In January 2010, I left my life in America behind and traded it for life in Asia – specifically, Thailand. It’s been one of the most fulfilling things I’ve ever done – and has definitely opened doors to relationships with some of the most amazing people in the world. I’ve had the chance to find a niche here in my city, while getting the opportunity to travel over a good portion of Southeast Asia. I’ve also had the chance to hear the amazing stories of what God has done in the lives of HIS people all through Asia, and serve alongside others who are fulfilling the Great Commission.
Life over here is different from life in America, though.
My life has taken on a distinctly Thai quality. It’s lemongrass, coconut milk and spicy red peppers. It’s the market where you pass saffron-colored altars and candles, just to see a fresh batch of fried chicken heads. Turn to the right, and you’ll run over a band of blind men playing kazoos, trying to get folks to donate a few coins so they can pay for their next bowl of rice. Vendors crack grins, laugh at my fumbling attempts to speak their language, and tell me that I speak so good. They tell me that, even if I just say “hello” and “thank you.”
I want to share my Thai life with folks all over the world.
Welcome to my blog, “Life in Thai.”