October 24, 2008

Thai mission trip: Water and more

Posted in cross cultural mission at 10:50 PM by alexlozada

I’ve posted before about the orphanages / schools that will be one of the emphases of my upcoming Oct28-Nov12 mission trips; my teammate Tom Steck is very excited about living God’s love to the little ones 🙂

Two other teammates, long-time MCC members Jerry & Sylvia Taylor will use their professional Christian counseling background to equip Burmese and Thai pastors in counseling and conflict resolution.  I’m thankful for their experience teaching “in translation” in other cross cultural settings on similar topics.

My other teammate, Jim Boyle will use his project management background to train the Burmese and Thai in simple well-digging, using materials from HydroMissions that we will give to MCC supported missionary Somchai Panya.  The tools and training will allow the pastors and others to dig wells to provide clean drinking water for their villages, and could be a gateway to self-sustaining micro-enterprise.  This article from Christian Standard underscores the need for clean water, and how Christians can help meet that need.  To answer Greg Taylor’s closing questions “What about you?” – the five of us on the MCC team said, “Here am I, send me.”

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2 Comments »

  1. […] Rob also sent back emails during his trip, describing the Christians he was meeting, and how the Spirit was sustaining them through persecution and trouble.  The highlights are amazing to read by email or hear from him in person, but I’ll choose only one that serves as a call to every Jesus follower to be missional and re-energized me for my team’s upcoming Thailand trip. […]

  2. Have fun, serve God, Come back soon,

    -Ethan


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