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MISSIONS EDITION

DOROTHY UHLIG'S REPORT FROM THAILAND

MARCH 1993

Dear Friendsi

A RED LETTER DAY for some OF OUR STUDENTS WAS JaN 8


WHEN WERE OF THEM WERE BAP

TIZED INTO Christ.


JOINED BY A

They
YOUNG

WOMAN FROM PlEASANTVILLE. The YOUNG people gathered


AFTER SCHOOL AND WE WERE

ALMOST READY TO BEGIN IHt


SERVICE WHEN THE FATHER

OF Dr^KOONi a senior IN High School* came to talk TO him. He didn't want his son to become a Chris tian. After listening TO HIS son's explanation
that
THE

he

had

considered TO FOLLOW but HE LEFT

MATTER CAREFULLY AND

WAS DETERMINED FORBID TIZED him; THE

ChRISTi THE FATHER DIDN't


IMMEDIATELY. PrASAN BAP
YOUNG PEOPLE

AND THEN THE HOUSE FATHER


LED THE COMMUNION SERVICE.

STUDENTS BAPTIZED JANUARY 8, 1993

Nee AND Noot were both baptized in spite of family OPPOSITION.

The father

AND

GRAND-

FATHER ARE MORE UNDERSTANDING NOW, BUT NOT THE MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER.

ThAT NIGHT
LISTIC

THERE WAS AN EVANGE


ELSEWHERE THAT

MEETING

QUITE A fEW OF THE KIDS ATTENDED,

Two OTHER STUDENTS ACCEPTED THE Lord Blai my foster daughter


who haD'Professed faith before WANTED BUT had never repented OR

TO FOLLOW THE LoRD, AND "JaCK'S WHO CAME FROM A CHRISTIAN YaO
FAMILY BUT NEVER ATTENDED CHURCH

STUDENTS BAPTIZED MARCH

1993

AND ONLY CAME TO BibLE CLASS BE CAUSE REQUIRED. They are both REALLY CHANGED. PRAISE THE LORD. Then just a week ago Damrong> a SOPHOMOREi accepted THE LORD. These 3 and others who accept ed THE Lord at the Dorm retreat last Oct. were baptized March Family opposition had held these
others BACK BUT THEY DECIDED TO

GO ON WITH THE LORD IN SPITE OF OPPOSITION. ThE NEXT NIGHT WE HAD OUR ANNUAL BANQUET HONORING THOSE GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL (2), JUNIOR Hi (11) AND GRADE SCHOOL (2).

Since the first of the year the house father has been leading prayer meetings at 5:30
A.M. FOR any OF THE STUDENTS THE KIDS TAKE TURNS LEADING. WHO WANT TO ATTEND. PIORE RECENTLY HE HAS BEEN HAVING DuRING THE REAL COLD WEATHER THE ATTENDANCE WAS DOWN

BUT CAME BACK UP AS IT GOT WARMER. At THE PRESENT TIME WE ARE UNCERTAIN WHETHER THE HOUSE PARENTS WILL BE WITH US NEXT YEAR OR NOT. In KeAN WANTS TO GO TO BIBLE COLLEGE AND BECOME A PASTOR. We WOULD LIKE VERY MUCH FOR HIM TO STAY AND STUDY BY CORRESPON DENCE; BUT ARE PRAYING THAT HE MAY KNOW THE LoRD's WILL FOR HIM. We ARE making inQUIRIES ABOUT REPLACEMENTS FOR THEM, BUT HAVE NOTHING DEFINITE.

PlEASE pray FOR THE

Lord's guidance. THE SCHOOL YEAR ENDS

The students are taking exams this week and next; and then school will be closed for SUMMER VACATION. It WILL BEGIN AGAIN THE MIDDLE OF MaY. DuRING THE HOT SEASON THERE are Christian camps for Mong Mien (Yao) and lowland Thai. Chao has finished Junior
COLLEGE AND
CYCLES DOWN

WILL BE HELPING IN THE IONG YoUTH CAMP.


