Mrs. Pat nicknamed her new baby boy “First”, although he was her fourth and last child. When she initially discovered that she was pregnant with First, she was not ready to have another child, because of the economic strain on the family. However, a Christian neighbor encouraged her to continue the pregnancy. This neighbor showed...
Bruce and Trish grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. They met while both working as associate staff members for YFC. They were married in 1998. Bruce worked as a minister in the Presbyterian Church and Trish worked as a Primary school teacher.
They moved to Cape Town in 2002 and Caleb and Joel were born there. In 2007 they went on a short term mission trip to Thailand and first felt God calling them to minister in Thailand. Part of this journey involved them moving to Australia in 2008 where Bruce worked as a minister in the Uniting Church. They feel this has been a time where God prepared them for living in Thailand as they had to adjust to living in a country town, within a culture that appeared similar but was different in many ways to what they grew up with. Keziah was born in Australia and completed their family.
We have recently moved to Maila ไม้หลา 19 km west of Nakhon Sri Thammarat. The area has a Christian population of 0.2% and currently getting to know the people and area discerning what the best strategy to plant a new church in this area will be.