Our Church in Thailand–

 

We are now home and working on overcoming our considerable jet lag.  Because our last few days in Thailand were very busy, I didn’t complete all that I wanted to share so will post a couple more times.

While in Thailand, we attended the Lat Krabang Anglican Church pictured below.  The church had been meeting in a building across the street until the new building was begun a few months ago.  You may think it doesn’t look much like a church.  That is because this building is the first in what will be a group of buildings including a bigger church building and a school.  This building will be the welcome center with a coffee shop and fellowship area.  But for now, it will serve as the church.

 

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How the church looked when we first arrived

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The workers  lived in these little makeshift “houses” behind while the church was being constructed.  There were women as well as men and one woman had a little boy who followed her about as she worked.  You can see the size of the compound which will eventually hold the additional buildings.

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No shovels were in evidence.  This hand-held scoop was used instead.

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Fr. Lee preaches in English with translator for Thais

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Lunch and fellowship after church 

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FINISHED!

The big dedication celebration was  April 1 and we were happy, after watching all the construction taking place–even during our Sunday services–to have been here when the church was dedicated.  It was a big event with several bishops and other clergy attending from the Diocese of Singapore.

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Bonnie helped as a hostess

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Chuck was an usher

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The Bishop knocks at the door

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The choir sings

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Communion

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Fr. Andrew Yap in front is the rector of the church

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Fr. Lee Mullins (our boss)

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And food for everyone of course

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Fr. Lee, his wife, Pom, and baby Bella

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Our good friend and helper, Serene Hsu, missionary from Singapore

We will always keep this church and all the people we met there in our prayers.

Sa Wat Dee Ka!

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