Monday, July 8, 2013

NUNG SONG SAM SEE HA (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

There are 5 positions on a basketball team and each member has a specific role they need to play.  Just like the body of Christ, each member has their own spiritual gifts and strengths to help build each other up.  When one part suffers, the whole body suffers.  When one part rejoices, the whole body rejoices too. I'm blessed to be on this Thailand team filled with many diverse personalities and each member with their own strength coming together and working as one.

We had a basketball game against some of the students at Jian Hwa Vocational school this past Saturday.  It was a great experience to play with and to build our relationships with the students. Win or lose, the students were filled with joy and excitement for their team and ours also. I was really humbled and blessed to see them providing us ice cold drinks, benches and a big umbrella for shade. The basketball game was also a great way for some of the team members to bond with each other and work together. I hope we can continue to build relationships with the students and and eventually be able to share the gospel with them.

Also that night we took the kids from the bahn-nana orphanage and had all you can eat BBQ and hotpot type of dinner. It touched my heart to see these kids filled with joy by just eating all theses foods, since what they usually ate for food consisted mostly of rice and veggie type of diet.

Something that God has been teaching me so far is to have patience and humility with my team members, since we see each other like everyday for hours, we can get annoyed or frustrated with each other.

It's already Monday and more than half way through the trip already. Time flies! I'm going to zzzzzzz soon.

A few things you could pray for are:
  • That God will move in this community and continue to open up the doors for us to interact with the students and to share the gospel when possible. 
  • That the team would continue to be united and show love towards the students and also with each other. 
  • Also pray that we would continue to be bold and courageous when we are talking to the students and also when teaching. 

"And so, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of humility, gentleness and patience." Colossians 3:12


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