THE STREET NEXT TO THE SCHOOL.
OVER -

He WROTE TWO

WEEKS AGO SAYING

THAT ONE OF THE STUDENTS AT HIS SCHOOL HAD SHOT AND KILLED YOUNG FELLOWS RIDING MOTOR

WhEN QUESTIONED

HE SAID HE DIDN'T KNOW

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THEM but had DONE IT FOR THE FUN OF IT.

As A RESULT THE PaTUMWAN SCHOOL HAS A BAD

NAME AND ChAO ISN't


TWO YEARS.

CERTAIN IF HIS APPLICATIONS

FOR COLLEGE OR A JOB WILL BE AC

CEPTED. His LIFE IS IN THE Lord's hands. If HE closes the door it may be to show HIM he should go TO BiBLE COLLEGE. He HAS BEEN PRAYING. ABOUT THIS FOR THE PAST

ARRIVALS FROW THE STATES .

STOP THE PRESS! Callaways' daughter Jenni> and husband John Goddard and three TEENAGERS ARRIVED IN BANGKOK PIaRCH 7 AT MIDNIGHT. ThEY WILL BE COMING TO ChIENG" KAM ON March 12. After language study they plan to help with the dorm and young people's program. We are looking forward to their arrival and are busy getting the house ready for them. Having been unoccupied for three years* it will take a
bit of work to get the house in order.

April 2-4 we are planning to take a group of students to Chiengmai to attend the Billy Graham Team meetings. During the day on Friday and Saturday the kids can visit technical schools and scenic sights. Sunday they'll attend one of the chur ches IN the morning. They'll probably stay at one of the churches or a dormitory. The house parents will be in charge.
The students who graduated from Junior and Senior high will have to take entrance exams at that time so will be unable to go. I'll stay at home to help them. Bla and [Iuey have been promised a place in a Christian dorm in Chiengrai if they can
pass the entrance exam for secretarial school. All 7 girls plan to enter voca tional school but some will need help if they are to continue in school. We are looking to the Lord for H-IS will and provision for them. May the Lord bless Thailand. you richly as you continue to pray and share in the work in

Rejoicing in the Lord

Dorothy's field address:

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MISSIONS EDITION

DOROTHY UHLIG'S REPORT FROM THAILAND

JUNE 19 1993

Dear Friendsi JOHN AND JENI GODDARD FAMILY

We HAVE BEEN REJOICING IN HOW THE LORD IS SOLVING PROBLEMS FOR THE JOHN GODDARD FAMILY WHO ARRIVED March 7. At the Phayao Bible School graduation in March I met THE NEW northern OVERSEAS MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP SUPERINTENDENT! INTRODUCED HIM TO John and Jeni and mentioned their need to find a language teacher and house in Chiengmai, He said the OMF had a house for rent and he was sure there was a lan
guage teacher who would be free to teach them! Wow! After exchanging letters and

PHONE CALLSi JOHN WENT TO ChIENGMAI AND MADE ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS TO START STUDYING

May 2.

They spent the month of April cleaning the house in Chiengkam and disposing
(CALLAWAYS HAVE BEEN GONE FOR SEVERAL YEARS SO THERE WAS A

of some of the things.


LOT THAT NEEDED DOING.)

We made application to officially license the DORMITORIES UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF Social Welfare as a non-profit organization. It was not until mid-May that this
WAS FINISHED AND WE COULD THEN REQUEST A VISA FOR GoDDARDS AS VOLUNTEER WORKERS.

Their visa expired June 7.

(Without an extension they would have to leave the

COUNTRYi GO TO MALAYSIA AND GET A NEW VISA. ThE TRIP WOULD TAKE 5 DAYS AND BE QUITE COSTLY FOR A FAMILY OF FIVE.) WhEN jNI WcNT TO THE IMMIGRATION DePT. IN

Chiengmai to request an extension they were very interested in the fact that she
HAD BEEN BORN IN THAILAND AND WANTED TO RETURN AND HELP, ThEY GAVE A TWO WEEK EX TENSION AND TOLD HER TO GET A LETTER FROM THE DeTT. OF WELFARE STATING THAT THEY
WERE WORKING ON HER CASE SO ANOTHER EXTENSION COULD BE GRANTED. ThE DEPARTMENT OF

