(8/1-3/14) Friday was the farewell dinner for the American and East Asian teams, for which we were asked to make dinner. After surveying Food Land (yes, that's an actual store), our team settled on making chicken alfredo. We bought enough food for about 60 people, then headed back home. The East Asian team had decided to … Continue reading Thailand: The Final Days
(7-31-14)My birthday began with many well-wishes from both my own team, and the East Asian team over a breakfast of coconut cakes. Tyler unfortunately wasn't feeling well, and couldn't join us that day, (yeah, on my birthday, what a stinker.) After breakfast, the East Asian team showered me with gifts all morning, and never in … Continue reading Birthday!!!
(7-30-14)We have now reached the point in the trip where everyone starts to get sick. I woke up with a sore throat, and Tyler and Natalie were both nauseous at breakfast. Natalie told me she felt like she was about to throw up, but like a trooper she and Tyler both came to the university … Continue reading Party!!
(7-29-14)Our team decided to eat breakfast separately this morning, so Rachel and I walked to 7-11 (which is a HUGE deal here) to find something to munch on. I got some yogurt, Nescafe (also a big deal), and a dragon tea (yummy and berry-filled). We sat down to eat with the East Asian team, who … Continue reading Falling in Love
(7-28-14)Breakfast today was a modge-podge of dragonball Z fruit, long-gones (or woranges according to Rachel- a new, sweet, yummy fruit), and coconut cakes. We walked a long way and found a nice sitting area to enjoy our feast, and had some wonderful time to bond and encourage each other. While we were eating we had … Continue reading A World of Food
(7-27-14)We started off the day with a breakfast of Dragonball Zee fruit, and some yummy iced coffee with a plastic bag handle that SERIOUSLY needs to be implemented in America. Food in our bellies, we headed home for our Bible study, which I got to lead! I lead the group through Acts 17, discussing evangelism, and … Continue reading The Taste of Eternity
(7/26/14)The best food I've had so far in Thailand was breakfast today. A street vendor we selling this sweet-smelling, gooey-looking substance that I am calling coconut cakes because, according to my Thai roommate, it is made from coconut milk and sugar (I know, super healthy). In addition to coconut cakes, our team also tried to … Continue reading Falling Slowly…into Thailand
(7/25/14) Well, after a rough start to the trip with jet lag, heat, and weird rooming situation, I finally started to settle in this morning. We had a Thai fruit for breakfast that was all spiky on the outside, but when peeled it had a consistency similar to a kiwi. We're not sure what it's … Continue reading Adjusting to Thailand
Abba, thank you for a wonderful opportunity to participate in the work you are doing in Thailand. God, it has been so long since I have been immersed in another culture, and I have changed so much since then. I am flying in blind to this country and culture I know nothing of, and I … Continue reading A Word of Prayer