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Special People Who Serve

It seems like just yesterday when this new year began, and it is already March.  I am preparing, once again, to return to the USA for a brief visit and hoping to see all my friends and supporters on the … Continue reading

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Ampawa Floating Market

On the Winter Retreat for Christian Volunteers in Thailand, we made a stop at Ampawa Floating Market about one hour south of Bangkok. This market is a popular spot for Thai tourists – though there are a sprinkling of foreign … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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