Kim Brown works with a team of indigenous leaders to manage a multi-faceted response to the needs of tribal peoples: HIV/AIDS prevention education, care for those who are HIV+ (including the House of Love for women and children affected by AIDS), ministry to people with disabilities, youth ministry and education and economic development work among migrants in locations spanning from traditional villages to urban slums. Kim carries out her ministry in relationship with the Thailand Karen Baptist Convention.
Kim writes – I know that the American Thanksgiving is still a few months away, but I wanted to focus on being grateful this month because of some awesome answers to prayer. Back in April, I had asked you to pray about a significant shortfall of funds we were experiencing-and praise God! We received a special gift that exactly met our needs! Thank you for praying! I have also asked you to be praying for the process as we select a new national director, and this past Monday, Khun Ulabay started as IMEMF’s new director. Praise God! Ulabay is from the Karen tribe, and has worked extensively with women’s projects for the Karen. Her experience coupled with her degree in theology will bring a good skill set to the IMEMF. More importantly, Ulabay has a heart of evangelism and discipleship for children, and feels God has called her to step out in faith for this new position. Please be praying for Ulabay as she transitions into this new role-specifically for good relationships with the 14 staff of IMEMF and making good connections with the 27 women and children who make the House of Love (HOL) their home.
Prayer and Praise
I was able to have a month in the USA to visit family and have a doctor appointment. One highlight was being with all of my siblings-the first time we have all been together since my brother died 6 years ago.