Training. Sending. Serving. Joining Globe


Recent Updates

  • Aug 19 In September, I will start teaching Sunday School and English to my students (again). I am looking forward to taking some time off as well.
  • Jun 26 Please start praying for the hospital’s accreditation by Joint Commission International of the USA. I will be working very hard and very long to get ready for their visit August 23 to 26.
  • May 28 Thank you so much for your prayers and support. Life continues to present challenges and I am thankful because I have to depend on the Lord.
  • Mar 28 Blessings to each one of you who have been praying and/or giving. God is doing a work in Thailand through our combined efforts. Pray that I will depend on Him more & more.
  • Jan 21 I am busy with mock surveys (inspections) of the hospital during the day and enjoying Anita’s company in the evening!
  • 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.
  • 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.