Molding a lump of clay

Molding a lump of clay
I am a work in progress, molded by my Maker, refined by His fire, shaped with His love. Walk the journey with me.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pics and thoughts from Chiang Mai, Thailand

After days of CRIT meetings in the hotel, we had the opportunity on Thursday afternoon to get out and explore the city of Chiang Mai.

Here are a few of us serving in communications in Africa: (from left) Vikki (me!), Pam, Tim, and Lydia. Far right is Sarah from Nigeria who is serving in the Asia Pacific region.

Some of the more interesting local cuisine
was on display at food stalls
near a waterfall.

The flames were keeping the bugs off the bugs.

Charles got an up-close
look at the bugs
but couldn't quite
bring himself to try any.

Erduk, however, was a little more adventurous.

Here he's about to eat a fried worm.

Here's a cute little girl
enjoying the cool water at the waterfall.

Although their religion encourages a lifestyle of humility and denial of material things, the lure of the mobile phone is great.

This huge statue in a Buddhist temple
reminded me of the 90-foot golden statue
that King Nebuchadnezzar erected in Babylon.
In their integrity, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
refused to bow down,
and God met them and delivered them
from the fiery furnace.

This sweet old man (yes, he is alive) has spent his life meditating his way to nothingness.
If only he new of the One Who had big plans for his life.

I'm not very sure what this sign means,
but I do know that there WAS a beginning,
and the Word was there,
and the Word was God.
And He came to us in the flesh,
to reconcile us back to God,
to die for us
so we might live.
And His name is Jesus.

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