Boomers & Beyond: November 2011

News

Serve in Thailand with 2nd 1/2 for Him!

Converge Worldwide missionary Steve Cable has invited 2nd 1/2 for Him to minister at the Santisuk English School in Bangkok, Thailand. You can be a part of a group of fifteen 2nd 1/2 for Him participants from across the nation as we go to teach English to Thai students. The experience will be four weeks long, arriving March 12 and returning April 8, 2011. During our time in Thailand we will be trained and equipped to be good English teachers. We will then teach two classes per day, Monday ‐ Thursday, two hours per class, 10‐ 11 students per class. During free time we will have the opportunity to develop relationships with students, go sightseeing, or spend time studying, swimming or shopping.

Costs are approximately $850, and cover housing, food, in‐country transportation and other fees. Airfare to Bangkok will be determined by your starting point, but typically is around $1,200‐ $1,400. If you are in country 30 days or less, a tourist visa is free upon arrival in Bangkok.

Here is what others have to say about their experience at Santisuk:

As a retired guidance counselor, and my wife a retired permanent substitute teacher, we had talked for years about doing short term missions work at retirement. We did two terms in Bangkok to teach at Santisuk English School under Steve Cable. Our greatest memories occurred when we asked our second year students what they thought of Jesus Christ. What a thrill to hear their honest interest. One of our students during our second trip accepted the Lord and sent us a picture showing Pastor Cable baptizing her in water. We remain in communication with three former students. SES remains one of the best memories in our retirement.

--John and Bette Stocks Mansfield, Ohio

One of the greatest experiences of our lives was teaching at Santisuk English School. Of all the mission trips we have taken, this is the one in which we felt we made the greatest impact. Spending a month with the same students builds a strong bridge of relationships. We saw some of our students come to the church service and cell group. One has since become a Christian, one came back to the Lord and her boyfriend is now a believer. We are returning in 2011 for a second tour, and we can hardly wait to get there!

‐‐Tom & Wendy Siefert, Mona Shores Baptist Church, Muskegon, Mich.

If you are interested in learning more about joining this National 2nd 1/2 for Him team, please email Leona Bergstrom at Leona.Bergstrom@convergeww.org or call 206‐362‐2621.

To learn more about opportunities at Santisuk School, please visit www.santisuk.org/serve