As many of you know, we had the awesome privilege of hosting a small vision team from our sending church, Central Community (Chilliwack, BC). Our time with them was full of so many incredible opportunities to serve within the community, and even more so, to see God move in powerful ways! From kids outreaches, to prayer walks, to showing them lots of Thai culture and all the existing ministries (and dreams of ministries to come!)... we kept them busy! But even amongst busyness, this team never stopped blessing us with their love and constant words of encouragement! Our "tanks" were truly filled to the brim by the time they got back on the airplane, bound for Canada. Thank-you again Central! You guys are such a rich blessing in our lives and we hope to see you here again someday!
|L-R: Jeremy, Sarah & Chad.|
|Getting ready to start our VBS outreach!|
|L-R: Danielle, Pastor Ron, Sarah & Chad.|
|This sweet little girl's name was "Almond."|
Is she not just the cutest little button!?
|Praying over the village of Ang Sila, |
before going to share the gospel message with a Thai lady.
|Boat tour of Ang Sila & Bang Sai.|
Then, about 10 days after Central left, our dear friends, Ginny, Steve & their daughter, Indiana, came to visit! What an amazing gift! We thoroughly enjoyed our time with them and were even able to get away for some holiday time in Hua Hin. Ginny & Steve, thank you again for making the loooong trek over to come and be with us! We're so thankful we got to share a bit of our lives here with you guys and also, finally got to meet Indie! We love you guys so much.
|Finally meeting baby Indie!|
|Typical "smother mothering" from Callie :)|
|Gin & Steve working away in our Hua Hin suite's kitchen.|
|Checking out the Night Market.|
|Enjoying the gorgeous beach in Hua Hin.|
|Besties for life :)|
|Helping Callie "ride the waves!"|
MARCH (... so far)
Last weekend, I, Bonnie, had the opportunity to go back to our old stomping grounds (Chiang Mai) for a little visit. My dear friend, Lauren, had a sweet baby boy just a few weeks after we left C.M. and I hadn't met little William yet. So, after finally finding an amazing seat sale with Air Asia, Marek and I made our way up for an extended weekend. It was so fun to meet baby William and to be with Lauren & Steven again. Their friendship has been an incredible gift to us since being in Thailand and we certainly miss getting to see them on a daily basis. Thanks again for a great weekend guys!
|Enjoying a walk through our old muubaan with Lauren & her friend, Liv.|
|Marek and William getting acquainted.|
|Sweet baby William.|
|Marek absolutely fell in love with Lauren & Steven's house-helper, Pawn.|
|Love you, Lauren!|
So, starting this coming Friday (March 29), we'll be spending our Friday mornings, teaching English songs, curriculum and crafts to Thai children. Please pray we'll have a good turn-out and that we'll establish trust and friendship with these Thai people.
|This is where we'll be holding our Friday morning English camp.|
Here are just a few other cute pictures of our ever-growing & changing kiddos!
|This picture cracks me up because it totally reminds me of Callie when she was a baby.|
She used to sleep with her arms under her head like this and we'd call her the
"Californian Sun Bather." Guess Marek may follow in her footsteps :)
|Intense Saturday morning painting session.|
|Cuteness personified. I love everything about this picture.|
|Nothing better than Sunday afternoon naps.|
|Good morning sunshine!|
After posting this on Facebook, someone asked if she is actually saying anything and although she doesn't form any actual sentence patterns, she DOES, in fact, say several Thai words... with perfect tone too! She says the Thai words for "bird, can, five, fish." :) Enjoy!