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Missions Edition

Dorothy Uhlig's Report from Thailand

February 2013

Dear Friends,

Another year has gone by and the New Year is no longer new. New plans are being made and put into action. The written history project of early converts in this area was put on hold due to lack of personnel. However, the Lord is opening the way and La, a former newspaper reporter who is a fairly new Christian, is beginning the project. Naree the house mother at Thailari CYDC is going with him to introduce him to the Christians in the different villages. They have gotten considerable information for NamWaan village as they visited the daughter of the first believer, Uncle Pan. Jan Peng was ill and in the hospital so a visit to her brought contact
with her 2 brothers and a sister who are still living. There are many different

villages and Christians from whom to gather the history and stories of God's undertaking for His people. Pray for (his iDroject lha( li niighi /;e liiif^ied ai)o oring giory lo God. The plan is to make two bookletsone in Thai and one in English. Much prayer is needed as rather than a dry history the desire is to make it full of stories of how God has undertaken and guided them in difficult circumstances in a Buddhist culture. There is not the persecution now that there was in the beginning but much pressure is put on the Christians in many different ways. So far La and the house mother have only gotten the skeleton information and none of the interesting stories that will create a desire to read and to praise God for His goodness. I will be working with them and with La's daughter Lap who is typing up the information. Pray for us. Chiangkham Youth Development Center continues to help children, and sometimes women, in desperate situations. Pray with us for wisdom in discerning God's will in each situation There are over 70 students in the home now. Also, Nate (Kua) and her 2 daughters, Bun and

Ai, are being helped. Nate was raped and kept locked up at night by her construction boss in Bangkok. Finally escaping vi/ith no place to go. Nate was directed to the house father. She was 3 months pregnant. Now 2 months later the pregnancy seems to be abnormal so the local hospital sent her to Chiangmai for examination. On return she developed a severe rash all
over that culminated in a stay at the local hospital of about 10 days with daily antibiotic injections. Pray that white Nate Is here she and her daughters might come to know the Lord

and that He will guide in their future. Two children, 9 and 10 years old. were taken in when their drunken grandmotherlocked them out of the house and wouldn't feed them. Officials
begged us to take them. They have adapted well.

The exams for high school students

begin March 1st while the grade school

students begin in mid-March. Then
school will close for the summer and

most of the students will go home. Those

who have no one to care for them will stay.

The Home of Refuge is caring for 12 girls and will be taking in 3 more in April for the new

school yearwhich opens in mid-May. Last year one ofthe girls who had been cared for several years before returned after working in Korea for 2-3 years. She had saved her tithe and gave it
to the house father to use where ever needed. He used it to enlarge the kitchen-dining room

making it a much more pleasant place to cook and eat Praise the Lord.
The Home of Blessing for Hmong boys will also accept 3 or 4 new boys as 3 are leaving and they will have 16 boys which gives each of them a partner. During the year they dug a new well and also built a portion of the wall on the
lane behind the boy's dorm.


The Leadership
Training School

Tearing down barb wire fence

students finished their exams Feb. 20^^. Four return home to intern
in their home churches reach out to others. Three others will return

in May to start their 2"^^ year. They will be joined by other new
students. While school is closed, the Leadership Training will move

to new buildings new buildings on their agricultural land at

SopeWaan village in April and the staff can concentrate of outfitting

and preparing for the new school year to begin in May.






Don White, Pastor

Dorothy Uhlig, Missionary to Thailand

Mission Services Asso

2004 E Magnolia Ave

Knoxville, IN 37917-8025
379i7$S026 C035

Vision for the future

The Compassionate Hope Mission is coming along side to help us with the presentprograms
and in opening up a future. They are seeking churches that will sponsor several children in a

dorm rather than individual sponsorships which take a lot ofpersonnel to administer. Prayfor
the Lord's guidance and provision.

A new dormitory for the girls at CYDC is needed. The present dormitory is too small and
crowded and has a leaky roof and the girls must move their mattresses when it rains. It was

built 40 years ago. Funds have been tentatively promised before the end ofthe year. Pray that
this may become a reality.

