Hi! I'm still in Bangkok, hanging out with Branden S. We are on our own for a few days as we wait for the next group of students to come in tomorrow. Some of the things we have done while here:
1. We buy food and water every day and take it to people on the streets. There is a mom with two children about two blocks from our hotel, and she is getting to know us as we go every day.
2. We have been going to red light district and praying our butts off!!! Honestly, some of what we see there is horrible, but we know God is working.
3. Praying at temples. We went to the temple here on the left, Wat Arun. There are steps actually going up that we walked (not all the way to the top). It is a Hindi temple full of demonic images and such. Just behind in one of the smaller temples someone wrote Scripture out on a piece of paper and left it under a footstool so that the Hindu temple would have the word of God in it!!!! Then right by that temple is a place that people can ring four different bells to ward away evil spirits. So as I was waiting I would go behind people and silence the bells once they rang them!!!!! It is hard sometimes to imagine how and why people worship at these places, but we know that the devil is sneaky in how he attracts people. One day, this country will be returned to God....until then? We keep praying!
The first week was an exploration week as I said in my last post, and this next week we will be doing more "work". It will be long days and nights, but it is great to be able to have an impact in such a country as this!
~marcie, Donovan is joining me this week!~
Love you all!