Welfare has been most helpful and has worked hard to get the necessary papers and
APPLICATIONS IN ORDER SO THINGS WILL GO SMOOTHLY. ThEY HAVE SENT A LETTER ASKING for an EXTENSION WHILE THE PAPERS ARE BEING PROCESSED. PRAISE THE LORD.
FAMILIES IN OUR PATIENT HOUSF

Things are rapidly changing in Thailand and many workers are going overseas to HoNGKONGt Taiwan and Japan. Some of our students have one or both parents overseas. Other parents are going to Bangkok to work. Last March I helped DILEK's father
break opium. His mother got a job in Chiengkam in the building trade. (Women are
WiTH THE THE ones who carry SAND; GRAVEL; BRICKS; ETC. AT THE BUILDING SITE.)

OPENING OF SCHOOL IN MaY SHE DIDN't KNOW WHAT TO DO.


OPENED WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE.

It WAS TOO DIFFICULT TO

TRAVEL BACK AND FORTH TO HER VILLAGE AND TO LEAVE THE KIDS ALONE AFTER SCHOOL

ShE ASKED IF THEY COULD LIVE IN MY PATIENT HOUSE AND

ENROLL THE CHILDREN IN TOWN SCHOOL SO SHE COULD KEEP ON WORKING. ,We MADE AN AGREE MENT FOR A YEAR SO SHE AND HER TWO YOUNGER CHILDREN (AGES 11 AND 6) AND A NEPHEW

(age 8) MOVED HERE. HeR iHUSBAND IS HERE OCCASIONALLY AND WORKS SOME MAKING SILVER JEWELRY. He HAS PROBABLY GONE BACK ON OPIUM AS HE'S NO LONGER INTERESTED IN THE

THINGS OF The Lord. Their twin sons are in the dorm and have work scholarships FOR food. The mother; JIO SIO; is a Christian and a hard worker and really the
sole support of the family. An older daughter is working in Bangkok and two other
children are in homes in Bangkok and attend school there.

There is another woman living in the patient house also. This is the mother of PEARLi WHOM WE sent to a home in Bangkok when she had problems. Both she and NIT (daughter of JiO Sio) are doing WELL IN SCHOOL IN BANGKOK AND HAVE MADE REAL COM
MITTMENTS TO THE Lord.
FOR OTHER PURPOSES.)

Pray that we may be led of the Lord in helping these fami


(WiTH GOOD ROADS AND

lies AND BE SENSITIVE TO MEET CHANGING NEEDS AND CONDITIONS.

TRANSPORTATION THERE ARE FEW PATIENTS STAYING OVERNIGHT SO SOME ROOMS CAN BE USED

OVER

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DORMS FILLED

School opened in mid-FIay. There are 28 boys and 27


GIRLS IN the dorms PLUS

3 others in our homes. The house parents have


their
for

hands FULL.

PrAY
and for

them as they look af

ter the STUDENTSj

In Keani San Heng and me as we teach Bible classes for the students. We are
also praying about start
ing church services here

ON Sunday mornings.
that we will be

Pray

sensitive

TO the Lord's leading.

STUDENTS FOR SCHOOL YEAR MAY 1993 THRU MARCH 199^1

MY FAMILY

Regarding my family - Chap is in his last 2 years of college in Bangkok. Dang decided he didn't want to study and is working for a company in Bangkok. and a FRIEND/ MufY. ARE IN COMMERCIAL SCHOOL IN ChIENGMAI (SeNIOR Hi) AND IM IS IN

FIRST YEAR JUNIOR Hi. KwAN (ThAI) IS IN JUNIOR COLLEGE IN ChIENGMAI (AUTOMECHANICS) Pray that they may all choose good friends and go on with the Lord.
PRAYFR PARTNERS NEEDED

As prayer partners YOU HAVE A VERY^ IMPORTANT PART IN THE WORK HERE IN THAILAND. We are ENGAGED IN A BATTLE WITH SaTAN AND THERE WILL BE NO VICTORY WITHOUT BINDING THE FORCES OF EVIL BY PRAYER, SOME OF THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN FAITHFUL PRAYER PARTNERS FOR THE WORK IN THAILAND ARE NOW WITH THE LORD. We NEED OTHERS TO STEP INTO THEIR PLACES AND "STAND IN THE GAP" FOR THE LORD. AnY DESIROUS OF JOINING IN THIS PRAYER May THE Lord lead each of MINISTRY PLEASE SEND A JSnTTE AND WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT.
US INTO A CLOSER WALK WITH HiMSELF.

