Sunday at Pa Sak #2

The cool water splashed over my hands into the black bucket at my feet.  The wizened elderly woman holding the pop bottle of water gave me a toothless grin and bowed.  She passed the bucket to the next person in…

Hugs and Tears

I swallowed the lump in my throat and did my best to smile.  It was Saturday, our day to Skype with the family.  I love seeing the sweet faces of my grandkids, but this time it brought on a severe…

Hanging In -- and Hanging On

Friday — and another week of our stay in Thailand is finished.  The days, by now, have fallen into a pattern.  We get up between four and five and have sweet time in study and devotions. Then, about six-thirty, I…

Trials and Blessings

For today’s blog, I will give you a new weight-loss exercise.  No, no, I haven’t forgotten that THIS blog is about Thailand.  This is a Thai exercise routine.  It must be performed in the middle of the night.  Follow these…

Sunday at Hoi La Bong

I gripped the handle above the truck door and hung on as we jolted over a narrow, rutted road. On Sunday we traveled through lush orchards, rice fields, rubber trees, and fields of — yes — corn!  The little village…

Happy New Year -- Again!

Happy New Year — Chinese style! The Chinese New Year is a big deal here, lasting for days.  Makro had tables full of celebration decorations and special foods.  I looked them over with interest.  The packets of something wrapped in…

Ladies' Bible Study #2 -- Sarah's Story

Sarah’s Story Introduction We learned in our last study about Eve — and about God’s plan for the family. God calls the husband to love and lead, and the wife to love and follow.  Is that demeaning for a women? …

Everyday Drama

Twelve ladies gathered in the school room for Bible study Monday.  I took a deep breath and started in on our study of Sarah. “We learned in our last study about God’s plan for the family — that the husband…

Sunday at Hoi Sum Suk

Surely we can’t make it up that hill, I thought.  It was crazy steep and barely looked like a road.   But we did.  The truck bumped its way over the rain-slick rocks and we came out on top where…

Saturday in Chiang Mai

Tired and footsore, but home again. Friday ended another profitable week at the Preacher’s school.  Paul and Bro. Camp are working with about 20 men, teaching them the Bible and training them to be preachers.   Some are already established…