The Sharon family is all about missions!
Leroy and Lisa Sharon operate a school in Thailand near the Thai-Burma border. Their sons, Travis, Jason, and Andrew are also involved in mission work in Asia.
Praise the Lord for this family! They have made great in-roads among the Karen people along the Thai-Burma border and the foundations are being laid for tremendous impact for Christ.
Leroy and Lisa Sharon are missionaries to Thailand. Lisa is currently raising 4 young girls for the Lord. This focus has turned out to be the best witness to the local village which has never seen a Christian before. Leroy is traveling to local villages and schools and connecting people with the savior through language teaching using Bible stories. Interest is growing rapidly in the Gospel and there is a call developing for a Bible School to be established in the area.
Leroy and Lisa: J.E.M.M School
Jason’s English Medical Missionary School is located in Thailand near the Thai-Burma border. The school bears Jason’s name because he was the only member of the family who spoke Karen fluently when the school was starting up and so he handled much of administrative duties. Everyone began referring to it as Jason’s school and the name stuck!
The Sharon’s seek to serve God and the people around them in any way they can because the locals are very relational and their trust must be won before they will be open to spiritual things. Here are some of the services J.E.M.M. School provides to the refugees and local villages:
English Education: They teach English to anyone who wants to learn using the Bible stories as their textbook. They also teach basic health principles to the local villagers.
Health Education: The nearest hospital is many miles away so they help anyone who is sick or hurt with basic, natural remedies. If the problem is severe they provide transportation to the hospital.
Mechanics Services: They fix anything brought to them fix it free of charge. Motorbikes, trucks, hoes, rakes, shovels, etc.
Feeding the Hungry: They have found many people who are too old to work, and are in need of food and care. They purchase food for these elderly people, visit them each week making sure they feel loved and cared about, and care for them if they get sick.
Lisa says, “Our main goal [is] to be used by God to finish the work and spread the Gospel. It doesn’t matter to us how God directs us to accomplish this. In everything we do, we endeavor to point people to Jesus.
We endeavor to create a Christian home environment for the children we take in, and to be an example of what God would have a home to be like for those around us.”
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Our main goal [is] to be used by God to finish the work and spread the Gospel. It doesn’t matter to us how God directs us to accomplish this. In everything we do, we endeavor to point people to Jesus.
We endeavor to create a Christian home environment for the children we take in, and to be an example of what God would have a home to be like for those around us.
Travis lives by himself in a remote jungle area near the Thai-Burma border where he is building a school. He spends his time constructing the school buildings, planting a garden, and visiting the local villages. This video by Jesus for Asia Foreign Correspondent Jonathan Hill highlights why Travis is doing this work.
Travis’ Education and Missionary School (T.E.A.M.S)
Located in a jungle village west of Bangkok past the famous “Bridge on the River Kwai” is a school that Travis Sharon has been helping for several years and now has been given full responsibility for. This school serves children that would otherwise have great difficulty in obtaining an education.
As of September 2016, T.E.A.M.S is doing great! There are 15 dorm students and 45 total this year; Travis has a big rice field with 30 paddies and sticky rice and peanuts and tapioca and other agriculture food items!
With the school well established Travis is moving to another location to start a second school and his brother, Jason, and Jason’s wife, Shoshanna, will be coming in to run this school! God is really blessing their work!