Arrived in Thailand!
Praise the Lord we got safe to Thailand! His hand was upon us the whole time we were in our flight. Security was no problem, customs didn’t ask a thing about our staying in Thailand and no baggage was lost. The flight was really long but the Lord provided strength but also rest when it was needed.
As a team, we did devotions on the first two chapters of John. In the first chapter, our leader, Lucy, reminded us of the light that God has called us to be: He wants us to shine. It also mentions how lightness will always cover darkness so we should have full trust in that. We talked about the city of Chiang Mai and how much darkness has invaded the city and how God has brought us to share His light.
In addition to the Bible, we brought the book Jesus Calling which in the first day of devotionals reminded us to trust Jesus. It specifically mentioned trusting the Lord in the midst of difficulty and that’s exactly what we’re striving for in our team. During the second day/flight (it’s a little confusing but it was the 5th of January) Brittany, our other leader led us into the second chapter of John and how we should look at what God has done in our past and be grateful for it. All of those struggles have brought us to grow closer to God. The book Jesus Calling reminded us that being victorious means so much more than just being successful. God takes delight in our mistakes, because we don’t have to be perfect to be victorious in Him.
After getting situated in Nice Mum Lodge, the hotel we’re are staying in, we went to eat Thailand food. It was the best food ever! We then served at Taw Saeng, which was also really good! We got to meet the kids, the director of the organization and the staff. They were all deeply in love with God and passionate about their calling. The kids were a huge blessing and we all can’t wait to build relationships with them.
Please pray that the hearts of these kids open to hear about God and that our team stays united. Also pray that we can constantly be reminded that this trip is for the Lord.