After 18 years since our arrival to work as International Ministries global servants in Thailand, we are moving back to the United States next month. Chuck has tendered his resignation from IM and will be stepping into a new role as senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the middle of October. Ruth is in conversation with IM regarding the possibility of a role with IM that will utilize her experiences in Thailand/Asia and allow her to continue responding to her call to ministry.
On August 29th, the CRICS (Chiang Rai International Christian School) 2017-18 school year will begin, marking the 20th year since its early beginnings as the Family Learning Center of Chiang Rai (1998).
About 13 years ago, some Akha evangelists and I took 35 drug addicts out of Mehter village to a Christian drug rehab sponsored by American Baptists in Chiangmai.