Saturday, April 14, 2007

Hailstorm and Songkran

It’s one of those days, when it seems many things are going on with life that I really can’t think of writing anything for this blog.

Songkran is going on. It doesn’t affect my thinking in anyway except that in rural Thailand this community celebration gives us something to laugh the day away. Young people and children on pick-up trucks and on the streets splashing tons of water to each other using hose, water guns, dipper and whatever they had. It was really an incredible experience. It’s like a war except that the ammunition is water. There is laughter and love instead of weeping and hate. The magic will last three more days and life will be back to normal again.

We had a hailstorm last night. Ice, the size of a ping pong ball, fell from the sky. The wind lifted up the waiting shed near our house and dropped in the front of the gate of somebody else’s house. The storm lasted for 45 minutes. The kids gathered the melting ice after the storm. It was scary. The men in the community fixed the waiting shed even though it was late in the evening.

Yes, we are busy and yes I'm making excuses for not posting. After attending a 3-day seminar on Inductive Bible Study and Church accounting, I am now part of the Church Summer Camp as one of the organizers and resource speakers. I am preparing my “speech” while writing this blog. A PowerPoint presentation would be neat but I don’t have that luxury of using that here.

After this, I will be traveling to Chiang Mai for the Asian Baptist Congress and after that we have the Summer English/Bible Camp and after that…. (The list is getting longer).

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