We will share more about this trip in our next newsletter. (Click on “December 2017” above to view the complete newsletter.)

September 2017

In the fall of 2012, the new house was finished at Gethsemane Home. One of the great things about the new house was that it gave Newa a big kitchen. Over the last several years, Newa has cooked thousands of meals in her kitchen. But there are a couple of issues for Newa that come from cooking inside, smoke and grease. (Click on “September 2017” above to view the complete newsletter.)

June 2017

We all know how involved children here in the States can get with summer activities. We have noticed that the same is true for several of our children at Gethsemane home. During their summer break, four children from Gethsemane Home represented Chiang Mai province in a national 15 and under cricket tournament held in Chanthaburi province. (Click on “June 2017” above to view the complete newsletter.)

March 2017

We always enjoy this time of year seeing new growth take place. In the same manner, we are celebrating the growth that is happening with Under the Son Ministries through the work of those on the mission field in Thailand. With this growth comes many changes and the need for sacrifice in our efforts to spread the gospel of Christ. We thank you for the continued prayers and sacrifices you have made to support our ministry team. (Click on “March 2017” above to view the complete newsletter.)

December 2016

As we look back on 2016, we see many ways God has blessed Under the Son Ministries. The year started with a January visit that saw several people from the States witnessing firsthand the impact of the ministry in Thailand. (Click on “December 2016” above to view the complete newsletter.)

September 2016

It finally happened! After over a month of negotiations, that even included changing the location of the road that goes through the property, the Lahu Shehleh leaders finally got the land they wanted. On the day Steve was preparing to leave Thailand, the last of the funds needed were secured and papers were signed. (Click on “September 2016” above to view the complete newsletter.)

June 2016

We are packing our bags and will be returning to Thailand for an extended period of time. Our first stop will be in Washington, D.C., to spend some time with Elli and our children. We will leave there for Thailand on July 5th and arrive on July 7th. Donella will stay through the end of July, and Steve will not return until September 16th. (Click on “June 2016” above to view the complete newsletter.)

March 2016

The construction of the wall around Gethsemane Home has been completed. When we arrived there in January, half of the wall was finished and ready to be painted. We took on this task and completed the painting in two days.
Both the inside and outside of the wall needed to be painted. We started with a primer and finished with a peach color that Newa had selected. It looks great and is the added protection we needed. We hope to paint the rest of the wall when we return in July. (Click on “March 2016” above to view the complete newsletter.)

December 2015

We have just returned from our trip to Thailand. Many activities took place during this two week visit. We will share more about this trip in our next newsletter. (Click on “December 2015” above to view the complete newsletter.)

September 2015

Three of the children at Gethsemane Home are now attending universities in Northern Thailand. Two are still in Chiang Mai, and one is in the province of Chiang Rai. They are all doing well. (Click on “September 2015” above to view the complete newsletter.)