Pray for Kim Brown retiring at end of year after having served in Thailand for 36 years.
Kim works with a team of indigenous leaders to manage a multi-faceted response to the needs of tribal peoples: HIV/AIDS prevention education, care for those who are HIV+ (including the House of Love for women and children affected by AIDS), ministry to people with disabilities, youth ministry and education and economic development work among migrants in locations spanning from traditional villages to urban slums. Kim carries out her ministry in relationship with the Thailand Karen Baptist Convention.
Kim writes - As you probably know, I will be retiring at the end of this year. I find myself feeling a lot of grief as I prepare to say good-bye to a place where I have lived for 36 years (more than half of my life), and to people who have become my family. For a while I was crying often and easily. The USA is a place I no longer know, no longer understand; it no longer feels like home.
Please pray that I can say my goodbyes well here and that I am able to adjust to all that is happening in the USA. I am also experiencing a deterioration in my Parkinson’s symptoms and ask for prayers for my health. Rejoice with me that God has provided Alise and Mark Juanes and their family to minister here in Thailand as I leave. I am very thankful for them.