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Hellos and Goodbyes

In the spring and the fall of every year, there are “Hellos” and there are “Goodbyes.” This year, I noticed them more than I ever have before – perhaps, because we were able to gather some very special people together … Continue reading

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Fantastic Co-Workers

One of the things that has amazed and delighted me throughout my tenure in Thailand has been the phenomenal intelligence and industry of my Thai co-workers in this ministry! It all began with Ms. Chonchineepan Acharayungkul, who was assigned to … Continue reading

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Workers in God’s Vineyard

Recently, I had the privilege of visiting Vijjanari School in Lampang, Thailand. It is one of the 30 schools affiliated with the Church of Christ in Thailand, the national ecumenical Protestant church in Thailand. This year, the school is hosting … Continue reading

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Expressions of Love and Respect

It is difficult to communicate to the outside world all the ways that the Thai people are endeavoring to express their love and respect for His Majesty Bhumipol Adulyadej, Rama IX, who passed away one month ago on October 13, … Continue reading

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Retreats for Christian Volunteers

Overview The Christian Volunteers in Thailand (CVT) Program is a specific, short-term ministry that is a partnership ministry between the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Church of Christ in Thailand (CCT). After more than 50 years of bringing volunteers to … Continue reading

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Orientation of New Christian Volunteers

Overview The Christian Volunteers in Thailand (CVT) Program is a specific, short-term ministry that is a partnership ministry between the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Church of Christ in Thailand (CCT). After more than 50 years of bringing volunteers to … Continue reading

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A Nation in Mourning

It has been just over one week since the Royal Palace issued the official announcement of the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama IX. Since then, the entire country has been plunged into deep mourning for this beloved monarch who … Continue reading

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Taking New Friends to Special Places

When friends come to visit, one of the joys of my life is to take them to places where I have been and show them some of the things that have captured my heart.  When a small group of ELCA … Continue reading

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Getting Away to Rest and to Learn – Part II

The book chosen as the theme for our Senior CVT Spring Retreat was Barbara Brown Taylor’s “An Altar in the World”, which was highly recommended by International Site Coordinators at our meeting in March.  Most CVTs purchased the book through Amazon … Continue reading

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Getting Away to Rest and to Learn – Part I

The month of May brought new volunteers to Thailand to join the twelve who are already here.  We welcomed Nicole Betteridge (seen here at the airport when she arrived) from the USA, Sarah Cullen from England and Otoli Tuccu from … Continue reading

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