Jessica K. is missionizing in the Heart’s Home Paul VI in Thailand. She left her homeland (Ohio) in September 2008 for an 18-month mission in Bangkok. Here is an excerpt from her last sponsor letter.
“A Thai woman in the street wanted to know my age. I was going to just keep walking pretending that I didn’t understand, because I really needed to get home.
But there was something broken in her expression, something that begged for kindness and hope. I simply could not turn away from her, she needed to be loved.
I am not perfect in these moments- I am always thinking about what I have to do next, and thus not realizing the gift that God has placed before me. Slowly, though, over these past 10 months, I have been learning to accept the unexpected, to allow God to move me in His timing. Hahaha, not easy in the least, but I guarantee it is totally worth the struggle. This was one of those moments!
Her name was Phii Toum and she says nobody can love her; and why should they? She has done too many things wrong, she said. After telling me these things she literally collapses in my arms and begins to cry and I mean really let your heart out crying.
I don’t know what will happen with Phii Toum, but I do know that I will continue to pray for her and yes, I will continue to visit with her weekly even if it is just a simple hello.”