Alex’s August 2016 Newsletter

September 24, 2016

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August Newsletter:

In August, I hosted Pastor Tom Shedd, from the Global Training Network. Their mission:  “To train Majority World church planters, pastors and Christian leaders so that they can more effectively equip their congregations to evangelize and disciple their communities for Christ.”

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Some of the Mae Sai Group

We had one training in Mae Sai, Thailand and one in Luang Prabang, Laos.
Basically, what I did was:

1) Make the connections between the trainer and the trainees (making connections may be turning out to be one of my roles).

2)  Plan and book most of Pastor Tom’s accommodations and local/domestic flights.

3)  Set up the training schedule and deal with many of the details.

4)  Help finance bus tickets and food for the trainees.

5)  Attend the training as both a teaching assistant and trainee.

Pastor Tom and translator Pastor Ed Pastor Tom and translator Pastor Ed

Pastor Tom and Pastor Wun Chai

Pastor Tom and Pastor Wun Chai


Damon and Jessica Mohl with Breakthrough Leader, Benjamas "Jub" Phaypromnuek

Damon and Jessica Mohl with Breakthrough Leader, Benjamas “Jub” Phaypromnuek

After I was finished in Laos, I visited Breakthrough Thailand ministry in Khon Kaen Province.  We did an art workshop there in July, which you may remember from my last newsletter.  These two pictures are actually from that visit (this last visit the only pictures that I took are of manual rice transplanting – see a  future blog).

The Breakthrough leaders took us to see the wild Dok Krayjiaw flowers in Chaiyaphum Province

The Breakthrough leaders took us to see the wild Dok Krayjiaw flowers in Chaiyaphum Province

Breakthrough Thailand’s purpose is:   “Through community-based efforts, Breakthrough Thailand seeks to strike at the roots of sexual exploitation by restoring and transforming families, education systems and economic paradigms in Thailand’s rural Isaan communities.”

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