I just wanted to take a moment and let you know how my first Lord's day went. I attended Lat Phrau Baptist Church. They are a congregation of about 50 people in the city of Bangkok. Christian churches here are rare...sound bible churches are virtually non existent. It gives new meaning to the words, "looking for a good church"! I included a video clip of the worship time there so that you can get a better feel for the language here. The pastor's name is Jesida and he has been a christian for about 20 years. He has an amazing testimony about how he got saved and the many challenges of being born again in a country of Buddhists. After the morning service we all went upstairs and dined on amazing home made Thai food! I spent the afternoon with Tom Godet...he is an American missionary that works on translating theology books into the Thai language. I think he is going to be an tremendous resource in the future. Tomorrow I am moving to the city of Nonthaburi where I rented a Townhouse near the church that I will be working from while I am learning the Thai language. The church there is called Streams of Blessing, and the pastor's name is Ohm. He studied in America at Bob Jones University (but I wont hold that against him!) I will be taking Thai classes 4 hours a day, 4 days a week! Please continue to pray for me, that my time would be well spent and that I would have a mind to study and retain such things. Thank you for posting your photos in the member section of my blog, it is encouraging to see all of your faces and it reminds me that there are friends who are looking in on me!
In His Majesty's Service,