Tag Archives: history

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

Posted in Bible, mission, religion, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Scarves Say It All

How does one begin to tell the story of a woman who was so much more than a wife, a mother, a nurse, or a missionary? She was a child of God and a servant of God for the 92 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Gifts That Keep on Giving

Some of the Staff of the Education Ministry I work in the Office of the Education Ministry of the Church of Christ in Thailand located in the northern city of Chiang Mai. This photo was taken on one of my … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hellfire Pass

I have been traveling from the end of January through most of the month of February, visiting the schools that I have not yet visited and learning more about this land where I live. When I reflect back on all … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments