|Greenlight Team 2019|
|Elephants in Thailand|
Again this past summer we had the opportunity to lead a group of students to Thailand. We call these trips Greenlight Gateway. They are a form of mission trip, but are designed for participants who want to know what international missions looks like, feels like and where to begin. These trips are more about being than doing. This past summer we had five students, one which participated last year and wanted to serve a leader this year. God has always been been present on each of these trips and this year was no exception. We found out from one of our former teammates that a student that has been very active small groups and Sunday worship time had become ill. She was forced to return home from the government boarding school to Pattaya to stay with her mother. We learned she had some sores on her neck that had become open wounds and were not healing. Not only were they not healing but she was getting weaker each day and losing weight. She was hospitalized and given a less than favorable prognosis. We began daily prayer for her that God would intervene and heal her.
|Connecting with our teammates the Barbees|
|Getting to See KingTower with our Thai friend and Graysen|
We saw many times the Lord respond with answered prayers. During our trip one of the students felt spiritual oppression in her hotel room. We gathered in her room to pray against the evil forces of darkness. As we gathered, another student felt a similar oppression. Through prayer we did not back down against those forces but prayed for God's protection and he answered.
|Tallest building in Bangkok with a personal tour by Tool, our friend, and architect of the top 2 floors.|
We prayed for a student in Nepal on a mission trip. She found herself in a time of struggle so we asked our team to agin intercede in prayer for this young lady. Right after our prayers we received a message from her saying, "something just hit me like a burst of light and hope and I knew it was God."
God showed our group over and over that he is faithful if we believe and trust he is with us. The faith of our Greenlight team grew from these encounters and experiences. They truly saw God at work and how faithful he is to us in our times of need and everyday life. We pray that God will continue to grow our faith and the students who shared these experiences with us by giving us the courage and boldness to seek Him and ask him for help in all of our needs. We are continuing to walk alongside these girls and many others as they journey.
|Time with Brooke who attended Greenlight 2 years ago, now serving in Thailand in full-time ministry|
We appreciate your continued love and support. God is good and faithful, that we know.
|Cooking with Kat, our teammate|
|Greenlight with teammate Patdy and her husband Boy|
|Bangkok in the Sky|