There is a need for a homefor women who have been battered orthrown out by their husbands and consequently have many emotional problems as well as physical needs. Often
there are children too. A building on our property is available, butwe need personnela Thai couple with a deep burden and desire to care for these women and share Christ with them, or
with a burden for children in the donm who would take some of the work from Inkhian and

Naree, so they could spend time with these women and funding.
Inkhian and Naree. house parents at CYDC need help in caring the children and administering the different programs. For this we need both Thai and foreign (repatriate) personnel who are willing to serve the Lord and work together for the Lord's glory. We have been praying for several years for another Thai couple with a love for children and willingness to serve to join the house parents in this ministry. Repatriates with business experience and computersavvy would be very helpful as we would like to set up an internet program to

English, help with the handicraft, and share their lives with the children would begood. The possibilities are endless, but a deep commitment to the Lord and desire to humbly serve the
Him are necessary. Please contact us Ifinterested.

sell handicraft produced by the students. Also someone to teach

Dorothy Uhlig
P.O. Box 5

Chiangkam, Phayao 56110


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Missions Edition

Dorothy Uhlig's Report from Thailand

July 2013


As most of you know, Dorothy became very ill in May and was taken to the hospital in Chiangmai with lung problems. After a time in McKean Rehabilitation Hospital, it was decided Dorothy would be better off back in Chiangkham among people who know and love her. Missionary Carmen Filbeck coordinated with Inkhian for her ongoing care. Inkhian and Nari (dorm parents) cared for Dorothy from that point on as if she were their own mother. Christians sat vi/ith Dorothy in the Chiangkham hospital 24/7. The doctors and the nurses had so much respect for Dorothy that they wanted to prolong her life; as Buddhists they didn't understand Dorothy's wishes for no heroic actions to be taken. Dorothy agreed with Paul in Philippians "1 desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far." When Dorothy was able to communicate, she encouraged and admonished the local believers to continue following the Lord. Nari was with her when Dorothy quietly passed on Monday morning, June 24, 2013.



The last week of June two services were held in Thailand for three days with three meals served daily. Inkhian and Nari handled everything with the help of four of Dorothy's foster "boys" doing set up, the older dorm girls helping with the massive meals, and all helping clean up the church on Saturday. Oratai, Dorothy's oldest foster daughter, performed the robing ceremony. Instead of displaying the body, they place a large picture of the deceased next to the coffin. They kept the body on ice in a house across the street (no embalming in Thailand). Early Friday before the final service, Orathai changed Dorothy's clothes. Then they closed and nailed the casket. Foster "kids" on stage: Tao, Kwan, Chao, Yut and Oratai
The final services and the interment

were held on Friday. Ail of the 76 dorm kids attended on Friday. It's estimated 1000+ people came to pay respects throughout all the services. Over 50 large Thai-style arrangements mostly from churches, but some from individuals, were received. Dorothy did not want flowers, however the Thai
would never have no flowers! Yut, one


of Dorothy's foster sons, arranged them beautifully over the front of the large high stage at Chaiboribun church in Sop Waen, the former leprosy village where Dorothy and Imogene started the church.

There was special music from the Hmong, various churches, ladies groups, former donm students, Bible school grads that Dorothy sponsored, Wanda Jennings (missionary) and more. A young man
from Chaiboribun played the keyboard. They walked the bier quite a distance to the cemetery. As is Thai custom, two ropes were tied to it and people held on as if pulling it as in former times, though nowadays it was on the bed of a large truck. They built a brick above ground mausoleum for Dorothy as a special honor. There was a VERY generous offering over the week. The balance will go to the student donn and to 12 Phathanaa church for building. Thanks to Wanda Jennings for this information and to Ratason Srisombat, a former dorm student, for the pictures.

RowwaTRbs iw oan * ni
810 90 II

The Good Doctor, Dorothy Mae Uhlig age 90 years (Thai count)
24 June 2013

Fellow co-worker, Jeni Goddard, recommended an online memorial for Dorothy. We now have one set up at http://dorothv.uhliq.muchloved.com. !, Sue Ford, have been uploading pictures there slowly and will continue to add more. Already some people have sent me memories to post. I've posted Yut's presentation of Dorothy's life on the siteof course, it is in Thai. Individuals and churches may





Don White, Pastor

Dorothy Uhlig, Missionary to Thailand

Mission Services Asso

2004 E Magnolia Ave Knoxville, TN 37917-8025

post their own stories and memories to honor Dorothy and the work she did for the Lord. If anyone prefers, stories or pictures may be sent to me at dnsford@vahhoo.com and I'll post them.

I, Arlene, write to you with mixed emotions. Iam grieving the loss ofmy dearsister in Christ, Dorothy
Uhlig. How I will miss her interesting and uplifting letters. She told us of those who needed our prayers and helped us to know how to pray for them. She let us know when our prayers were
answered and praised The Lord for each victory.

