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Sticky rice & being made in the image of God

While we were trying to sort out our visa problems in Bangkok earlier this month, I remember going for a walk with C1 and C2 to look for some food for dinner. We came across a lady selling sticky [...]

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What Does Theological Education Have to Do with Church Planting?

I have served in Thailand as a missionary for about ten years, of which the last four have been spent in Bangkok, teaching church history and missions at a seminary, assisting a Thai Christian [...]

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Cheering from the back seat

They might not admit to it but I think that all new missionaries have visions of grandeur for when they are finally let loose. The daydreams in my head went something like this: – During my [...]

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The missionary and the motorcycle

I’m pretty sure the motorcycle taxi drivers have bets with each other about how quickly they can make it back to their waiting stations. I fully expected the wind to rip the contact lenses out of [...]

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Lesson of generosity from a Thai church in Bangkok

I piled my family of five kids into our truck and set off to preach at a Thai church on a Sunday morning. On the way there, my wife saw a guy selling watermelons on the roadside.  She asked me to [...]

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Questions and questioning ‘who am I?’

As a missionary in Thailand, I’ve been asked all kinds of questions. “Why do you come to Thailand?”  “How much do you earn?”  “Are you married?” “You mean you don’t have any children?”  Even [...]

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Living faith

Nong Pleum’s father died when she was a young child. And when she was about 11 years old, her mother left home.  She went to live with an uncle who gave her a roof over her head and nothing [...]

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Lesson of Endurance from a Thai Christian in Bangkok

It was Friday evening.  It had been a long week filled with ministry responsibilities, and I was thinking of an excuse to skip our weekly house church meeting.  I was tired.  But Mr. Narong [...]

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Tale of two cities 3

Do you know who founded Bangkok and why? Do you know that Bangkok has a Thai name and an English name? How are these questions relevant to serving God in this city? Bangkok was founded by Rama I [...]

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A tale of two cities 2

What does it take for missionaries and pastors in Bangkok to stay long enough to make a difference? How can God’s servants be sustained in a city filled with noise, pollution, traffic jam, [...]

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Shattered!

Thailand and all of Asia was shocked by the huge blast in Tianjin, China on August 12, but then Thailand’s attention was diverted a few days later by the joy of setting a world record for [...]

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A tale of two cities

“And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its [...]

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What do I do?

Pastor Brasit at the end of his Sunday sermon asked the music group to play a song and invited the church leaders and missionaries to come up to the front. Having only been at the church for a [...]

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Home School Week

They had a blast, our 2 daughters! A couple of weeks ago, they joined the OMF Home School Week. All children of OMF missionaries who are home schooled have the opportunity to be in class together [...]