Change from within

The task of clearly sharing the “evangel” (gospel) among Thai people is a difficult task.  We found this out once again during a medical outreach a couple of weeks ago.  Some of the evangelists were telling people to stop giving alms to the monks and...

Choi

Choi became a member of our church when he took baptism in October 2016. Even before he took baptism, he attended church regularly for almost a year. He cannot read or write and his speech is slurred, he is “special”. He is the kind of...

Missed Opportunity In Lopburi

We had arrived in Lopburi, a medium-sized city in central Thailand, to study language in our first year in Thailand.  During that year, our sole mode of transportation was our bikes.  We rode each day to the language school and would often ride down the...

The Hammock Spirit

“There seem to be more of them than last time,” I was thinking out loud.  We were passing a plot of land with many hammocks strung between the trees.  It’s located next to a parking lot for school buses and opposite of two schools. “Very...

All power is given to Him!

Recently, I once again talked to Mrs. D. For about 3 years, she has been living in Sahatsakhan and making her living by selling grilled pork in the market. Therefore she has contact with many people and is well known in the area. She came...

Graceful boredom

Sometimes life in a remote village in Isaan can be boring. For Isaan people too. What a grace for missionaries! I’m thinking about the hours in the afternoon at the market when there are no customers, or about the old people who are hanging around...

Big encouragement from small talk

Two years ago we started a cell group at Baan Kohklam village. Phii Nii was one of the leading members of that group so we wanted to train her up to be the leader of that group. But after some months, she made excuses and...

Three ladies on a bench

To take on a new role in church planting may sound like we have achieved something.  “From now on we do not need to do ‘the work’, but we will coach our brothers and sisters from behind the scenes!” But I have to admit, sentences...

Confusion at T-junction

’It’s for the spirits, so that they don’t get confused. Because spirits travel in straight lines and this is a T-junction, that will confuse them’’ one of my neighbours replied when I asked her about the small construction in the middle of the road. A...

Where is Jesus now?

As I walked into one of our regular printing shop, I was greeted by the smiling shop keeper.  He is an industrious man that will often engage in religious small talk.  After a brief greeting, I placed my order for copies to be made.  As...