Browsing Archive: March, 2011

Mission Accomplished

Posted by Harri on Monday, March 14, 2011,
Well we are back in Australia now. We left Bangkok on Saturday night, and arrived in Sydney Saturday morning, then flew from their to Adelaide. Isaac and Jed were able to sleep a bit on the plane, but Lisa and I not so much. So it was good last night to have a good rest. It was great to see our families again.  Now we just need to adjust to the timezone.

We had an awesome time in Thailand, it was an amazing experience for us as a family. Thank you to all who have read this blog and kept in tou...
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Rats for Dinner

Posted by Lisa on Saturday, March 12, 2011,
Well our last night in Thailand. From one perspective, it’s sad to be leaving but on the other hand when something like this happens I’m glad to call Australia home…
We thought we’d go down to our local street market here in Bangkok for a serve of a Thai noodle dish (Phad See Yu) . It was just a cheap eatery, the kind you probably wouldn’t eat at if it was your first time in Thailand. It cost around $3 for the four of us to eat.  We were sitting at the table eating, ants marching by ...
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Sauna in Thailand

Posted by Harri on Tuesday, March 8, 2011,
If it wasnt hot enough outside, the hotel we are staying at in Bangkok has a sauna inside. Our boys love it, we've gone twice already. I thought it was just crazy Finnish people (like me) who liked saunas.

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The truth will set you free

Posted by Harri on Monday, March 7, 2011,
On our way to Bangkok, we stopped for lunch and a buddhist monk walk past, to whom I offered a Christian tract. He gladly accepted and wanted to talk. He said he was a Christian. So I asked him what a Christian was, to which he replied, "you need to turn the other cheek" and then tells me he once visited a church in America. I then shared with him the good news of the bible. That even though you, me and everyone on this earth has broken Gods commands, and since God is a just judge he must pun...
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Phrae to Bangkok

Posted by Harri on Saturday, March 5, 2011,
On Monday evening we had a farewell BBQ at Ban Meata Phrae, and then on Tuesday morning we left. It was difficult to say goodbye, and there were plenty of tears. We drove to Ban Meata Petchabun, which is another centre run by Mercy Int. At Petchabun they have about 95 children, with a school on the adjoining land with about 1000 children enrolled from the local community and Ban Meata. In 2002 (?) we had stayed 6 months in the Petchabun facility and helped in getting the first school building...
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