While we were in Phuket it was great to catch up with Benjamas (Ben). It is some time since we had seen her and the last time was in Bangkok at the Glory Church. ben is from Udon Thani and was invited as a young women to become a member in the Shalom Hostel for girls at Ramkamhaeng, Huamark, Bangkok, a ministry of the Kokkos Foundation. Although she had grown up in a Christian family it was at the hostel that her faith become personal and real to her through the Bible Studies conducted in the hostels and the teaching at the Glory Church.
Ben had become engaged a few months ago in Phuket to a young Christian man, Nan. They had met at a Christian Camp and over the years had fallen in love. Their wedding is planned for the 19th July, 2014.
It was great to have an evening with them and encourage them prior to their marriage. Ours was the first wedding present they received. They are a fine Christian couple with a real desire to serve God. We will maintain contact with them and seek to mentor them as best we can from a distance.