Jeni serves on the leadership team at the New Life Center Foundation (NLCF) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Established in 1987, the New Life Center serves young ethnic minority (tribal) women who are at risk for, or survivors of, human trafficking, forced labor and sexual abuse. NLCF residents are provided with shelter, education, vocational and life skills training and legal assistance. Special therapeutic activities for survivors include comprehensive art, dance and music therapy and individual counseling. With degrees in development and Christian theology, Jeni provides administrative support, Christian discipleship and financial literacy training to NLCF staff and program beneficiaries. In collaboration with the NLCF’s senior staff, she writes grants, oversees the monitoring and evaluation of program outcomes and assists with public relations.
She writes: I’ve taken on a few new responsibilities, which are all appropriately challenging. I am very excited that NLCF has invited me to give a one-day seminar on personal finance early in 2018. NLCF staff and representative staff from key partner organizations will be invited to attend. Some of you know that teaching about stewardship, contentment, and budgeting is a unique passion of mine.
· Please start praying with me NOW as I prepare to give this seminar in Thai, and praise God.
with me, as we see God put this piece of God’s plan into action!
· Praise God for bringing me to New Life Center. It is a perfect fit, and I love the work!
· Between donor drop-off and a budget increase, I’m underfunded for the first time since arriving. I have worked really hard to maintain my donor base, so it’s a bit stressful now to be 17% under my PSG. Please pray that God would help me to close that gap somehow. Doing so from the field is really challenging.
With a year and a half left in this four-year term overseas, please just pray for God to help me stand firm (Eph. 6:13 “…and after you have done everything, to stand.”