On the Way to Phrao, Thailand – July 15th
Friday morning we had a final prayer-walk through the red-light district, then visited our friend Emmi at Zion Café before we left Chiang Mai.
On the way to Phrao, where the team would spend time at a children’s home (boys and girls, elementary to high school, 30 total kids), the team stopped at Suwit’s village. Suwit is not only driving the team for a large portion of the time in Thailand, but he’s really another team member.
Suwit has worked with RIM teams in Thailand a couple other times in the past. The village is beautiful. We met his wife and baby daughter, visited the church in the village (6 out of 110 families in the village are currently Christian). We joined together in prayer for the village.
Then the team visited a nearby park with natural hot springs. It was breathtaking, and a bit slippery in the water, and Clara even fell in!
About an hour later we arrived to Phrao and met Lawpa, his wife, and the kids. That night (Friday), the team had dinner together with everyone at the children’s home, sang worship songs in Thai and English, and did some stomp dance steps and Jesus cheers. It seemed like everyone had a blast together.