Monthly Archives: July 2011

Progress?

Meet Saeng Lah, a wonderful Christian woman we hired to help Mom around the house. In Thailand, women who do this kind of work are called Mae Baan (mother of the house). Saeng Lah has an active life of faith. … Continue reading

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A Small, Wonderful World!

Last Friday, July 15th, was my second full day in the office.  I am going in to the office on Fridays now to begin work on recruiting volunteers for next year. We had a skeleton staff on hand, because the … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Challenge

Studying the Thai language is not a physically demanding occupation.  Mentally demanding, yes.  But not physically demanding.  Since moving into our home here, I have been trying to determine the best way to fit some sort of physical activity into … Continue reading

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The World of Rattan

Anyone with a love of old movies, I suppose, has seen rattan furniture in films depicting tropical colonial life in the last century. Growing up in Asia, I saw rattan everywhere.  It is a part of every day life in … Continue reading

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The Silent Scream

I took this photograph when I first arrived in Chiangmai, but have waited until now to share it, for the story is much more interesting now than it would have been if I had told it when I first took … Continue reading

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End of Life Options… A New Ministry in Thailand

Meet Beth Roadarmel, a Presbyterian volunteer working in Thailand. Five years ago, with the support of her PC(USA) congregation in Poulsbo, Washington, Beth came to Thailand to work at McKean Rehabilitation Center.  A trained nurse, it did not take her … Continue reading

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A Touch of Grace… and Graciousness

This is the elusive document I need to have in order to continue to work in Thailand without leaving the country every 90 days to obtain another non-immigrant visa. It is a ‘Religious Affairs’ visa that was secured with a … Continue reading

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