Well, I don’t know if any of you have had time off of work or not this week. A few of you are at one of the winter family weekend events, I’m sure. I’ve been busy reformatting my hard drive, and while it is operational now, the restore of data is sure taking its time.
Meanwhile, I am catching up on various bits of news items, and I was informed that the latest Legacy Leader newsletter is out. So, I suppose you could call this article “news about news”. 🙂
I think it is well worth a read, but especially if you aren’t familiar with Legacy Institute based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Legacy Institute is not a church, but rather it is a school based upon biblical standards and instruction. Students there come from all walks of life, and for many it is their first up close encounter with Christianity (the majority of SE Asians are Buddhist). They are taught basic skills in gardening, English and computers, which has enabled a few of them to get jobs they otherwise would have never been able to after graduating. Some have Sabbatarian backgrounds, including Church of God, and many of that group come from the persecuted Karen tribe out of Myanmar/Burma.
Legacy Institute is there to educate. Leon Sexton often says that it is God Who does the calling, but we cannot know who God is calling at a particular time. However, Legacy has resulted in some few conversions, and for that we must be thankful. It isn’t a large organization backed by a large church of any kind, but it does a significant work in an area where it is difficult, at best, to gain a foot-hold.
The newsletter is student produced, and it shows the experiences and thoughts of some of the students. While it may be obvious in some places that the articles were written by someone for whom English is their second language, I think they are put together quite well for students who only attend 3 – 4 years. Anyone who disagrees may post a perfect rebuttal in the royal Thai language.
Articles include comments on farming, the Feast of Tabernacles, leadership, characters from the Bible, the Beatitudes and more.