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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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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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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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Off With the Old and On With the New!

Whew!  The Thai Competency Exam is behind me now and I have begun work at the Education Ministry as the Coordinator of Christian Volunteers in Thailand – that is, if I have any volunteers to “coordinate.”  So, the first objective … Continue reading

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What a Difference a Dog Makes!

Nellie has been with us for a few weeks now. She is getting used to our quirks and we are getting used to hers. We’ve had some bumps along the way, but it was mostly a matter of the language … Continue reading

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A National Treasure

Thailand has wonderful tradition of issuing beautiful postage stamps. Thanks to my father, Richard W. Bryant, who collected stamps his entire life, and his father before him, Robert Enoch Bryant, who was also a stamp collector, I grew up with … Continue reading

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Nothing Beats Practical Experience!

I left the office at noon to run an errand on my lunch hour, little knowing that I would come face-to-face with some Thai students in an unexpected way.  I had to purchase my airline tickets for my trip to … Continue reading

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Making a Difference

As I share these stories with you, I try to include as many photos as I can. Please take the time to look at even the tiny thumbnail photos at the end.  Often, I just run out of space to … Continue reading

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Amazing Art… Created by God

I actually want to talk about the flowers that fill our home, but I will do it as I describe our recent Open House.  Actually, it wasn’t really an Open House, but a festival that the Thai call “งานขึ้นบ้านใหม่” (“ngahn … Continue reading

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Progress?

Meet Saeng Lah, a wonderful Christian woman we hired to help Mom around the house. In Thailand, women who do this kind of work are called Mae Baan (mother of the house). Saeng Lah has an active life of faith. … Continue reading

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