The turtle

  Mother Khong saw another turtle along the road. She wanted to pick it up, but she hesitated. She did not have to return the turtle back to the turtle temple. A few months ago, she would have brought back lost turtles to the temple.  At...

The church as a banana tree

In February, we bought our banana tree. “When will it have bananas?” I asked the shop owner.  “After about a year and a half;” she answered.  At that point, I was noticing that it only had three leaves; with one of them turning brown already....

Do you know about Jesus?

Moey listens eagerly as I share about God’s creation and the worth that God has put into our lives. She interacts with ease and surprizes me with the answers to my questions. Moey attends our weekly meeting at Sunshine House (Drug Rehab Hospital) together with...

God at work among the students

Hannah is a Cambodian student who moved to  Mahasarakham to study at the university here. She got a scholarship from the project of the Princess of Thailand. She is only 16 years old; she was introduced to me by an OMF missionary in Cambodia. She...

Our last day in Isaan…..

It is 6 o’clock in the morning. As the sun comes up I sit in front of our house in Yang Sisurat and enjoy a cup of coffee. This is our last morning in this house. Today we will load our stuff in a big...

He wanted me to have it removed

I am travelling in a minivan. Men and women around me are busy talking on their cell phone. I try to concentrate on my book. Suddenly a phrase captures my attention. The young lady next to me says   ” He wanted me to have...

(In) competence

‘Do you feel well equipped for your work here, because of your previous education?’ Right before we left for Thailand we would have replied with a confident ‘yes’. With degrees in theology and anthropology we have gained a lot of knowledge and skills to support...

To bless and to be blessed

Like all other missionaries we have come here to Thailand to bless people with the good news of Jesus Christ the Saviour. We hope to be a blessing to the Thai people we meet. Over the past six months, since we moved to Isaan we...

When God works

“I want to be baptized by water, I want to obey the Lord” said Mr. Mii an 80 plus years old man. He said this as we were studying the conversion of Saul from the book of Acts at the Bible study group in his...