Welcome to PlaaPlaaPlaa!

So you may be wondering why PlaaPlaaPlaa? What are those strange fish symbols above? What is ปลา and what does it mean? In short, this is a blog site, so surely there's going to be plenty of rambling. Unfortunately BlahBlahBlah was already taken, so I had to settle for the 'Plaa'. But there's actually more to it then just ramblings. The first fish symbol is actually a Christian symbol meaning ICTHUS - a greek acronymn which means "Jesus Christ is God's Son, the Saviour". The other strange letters you see in the last fish is actually the thai word for fish which funnily enough is pronounced "Plaa". So when you put it all together, this site is going to be my ramblings in telling people about how Jesus Christ is God's Son, the Saviour in Thailand (with plenty of good stories about food in between). Happy reading.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

the next couple weeks

So just a couple weeks ago at our team meeting, Ken, Kristy and I were just talking about how quickly the past 13 weeks have gone by, and that the Dickson's would be back soon, it'd give the Davies a chance to have a well deserved break, then we can adjust back into team life with everyone around. But in just the past couple weeks, Kristy's grandma's health has taken a bad turn, and their planned holiday around Chiang Mai has turned into a trip back to Oz. In God's goodness, in just a day, Kristy and the kids have been able to get on a flight back to Sydney, with Ken following next week. Even though the circumstances of why they've had to head back is not the ideal, it's been amazing to see the way that God has been working and has 'organised' so much so that the timing of them heading back, works perfectly with the dickson's return and taking over the ministries they've been doing while the dickson's have been away. Even with the sunday school, we've prepared a week in advance, so the one week that Kristy and Denise aren't here, is the week we weren't going to prepare as the church is having it's 11th Anniversary. So how good is God?!?! However, we don't want to be completely slack to Denise to make her have to lead the prep study on the first sunday she gets back to church, so i've volunteered to do that, but at least Denise will be around to help translate when i find myself into a bit of a language black hole.

Anyway, with the davies going and the dickson's coming, then the davies coming back in a months time, things are going to be pretty crazy in the next month or so. But at the same time there's heaps to be praying for. So for those praying, please pray for:
- Kristy's grandmother, to understand the gospel and want to be in a relationship with God
- For time that kristy and the kids can have with here grandmother, and hopefully ken too
- for safe travels for the davies and the dicksons in going and coming
- for adjustments that everyone needs to make in going and coming
- for me as i prepare the next lot of SS studies and attempt to lead them in Thai