Yours in Christ*

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Dorothy's field address:
DOROTHY UHLIG P 0 BOX 5 CHIENGKAM PHAYAO 56110 THAILAND

Forwarding Agent address:

Arlene Lumdgrem
1745 Wall Street Klahath Falls I OR 97601
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dQ.an htiiejidA,
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vacations in. Oatobe.fi but not the. Aome, dateA, ao we. had It woA held in ChiejioAam Oct, 22-2k with the. theme Rexiching. Ihe Qoal". Ihe AtudentA fnom ?ua had to miAA a hail daa ol
ouH dorm camp.

experitL^e en the combo, and Aing,ing. of Apecial numberiA, /heu aUo pn.epan.eA a welcom-

Inft who helped pnepane fon the camp (md addedalumni ham (Km, BLA and Mp) enthuAioAm thien^and
uig, L^LtcatLon Ion. the campe/iA which woa a lot of fun. Ihe (hai !Jouth fon ChniAt
'

pn.ovLded a ApeaJten. and 6 texun meiiibenA who leA the Aenviceji and the gameA and kept the
RLdA on thein. toeA.

UAt befone the Sundaa mon.ning. Aenvice two nei^bon. bouA, aaeA Ik and /y, came into
leader from^ana la, took dA(WH<^ to the hoApital while the houAe father went to a
polLce came back and Aearched the houAe with no luck.
and found a piAtol buried there.

the uand and attack^ one. of oun. AtudentA. Ihe Lond'A hand of protection woa. evident ^ tAe gjin theu had didn t fine, thougji they.J.nieA 3 timeA. /hen, uAina the ^n, theu
net nun ^d AlaAh^ hiA head with a l^ife. !heu n.an awau immediatelu and BA^A, the

2^ ooy.A to the police Atation, pluA one of our boy.A who woa a witneAA. Ihe two bouA LnAL^ted that they. ^uAt had a play yun] but the witne^A Aaid ' No, it woa renl". Ihe

neL^hbonhood policeman who radioed the Atation and had the police come. Theu. took the them to look out behind the houAe oa the boyA had run that way. The police checked
Some obAervant dorm bouA told

OHN (qODDAlW and I knew nothiny of thiA


and apparently moAt of the kidA didn't either; oa everyone woa c^uiet and at

^OHN preached and 1 interpreted for him. duriny the brexik between AerviceA (55?/1Wy
a woman workiny for the U.N.

tentive duriny the firAt Aervice when


who waA

(hony are afraid to return to LaoA.


few have committ^ Auicide,

prohlemA at the camp for many of the 7h camp cloAeA the end of thiA year. A
otherA
are

Aent to help cloAe Chienykam refuyee camp, came. Ihere are lotA ^of

another woman. CRNA woa nearby called out to her and Atepped forward. Aa Ahe did AO the woman pauAed and 6!kl^A
waA able to yrab her arm and hold her

enAilu upAet. Ihat morniny a woman yone oerAerk tf yrabbed a ^ife to

had kUl \and

Satc^. i^.an.y AtudentA came forward when t^ASAH Apoke on Saturday evenin

in both caAeA and prayina for thoAe in volved and for the Dorm Lamp that there miyht be victory over the attacks of

the houAe and have a Apecial time of praaer, thankiny (jod for hiA protection

until yuardA arrived. f6!kM iA a larye u^man in her ^O'a and <^uite impOAiny.) /he houAe parentA came up aA we were talkiny ao 1 AuyyeAted we all yo into

