Saturday, September 10, 2011
Greetings from Chiang Rai! First of all, I need to correct a mistake I made- I took a bus to Chiang Rai, not a train. I was a lot jet-lagged in my last post and apologize for any mistakes made. Getting on the bus, the trip, and getting off all went really well. Thank you Lord! I loved watching the countryside- beautiful mountains, rice fields with water buffalo, palms and banana trees everywhere. It was a good trip! Upon getting to Chiang Rai, Greg and the boys took me to Big C, which is like their Super Wal-Mart for lunch (had Pa Thai) and then Corrine joined us to go to the fresh market- very cool! There are vender's everywhere much like our fair or fall foliage selling different stuff. One vender had turtles, birds, fish, and eils for sale. They told me that it was for merit- the people would buy them and set them free. (yet at the same time, someone put them in cages to do that!) I promise to be a little more detailed in the following posts, I'm just still struggling with jet-lag and it's been hard to stay focused. I'm at the Hortman's house now- we had house church and plan to take it easy today by going to a dam this afternoon. I'm trying to stay calm over the lack of control and to have confidence to do things when I don't know the language. It seems like anything I learned beforehand has escaped every part of my brain! I'm so thankful to be here, though! I'm learning so much already- about my personality and faith. I can't wait to get into the swing of things and adjust! Thanks for the prayers!
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