Last Working Week of 2011

It is the last working week of 2011 and things could not be any busier!

Christmas Outreach: We are planning the details of our Christmas day outreach. We are expecting about 50 adults and 5 kids to show up to worship, hear a Christmas message and eat a BBQ (Thai and Western food).

Website Programming: I am also learning how to update the SHE website before Mark & Sharon’s son returns to England. He originally made the website and I am trying to learn and relearn all I can before he leaves. There are 3 different programs and systems to learn, but it seems to b going well.

Baking: I have not baked so much in a week before! We are baking for hotels to sell our cookies (50-75 a week), the teams that are here (and they are cookie monsters), 100 for our Cookie Evangelism Project (we pass out cookies to the community as a way to wish them a Merry Christmas and to tell them why we celebrate), Cookies to send to the government offices to thank them for their help with getting our foundation established, and more…

Teaching: I am still going to Patong to teach English.

Preparing for the MTS: We have a Mission Training School starting up this January and we are busy trying to get all that we can done for that.

Construction: With the MTS, we need to create a classroom, Mark has been busy, trying to set up all of the dry walls for the classrooms and housing.

Teams: We have 2 teams here at the moment and we will have a total of 105+ people coming in January. We are cleaning all of the rooms and putting the beddings on the bed (before the army comes).

Finances: We are trying to wrap up all of our books of the expenses and donations made in 2011.

Passing the torch: I am trying to get my English Class Curriculum together and as complete as possible, to hand it off to the new teacher that is coming.

Needles s to say, it is a very busy week. Let alone anything personal that should be done (presents to friends, Christmas Cards, newsletters, etc…) It will be a very  good week off. Rest, is something that I will really enjoy. It will be the calm before the ‘storm’ of volunteers, new roles, new programs, etc…

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and that the business of life will not take away of the realness of the beauty of the perfect gift that was given to us, Christ.


About lizolson

I love people, culture and languages! I have served in Thailand for 5.5 years helping to empower women and children who are at risk of being trafficked or who are working in the sex industry. Everyone deserves a second chance....
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3 Responses to Last Working Week of 2011

  1. Jacci says:

    Great letter. Oh how I miss your cookies! I bet they’re even better from an oven instead of a microwave! Merry Christmas! JT

  2. Alex Reiley says:

    Merry Christmas to you too. You do sound very busy but good busy. Still praying for your new endeavors.

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