Happy 4th of July from Hong Kong!! I hope you are doing well. It has been an amazing journey in Asia this summer. It would take a novel to explain all that the Lord has done. Our trip started off crazy. Due to weather, the airlines routed us through Shanghai to Thailand, but our luggage went to Los Angeles. So, we got to do the first 6 days of the trip with no luggage! It made travelling easier. Praise the Lord for deodorant. LOL!
We got to have an extended trip to Thailand with a great church from South Carolina. The first half of the trip was spent in southern Thailand where the tsunami hit. We taught the kids, made concrete stepping stones, built a walkway, dug for clams for dinner one night, and got to do a cultural exchange with a Thai public school where we taught them about our Thanksgiving holiday. They loved it so much, they asked us to come back next month with our second Thailand team. We got to work with over 300 kids and saw the Lord move in amazing ways.
The second half of the trip was in western Thailand on the Myanmar border. We got to work at our orphanage and school there. We taught the kids, had a field day, played soccer at the community soccer complex, hosted a teen night, and distributed water filters to families from our school. As a bonus, one day we were able to go into Myanmar and give water filters to a Burmese public school with 3,600 students. We met the principal and leaders of the school. You never know what doors will open.
We are now at the airport in Hong Kong with our next group, on our way to Mongolia. I can’t wait to give you an update from Mongolia. Until then, here are pictures from Thailand. Thank you for your prayers and support, it is because of you we are able to serve these people.