Embedded below and on YouTube you’ll find a video of a bus trip we took last week while on our way out to the village where we’ll be working. Hopefully it gives you a glimpse of what public transportation is like! Enjoy.
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This past weekend Sharon and I had the honor of doing the “missions moment” at Trinity Church. We had a lot of fun updating everyone about the Phu Thai work. We had five minutes in the service and reached 2,000+ people total in all three services. You can watch it for yourself on Vimeo. The actions starts at 22 minutes.
Our latest video embedded below and available on YouTube brings you scenes from our latest trip to Northeast Thailand, our future ministry location. It features unique music that we recorded on site, everyday village activities and videos of the orthography survey we just completed. Thanks for taking two minutes to watch it!
I really have no idea what’s going on in this video. I submit it as an example of one of the many things that happens at Chinese-Thai style temples in Thailand. I was told by someone I showed the video to that it has to do with the “San Jaow” or the guardian spirit and his spirit house following Chinese customs. If you do not see the video embedded below click here to see it on YouTube.
Nope. This thing is serious. Check out this video I took today of a passing parade and threw on our website. We’re not completely baffled by these things anymore but I will say that every single one is different. We’re still in the process of figuring out what certain aspects mean… like what’s the symbolism of the guy holding the statue and the long quill pen? No one’s riding a horse in this one but there’s a carved horse’s head on the tricycle cart they’re pushing the drum on. What do you notice? Help us out by watching this video and the previous one then noting your observations and questions in the comments. We will investigate the parades further and as always keep you informed right here. (more…)
Never fear faithful blog readers. Yes, our two best cameras were stolen but we never leave home without a backup plan. Sharon keeps a little Canon point and shoot in her purse all the time so we’re still able to share video and pictures from Congress 7.5! It takes pretty decent pictures. For your viewing pleasure we added a gallery to our photo page of the 20 best photos we took during our trip. But not just that! Below we’ve embedded a new video of Bill Hybels making his opening remarks toward the end of the conference and a video featuring various other aspects of Congress 7.5 at Thammasat University. Enjoy. (more…)
It’s been raining almost every afternoon as the rainy season begins here. Today’s rain was the hardest we’ve experienced yet with strong winds, hard rain and lightning for about ten minutes. Today’s rain reminded me to pray for those who live along the Mississippi River in the US and for families of the recent victims of floods in southern Thailand. Fortunately no one died in this rain. All it did was give our motorcycle a wash. Our neighbors were bummed by the rain though. They didn’t get their clothes off the line in time and they had to scramble all over their flooded yard in the rain scooping up clothes! (more…)
Embedded on our website and, like always, posted on YouTube is a video of what we thought were men acting out what was once a traditional tribal dance at Chiang Mai’s cultural center. After showing it to friends at our church and hearing them say it was an old Thai dance we’re not sure exactly what the history of the dance is. Nonetheless, it’s a pretty cool act. Check it out: (more…)
At the risk of saying too much about how we learn Thai we’ve posted a new video on YouTube and embedded it on our website with a detailed breakdown of how we learn Thai. The step-by-step process depicted in the video only misses the part where we review the dubbed video over and over until we understand the entire thing. These are the highlights of a three hour session last week for us: (more…)
We’ve created a new video showing you more of the activities that take place at the local temples. To get this footage we had to drive up Doi Suthep, a mountain near Chiang Mai and then climb hundreds of steps to the temple. The earlier you get up there there better so we left at 7:00 AM. See it at our website or on youtube.
Last week we took a trip to the Chiang Mai Zoo and took this video of pandas eating:
Embedded on our website and available at YouTube is a quick video of us driving in a section of our new home, Chiang Mai. It shows the east side of the famous “moat” surrounding the city and Thapae gate. Thanks for watching.