Archive for August, 2012

Being able to speak English in Thailand is a ticket to a success.  Those who speak English fluently can get a higher paying job and have better quality of life. Since the majority is not financially well off, they are not able to afford a teacher or tutor who can teach them proper English.  Here at Life Impact, we are teaching our staff and children that want to learn English so that they will be empowered and have hope for a better future!

Currently, I teach anywhere from two to four classes a day, with about 2-5 students in each class, ranging from young to old. English classes are also breaking down the language barrier we face. Life Impact is located in a border town where there are three different languages spoken: Thai, Burmese, and Karen. With so many languages, it is challenging for the missionaries to communicate with the staff and children. Through teaching the native staff and children English, it will help to bridge the communication gap and eventually help the staff and children to communicate with each other as well.

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Land Progress

Posted: August 1, 2012 in Safe Home

Over the last year and a half we have been prepping our land in order to build family style homes for the children. We have our own water source that we filter and pump to all the buildings. Soon, we will have enough electricity to power everything up. We have built a multipurpose building that has a music room, a sewing room, a class room, storage, and an open room that we can use for various activities. We have also built a bathroom near our playground, a home where our boys are currently living, and have set up one of the original buildings as a home for some of our staff and girls.

Now, we are just about ready for the biggest project yet. We will begin the process of building family style houses for our children. We have the layout of where the houses will go, the blueprints for the first house, the right contractor for the job, and enough donated funds to build three houses. There are still a few loose ends to be tied up, but we are hoping to break ground within the next few weeks and possibly have the home ready by the end of the year. Please pray that God would lead us every step of the way and that His will would be accomplished in all that we do here.