Saturday, January 24, 2009

Closing Time

Wow, its been to long since I've updated you guys on my happenings and I apologize for that. Since returning to Thailand from Indonesia, I've been busy shooting more video for the Karen Documentary and moving around from place to place. Nothing to exciting other than that. This is probably part of the reason I haven't posted anything in a while.

I did get to go to a Karen refugee camp near the border with Burma and get some good footage there. But unfortunately I was to busy shooting video that I didn't take any photographs :( Don't worry, though, I'll be sure to put some other pics up soon.

I'm coming home soon!!!! This is very exciting! I'm so happy I had a chance to come to Thailand and experience a whole new world. Sharing Christ with these people will be an experience I'll never forget. The photographs and video will always visually bring me back to Thailand but the memories will bring them alive :)

Thank you to all who made it possible for me to come and experience this amazing opportunity.
I couldn't have done it without your prayers and support.
Thank you Lord for keeping me safe and teaching me oh so many lessons :)

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

And no I didn't take this picture, but I'll take one like this one of these days.

I'm InDonesia ;)

Yes I know, the title's quite lame but I'm in a corny mood right now so I thought it would only be appropriate :) So if you didn't get it, I'm in Indonesia right now and I have been for a few weeks now. Ricky and I came over here to go to a friends wedding and work on some video stuff at the Adventist TV station here. The only problem was/is that the station is not even built yet- construction won't begin for about another month. So we've been working on projects where ever we are. We've also been tourists (strange feeling) and gone to several tourist hot spots around here. We went to an animal safari park (so awesome! go to drive next to lions and tigers with only the car as a barrier), a volcano, hot springs and a few other places. We really wanted to go to Bali but this unfortunately was not possible :( Its ok though, I've been having a good time here. OH, by the way.....MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! I hope you all had a wonderful one and will continue to enjoy the rest of this Holiday Season. Lets not forget the real reason for the season, though :) Thank you Lord for all the blessings You've given to us and for all our trials. Thank you so sending Your Son, we Love You. Amen

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pictures, pictures, pictures

You remember how 2 posts ago I talked about that trek through the jungle we went on? Well, here are some pictures from it.....finally :) This is just one of the many bridges that we crossed on our journey deep into the jungle :) The bridges also got narrower as we went along.....NOT COOL! LOL!

Ricky spotted this slithering creature just as we finished crossing a stream. Good thing I didn't grab onto it for balance over the uneven trail.

Guess what we did next? Yep, we sure did! But boy were our bottoms sore after.


This picture is not from our trek but we did get to go to a falls similar to this one on the first day in. I just like this picture so I had to post it :)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Hey hey hey! So after having my beard for a good long time I decided to give it a trim. Here's one of the stages of transformation that my beard went through :) It went through some more but I wasn't able to bring those pictures with me :(

Just this past Wednesday I stayed by myself in the Karen Village (to work on some projects) while the rest of the group went out visiting a few other villages for 4 days. It was quite the experience and even though it was nice to have time to myself, I'm very happy (especially for my sanity) that everyone's back! I got really close to this mamma dog and her little puppies. They are so cute (yes, guys can say this word) and I named them all but the mother. The little buggers like to explore alot so I thought it would be suitable to name them after explorers- Magella/Maggie for short (she's a girl thus the ..ella not ...ellon) Christopher Columbus, and Ponce de Leon- the Fountain of Youth guy/ but I call her Pancha for short :)

Anywho, we've been pretty busy here besides that and we've also finished our first episode for Thailand- Missions Alive (the TV show we've been working on). I think Ricky did an excellent job producing this show! Well, thats it for now but remember if you guys want to ask me any questions, or want me to take pictures of something and post it don't be afraid to ask. I'll do my best to get it posted :)

Peace Out Homies
-this means "see you later" to those who have trouble understanding my jargon ;)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Little Break

Alright so check this out. After being in this little Karen village (Hoimanoon) for a bit, we decided to go exploring for a few days. We went on a 3 day 2 night trek into the jungle nearby. We also were able to ride some elephants :) It was amazing! even though we originally thought that it would be mostly in the elephants LOL! This picture is what it looks like most mornings in our little village. I almost feel as if I'm near the ocean, all I need now is some surging wave sounds and I'll be set :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Connection to the World Wide Web!!!!! Yay! So today Ricky, Phoebe, Emily, Ying, Mew, Mem, Bee, and I all traveled to Maseriang today to get some needed supplies, to see Mew, Mem, and Bee off, and for Ricky and I to get our first extension on our Visas. I was pretty happy for this little break from our stay in the village. I guess I just like to keep moving, but it all depends on where I am. So our time in the village has been, for the lack of a better word, fun :) So not only do we have to learn Thai while we're here but when we go to these mountain villages we have to learn even more languages like- Hmong and Koren. Right now we are in a Koren Village and so far all I know how to say is Tablu Pa Do (Thank You) but these people are so nice that they try to understand what we gesture to them :) I actually find it quite fun to "play charades" to get across what we're trying to say.
I just want to say that you guys should also take the time to read some of my other friends blogs (if you haven't already been doing so). Even though I'm here working right next to them or at least in the same country, I still find out more things when I read their blogs and have really gotten a blessing from them.
Well I think I'll end with that for now but I just wanted to let you all know that we're still alive and that God's really blessing us here.