Monday, July 28, 2008

We are in Thailand!

So, it's day 4 in Thailand and I'm sitting in some random internet place with intense Thai gamers all around. It is crazy - the boy next to me is hunting some type of "bad men" in a storage facility, and there is a girl to the right playing a game that looks like Thai spice girls? Oh, and they are all yelling at each other across the room. It's fabulous!

So far the trip has been wonderful - easy travel - I even had my own row during the 14 flight so I got lots of sleep! We finished our first ladies conference last night, and although it was different than I had imagined it was no less powerful. We were able to mostly love of these ladies who work tirelessly, and the team also shared some powerful principles about community, living life loved, and fighting for our freedom. One of the most powerful moments was after we shared about doing life together and the power of relationships, we had them pray for one another, and there wasn't a dry eye in the room. Last night was special too as we had an unbelievable 10 course dinner and concluded by giving each of the ladies a necklace. Also, a muslim woman came to know Jesus last night...

So, it's been great! We went into schools today and dazzled them with the chicken dance and games of chubby bunny. We have also eaten all sorts of strange foods and our team experienced the infamous Thai massage...all I can say about it at this time is that it was better than my last experience although again I found myself contorted in ways I did not know was possible.

I can't post any pictures yet, but these people are just gorgeous! They love simply yet powerfully, and give even when they have so little. So, keep praying for us, and we'll try to post more later!
Paige

3 comments:

Lightning Lyndi said...

Wow that's amazing! I am so glad to hear it's going so well. It's kinda funny that you mentioned chubby bunny b/c I had a dream about the fall retreat chubby bunny contests. Can't wait to see pics and hear about the rest of the trip! Love ya!

Leslie said...

Sounds like a great trip so far! I'm glad you get to blog about it so we can keep up with you guys. Have fun, and try some of the Thai space girls, it could be fun!

Fortner Family said...

I'm so happy for you guys!! Can't wait to hear all about your trip.

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