Thailand seems much more “civilized” compared to the parts of India I have been in in the past. Never-the-less, heart breaking in many similar ways. We went to the top of a mountain where there was a huge Buddhist temple. The Thai people were so lovely but it was difficult to see the rituals of this religion… an eye opener. My daughter had lots of information to share about their beliefes, but its not time to write those here as of yet… mostly because its late and she needs her computer back for school work. I am stealing a moment just to get caught up a bit on the blog
It is an experience riding on the back of Michell’s motor bike while we race around Chiang Mai. She has been here a year and certainly knows her way around, and to hear her converse in Thai just amazes me… totally awesome! This morning we visited her church. I loved seeing how they love her! It is a very good and biblically sound church and I am thankful she is there… the experience was amazing. I enjoyed their worship and afterwards they set up all these tables and feed everyone. I’m not sure what I ate, but they told me it was very spicy and was surprised I ate it. The alternative was some egg stuff on rice. So my spicy chicken and potato thingy was much more flavorful.
We walked and shopped the long market this evening and it was ‘off the charts’ wonderful. There were so many tribal people there, all selling their wares. Of course, I wanted to buy from them just to help them out. I ended up contributing to quite a few beggars along the way.
Afterwards we went to see where Michelle does her ministry, in the red light district. The girls were lined up all over, and there were bars all over the place, as well as children sitting and begging. The children live right there, in that profane environment. I am thankful for what Michelle is doing, as to help provide these children a change and an education. The experience really revealed to me the need to have her covered in prayer while she is in Thailand.
We saw several girls getting into cars and my heart breaks. I wanted to go get them and tell them they don’t have to do that. I wanted them to know about a Jesus who loves them. There were blind beggars on the street side. Oh, to reach out and touch them and have their sight restored!
My heart is getting wrecked and i’m not even in India yet….