Browsing Archive: December, 2010

Why is he so special

Posted by Harri on Monday, December 27, 2010,
So why would we celebrate the birth of a baby born about 2000 years ago? Why is Jesus so special?
First a little analogy: Imagine a man who had a terrible disease which would cause his death, and there was a cure, but this man was poor and could not afford the medicine. He tried as hard as he could, but still could not find a way to get the money to buy the medicine. Then someone unknown to him, comes along and gives him the medicine as a free gift. Whats more is that generous person sold his ...
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Christmas here

Posted by Harri on Monday, December 27, 2010,
Well we have had a busy couple weeks, managing staff, organising christmas activities, looking after baby Ezra, and running on broken sleep. I am trying to get this blog entry written before baby awakes.

On christmas day we went to a park for a picnic, with about 70 poor children from local villages, we played some games with them, gave them lunch, had a clown show, gave them a present and most importantly shared with them why we celebrate Jesus.

On the 26th, our christmas celebrations continue...
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Ezra

Posted by Harri on Thursday, December 16, 2010,
A new baby boy, named Ezra, has been given to Mercy at Phrae to care for, and arrived yesterday. He is only 4 months old, and very cute. Due to a shortage in night staff, he is sleeping in our room. So last night every little sound he made, we were on alert and woke up, but Im sure we will get used to it. He is actually a really good sleeper, which Im very glad about. Isaac and Jed think he's great, and enjoy trying to make him smile.

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Thai church

Posted by Harri on Monday, December 13, 2010,
A lady, Tik, who works here for Mercy goes to a church in town. They have church in a church building in the morning, and in someones home in the afternoon. Yesterday arvo it was at Tiks parents house, so we went along. There was about 40 people squished into their house. It was great to worship God, with a group of other Thai christians. Though I didnt understand most of what was said, other than what Tik translated to us. After church we enjoyed a meal together of very tasty Thai food.

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Lice

Posted by Harri on Thursday, December 9, 2010,
It is our wedding anniversery today, and as a special treat I spent an hour last night removing head lice from Lisa's head and today us and all the children here are being treated for head lice. These are the joys of communal living. Lisa said she saw someone with a bottle of lice shampoo a couple weeks ago, but I guess that person was treated themselves but none of the children.

I was in the chemist the other day (looking to buy a head lice comb for Lisa), and a stranger walks up to me and as...
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A good test to take

Posted by Harri on Sunday, December 5, 2010,
I hated doing tests at school, but found this one on the net, and thought you might enjoy taking this one.

Click Here to take this test.

Let me know how you go.

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A heartbeat away

Posted by Harri on Sunday, December 5, 2010,
Beep...beep...beep... The sound of a heart monitor somewhere in the distance comes into focus as you slowly return to consciousness. Your sides hurt tremendously and you can’t feel your legs. As you wonder where you are, you hear muffled voices that sound like doctors. Beep...beep...beep...  The heart monitor continues beeping, letting the doctors know that you’re alive... at least for the moment. You vaguely recall what happened—you were driving around a curve when out of nowhere came ...
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Talkin Thai

Posted by Harri on Friday, December 3, 2010,
I was talking to Yai, one of the guys here (at least trying to), who only speaks Thai, and I didnt understand one of his words (the key word in the sentence), so I asked him what it meant but he couldnt explain it, there was no one close by who spoke Thai and english, except for Fook a 5 year old. So I asked him if he knew what the word "Looum" meant, he looked at me blankly for a minute, then says to me english "I forgot". Oh well, I thought, I hope its not important. But Yai runs off and as...
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