Songkran, Summertime, and Salvations!!!

Dear Family, Friends, and Random Readers, Thanks for taking the time to read this.  I put it in sections so it is easier to read and added TONS of pics. Please consider partnering with me in ministering to the people of Thailand.  Your help is NEEDED!   Please consider supporting me through prayer and finances. Since we are in the …

Engaged!: Brian & Amanda

 Greetings friends!  I have a special announcement to make.  Actually, my new fiance, Amanda, will share our story with you. The date is March 27th, 2012. Brian and Amanda. Engaged! 4 months after meeting. 3 months after Brian moved across the world to begin his journey as a missionary to Thailand. 4 days after I (Amanda) traveled 36 hours to spend …

Smokey Air and Clean Hearts

Wow! So much has happened here over the last month! It’s crazy exciting. Here’s the rundown: Fun Stuff/Relationship Building With Current Friends and New Friends! On a day off, we loaded up a van with 12 people and headed to a place we call “Sticky Falls.” It’s about a 45 min drive from town and is not known or visited …

January/February Highlights

January 17 was Sports Competition Day at Ban Pong School. We watched the kids compete in many games, such as 3-legged race, potato sack race, batan relay, soccer, and other random games I had not seen before. The kids were split into teams by color and wore uniforms of that color. Each team had a flag, sign, drums, dancers/cheerleaders, and …

Beginning 2012

We started the new year off with lots of good and exciting things. -Made new friends at church -Played badminton for 3.5 hours with some hard-core Thai badminton players from church -Drank lots of fresh coconut water -Rode elephants, played with large tigers -Taught English to kids at the center and played lots of games -Painted the fence and built …

The Final Days of 2011

12/30/11 The team worked at the Ban Pong Center. We scraped mold off fences, built a basketball goal, cleaned a storage room, planned activities for kids’ events, and played with an absolutely stunningly beautiful baby Golden Tree Snake we found on the fence post. After we roamed around the super crowded night bazaar soaking in all the noise, lights, people, …

Prepping for Thailand

I’m a little behind on blogging, but my goal is to catch up in the next couple days on what’s been happening the past couple weeks. I have been keeping a journal so I will take some excerpts from it to share with everyone on here. 12/26/11 Final preparations and packing for my move to Thailand. Excited about the journey/new …