Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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!
Posted by Emily