thailand mission work

The former things have passed away …

As I sit writing this, I’m tucked away in the only room in the house with AC. It’s 10:30 in the morning and my weather app says it’s 90 degrees outside with 62% humidity making it feel like 102. And the neighbor girl says this is Sukhothai’s “winter”. I haven’t had a hot shower in … Read more

pushing through the hard

{This post was written by my 16 year old daughter, Hannah} When suddenly an ocean separates you from family, friends, and everything you’ve ever known, your world changes. I found myself not knowing how to react. This was my new life. Perhaps even my new normal. All the expectations, that I didn’t even think I … Read more

large family journey to thailand mission field

Literally hearing God’s voice

It’s a real thing. Sometimes every hour seems to hold some new message from God. Because I’ve realized that if I want to hear God’s voice, I have to be listening in the right places. Yesterday, I was coming off a hard day of discouragement. Early in the morning, I sat with my Bible open, … Read more

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grieving the Missionary call

A missionary call that doesn’t look how I expected. The afternoon was quiet. The girls were gone to the house of friends helping with yard work. The only “older” boy still living at home was gone to the Y and then to his brother’s house for the evening. The three little boys were outside working and playing and imagining. They’d been … Read more