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Bart (class of '93) & Emily Allen

posted Jul 20, 2015, 4:58 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Jul 20, 2015, 4:58 PM ]

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Malcolm (class of '93) & Kirsten Gray

posted Jul 2, 2015, 8:37 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Jul 2, 2015, 8:38 PM ]

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Malcolm (class of '93) & Kirsten Gray

posted Jun 21, 2015, 11:02 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Jun 21, 2015, 11:04 PM ]

Intercessors For Thailand
June 2015

"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." James 1:5 (NIV)

Branch Leaders (Tak)

Malcolm & Kerstin Gray

2-5 June there will be a big conference in Bangkok for all Christians in Thailand, Congress 2015. They expect several thousands and past conferences like this have proven very significant in providing direction and encouragement for Christians in Thailand. Malcolm and other of our WEC Thailand missionaries are planning on attending this conference. Please, pray for this event as God leads you to pray.

11-18 June is our annual WEC Thailand conference. Our theme this year will be 'Wisdom to Run Together’. These times together are essential in providing opportunity for fellowship, spiritual refreshing and dealing with business. There is a lot to prepare for this. Pray that all preparation goes smoothly. Pray that conference will be all God wants it to be. Pray for finances for people to be able to pay for all the costs 

Amy will be home with us till August as she has finished at Grace Int. School for this year. It was great to be at her band concert seeing her play the flute. God has answered prayers in all these transitions.

New Workers Orientation (Tak)

Praise God for Hannah who has been teaching the Randall children for two and a half months, giving Nathan and Amy the opportunity to concentrate more on their Thai language study and giving the children a great learning experience. Hannah has now returned to Australia. Please pray for God's continued help and provision when it comes to the children's schooling. Pray for Nathan and Amy as they yet again lead the family through adjustments to new circumstances, while carrying on their own language study.

Thank God that all the necessary documents have come through for the Her family's RA (Religious Affair) visa. Pray that all goes well as they travel to Singapore at the end of June to pick the visas up. At the moment they are still living in Chiangmai, but are planning to move to Tak mid-July. 
Pray that God blesses them in their Thai language study. 

Pray also for continued good health for our new workers, for God's protection and strength. Pray for more new workers to join WEC Thailand. We still need more people. Pray for Pauli and Linnea Lindelof from Finland who are preparing to arrive in Thailand, hopefully January 2016.

Thank you for your encouragements and prayers,

Malcolm and Kerstin

Bart (class of '93) & Emily Allen

posted May 17, 2015, 4:28 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator

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Trevor & Roberta (Wulliman - '92) Maxwell

posted May 14, 2015, 8:30 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated May 14, 2015, 8:30 PM ]

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Malcolm (class of '93) & Kerstin Gray

posted May 7, 2015, 11:15 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated May 14, 2015, 5:08 PM ]

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Bart (class of '93) & Emily Allen

posted May 7, 2015, 11:09 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated May 14, 2015, 5:08 PM ]

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Trevor & Roberta (class of '92) Maxwell

posted May 7, 2015, 11:04 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated May 14, 2015, 5:08 PM ]

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Bart (class of '93) & Emily Allen

posted Mar 22, 2015, 9:05 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Mar 22, 2015, 9:05 PM by Sites Admin ]

News from Amdu - Bart and Emily Allen


Bart Allen <bart_allen@ntm.org>

Fri, Mar 13, 2015 at 6:17 AM

 

Greetings from the Allen’s in Amdu! 

It’s been a little while since you’ve heard from us so we’ll catch you up on what’s been happening.

 Leaving America – Returning to PNG

On January 18th we said our goodbyes in America and began our trip back to PNG.  We arrived on January 21 and then had a few days to get reacclimated to the time zone and weather before flying back to the Amdu tribe on January 29.  Since then we’ve been getting settled, catching up with our teammates and also getting back into a full-time schedule of language learning (and homeschooling).  It is good to be back and we are thankful for the Lord’s faithfulness in bringing us back here to serve Him. 

Back into Language

As a result of being gone from the tribe for almost 10 months, we forgot some things and regressed in our language ability.  Add to that the fact that our teammates continued to progress while we were gone and you get that we probably sound like 2 year olds to our Amdu friends!  (We have a 2 year old who talks quite a lot.  Sometimes we probably don’t even sound that good!)  But we have noticed a positive side to the gap in being immersed in Amdu language and culture.  We feel like we are hearing things we missed before and new things seem to be registering more quickly than before.  We still have a long ways to go, but we are encouraged and will continue to press on to learn this unwritten language.  Please pray that we will continue to make progress.

 It seems like everyone always likes to hear bloopers that language learners make so I’ll share a recent one.  The word for “cook” and “make a string bag” are only one letter different.  One day in an attempt to say that I (Emily) wanted to make a string bag, I instead said that I wanted to cook a string bag!  The ladies had a good laugh over that one!

