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Lessons in falling

Recently on an Adventure camp I was lead climbing, preparing a climb for the campers. At first glance I thought this climb was great with lots of hand holds, many places to put your feet, most [...]

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Rainy season……… mold and flooding

This week we are reminded of the all that we don’t like about rainy season in South Thailand, namely mould, endless days of rain and the potential of flooding. This is our second year in South [...]

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Spirit worship in Thailand

A few weeks ago I was visiting a Thai friend on a Tuesday morning. I don’t generally go visiting in the morning, but this visit gave me a new insight into spirit worship in Thailand. Phi [...]

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Khun’s story

On our recent Adventure camp there was one teenager that was always sitting outside the group and it was a struggle to get him to participate in any of the activities. Sadly towards the end of [...]

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At what cost?

During the last month I have had quite deep conversations with 2 different ladies who live in my area. Both of theses ladies are mums to young children and both have been considering working away [...]

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Why we teach English

Recently I started teaching English at our local Anubaan (kindergarten). I volunteer and teach there every Friday for a few hours. Partly, I am doing this because I miss teaching in a classroom [...]

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Unexpected blessings

The past month has seen unusually heavy rains across South Thailand resulting in flooding across vast areas of the South of Thailand. One of the areas that flooded was the area we live in, [...]

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Why do we eat out so often in Thailand

This is an often asked question of missionaries. One of the reasons we eat out so often is that eating out is often cheaper than eating at home. But the main reason our family eats out is to get [...]

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God at work…

For me the greatest challenge in moving to Thailand has certainly been trying to become proficient in speaking Thai. Each day is a challenge to retain what I have learnt and to not only increase [...]

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Trusting God with everything

We had been living in Thailand for just over 9 months and as a family we had adjusted well on most fronts. Our kids, up until now, had risen to the challenge of distance education, a different [...]

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“Do they know Jesus?”

My family and I teach a children’s English class at a local church. We have been teaching weekly for around 2 months and the number of children attending has steadily increased. It is super [...]