International Ministries has been a close partner of the Amity Foundation since its establishment in 1985. IM has supported Amity’s relief and development projects, including the English teachers’ program that assists the training of Chinese English teachers as well as promoting mutual understanding and friendship of China and the U.S.
After our family came into 2015, we saw a bit of a change for our ministry here in Chiang Rai.
As we celebrate Black History Month, I have been struck by the thought of what it means to make history. I don’t believe that many of the civil rights leaders that we celebrate today set out with the intention of having their names in books or being celebrated every February; they merely saw wrongs that needed to be rectified.
Some of you know that in June I unexpectedly started rather intense work on the Lingala revision of CBCO’s lay pastor training program.
I told Mama Luti’s story in January 2011. Mama Luti Makunu Mayumbu was one of our very first literacy graduates in the Vanga area. She had started school, but was pulled out in early primary school to care for her sick mom, who subsequently died. Then she continued to care for her younger brothers and sisters, and keep house for her dad.