In spite ofthe loss Ifeel, my heart is thanking God and praising Him for calling her home. She is now free from pain and in the presence of her loving Heavenly Father. She has served Him so faithfully
and diligently all her life. I'm sure she has heard those words "Well done, good and faithful servant." For 35 years I have felt privileged to have a small part in herwork as her fonwarding agent It has

been a joy for me and I've had a friend whose advice Icould seek, and always knew she was praying for me, my family and my circumstances. It is my prayer thatyou will all continue to uphold and
support the ministries she supported. Because of my age and some medicaljssu^Jt is_t[me to send
^uppuit a different way.

Please send future support checks for the ministries in Thailand, to the sister ministry, A
Christian Community Ministry, PC Box9141, Vallejo, OA 94591. Jeni Goddard is a Trustee
with the American Churches of Christ Mission to Thailand, a Council member with the

Chiangkham Youth Development Center (CYDC), and a Steward for this sister ministry in America. To help us continue Dorothy's legacy, designate offerings for "Dorothy's Legacy" with checks made outto A Christian Community Ministry. The Dorothy's Legacy fund will continue to support the Chiengkham Dorm, students in Bible college, Home ofBlessing and Home of
Refuge. If you have further questions, you may contactme, Sue Ford, dnsford@vahoo.com or
Jeni Goddard, maHat02-accm@vahoo.com.


Dorothy was beloved to my family. She was a very good example. She and Iwould meet every day to
pray together. Today, I have no one to pray with me as she is no longer here. My family has worked
with Dorothy for about 23 years, but my husband has worked longer than that.
Send tax deductible contributions made out


to A Christian Community Ministry to:

A Christian Community Ministry
PO Box 9141

Pray for Inkhian and Narias they handle CYDC without Dorothy and as they grieve
for their longtime coworker and friend.
Pray for Jeni Goddard with ACCM as she

Vallejo, OA 94591

Indicate ctieck is for Dorothy's Legacy. Ifyou

sponsor someone or a specific ministry in particular,
please include a note with that information.

takes over handling support from Dorothy's supporters.

In Christian love and thanks,

To keep up on the work in Thailand, email

mailat02-accm@vahoo.com and ask to receive

Arlene Lundgren, fonA^arding agent

the newslettersforA Christian Community


Sue Ford, newsletter editor and Dorothy's niece

in memory

Dorothy Uhlig
November 19, 1923 - June 25, 2013 Dorothy Mae Uhlig was born November 19,1923 and passed
away in a Chiangkham hospital on June 25, 2013 after a lifetime of service -- 62 years total -- in Thailand! Dorothy arrived in Chiangkham, Thailand March 30,1951.

She was a registered nurse and had taken special midwifery training. That was a special blessingto not only the Thai people but to her fellow missionaries as well. Her nursing skills were put to good use. When the refugee camp near Chiangkham first opened around 1976, the most common

diseases were malaria and/or pink eye. Since no doctor had yet arrived at the camp,
Dorothy had her clinic staff prepare medicine for those and other ailments in small

packets. Then, on Saturdays, when her clinic in town was normally closed, she would go to the camp to distributethe medicine as necessary. Time constraints did not allow
for lengthy consulations, but hundreds were treated each week.

Her Chiangkham "Christian Clinic" became widely known as a place of healing where costswere very minimal. Although she was not an MD, she was lovingly and respectfully called "Khun Mor Do-ro-thi" (honorable doctor). Many came to the Lord

through herministry. Very early in herservice in Thailand, sheoften went to a village

which was an asylum for leprosy patients. She bravely treated the sores of those afflicted bythe disease, taught Bible lessons, and taught patientsto read Thai. With modern medicines, the disease has been practically eradicated inthe place and the local people are no longerafraidto enter that village. Dorothy wasconstantly involved in evangelistic work as well. Each Sunday she would be in a Hmong, Mien, or Thai church witnessing and serving wherever needed. As an indication of how well she was respected inthe area where she served, Chris tians from three ethnic groups (Hmong, Mien, and Lu) asked that her body be buried
in their cemeteries. However, Dorothy had already made her wishes known - she wishedto be buried inthe cemetery of Chai Boriboon Thai Church, just a few miles out
of Chiangkham. All happily followed her wishes.

Dorothy was very well disciplined in all heractivities and so humbly andfaithfully
served wherever she saw a need. She was an amazing servant of God who will be
greatly missed.