A Beacon of Truth and Light
Karen Lenn updates us on the progress of Beacon Hall, a hostel in Chiang Mai. We pray that the hostel will serve the needs of the students there and bring glory to God.
"Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labour in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.” Psalms 127:1 (NIV)
Pastor Arnold reminded us of this during our groundbreaking dedication last year. Indeed, what can mere men like us accomplish without the Lord’s sanction? God has ordered, guided and protected this whole project from its inception until now.
I must admit that unlike William, I was rather concerned about fundraising for Beacon Hall, especially with our church rebuilding programme running concurrently. However, when the funds started coming in slowly but surely, I was very much encouraged. My doubtful mind was reprimanded and I was once again reminded that God, who is our Provider, owns everything. For Ps 24:1 (ESV) declares, “The earth is the LORD’s, and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein” and He decrees in Ps 50:10 (ESV), “For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.” In other words, God owns everything, so what have we to fear? Just be faithful and obey.
Hence, we are confident that He will also take care of all the exigencies and see to its completion for His glory. Many of you have supported us in prayer and some in kind and expertise — we would like to thank all of you.
We thank God that Beacon Hall is being built according to plan and in good time.
In conclusion, we would like to share a few prayer items:
1) For a smooth completion of the home and hassle-free issuance of the Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP).
2) May God grant us wisdom and guidance as we prepare for the first batch of students.
3) May the Hall be a home away from home for the students and may seeds of truth and light be sown in their lives.
4) For our visa to be issued without complication and that we will be faithful and committed to this privilege that God has given us.
5) To be diligent in keeping ourselves healthy in body, mind and soul.
6) To avoid complacency and seize other opportunities in the neighbourhood and elsewhere.
7) May Beacon Hall serve the needs of the students and bring glory to God.
Finally, we welcome all of you to visit whenever you can.
Until He comes,
William and Karen Lenn
View of the mountains taken from the upper floor of the hostel.
[The Beacon Hall in Chiang Mai is a subsidiary of ‘The Firm Foundation’ and an affiliate of Kathy’s Home in Pua, Thailand.]