Chiang Mai, Thailand

Trip Start Jan 21, 2008
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Trip End Apr 17, 2008


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Sunday, February 10, 2008

These last few days were spent in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Chiang Mai is in northern Thailand and known for its many Wats and handmade Crafts. Unfortunately, Nick got sick our first day in Chiang Mai (we think from something he ate) and we took the time needed for him to get better and get his strength back. The next day we visited a few factories where we saw how they made umbrellas, silk, jewelry, and ceramics. We also visited a few wats, including the famed Doi Suthep, a wat on the hilltop, overlooking Chiang Mai city. There are many Buddhist statues there and considered a bit of a "pilgrimage" for Buddhists. Nick and I both felt that we were to pray for the people there, both the avid Buddhists and also for the tourists visiting. We also visited The Agape Home Orphanage (one that Nick visited a few years ago) where they are doing amazing things for the orphans and sick mothers. Currently, they have about 70 orphans who have all been exposed to HIV from their mothers at birth. Right now, the ages range from 6 months to 16 years old and the Agape Home is willing to care for the children forever- no age is too old! I love that! Today, we are going back to The Agape Home to play with the kids again. Then later today, we leave for Bangkok, but only to fly to Cambodia. We will be in Cambodia for 2 weeks. Please continue to pray for our health, our safe travels, and the Lord's guidance for our trip.
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peterwatts
peterwatts on

journey continues...
sorry to hear you were sick brother.
Enjoy the rest of your time.
I'll keep praying.

Love ya guys,
Peter

jewelofjoy
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Watts Mission Trip
Hey Nick & Paula,
So good to hear about your travels & get your itinerary. The pictures are 'stupendis', WOW! Miss you both. What a great trip so far. Sorry Nick that you were sick. Yes I will continue to pray for you both, the mosquito bites, the leading of the Holy Spirit, the love of God to be shared through you. I love you guys, Julie

laura_aue
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hello from Mom
Dear Paula and Nick, I have enjoyed your entries sooo much! Keep 'em coming! You are in our prayers and thoughts each moment. We prayed for you today at our gathering of the church. Enjoy Cambodia! Love always, Mom and Dad

dhagenbach
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Uncle Dave checking in
Yes! I have seen your blogs and I hope you can contact Keat and Sally Kove. They are both Cambodian and pastor. Keat is a construction builder that built the church building where they live. They told me they are near the water park in Phnom Phen. Ruth and I did property management in Kona for them for a couple years. Keat and Sally met in a Prison Camp (re-education camp) as the communist called them. They have an amazing story. They are both wonderful humble people who help the Cambodian people alot. Check out their website. I pray for you to walk in wisdom daily and for your protection and good health.

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