Chiang Mai Hostage Crisis: Day 21

It’s been three weeks since we’ve been home.  It started as a simple trip to Chiang Mai to see friends and do some business.  We never thought this would mean three weeks of captivity. Finally, though, it seems that the hostage release has been negotiated and we’ll be allowed to go home. I suppose you…

Way Beyond Me

I knew that it would be this way when I was in Thailand last October.  The quote from Jesus that became so blindingly obvious to me was this: The Son of Man has no place to rest his head. This was said to someone who had told Jesus that he wanted to be his disciple, and…

To Ask or Not to Ask

From the beginning of this journey to Thailand, one big question for us was, “Are we going to ask for money?”  For those not familiar with the popular missionary approach to funding overseas trips, most missionaries are funded by donors who give in either lump sums or regular monthly amounts.  The thought of asking our friends…