Uuay and Ampawn came to LTC from another country. Following graduation, they got married and moved back home. Home was just across the border from Nan province; the area the Filbeck had lived and worked among the Lua people group.
Uuay and Ampawn discovered there were many unreached villages that spoke a similar dialect to the one David worked with. They began reaching out to these villages.
In April, Uuay called Carmen Filbeck early one morning. His voice was excited and fast as he began to tell this story:
"Teacher Father's death has really stirred my heart. I remember the last time I saw him was at my graduation. He told me two things that I can not forget. He said for me to always stay faithful to serving God. To not grow weary, but to endure. Then, as we parted, he said, "I'll see you in heaven" I realize that Teacher Father has entered into his rest now. But, I am still here. And I can not rest yet. I want you to know that I will not rest, but will continue to serve God with my fullest energy."
The most recent reports conclude that there are several hundred believers among this group in that region due to the efforts of this couple.
The baton has been passed. The legacy continues through the ministry of Lanna Theological Center and graduates.