Browsing Archive: August, 2010

Family Visit

Posted by Harri on Tuesday, August 31, 2010,
Well it was great to have Mum and Bill visit us in Thailand, but we're are still waiting for the rest of you to visit us. We went to Bangkok, Phrae and Chiang Mai with them, hopeing to show the many tourist attractions, but what did they do instead? Shop. I never new my mum liked shopping so much.
It was great to spend some time with them, and mum even got to do some sewing here in Phrae. Yes, if she sees a sewing machine, she gets sewing cravings. But it was a real blessing to have her recov...
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Bangkok Visit

Posted by Harri on Thursday, August 26, 2010,
My mum and father-in-law came to visit us in Thailand, on their way to Aust. after their holiday in Finland. We traveled down to Bangkok on the train last week to meet them. We knew the trains ran a bit late here, and as a train pulled up about 1/2 hour after it was scheduled, we hoped on board. Someone was sitting in our seats, so we politely asked them to move after we showed our tickets. (we wouldnt have minded, but we wanted 4 seats together with our boys). Whilst travelling the ticket co...
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Isnt it amazing

Posted by Harri on Monday, August 16, 2010,
Isnt it Amazing…

Genetic DNA is written in its own language. Isnt it amazing that a single human cell has enough genetic information to fill 4 complete sets of the encyclopedia britanica (1 set is 30 volumes). This complexity is just for 1 cell, Im no mathematician but I’d say the random chance of that happening is 0.

Isnt it amazing that if all the genetic information in a person was connected end to end it would extend to the moon 552,000 times.

Isnt it amazing that genetic mutations reduc...
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A Bugs Life

Posted by Harri on Monday, August 16, 2010,
Ok I was a bit bugged out in Mae Sai, and my mind went somewhat buggy. Watch this clip for a bugs eye view of life in Mae Sai.



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Border Run

Posted by Harri on Monday, August 16, 2010,
We went to Burma/Myanmar to update our visa's on the weekend. We thought it had a different feel to Thailand, maybe just because we are used to being in Thailand now, but we both thought Burma was less safe, the people we sadder and just felt darker. Many people there (at the border) spoke Burmese,Thai and some English as there are many tourists crossing the border there. I was able to give out some tracts and share the good news of Jesus with a shopkeeper. That country needs help. There are ...
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Rice Planting

Posted by Harri on Friday, August 13, 2010,
Tommorrow we are off to Burma for a border run, which we need to do to get another stamp in our visa, so we can stay another 3 months in Thailand. Hopefully we'll get some good photos, as the scenery there is really nice.

Well today was a bit of fun. The village people (YMCA) came to House of Mercy, the politicians came, the press came, and some school kids came. A bit of ceremony, really to get House of Mercy known in Phrae. Even though they've been here for a while not that many people know ...
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Esther

Posted by Harri on Tuesday, August 10, 2010,
As sometimes happens here there was a slight lapse in communication, and the new little boy was actually a new little girl. She is 1 years old and very little and very cute (see our picture gallery). She had here first swim in the pool here, and of course Lisa was quick to assist in looking after her there.

Isaac and Jed were given a special Thai Farmer costume, in which they look really cute. It was given to them for Friday's first rice planting celebration here. The students in Thai schools ...
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Babys and rice

Posted by Harri on Sunday, August 8, 2010,
Tommorrow a new 1 year old baby boy will be arriving here. Dont know his name or anything about him yet, but Im sure he will be well loved by all the staff and other children here. Please keep him in your prayers. We will post a photo later in the week.

About 5 meters from our back window, the ground has been ploughed up and ready for rice planting, this will be done later this week. A lot of people from the area are coming to help plant the rice, as it is to help the children at House of Mer...
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Wasps

Posted by Harri on Sunday, August 1, 2010,
There was a wasp nest attached to a leaf of a teak tree in front of our house. Nart removed the leaf to make the wasps go away. Holding the leaf with the wasp nest still intact, I was talking to Nart, and told him how I had seen a documentary called "Wild China", where 2 chinese guys followed a wasp to its nest in a tree, then smoked out the wasps, took the nest, and ate the larvae. They reckoned the larvae was a real delicasy. Before I had barley finished my story, Nart pops a larvae out of ...
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