Poems

Smells of Bangkok

SewerNot dull sewer today, eitherPermeating sewerInfested my nostrils as I stepped out the doorLaundry soapFresh. Woodzy. Bushezzz. Alllll the way down the soiBoom! Khao man gai around the corner That’s boiled chicken with riceAnd it smells even better than it tastesCow. Man. Guy.Funny how words can smell, tooSometimes better than ... whewWhatever that wasFollowed by… Continue reading Smells of Bangkok

12-Month HOPP

The March HOPP – Your Blood Could Help More Than Just You (Red Cross)

4.5 million Americans would die each year without life saving blood transfusions.Approximately 32,000 pints of blood are used each day in the United States.Every three seconds someone needs blood.One out of every 10 people entering a hospital needs bloodJust one pint of donated blood can help save as many as three people's lives.The average adult… Continue reading The March HOPP – Your Blood Could Help More Than Just You (Red Cross)

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The cemetery man

Nobody thinks of the cemetery manThe guy who digs the graves by handSometimes warming the brittle groundBefore one by one, he can shovel a mound He measures by yard stick to follow the lawThough he can now eyeball the box he must drawHe lays out the side guards and pounds in the tapesThen cracks the… Continue reading The cemetery man

12-Month HOPP

The January and February HOPP – Overview

Hi everyone! It's been an eventful month and a half, and we've just gotten a chance to sit down, but not for long! Let me tell you about everything that has happened. So, for January, we were invited to do the photo booth for a Billy Graham Association event for organizations that are helping ladies… Continue reading The January and February HOPP – Overview

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New things for 2019

Greetings and welcome to 2019! I hope your 2019 kicked off with a bang! We have hit the ground running, continuing some ongoing projects and heading into several new ones. Ministry updates Jaynee just returned from a four-day missions trip to Takuapa, in southern Thailand. A small group went to this rural village to tell… Continue reading New things for 2019

12-Month HOPP

The January and February HOPP – BGA and 30 Hour Famine

Hi everyone! It's the beginning of 2019 and the HOPP team has been busy! We've been planning the next (and last!) 4 months of the HOPP and it's been crazy! We're so incredibly excited to announce them to you. This month (January,) we're helping at a Billy Graham Evangelistic Association event! We were invited to… Continue reading The January and February HOPP – BGA and 30 Hour Famine

Juggling Fire: zebras in the Serengeti near Mwanza, Tanzania, Africa
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Real-life stories from our family's adventures in Thailand.

12-Month HOPP: Helping Other People Project in Bangkok, Thailand
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12-Month HOPP

2018 Bangkok Community Service Project PAWS Bangkok A Jesus story for you all

Featured image: Gulf of Thailand off the southern coast of Sihanoukville, Cambodia
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PADI Diving Adventures & Writers Workshops

12-Month HOPP

The December HOPP – Overview

Happy New Year everybody! This past month has been so eventful and also so calm for us, but now as the new year kicks off, we're getting back to being busy! We hope that you've been able to help out around your community and spread some Christmas joy to others around you, and we'd love… Continue reading The December HOPP – Overview