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There’s a Flap for That

On a scale of 1-10 for embarrassing posts, I'm pretty sure my kids will rate this one a 15+. To be honest, a lot of people probably won't find it too tactful, but after reading "10 Things Every Woman Wants to Say to Their Gynaecologist" yesterday - and knowing today might be the dreaded day… Continue reading There’s a Flap for That

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Fundraising Time

Greetings! CURRENT HAPPENINGS Our art and film schools are entering Week 5 with eight students from five nations. Students studied cross-cultural communications and ethno-arts together the first three weeks. Film students then studied photography last week and are learning scriptwriting this week. Art students are studying beginning and advanced drawing. Each student will take these… Continue reading Fundraising Time

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Our Week in Udon Thani

I wanted to share some photos from our outreach to Issan in northeastern Thailand. This was the first mission trip many of our students have ever taken. It was a great week with a full schedule, and I was honored to see our students step out and step up to share the Gospel. God was… Continue reading Our Week in Udon Thani

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Help Us Get to Bub’s Graduation, Down the Mekong

Our outreach location has been announced. God is taking us to the dry places along the largest source of water through Southeast Asia - the Mekong River. God spoke very clearly through us as a staff and also through the students, even before they realized what they were praying about. It was quite amazing. Now,… Continue reading Help Us Get to Bub’s Graduation, Down the Mekong

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Redemption and Repentance

Students molding clay to express how God has been working through their lives. ALMOST ONE MONTH IN Week 4 of discipleship training school already? It’s hard to believe just a few weeks ago we were praying for students’ visas and safe travels, and now we are preparing for our first outreach! We will travel soon… Continue reading Redemption and Repentance

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For Christy: “He’s My God, Too”

(My wrap-up and personal application for 1 Timothy in the School of Biblical Studies, University of the Nations.) I had a friend in high school who upon hearing the phrase, “Oh, gawwwwd,” would always, every time, she never missed a beat, the second it came out of someone’s mouth retort, “He’s my God, too.” Used… Continue reading For Christy: “He’s My God, Too”

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Hitting Bottom: How Tough is a Samsonite?

You’ll have to forgive the glumness of my last two posts. Although I have nothing to hide, and I resolved long ago to remain transparent, I am not usually one to lay out my naked feelings for all the world to see. God has been challenging me, however, to do just that. I am finding… Continue reading Hitting Bottom: How Tough is a Samsonite?

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My New Self

(My wrap-up and application to Ephesians - University of the Nations, School of Biblical Study.) I remember the day the girls’ dad left our house. I had finally had enough of his drinking, his physical abuse, his name-calling, his non-stop need to control my every move. I had to file a court order to have… Continue reading My New Self

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Filtering Out the Bad Stuff

We are heading to Northern Thailand, near the Burmese border, tomorrow to help install water filters and a hydroponics system for people in a Shan village. We want to accomplish a lot of things in the short three days we will be with them. Not only do we want to provide a source for clean… Continue reading Filtering Out the Bad Stuff

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Keeping It Clean

This morning I saw a photo on my friend's Facebook page of two little boys in Africa gathering water from a reedy pond near their remote village. It reminded me of the outreach we are taking next week to work with the Shan people near the Burmese border. We will install water filters and hydroponics… Continue reading Keeping It Clean