Genesis 22:1-14: July 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

i just wanted to say...


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

God is our Protector

sure i've seen/heard it on tv so many times, but it's the first time i've ever heard the sound of screeching tyres and metal crashing against metal today - in person. and..i was in the car too.

today was supposedly the team's last opportunity to attend prayer meeting with the missionaries/tentmakers. we were travelling home for dinner but met with an accident along the way. our small mira collided into a truck when it overtook us from the left and stopped abruptly in front of us. the bonnet of our car was smashed, but thank God the car engine still ran and we were able to return home, called the insurance agent and went to the police station to make a report.

i thank God for His mercies upon me, eugene, nelson and bro nat this evening - for keeping us alive, from serious injuries. it's really by His grace and protection tt we were not hurt, considering tt the mira's so old, the backseats didn't have belts and the front seats had belts tt hung loosely...and honestly, i was really really afraid when the car was abt to collide. when bro nat hit the brakes, i knew we weren't gonna stop on time...and i wondered if we'd crash thru the front windscreen, you know, the feeling you get when you're in a near-death situation. i guess we must have been really shocked, but m thankful we weren't hurt...thank God, too, tt anor truck behind us didn't knock into us or eugene & i might have suffered from whiplash...

most of all, i thank God for the reminder tt as we are actively serving God, satan's also actively working against us, desperately trying to distract us. but we can know for sure, tt God would never let us be tempted beyond what we can bear...and even though we go thru difficult situations like this, we can look to God, remember tt the joy of the Lord is our strength and...move on.

"and we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." romans 8:28

Monday, July 09, 2007

greetings from chiangmai!

it's incredible how fast the past 3 weeks have gone by. m now 23 days into Operation Chiangmai. i thank God for seeing team operation chiangmai through the trip thus far. it's been a meaningful trip, and m very thankful tt i get to see the friends i made from last year's trip once again, catching up with them...i've come to realise time is an impt factor in ministry because ministry is really about relationships. without relationships, i don't see how we'd be able to reach the hearts of people with the gospel. i learnt also tt being able to understand & speak their language would bring us closer and i pray tt i'd one day (or rather, soon) be able to share my testimony and/or the gospel with them in their language. so thank God tt this year's trip, i've developed more than just hi-and-bye friends and got to sit down and have deeper conversations with a couple of thai friends :] m most thankful for the friendship with a thai friend i was pretty close to during last year's trip, when she honestly shared her problems and feelings with me, and allowed me to pray with her. it was also exciting to see how real God is when He answered our prayer tt very evening.

our team's schedule has been pretty packed but m glad it's so, because 1 month is already so short and i don't tink there's time to waste =/ we've been helping the theology students in bro nat's english classes and making it a point to have lunch with them at their mcgilvary hostel every mon & wed. just as we were abt to 'give up' on ministering to this grp, we made a breakthrough & met up with them out of their class time to help them with their work. by God's grace, friendships have been forged with them ;] we've also been running english conversation club meetings, attending prayer meetings with a grp of missionaries/tent-makers on tue evenings & lighthouse church on wed evenings, getting to know the university students and wachirawit high sch students better through dinner with them, helping to run games at payap's christian retreat, and just today, we returned from an english club camp we were running at monthatarn waterfalls.

it's been a frutiful trip for me and i believe it'll be the same next week, if not better. thank God also tt i'd be witnessing the baptism of my thai friends - koi, aof, parn & drum :]

there's so much to share, but it's getting late...and, if anyone reading would like to keep my team and i in prayer, pls visit our team blog :] Pra Jao ouy pon! (God bless!)

English Camp 2007 at Monthatarn Waterfalls

Friday, July 06, 2007

you make me smile : D

someone just said something tt really made me smile...the same person who always makes me smile, even when m most down :] and i can't stop smiling... :D

you're such a smile-maker!