When it rains, it pours.

That is the way of Thailand, at least! Yes, if you didn’t know, it is the rainy season here — and that also means ridiculously loud thunderstorms! Cuh-raaaazy! Just wanted to take a moment and update you on the latest happenings…

  • Kristi and I got to go for the first time today and teach guitar and piano at The Well. It was so fun, and it gave me loads more motivation to really learn some Thai! I’m possibly going to start taking lessons soon!
  • The past two Fridays, I’ve been going to Friday Night Fellowship and hanging out with the middle schoolers from ICS. It’s been a joy seeing the kids outside of the school context, and getting to worship God alongside them!
  • I am still in awe of my students — how respectful and responsible and motivated they are! So many are getting A’s in my class, I feel like the easiest teacher EVER. (Part of that is probably because I am easy. Like, I’m used to 2nd graders, c’mon.)
  • I am better understanding the stress of grading 60 students’ writing…and also planning for two subjects I’ve never taught before. (I feel inadequate in many ways, but isn’t that just how we teachers feel so often?) I think it’s kind of fun inputting grades and making up quizzes and powerpoints…if only it took less time!
  • I’m going to the beach this weekend with some friends. It’ll be the first time I’ve left Bangkok! Yippy!

When you think of me, please pray for a couple things that have been a real challenge here: One, learning the language (it’s the sounds I just can’t get). And two, finding my way around Bangkok. If you know me, you know that I never know where I am. (Sometimes when I walk out of a room, I don’t even remember which side of the hallway I was on. Yeah, that bad.) It’s hard depending on people all the time to help me with directions, and being so slow to understand. Clearly I need God’s grace in these matters. 🙂

I love you all so much, and I pray that God is making Himself known in your lives today!

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith…(Hebrews 12:2)

5 thoughts on “When it rains, it pours.

  1. I feel like we are getting to experience similar things now. We haven't started the rainy season here yet, but when it does start there are downpours, lightning and thunder almost everyday at 3pm. I like to sit inside and pretend like it is cold and we are in Oregon. Thanks for sharing about you life, I love to read it.

  2. Have fun at the beach…and don't be afraid to ask for help whenever you need it, even if it's making your way down the hall. You'll find people love to help, it makes us feel valued.

  3. Jessica, thanks for reading! Yeah, it's so nice to think that our worlds are rather similar right now.And Kelly, thanks for the encouragement. I AM bad at asking questions sometimes, but you've just gotta do it, I know!

  4. oh I love thunder storms!!! And rain, I guess that's why I'm in WA!! There is nothing wrong with not knowing where you are … it can be the way of really finding where we need to go(be). The beach? Can't wait to hear about it. Is it like Ocean Shores? White sand like California?Since you are on my prayer list I will just get a little more specific.

  5. I've learned to write everything down – especially directions or where I parked the car. Sarah loved the beach there. Have fun and keep taking pictures!By the way, I won't be checking your blog for almost two weeks – it's not that I'm not thinking of you…. but we're off to get the boys!!!!!! Love you tons, SJ

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