 Regional Conference

Each year all of the New Tribes missionaries in our part of PNG gather together for a regional conference as well as standardized testing for our school age kids.  We were supposed to be there today, but the weather here in Amdu meant that our plans were changed.  Our pilot slipped through the heavy clouds yesterday and was supposed to fly right out again with our teammates, but the clouds and fog were too heavy for him to leave.  So he stayed overnight at the Allen Hotel and then left this morning to take our teammates out to town.  He then returned to get us.  Between the time he left town and when he got here (1 ½ hour flight), the clouds had closed in again and he couldn’t land.  We could hear him circling overhead, but couldn’t see him because of all the clouds.  Lord willing, the weather will be better tomorrow and we will be able to get out!  Please pray with us for blue skies in Amdu tomorrow 


The picture was taken this afternoon.  Looking down our airstrip you can normally see mountains and ridges all around.  Not today!!




Check out our blog

Even though we don’t have internet in the tribe, we can still update our blog via email.  We’ve posted a couple things since being back in Amdu so check them out if you are interested. www.ntm.org/bart_allen   You can also click on the subscribe tab on our blog and fill out your name and email address if you would like to receive an email notification when we update our blog.

Thank you

Many of you who receive our updates are closely connected with this ministry in the Amdu tribe through your prayers, financial gifts and encouragement to us as we live in this remote place.  Please know that we value your part on our team and we thank the Lord for you.  We also love to hear back from you.  Getting emails is never a bother.  Quite the contrary – it is encouraging to hear news from home and be reminded that people are praying for us. 

Your missionaries to the Amdu people,

Bart and Emily (Luke, Titus, Caleb and Micah too)


Philip Kim (class of '95)

posted Mar 22, 2015, 8:21 PM by Faith Academy Alumni Coordinator   [ updated Mar 22, 2015, 8:21 PM by Sites Admin ]

2015년 2월

싸바이디~Sabaidee

2015년이 되었는데 아직도 새해가 된 것이 실감이 나지 않습니다. 추운 겨울에 새해를 맞는 것이 익숙해진 탓인지 여름 날씨에 ‘해피 뉴이어’라는 인사를 받는 것이 아직 어색하기 때문인 것 같습니다. 한국에서 출산한 둘째 나단이와 온 가족이 1월 3일에 L국으로 다시 돌아왔습니다. 저희는 이 곳에서 잘 지내고 있습니다.

It is already 2015 but it’s still hard to fathom that it is the New Year already.  In Korea, it would still be snowing in Korea, and that is probably the reason it feels weird to say “Happy New Year” because of the summer feel here.  Evelyn, Sarang, and Nathan have come back to “L” and have joined back with Philip as one family again on January 3rd.  We are faring well here.

<2월 6일 나단이가 L국에서 건강하게 백일을 맞이했습니다~>

12,1,2월은 L국도 나름 겨울입니다. 아침, 저녁으로는 제법 찬 바람이 붑니다. 물론 낮에는 그래도 덥습니다. 요즈음은 환절기 감기가 유행인지 주위의 많은 사람들이 목감기에 걸려있습니다. 아침에는 23-25도 인데 낮 기온은 35-37도입니다. 저희 가족들도 모두 감기에 걸려서 고생을 하고 있습니다. 아직 어린 사랑이와 나단이는 기침때문에 잠을 잘 자지 못합니다. 나단이는 호흡기가 약한 편인지 한국에서도 모세기관지염으로 고생했었는데 이곳에서도 감기 때문에 숨쉬기를 어려워합니다. 병원에서 호흡기치료기를 빌려주어 현재 집에서 호흡기치료를 하고 있습니다.

I suppose January, February, and March are considered winter time here in “L”.  The morning time as well as nighttime is pretty cold.  But it is warm during the daytime.  Since there is a severe change of temperature during the morning until nighttime, there are a lot of people getting severe colds or flu around here.  It is about 23-25 degrees celcius in the morning, but the temperature goes up to around 35-37 degrees celcius during the day.  Our whole family has caught the cold and are having a bad time of it.  Our two young ones, Sarang and Nathan, are having a hard time sleeping because of it.  In Korea, Nathan had to use a nebulizer because of child bronchiolitis.  He wasn’t able to breathe too well there and has a hard time now too.  Thankfully we have borrowed a nebulizer from a hospital here, and Nathan is getting good use out of it.  

 

지금 계절이 모기가 제일 많은 계절이라 사랑이는 온 몸이 모기에 물렸습니다. 사랑이는 피부가 유난히 예민하고 약한 편이라 모기에 물리면 빨갛게 부어오르고 긁으면 쉽게 상처가 납니다. 얼굴, 목, 팔, 다리 할 것 없이 모기물린 상처, 긁은 상처가 가득합니다. 엉덩이는 벌레물린 곳을 피가 나도록 계속 긁어 감염이 되어 피부가 살짝 벗겨진 채로 두 달 가까이 있습니다. 약을 먹고 바르고 해도 다시 물리고 긁고를 반복하니 소용이 없습니다. 작은 상처인데 어린아이가 2달 가까이 저렇게 있으니 걱정이 됩니다. 이곳의 기후와 상황들에 몸이 잘 적응되어 아이들이 건강하게 자랄 수 있도록 계속해서 ㄱㄷ부탁드립니다.