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On the loAt
the counAelorA

i in-

nicjxt no invitation woa yiven] but the AtudentA were told to Aee any c? '

.1 wanted to accept the Lord or had Apecia.1 problemA. Ihere were /06 req,iAtered time dorm there were 7 f^ho accepted the Lord and are being diAccpied. 11/6. nAise. IML LOkd hon mat hl is miNc,! ^
SCHOOL

Ln the camp and ^ nnade Aome reAponAe duriny the camp - rededicationA orTmakina a firAt

CHAN(,i^

Several bouA dL.d not return to the dorm the Aecond AemeAter and one or two have Quit Achool. Hartiny thiA yexir the yovernment junior hiyh AchoolA have chanyed to a format iLke^colley^ - the children can attend claAA or not, and the parentA aren't notified Lf the, child miAA^. Only^ when the yradeA come out doeA the parent learn that the child mcAAed Achool and yot an incomplete or flunh.ed a courAe. I^OAtJ2 and /J year oUa are not mature enouyh to handle thiA and it iA cauAiny problemA. IAO had problemA alona ^'-Id fri.endA; ao I have Aent him to a ChriAtian boardiny Achool in Lhcenyrai. He iA homeAick, but AayA the kidA are friendly and the teacherA talk nicely
to the AtudentA. He AayA he'll Atudy hard.
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newe.a fofi a y^e.an at a time. continue. the.in Atudie^ at home.,

/ho. (jODDAWS a/ie. Atili g,e.ttin.g, monthly. extenAionA on the.i/i vUoa but atie. hoping, that in i^ovembe^n the. viAOA will be, ojctendid until next ^une. Afte./i that it should be. /leand CHlLlfkEJ) will be able, to heJp the. donm kidA
and he.n. J te.ejmg.e.n.A will to Chiengham and will cont'^ue. Atudaino. /hai in Che.ingjnai and

with the.in cjigJ.iAh and penhapA Aome. math.

come. home, on the. iveeAendA.

"d&ao?(hm niLAqt chukh"

dc^L^ed forimotiaJ pnoblemA and it haA cauAed diAcouxag,ement and othe.n. ptioblemA in the, chatich. ^ay. the. Loud inc/ieoAe. the.i/i jaiAh and help them to undenAtand the. higA
calling, o^ LhniAt ^eA.uA and how to live, oa fie, would have, ua to live,
m FAPim

mu Fmm mmms aj mmmm villa^&. The.

u^o^ug.

had to be.

CHAO woA home. Ion. 10 da^A vacation and woa a bleAJiing. to all, HiA colleae AtantA
matune.,
i M ^ irftt/l At Tm ^ f i * t i t > A t ^ /i-i . ,

2nd AemeAte.fl Novemben. /^. I came, with him to Bangkok on l^ov, // oa we. both neeJed gloA^eA and I will have, a check-up with an onthopeAiAt, BLA and did well in the.i^ /At t^rm of. commencial Achool and both have, a/town in the. Lond and ane much , UIDAAI ' / II -w-'v wt t-vau u/tu ci/ce. uumii m

du/icng, Achool vacation; BLA oa accountant foti clinic,


mm muBTs

KmN la doing, well in advanced automechanicA, All 3 ol them wotiked haKdmo/ie

pnepaned fon the donm camp. It iA a bleAAing. to Ae.e, how theg an.e g,n.owing, in the Lond

examA, etc., KmN aene./ial nepainwonk and eJ.e.ctfiical wifiing,. In the. altennoonA theu

oven.Aee.ing. IAO'a makeup

Continu^ to pnay. fon ua a^ the battle ag.ainA.t Satan continues. DAN(i iA eApecialla
ke.epA chang.ing. tacticA, lilt
nexLdy flon. HiA coming,!

dLAcnedU the, wonk and cauAe. pnoblemA, miAundenAtandinoA. diAcounaaementA, etc. He.

Ln ne.ed of pn.aij.e.fi OA he iA fan fnom the. Lond, In many diffenent wauA Satan tnicA to
l^A^ SilfWHl!
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