Posts Tagged "Thailand Travels"

Scenes from Mae Sot

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Ministry Blog | 0 comments

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Meeting at Mae La

Posted by on Jul 23, 2012 in Ministry Blog | 0 comments

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I’m sitting on a quaint bamboo porch in Mae La refugee camp as I type out this update. There’s a steady downpour of rain, transforming the narrow dirt paths between buildings into small cascades of ovaltine.

We had a successful meeting with Yar Kaw’s Mother, two sisters, brother in-law and aunt. It was a very sweet time as they gingerly opened the packet of photos and giggled with delight at seeing a 21 year update of Yar Kaw and family. Our driver, Pra Whit and another English speaking Karen man translated as of shared a few experiences from my friendship with Yar Kaw. I also took some pictures and a couple of short video clips to bring back with me.

We’re waiting for Dr. Simon to return, so that we can chat a little about opportunities to minister to the students of the Bible school here at the camp. They just rebuilt their school building in May, after a fire destroyed everything. I’m curious to see if they might be interested in some good Baptist Karen materials that Bro. Tom Gaudet is having translated. The trip out of the camp is going to be interesting with all the mud. Our driver is determine to boldly take his 18-year old Toyota Corona where no four-door sedan has gone before. Well, at least we have our backpacks with us in case we need to spend the night. :-)

Nat

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Arrival in Chiang Mai

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in Ministry Blog | 0 comments

We made it to Thailand at last and are ready to sleep as we try to adjust our body clocks to the 11hr time difference. Praise the Lord for beds to sleep in after being stuck in a chair for about 20 hrs combined.

All flights went smoothly and it is a joy to be back among friends in Thailand.

More to follow. Losing brain cells, must rest… :-)

Nat

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Recharging in Seoul

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in Ministry Blog | 0 comments

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Steven and I made it safe and sound to Seoul and are stretching our legs and sipping our coffee as we recharge for the last leg of our trip. Fortunately, we were able to find a Starbucks for a quick taste of home. I almost tried the red bean green tea frappuccino, but reverted to a more comfortable, mocha option.

We’re tired but very thankful for your prayers. The flight was uneventful, apart from a lady getting her finger pinched in one of the disposable headsets. Ouch. I don’t wish to detract from her pain, but they treated this minor incident as a hospital-worthy item: surrounding her with flight attendants and rushing her off to a doctor after the flight landed. I knew there was a reason to bring my own ear-buds.

Nat

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Boarding for Seoul

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in Ministry Blog | 0 comments

We’re about ready to board the long flight to South Korea. Please pray the we can be a witness for Christ and gain some rest along the way.

I just gave a copy of my personal testimony tract to a Methodist traveling to Mongolia. She was curious about what Baptists do in missions, so I shared our goal and the gospel in a nutshell.

Praise the Lord that we have a mission that is based on His Power and His Word, and not our own abilities and plans.

Nat

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