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One day, after several months living in Isaan, Central Thailand, I glanced at my feet and to my surprise, noticed a strange new growth from the sides of each one of my feet (I will spare you the picture!).

At first glance, I became quite concerned that these were either massive plantar warts, an infection, or some sort of tropical tumor that had begun growing on my feet. But after a closer examination, I discovered that these “large” growths were actually calluses that had developed due to always sitting cross-legged on the floor. Over the next few weeks, out of curiosity, I began paying closer attention to feet.

I noticed that you could actually tell who sat on the floor often and who didn’t based on the development of calluses on the side of their feet.

I praise God that He has provided me these calluses, which demonstrate to me that He has given me opportunities to sit among the Isaan people and share life with them!

Jared & Stacy Haechton

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