Tag Archives: God at work

A Christmas Story

This Christmas has not been as filled with as much joy as Christmases in former years.  Just the week before Christmas, we learned that my older brother, Ken (who serves as pastor of a Presbyterian Church in Greenville, Illinois) has … Continue reading

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A Close Call

While I was in Bangkok, my little Miniature Pinscher, Nellie, stayed with Mr. Sawai Chinnawong, my artist friend, and his family. Nellie is not a young thing any more with at least twelve years of living under her belt.  That … Continue reading

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From Strangers to Partners in Ministry

I returned from a three-month sojourn in the USA just in time to welcome a new group of volunteers into our program. Beginning October 4 with the arrival of Caren Martin, a total of eight new volunteers joined the three … 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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Helpful Friends

While I was in Bangkok, I had an appointment to see the doctor at 9 AM. My doctor practices at Bangkok Christian Hospital, which is within walking distance of the Bangkok Christian Guest House. Unfortunately, the only way to cross … Continue reading

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Love Affair with a Mountain

For as long as I can remember (and even longer, I’m sure), the city of Chiang Mai has nestled in the shadows at the foot of Doi Suthep (doh-ee soo-taep). The sun always sets behind the mountain… and yet it … Continue reading

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Settling In

With the end of orientation, it was time for our new volunteers to go to their schools, move into their new living quarters and  settle into their new duties at their schools.  I traveled with Ed by 12-passenger van to … 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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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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