This is the season where mosquitoes are the most rampant here.  Our daughter, Sarang, has gotten bitten so much here.  Her skin is sensitive, and it gets swollen when she does get bit by mosquitoes.  She scratches at it a lot and it doesn’t heal quick enough which makes it miserable for her.  She has gotten bitten in the face, neck, arm, and leg.  There are also scars left behind from the mosquito bites as well as from scratching the bitten areas.  There is an area that my daughter has scratched a lot and had some skin come off because of that.  She has taken medicine as well as put on cream on that area.  But it’s not healing properly because she keeps getting bitten and scratches a lot.  Please keep her in your thoughts as well as my son, Nathan, for their health in this country.  

 <샤론 국제학교 Family Fun Day>

 

김필립 선생이 근무하는 학교는 2주간의 크리스마스 방학을 마치고 현재 2학기가 진행되고 있습니다. 현재 근무하는 샤론국제학교에서 2년간 근무를 하였는데 저희가 소속된 한국의 ㅅㄱ회에서 다음 번에는 다른 곳에서 비자를 받으라고 지시가 내려와 이번 6월에 학기가 마치면 새로운 학교로 옮기려고 알아보고 있는 중입니다. 현재 3군데 정도의 국제학교에 이력서를 내고 기다리고 있는 중입니다. 현재로서는 저희의 앞으로의 사역도 교육 ㅅㄱ 를 계획하고 있기에 이 나라의 교육적 상황들과 문화에 대해 새로이, 더 많이 배워나갈 수 있는 근무지를 찾을 수 있었으면 하고 ㄱㄷ 하고 있습니다. 학교들마다 교사 구인시기가 다른데 저희 같은 경우 5월에 현재 가진 비자가 만료되기에 가장 좋은 때에 가장 선하게 인도하실 그 분께 더욱 의지할 수 밖에 없습니다. 비자문제의 해결을 위해 함께 손모아 ㄱㄷ 해주시길 부탁드립니다.

The school that Philip is at has finished its 2 weeks of Christmas break and has started the 2nd semester.  He is currently teaching in his 2nd year at Sharon International School but has been given an order by the “m” organization to move on to another school to get our visa.  So with our visa expiring at the end of May, we will be needing and are trying to find another place.  Currently, a cv has been sent to 3 different international schools and am waiting for a reply.  We are also lifting our situation up because He knows what we need and the “m” for education that we have been keeping in our thoughts.  We would like to get to know about the education system as well as the culture more in our next adventure.  Please join us as we lift up our visa expiring in May situation to Him.  We trust that He will provide what is needed for His will to be worked through us.

 

여러 차례 말씀드렸듯이 L국은 복.음.전파가 법적으로 금지되어있습니다. 그분의 좋은 소식을 나눌 수 없다는 것이 어찌보면 가장 답답한 상황입니다. 현재 학교에 같이 근무하는 교사 중 B라고 하는 영국인이 있습니다. 약혼자를 따라 2년 전 L국으로 와 이 곳에서 살고 있습니다. B는 종교가 없으며 현지인인 부인은 불교입니다. 김필립 선생이 두 세번에 걸쳐 B에게 복.음.을 전하려고 시도하였는데(B는 L국국민이 아니기에 불법은 아니지만 조심스럽게 해야 하는 것은 마찬가지입니다) 아직 복.음.을 받아들이지는 않았지만 열려있는 상태이며 거부감 또한 가지지 않고 이야기를 나눕니다. 저희는 그 가정을 위해 ㄱㄷ하고 있습니다. B는 이번 6월에 학기가 마치면 가족들을 데리고 영국으로 돌아갔다 1년 후 다시 L국으로 돌아올 계획을 가지고 있습니다. 영국에 가기 전에 그분을 영접할 수 있기를 기대하고 있습니다. 외국인이 B가 그분을 받아들이고 그래서 그 부인과 가정에 그분의 좋은 소식이 전해지길 ㄱㄷ합니다.

As you well know, it is not permitted to share His love through the verbal language here.  It could probably be seen as one of the most frustrating situation here for us.  But there is a teacher at the school named “B” who is from Great Britain.  He followed his fiancé here about 2 years ago.  “B” is an atheist and his fiancé is a traditional Buddhist.  Philip has shared with “B” about the “g” 2 or 3 times (It isn’t against the law to share with a foreigner but should still be careful).  He isn’t closed up and is on the path to careful consideration of his life path.  Our family keeps him in our thoughts.  “B” will be finishing up in June and will return back to his home country.  Please keep him in your thoughts as well.  We hope that he will meet Him soon and become adopted into His family as well.   

ㄱㄷ와 물질로 동역해주심에 늘 감사드립니다.

Thank you for partnering with us through lifting us up and through finances.

매일매일 승리하는 삶을 사시길 ㄱㄷ합니다.

We hope that you live a victorious life each and every day.

 

2015.2.28 김필립, 이은영, 김사랑, 김나단 드림

Philip Kim, Evelyn Lee, Sarang Victoria Kim, Nathan Kim

February 28, 2015 

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