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THAILAND 2018

Almost…

We are in Houston waiting to board our flight to San Antonio. At this point, our bags look better than we do – hence, the picture. Besides, it gives a chance to show the results of our shopping! Although weary of travel, we are very well. Flights were smooth. Bags arrived. Our hearts
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Shopping success + the day that never ends…

Yes – we delved deep into Warrorot market yesterday and had a wonderful time. Our form of transportation – a tuk tuk, like a motorized rickshaw. Weary and sweaty – but delighted with our treasures. Now, here we are – our final day in Chiang Mai. We will spend the day with the Free Bur
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Yummy Pad Thai!

Our departure from the camp this morning was a bit adventurous – but we made it to our bus in Mae Sot just in time! 6 hours later, We arrived back in Chiang Mai and have settled into our hotel. I must admit, we enjoyed the warm water tonight. We ate at the little street restaurant clo
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Final Conversations

Today is our last day together as a class. We are reviewing, clarifying, and answering questions. We are also listening to dreams and goals. There is laughter and tears. During this week we have discussed challenging questions: Why is there suffering, generation after generation? Wher
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Location location location

Yesterday we moved to a different classroom for the afternoon… the upper floor of a bamboo house. Heat rises and we were definitely feeling the heat! But we all persevered and later we noticed that we were feeling a bit cooler. We discussed if we were just getting used to it (li
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So many emotions…

We talked about emotions and how to describe them, beyond simply happy and sad. We discovered words like desperate, rage, relief, resentment, panic… and more. The students worked together to add more to the “tangled ball of emotions” that we often carry inside. They expressed that the
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“I will give you rest”

A mat on the floor under a mosquito net might not seem like a good night’s rest. But it is! Sarah and I are sleeping well. Temps are 100 during the day but 65 at night so we are comfortable. We had a wonderful day of teaching yesterday. We have 24 students, men and women. They are rea
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Dawning…

Roosters crowing… activity stirring: sweeping, watering plants, greetings; singing… And so the day begins. This picture is from one of my favorite morning spots. The haze in the air is part of this time of year. We value your prayers today as we begin a full day of teaching. I face it
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We are here…

This is a short post just to let you know that we are at the camp. A beautiful welcome. We will soon worship together. God is showing His hand so clearly. On the drive to the camp in a truck, He made a contact – or rather – renewed a contact for Thrive Life Skills. Who else but God co
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Dinner on the street

Sarah and I made it to our hotel and will have some hours of rest before the bus ride on Saturday. We found a great little street restaurant and had noodle bowls and yummy broth as we watched the night activity. Perfect to send us into a refreshing sleep. We feel at home. We thank God
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