Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Visit to Team 2000 in Thailand

We were able to visit MBMSI's Team 2000 in Thailand. The photo above shows the church. They meet in the afternoon for church and we arrived just in time. First there was a time of praise and worship followed by a sermon and then announcements and updates. The room was packed with people of all ages and full of energy and a feeling of community. There is Sunday School for the kids with even a class for international teenagers which was in English. Erik and Conrad were happy to attend that and they were able to renew some relationships with a few of the kids whom they've met before at retreats. After church the whole church shares a meal together. The day we were there it was rice with a sauce and some spicy steamed buns. We slept on the third floor.

After the church supper there was some break-dancing by the Thai guys.
The Canadian guys just watched!

The next day we visited the orphanage where HIV/AIDS boys live. Some of the boys are on medicines that cost up to $400 a month. We'd love to write more about our visit but feel this may not be the best space for that. It was an informative, exciting and enjoyable visit.