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Sunday Baptism

Sunday Baptism

Posted on 04. Feb, 2010 by .

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One day at English Clinic, Wa, an enthusiastic new believer who was baptized earlier this year, brought a friend with her. Nook is pretty quiet, but very friendly and always has a big smile for us. Because she had time off from school, Nook hung out with Wa for a couple weeks, and after a church worship night chose to become a Christian…

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Monks in the Morning

Monks in the Morning

Posted on 07. Nov, 2009 by .

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After an overnight bus ride, we were waiting in the early morning at the bus station for our ride. While waiting, a group of monks and novice monks were making their morning rounds of alms collecting. Every morning monks leave their temples to collect alms- food, money and other donations…

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Who Lives in Those Little Houses?

Who Lives in Those Little Houses?

Posted on 05. Sep, 2009 by .

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In America, we don’t give much thought to the spirit world. Sure, maybe as Christians we think about spirits after reading a Frank Peretti novel or something, but they are not generally part of our daily life.
In Thailand, however, it’s different. People here are very attentive to spirits and they are a very real part of everyday life. Buddhism developed in Thailand alongside the existing Animistic (spirit-worshiping) beliefs. Thus the two are very intertwined…

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