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May 25, 2010 / dcwisdom

More News from Asia

Sam is accusing me of being dramatic.   Mary and Sam had an instant message thing going about 1:30 a.m. a few nights ago.  Talk about ME being dramatic?!

Bangkok, Thailand

Sam:  Mom thinks this whole country to going to kill everyone.  Everything is NOT NEAR as bad as Americans think…

Mary:  That’s true!  She and Dad do think that!

Really??? I……guess…….I’ll……have……to…….be……really……slow…and… boring….and….. not……be………dramatic……*snore*

Of course, when a mom has a 19-year-old kid going somewhere overseas for the first time in his life, she’s entitled to a little drama.  Some of you mammas can testify!  Especially, if there’s any increment of danger involved, like war and riots and burnings…

(Here’s a rabbit trail:  Speaking of children going into war and dangerous areas, I strongly disagree with those who say “we’re sending our children into war” and things like that.  Of course, the young men and women are our children, but they are also adults who volunteer their services to safeguard our country.  Their oath is to America.  Without their voluntary and selfless actions, our country would not be the ‘land of the free and the home of the brave.’  So, I salute our military men and women and shout a big “Thank you for your service!”  God bless them.)

Anyhoo, Sam sent some great pictures:

boy by the blue door


 Sam says the people there “are very quiet and shy and respectful.  And NO ONE is fat.”

Their main diet is rice, nuts, fish, watermelon, pears, chicken, and rice.  Lots of rice.  Rice for breakfast, rice for lunch, rice for dinner, and rice in-between.

The American restaurants have closed due to the rioting.  Sam wants a burrito!

Sam with his little friends


Sam says: 

* They think Americans smell like wet chickens when they sweat.

* The children are so well-behaved.  There were about 3000 kids at one of the meetings, and the speakers didn’t even need microphones.  The children pay attention and don’t talk while others are speaking.

Buddhist shrine

* Every house and building has a Buddhist shrine.  Apparently, the shrines are more beautiful than the houses.  

* Everything there is dirty, and no one mows or trims their yards. 

* Every day, someone prays to receive Christ as Savior and Lord of his/her life.

Every day, the Gospel is being preached throughout the world.  Every day, God’s mercies are new.  Every day is one moment closer to the King of King’s coming.  Every day is our opportunity to praise, worship, and serve the Risen Lord.  Amen.

Sam’s team is traveling to the next country in Asia today.  Please continue your prayers for them.  They are on their mission fast-track.  Time is of the essence.

God bless you.  God bless Israel.  God help America.



  1. Nola at Alamo North / May 28 2010 3:17 AM

    One day he will have kids of his own and understand your concern. Remember what it’s like to be young and invincible?

  2. Mary Humphrey / May 27 2010 5:59 AM

    We live in the #1 country where children kill children. And many that do the killing think nothing of it. They seem immune to the depth of what they are doing. De-sensitized? Sure is a lot different than those volunteering to protect our country, or another county, on another’s soil, don’t you think? God Bless America.

  3. Patty / May 26 2010 12:36 AM

    Thank you for giving us that speach on the military. I say this all the time to people who think we are killing our babies. No one makes you join the service (even when it was manditory).

    Praying for Sam and his missionary group.

  4. Diana Ferguson / May 25 2010 11:56 PM

    So glad we got an update. My brother is like Sam; he says, “it’s not that bad” (as the news makes it out to be).

    Same is doing a great work!

  5. Mary / May 25 2010 11:17 PM

    I got tears in my eyes when I read “Every day, God’s mercies are new. Every day is one moment closer to the King of King’s coming. Every day is our opportunity to praise, worship, and serve the Risen Lord. Amen.” I am with you 100% with your comments.

    Joyfully praying these people through this wonderful trip.

  6. Debbie / May 25 2010 9:31 PM

    What a contrast to the USA where we have everything. Guess the problem in material wealth is that we have so much trouble identifying the source of our emptiness. And the kids are well behaved! Perhaps we should send some of our juvenile offenders there to learn behavior modification. Never mind; they’d probably influence the kids there in the worse way!
    Wow Deb! What a testimony from your kid. Can you just hear the spiritual growth taking place in your son? I am so happy and excited to see the gospel bearing fruit.
    God forgive our materialistic and worldly culture here in America!

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