The school principal and the magician

Carrying our load with literature packages with Christian tracts and brochures for all ages we walked through the village. Within two hours we distributed packages to most households. NaJaan villages has 150 roofs, as the Thai would say. It is not a big village. Towards...

Nothing is left to coincidence in Thailand

Nothing is left to coincidence in Thailand. Today while reading a book I learned that even a house plan in Isaan has a deeper thought behind it. It has to do with auspiciousness. The four wind directions have different meanings in Buddhism. ‘’East is auspicious,...

A walk in the Forest

Last year, we had an outing to the nearby mountains with some of our Thai friends.  As we walked along through the forest, they continued to point to the many species of plants and flora that were edible.  It seemed to me as if nearly...

The blessing of a short term team

Often, we find that people are wondering how they can be involved in mission. Probably one of the most important ways is in prayer.  In addition to prayer, coming on a short-term trip is a good experience.  By being involved in a short-term team, people...

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...