Tuesday, February 17, 2009


After 48 hours with no sleep, our family arrived in Bangkok, Thailand where we spent one night in a local hotel. Before bedding down for the night, Karyn and I walked 45 minutes to a mega-mall. We noticed that we drew very little attention, indicating the very international atmosphere present in Bangkok. We knew we needed to capture this quintessential American fast food restaurant (McDonald's) and the Thai flair they added.

The following morning, we headed 3-1/2 hours southeast to the coast. There we joined over seventy Covenant workers from all over Asia. The Covenant arranged to have a team of helpers from a Covenant church in Alaska come and work with all the
children. The kids are having a blast and the parents are able to relax and fully plug into the conference. Karyn has been helping to lead singing and has really enjoyed working with many extremely talented musicians. (Notice in picture Brad Boydston one of our collleagues at PIBC playing the ukulele). We are so grateful to Covenant World Missions for providing the funds for us to participate in this inspiring and encouraging conference!

P.S. We are especially relishing the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables.


Ivo Serentha and Friends said...

Greetings from Italy,good luck


Anonymous said...

How wonderful to get a treat like that trip. It's such a joy to read your blogs and see how God is providing for you. In your weakness, His strength is evident, powerful and seems to bring you all such joy. Reading through your blogs from the first months to now, you all are changing so much - and that's beautiful. No admonition to Jim Sawyer but, your lives are so much a better lesson on Acts 1:9 and yet, I wouldn't have appreciated it at that age. We look forward to seeing you again this summer.