Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Settling In...

I can't believe I've been in Thailand for more than a week now. It feels like I've only been here a few days! Yesterday I finally arrived at the place where I will be staying for the duration of the time. It is a small house, but I have my own bedroom. The girl I'm staying with is named Koi (prononced "Goy") and is a sweet, quiet girl! God has certainly planned the entire thing because I needed someone who would be patient and slow with me in the beginning! I also met my Thai teacher (also named Koi) who will start teaching me for 2 hours every Tues, Wed, and Thurs. next week. She is Buddhist, but is open to conversation about Christianity. My hope is that Koi and Koi will befriend one another and it will bring another Christian in her life to tell her about Christ. It takes a Buddhist person a long time to understand the concept of one God, love, and trusting in Christ alone to save. On Monday I went and saw a Buddhist temple, I hope to post pictures soon from it. I know this is short, but at least I figured how to post from a Thai computer! It's been raining the last few days- sometimes a gentle rain, other times a downpour! Koi and I ventured down the street last night to get something to eat amongst the rain puddles and umbrellas! They are so used to it here! I've been trying to communicate, but it's not easy. We read Proverbs 12 together this morning and verse 23 made me laugh a little. "A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly." I definately am in a position that if I open my mouth it sounds like folly! I long for deep conversations though! Prayer is continually becoming so key. Conversations with my Father can go as deep as I want and He never tires of me talking to Him! I read the other day, "Just as a plant may die for lack of watering, so may a genuine work of God die and rot for lack of prayer." Please take a moment to pray for me and the Tai Yuan people- that they may have a want-to to know our Savior. Also mention my Granddaddy too- he's having surgery today on his back. Thank you all! Hopefully pictures will follow soon!


  1. I'm praying for you, dear. You are missed around here, but I'm glad you are where God wants you to be. You will get the hang of everything, it just takes time. I'm glad you are adjusting well. Say hi to your house mate for me. :)
    ~ Rachel W.

  2. Hope everything is going well. Praying for you daily. Love you Take care. Lois

  3. I am praying for you and Koi sweet heart! thank you for the wonderful update! Liz D

  4. So glad it is going well, and you continue to rely on your Father. Love and miss you, and praying for you, sweetie!

  5. Is the Goi/Koi with a falling tone? What does it mean? (BTW, that is a good question to ask people when they tell you their name. "What does it mean"? (Pleeh wah aray?) It helps you to remember the name by them repeating it and sometimes you can make a correlation with what it means. Most nicknames like Goi have meanings :) )
    Wadya have in the market when you went to get supper?

    Praising God for the opportunity you have of being there!