Thailand 2015: And Here We Go!!

It’s the end of a very full Sunday and it feels similar to my Sunday at home in Phoenix.  I started the day teaching a Sunday School lesson on “Who Will Be King?”  I adapted the lesson to present the gospel to the children in pictures, which helps with getting past the language barrier.  I also had their fantastically awesome Sunday School teachers provide translation throughout the lesson time.  Various members of the team joined me to help assist the children with their handouts and get to know them.  What a joy to tell these young children about who God is, why Jesus came and how they could have eternal life.

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As we moved on to the worship time, we had the privilege of hearing both Dr. Doug and his son, Gary preach the message in Thai and English.  They presented a powerful message emphasizing our responsibility as Christians to the world.   I’ve heard God’s word preached in Swahili, Spanish, Tagalong and Thai and no matter the language, when God’s word is soundly preached, it penetrates the heart.

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Our day continued with final preparations for our time at the high school this week, including our men helping to complete crafts.  Hope and Sara…these pics are especially for you 🙂  Ray and Andy are busily creating salvation bracelets.

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As our day started to wind down, we got a preview look at the school in the city of Ban Pho, met the principal and several of the teachers and then had dinner with them along the river. The day ended with an “exciting and interesting” evening river cruise, courtesy of the school principal who wanted to show his gratitude.  They are so excited and happy that we will be working with their students and have already asked if we can come next year!

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