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Still Beautiful, But Facing a New Challenge

I have blogged about the beauty of Sangklaburi before – sharing photos of the mountains and the rivers close to Thailand’s border with Myanmar.  I had the chance to visit that area again last week as I took our new … Continue reading

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Happily Ever After in Korea

I am on the road again and, once again, I had a layover at Incheon Airport in Seoul, Korea. This airport has been rated the #1 airport in the world for eight consecutive years. I blogged about this airport when … Continue reading

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Homestay in Heaven

The highlight of orientation for our volunteers is a three-day homestay in Fang in the far north of Thailand. This comes after two weeks of orientation to Thailand, Thai food, Thai customs and culture, and at least 20 hours of … Continue reading

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Through Someone Else’s Eyes

It is always a delight to begin a new round of orientation for Christian Volunteers in Thailand.  Each new volunteer is different and sees things differently.  So, even if the orientation program is the same for all, the fruit that … Continue reading

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Unimaginable Beauty Lies in Remote Places

I was privileged to travel into a remote part of Thailand in February with two co-workers to look at the possibility of new volunteer placement sites.  As always in my travels in Thailand, I was blown away by the sheer … Continue reading

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Magical Bali and a Gathering of Friends

How do I begin to describe the island of Bali? How can I begin to share the significance of a week with Presbyterian Mission Co-Workers and how it renews the spirit? It all began with the flight to Bali, which took … Continue reading

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They’re Here!

It was last October that I first learned that the New Wilmington Mission Conference (www.nwmcmission.org) was interested in sending its Summer Service Team (see tab on that website) to Thailand this summer.  Rev. Dr. Esther Wakeman and her husband, Rev. … Continue reading

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Because He Lives, We Too Shall Live!

There is something that I really like about Thai Christian funerals – they really are a celebration and a wonderful family time! In a typical Thai Christian funeral, the family gathers seven times to worship – to celebrate the life … Continue reading

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Bringing Hope to the Marginalized

This is a post that should have been written a couple of months ago, but I find that time gets away from me now that I am working full-time.  The photos have been waiting for me to make time to … Continue reading

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My Love Affair with Tall Buildings

Yes, I am in love with tall buildings!  Not that I ever want to live in one or even work in one, but I love looking at them, thinking about them, and marveling at the expertise of those who design … Continue reading

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