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Next Generation: Church Outreach and Evangelism in Asia

In 2014, when I was serving the Church of Christ in Thailand (CCT) as Assistant to the General Secretary for Ecumenical Relations, I met Rev. Dr. Choen Min Heui, who was Director of Ecumenical Relations for the Presbyterian Church of … Continue reading

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Privileged to Share

Just a month ago, I received an invitation to a very special wedding.   Dr. Rujadhorn Indratula was marrying Dr. Nattapong Swangmuang. Dr. Rujahorn’s parents were my next-door neighbors during my first three years in Thailand. My sister, Carol, got … 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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An Amazing Artist

Ajarn Sawai Chinnawong came by my office today with some recent works of art.  We have been friends since he served as a judge for the Christian Volunteers in Thailand logo contest early last year.  This time, the works that … Continue reading

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My Mission Co-Worker

The Presbyterian Church (USA) talks a lot about mission co-workers but, when they do so, they are usually talking about their own missionaries who are serving overseas. The term ‘mission co-worker’ was adopted when the PC(USA) decided to abandon the … 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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Shade Created from Nature

One of the places that I like to take our new volunteers to see is the Umbrella Village in Bo Sang, outside of Chiang Mai. It is a place where craftsmen have continued the fine tradition of making umbrellas from … Continue reading

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Ministry to Diverse Peoples

One of the very first things that our new Christian volunteers experience during orientation is worship at Sapan Luang Church in Bangkok.  From my first visit to this church several years ago, I have been amazed at the church’s ability … Continue reading

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Almost Heaven… An Airport?

I cannot remember a time in my life when I thought a layover in an airport was a good thing!  And I cannot say that I can remember a time when anyone could or would wax poetic about any airport … Continue reading

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Christmas In Thailand 2012

This is a picture of my best Christmas gift in 2012:  my son, Julian, arriving from the USA via Japan to spend Christmas with me.  Julian was a little 8 lb. 12 oz. gift that God gave to me a … Continue reading

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