- Jan 26 I thank God so much for my new position at Ratchapruek Hospital. I am teaching English to a receptive staff. I am also helping patients as I did at my previous position. Going from a 1,200 bed hospital to a 62 bed hospital is quite refreshing.
- Jun 23 Greg Nemer and Andre Provost were visiting Thailand and were able to have dinner with me two nights in a row! Such encouragement!!! It was nice to share a meal with English speakers who love the Lord.
- May 17 I have received all the confirmation I need to know that I am to leave this hospital at the end of September. I also will not be joining Rotary. I am starting to teach the children at church again. Thank you for your love and prayers.
- Apr 6 I plan to leave Srinagarind Hospital when my contract expires on September 30 this year. This is the longest I have ever worked anywhere in the world. But I have been offered another job, working at a small private hospital in Khon Kaen.
- Jan 3 Five years after starting work as patient liaison, I now have information about hospital admissions of foreigners sent to me daily. That is a answer to prayer. I have asked for a meeting with the new director of nursing before January 12th!
- Nov 18 Thailand has been quiet since the death of the king. All Thailand has continued to wear black and white clothing for a month. The political situation seems calm though there are warnings of bomb threats from political terrorists. Continue to pray!
- Sep 23 One of my regular patients (diabetic and amputee) has recently been diagnosed with lung cancer. I had the privilege of leading him to the Lord. I think I heard the angels singing! Thank you for your part in giving and praying for this ministry.
Karen has been serving in Thailand since 1990. She lives in Khon Kaen, located in the heart of Isaan, the poorest region. This northeastern region has the least missionaries of any in Thailand. Her mission is to present the Gospel via teaching English at the university as well as in her home. She serves as the children’s church leader at River of Life Church, founded by Globe missionaries, Bill and Julie Hughes. Karen is also assisting new missionaries as they adapt to the culture and encourages regular fellowship of missionaries. As a nurse, Karen is available as a source of counseling for health problems to both the Thais and the expatriates.