May 26, 2016

A Rainy Morning at Church

Like many of our experiences here in Thailand, attending Karen church was both deeply familiar and foreign. We could tell that Western influence runs deep in Karen Christian culture.

Anyone who has attended an evangelical church in America would be familiar with the basic elements of the service.

Brief history lesson: the first western Christian influence with the Karen people occurred in the early 19th century. / continue reading

May 18, 2016

Meeting Eh Klo

Tuesday morning. We leave the city of Chiang Mai and take a songthaew (one of the most popular forms of public transport in Thailand) to the suburbs. We are meeting with Eh Klo Moo–a Karen musician, producer, and dreamer.

Eh Klo is a man with one foot in the past and one foot in the future.

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May 9, 2016

4 Days in Thailand

We arrived in Thailand about 4 days ago. Traveling always requires adjustments: to your schedule, diet, climate, etc. That’s what the past few days have been for us. We spent a very fun 21-hour layover in Japan. Japan is where it’s at. It’s definitely on our list of places to visit again… someday. We eventually reached Blessed Homes (our final destination and home base for the project). It’s a great organization, and very generous for putting up with us for the next two months. / continue reading