Let’s see them through… proud of the goals reached, with more to come!

Dear friends and family, we hope you will enjoy as we share some fun accomplishments of life with you all, so you can celebrate with us, as we enjoy the process of raising out fabulous Thai Kids.

I’m sure you’d agree that it is significant in life, not to give up, to keep persevering, with a goal that is tough to reach. We celebrated Jonathan reaching one of his goals, as an ‘Eagle Scout’. This was significant for him; tough, as well as enjoyable and worthwhile. He will be in grade 12, a high school senior soon.

Bom is doing well with his business studies are a local Chiang Rai university, and Bam is registered, ready to begin at the same time university very soon. Her first year classes start mid-year.

Hope and Mae, just this past month, graduated high school and are so glad to be all finished. Our current “third wave” of COVID-19 prevents any joint celebrations for them but we are none-the-less very proud of their achievements.

These two photos and “message”, taken from Foon’s recent Facebook post, knowing you may appreciate seeing that he is thriving in his life and studies in the United States, and yes, soccer is a part of his life still. 

Foon writes… “Grateful for the opportunity to play soccer at Cornerstone University
Blessed to have such amazing coaches and teammates.

It is Thailand’s hot season, so we headed to HuaHin beach for a holiday with our Thai staff & their children. We are so grateful to Supun, Kak & Narong who have served with us for many, many years. (See top photo of us all together.)
Arnie enjoyed horse riding for the very first time!

Thanks so much for your partnership in helping us see them through, Paul and Penny

Let’s see them through… full steam ahead 2021

Dearest friends and family,
Despite the obstacles presented in 2020, we feel like we are cruising full steam ahead into 2021. Grateful to have the opportunity to move forward. 

We trust you all had a wonderful time celebrating Christmas and have embraced this New Year with joy and excitement.Many have asked about our visa “troubles” and although not yet resolved, we are much closer to reaching our goals of having all the requirements in place by mid-year to switch to a new visa type that we now can qualify for. We hope to reach these goals by April/May, which will be simpler for us and will not require nearly as much government reporting. 

Foon is more than half way into his first year at Cornerstone University, (Michigan) we were thrilled for him that he was still able to travel to USA despite all the obstacles and arrive on time to start his degree. He has settled very well, has connected with a great group of students who are a positive influence on him.  By all reports he is thriving on college life, living in at his campus dormitory. Making good grades and of course playing soccer.

Mae and Hope, even though both are working, they are still completing their Thai high school certificate part time. 

Our precious Mae recently scored herself a great job, nannying twins, for a couple who live close by. She enjoys the job, and literally has her hands full! Bom is still studying business at a local Chiang Rai university, where Bam will also start her degree soon. Plus Jono, Mai and Arnie are back in classes at school, after a few months of online classes last year. Jono will be a high school senior starting this August!Thanks for standing with us, partnering and praying for us, as we share the ups and downs of life with these ones. Thanks for your care and love for us.

Paul and Penny

Catch up with the Wilcoxes

Dear family and friends,

We have been back home in Thailand since August 10th. after being stuck in Australia for a lot longer than we wanted to be, due to covid-19 travel restrictions.

Most grateful that, through it all, we both stayed healthy despite traveling during a global pandemic.

We want to introduce our newest granddaughter, Audrey Elena, born on 4th Sept, second daughter to Jaci and Evans in Florida. We look forward to meeting her in person, hopefully in 2021.

We are so thankful for our lives in Chiang Rai, for the opportunities of influence we have. Please pray for health, strength and energy to complete our tasks each day. Grateful beyond words for all the miracles that enabled us to return home to our adopted country of Thailand. We are reminded daily of how blessed we truly are, as MANY colleagues and other folk are still “locked out” unable to travel, due to covid-19 restrictions.

With love from Penny and Paul