We have had a busy couple of weeks, we have moved from our apartment at the church in Bangkok to the city of Roi Et, seven hours NorthEast. We felt the Lord prompting us to continue our language and culture study here where we plan on serving him for our remaining time in Thailand. The Isan area where we now live is primarily rural, with rice farming being the main source of income here. We found an apartment in the city of Roi Et which is a larger city here, about 40,000 people. There are shops, restaurants, businesses, schools and temples all around. There are a few restaurants that serve Western food so that has been a blessing! It is much quieter here, less traffic and a breeze. We get a lot of looks as we walk around the town, since there are few Westerners here. Noah and Hannah Grace get most of the stares, we try to greet folks and smile. Having eyes on you is definitely an adjustment for all of us, but at least they are noticing we are here. We try to be ourselves and pray that God is using our presence here somehow for his glory. Now we just have to get to know them and to be able to speak with them.
|Getting ready to board the bus to Roi Et|
We felt the Lord encouraging us to host a worship night in English in our home, so that those on the team and others serving here who speak English could have an opportunity to worship in their native tongue. We had worship here in our apartment Saturday night from 6 to 9. We ate dinner together (we made spaghetti) read scripture, sang praise songs and watched a recorded sermon about Listening to God. After the sermon we had small group time and prayed for each other. We had 10 people here to worship, Noah and Hannah Grace participated as well. God blessed our time and we believe offering church in our home each week is something we feel led to do. Please join us in prayer for our group to grow, for this to be an opportunity for team members and others to be fed spiritually and for God to be shone glory.
|New apartment, main room|
|One of the bedrooms|
|Our apartment in Roi Et, Second floor|
We love you all and pray for you, please continue to stay with us on this journey. Blessings.
|Our family with our Thai Tutor, Nid in Bangkok|
|Todd at the Barber shop in Roi Et|