Browsing Archive: September, 2010

Petchabun Kids Visit

Posted by Harri on Sunday, September 26, 2010,
Yesterday we had a team from Australia come for a night, they had just come from the Mercy Centre in Petchabun, and brought 25 of the children with them, they were heading to Chiang Mai to give them a little holiday. About 8 years ago Lisa and I stayed in Petchabun for 6 months. Some of the children they brought we knew from then, but then they were only about 4-6 years old, and now they are teenagers. It was amazing to see these children again, not that they really remember us. One of the gi...
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Something they wont eat

Posted by Harri on Thursday, September 16, 2010,
We finally found a food we eat that freaked the Thai's out when Lisa ate it. Raw Tomato! Yes thats right, the humble tomato that we find so common, made them stop and look at Lisa in disgust. Now they do eat some cooked tomatos, but when she grabbed an uncooked one in the kitchen, and bit into it, thinking nothing of it, as it looked red and nice to eat, she saw their faces and wondered what she had done wrong. I bet they were thinking "Those crazy Aussies eating raw tomatos, why not eat bugs...
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Growing Pains

Posted by Harri on Thursday, September 9, 2010,
While we were in Australia Isaac frequently had what the doctors called “growing pains” in his knees and occasionally his elbows. We saw doctors and specialists about it. He had blood tests, x-rays, etc. Coming to Thailand and the problem, if anything, got more frequent. The problem always seemed only to occur in the evening or night. Most nights he would wake in great pain, and often tears. 

We were talking and praying one night, when the thought of it being food related came to mind. But...
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Why are the children here

Posted by Harri on Sunday, September 5, 2010,
Why do children end up at Mercy International at the towns of Phrae, Petchabun & Khon Kaen in Thailand? I don’t feel at liberty to share individuals personal stories so I’ll keep it general. So some of the reasons children come to Mercy are:
  • Children are unwanted and abandoned, some leave them in the bush by the side of the road, others are brought to Mercy by their parents.
  • Parents may being dieing of Aids related diseases, and want someone to care for their children. (Aids is a big probl...

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