One More Week!

A week from now we will be on our way to Thailand. It’s almost hard to believe that our trip is so soon! We’ve been busy raising support and getting everything together for our trip. It’s been awesome to see how God has provided everything that we’ve needed through so many mission minded churches and individuals. Our support raising process has been a huge encouragement! We’ve had relationships with most of the churches that are supporting us from our past missions and ministry experiences. Some churches supported Michelle’s family 20 years ago while they were missionaries in Russia! Other churches had supported us during our time as apprentice missionaries through the AIM program. While others were churches that we’ve had the opportunity to work in ministry with over the last several years. So it was neat to be able to reconnect with so many congregations from different parts of our lives and to see how God is still using them to bless us and His work!

In preparation, I’ve been teaching Michelle and few Thai words and phrases. There are some pretty good apps that we’ve found for our phones that can be used to practice basic phrases. While I lived in Thailand as an AIMer I was able to learn the language. Since it’s been a while that I’ve been back, my Thai has gotten a little rusty. The only time I really get to use it, is when we go out to eat Thai food. So I’m interested to see how well (or not) the language comes back to me while we’re there.

Until next time, here’s a Thai phrase that you can practice yourself, “พระเจ้าอวยพร” (Pra Jaow Oipon) which means, “God Bless!”

4 Responses to One More Week!

  1. Melissa Smith says:

    We are super excited for you guys! I know God will do great things through you as you seek to do His Will! Can’t wait to hear your stories and see some pictures! We love you tons!

  2. Gala Covington says:

    Was fun to ‘face-time’ tonight with ur new iPad…was an answered prayer as well to b able to connect u with that iPad through a friend as well…God loves to bless u ( as well as us) in ways that will keep u connected back home and didn’t he do a good job! It will b a blessing to see all about ur trip,when u get back! Thanking God for u and Gary and ur love for missions and especially ur hearts for the Asian people. U two could not make my heart any prouder than right now…I love u both so much. Can’t wait to see u in a few days to see u off!

  3. Hey guys just thinking about the great honor of getting to go to Asia to spread GODs word. WOW I was just talking to Charlie and we just want to wish you both the very best. You both are an awesome instrument for GOD and he is using you both in a capacity that fits you both to a tee. You shine in your photos , you look so happy and now you are living YOUR dream you have worked so hard for raising support and making it happen.
    That is a quality that is much desired by most that never even step out of their comfort zones . We all need to do more of that ( stepping out ) and looking at things differently and bringing more people to Christ. GOD bless you throughout your travels….Charlie and I will be praying for you every night.
    Love you…..Aunt Sandie and Uncle Charlie.

  4. Morgan Anderson says:

    Hey guys! Miss you already! Hope all of you are doing okay in your mission to spread God’s word! Thank you for all you do for me and for the rest of my family and the church family!

    Praying for you and good luck!!! 🙂

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