God never stops working, and you will be encouraged and inspired by what he has been doing in and through our community when you read the Grace in Action 22-23 Booklet. The annual Grace in Action booklets compile stories from the past year that tell how our families and students are making an impact in Thailand and around the world. GIS exists to enable families to serve by offering a quality and affordable biblically-integrated education that equips students to excel and engage their community. Each one of the stories you will read is the reason why we exist.
Our families serve in over forty different countries around the world in various areas of ministry, such as church planting, education, relief and development, and counseling. The stories in this booklet represent only a few members of our GIS community and the impact that they are making in Thailand and beyond. Below is a summary of the stories you will find in this year’s booklet:
Multiplying Healing and Hope – The Daos bring healing and hope to many people through counseling and support.
Prayer to Stay Involved – Camille Thurston (GIS Class of 2012) prayed about how she could continue to stay involved with GIS after graduation and the door of opportunity flew open!
Transforming Communities – Through media platforms, Aaron Smith works with Venture to bring the Gospel to local communities.
Lovely Lexi – Every week, therapy dog Lexi comes to make a difference in the lives of the RISE classroom students.
Strengthening and Healing – Sharon Khoo, who has overcome depression and complex trauma, is counseling Thai women who are struggling while her husband Josh helps reach Thai people around the world through online ministries.
Lifelong Ministry in Thailand – The Garsees have called Thailand home for over twenty years as they continue to minister to the Thais in Hat Yai, Bangkok, and now Chiang Mai.
Church Planting Made Possible – It is because of the GIS HDE Program that the Peseyies are able to church plant in Northeast Thailand without having to sacrifice their children’s education.
God’s Unexpected Plan – Chris Baik (GIS Class of 2010) had his own plans about how life would go after high school. He ended up learning that God’s plan was completely different.
Bringing the Word to Many – The Hirts work with a Bible translation organization to bring the Word to people in their own language and dialect.
Christ Breaks the Chains – Ryan Binkely works with the Urban Light Foundation to free young men from the chains of slavery and find a new life in Christ.