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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

This about sums it up, well sorta

Tired and sick, but happy we return from Thailand and three weeks of ministy. My teammates will kill me when they see this picture! :-) I will follow this one with other more serious shots, when I get the disk.
We worked hard, played hard and God invested in our lives both as a team and individually. The teens, Matt, John and Jessie were super people. They were very hard workers and flexible eaters! :-) If you've ever had Durian (a supposed fruit) you'll understand! I was impressed with our kids ability to relate to the Thai and Lahu workers at our construction site. They tried the languages and allowed others to laugh at them as they tried; which then opened the hearts of the workers to them. By the time we left there were some heartfelt goodbyes. We visited a Lahu hilltribe village and were so priviledged to enjoy their extreem hospitality and to share in their church services. The team held devo's, daily Bible studies (taught superbly by Gordy Grover -center front of pic.), memorized verses, worked on the construction site and played mushball (version of baseball) with the Lahu Bible school students were we worked. We enjoyed local food every night at various local "restaurants" and the night market. If you have never had Mango in Asia, you are definately missing something! wow.
I miss our team tons, and have brought home with me some character training via the Holy Spirit, and a desire to grow in the area of teaching as well as great memories. I miss the Lahu leadership at the Bible School, both the men (Ajan Marting, & Ajan Idocam) and their wives! I was to bring their greeting back home to my friends! So, Aw bou ui ja!
More pic's will follow in the next few days! Posted by Picasa

3 comments:

Will and Amy said...

Sounds like a worthwhile time! Hope you feel better soon...

Nomad said...

Welcome home!!!

Anonymous said...

Haha, that picture is hilarious. I'm so jealous...you get to be off doing awesome things for God in Thailand while I take classes and work. No fair, haha.

I miss you girl...when are you going to be able to come out to Sunny D and visit meee? Hey, that rhymed! :-D

Much Aloha,
Melissa