1/4/11

Update From Thailand

Hello there from Thailand!

It's already been four days and time is going by so quick! I'm going to just share what I've done and things we are doing. We are staying at the YWAM base just outside Bangkok, it takes about 30 minutes on a bus to get into down town Bangkok.The ministry we are working with is called Bann Jai Diaow (BJD) for short. It means House of One Heart. What they do is work with the college students at the university right across the street. The total of students that attend there is 500,000, which makes it one of the largest universities in the world. What we will be doing is going on campus and talking with students and inviting them back to BJD. Today was our first day out and we had 5 students come back and hang out. They like to be around Americans to practice their English. Today the students I met were majoring in either English or communications. The Thai people love to play card games and board games, mostly Uno and phase 10. Today I played Scrabble with the students, its funny because they all have dictionaries with them. its fun!
Ok, so life on the base isn't to crazy. You have to remove your shoes before going inside and you eat on the ground. that's about all that is different from home. Oh and the bathrooms, they have the toilet in the shower all as one. The base has no hot water so I get to take a cold shower in the morning to wake me up! Most of Bangkok has filtered water so you don't have to worry about getting sick, which is good. The food is good and spicy. We as a team tried this water bug which looks like a huge cockroach, about 3 inches long. :) other than that it's normal Thai food. On Saturday we went into Bangkok and did a temple tour. (Bangkok is 15 hours ahead on time) It was really a neat experience. The weather is not bad at all, its hot but nothing I haven't felt before. I love it, Its like I'm on vacation. :) The team spirits are high and we all seem to be getting over the jet lag now and are getting close to operating 100%. Thanks for all the prayers and if you know of anyone who might want to read this feel free to forward it to them. Thanks!

Love,
Jason

2 Comments:

At January 4, 2011 at 8:10 AM , OpenID openid said...

500,000 students? That's nuts.

Anybody else out there have tattoos?

-Brian

 
At January 9, 2011 at 5:41 PM , Blogger Jason said...

yeah tattoos are common on guys, not to many women have them.

 

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