We welcome Kaow (Wanchai) to The Next Step ministry house. He is 20 years old, from the Hmong tribe, and his big news is that he just graduated from Payap Technology College where he studied computers! (I will be putting some of his graduation photos here soon.) I am excited that he is from the … Read more about Our NEW student, Kaow!
Gorn Gorn, 18, is Night’s cousin… [Night is now working in Korea, please pray for him!) so he is also of the Lahu tribe. He recently finished his first year of the “Mechanics” program at the technical-school branch of Payap University, a Christian based school here in Chiang Mai. Gorn is an … Read more about Gorn finished year one at Payap!
Petro has been with us since October 2017. He was in a Lahu dorm that was so poorly run it was shut down by the social welfare department. A teacher at his school (New Zealand friend of mine from church) knew about The Next Step house and now... he lives here! Petro's mother died when he was a … Read more about Petro registered for Tech College!
The Next Step house is my house (Bob Bowling, now living in Chiang Mai) opened up for Young Adult tribal people to have a Christian home-like environment in which to live. Their normal choices are either to 1) remain at the high school dormitory program – often with grade school kids running around, … Read more about Ministry House Overview
We've had lots of regular visitors at The Next Step ministry house the last two years. We love having ‘drop-ins’ for BBQ cookouts, soccer-watching, movies, or just eating dinner and talking. Both of Night’s older sisters, Fai and Sai come to visit and for now we let Fai have a room out in the … Read more about Visitors, Fellowship, and Activities
Wit (Surasak) Wit is 22 years old, his ethnicity is from the Akha tribe. He has completed two years at Rajabhat University in a program for studying Business and Chinese language. (He also takes English courses!) He speaks Thai and Akha fluently and is pretty good in Chinese and English, … Read more about Wit is studying in China!