Thursday, June 25: We have now completed the training here in Chiang Mai. We will be heading to the airport this afternoon for Bangkok and then on to Delhi tomorrow morning. I am not sure how to evaluate the training here this week. I had to adjust much of the material to fit the Lahu and I am not sure exactly how well they got it or how well they will be able to pass it on to others. But I do feel I learned a lot about how to teach this to lesser educated people in the future. The men had great attitudes and they worked hard and made improvements in their studies. I will trust the Lord to use it according to his plan for the Lahu churches.
We cannot believe the week is already over. It seemed to fly by so quickly. We so enjoy being with the Callahans, the resident missionaries working with the Lahu training center. They are a godly delight to our souls. We are sad to go but looking forward to our time in Delhi. It will be so different not training at all there. We will spend all our time meeting with various groups explaining our training system and evaluating future potential partnerships. It will be challenging but fun at the same time. We will trust God for what this leads us to in the coming year.
So far, we have been reasonably healthy with just a few stomach upsets. We are beginning to adjust to the time difference. Please continue to pray that we will be healthy and strong for the rest of the trip. We have many miles to go before we are done.