Michelle spoils me with my first cinnamon rolls in 5 months this morning. The Miller family is so cool. We head to church all crammed happily into the SUV. I ride in the trunk area with great little side seats. Joel and his british friend, Tom are apart of the youth band leading the worship songs. The sermon is taken from “don’t waste your life” by john piper. Its a good talk about living in the power of the Word rather than on your own strength. After church, I strike a conversation with Kristy Sneider, the wife of the dude in charge of Create International, the media-minisry place that I’d like to check out this week. She and I talk about China, Alaska and other commonalities before we realize that it was obviously a divine appointment that we had met.
This afternoon after a huge lunch at Big-C which included muslim and thai dishes and both a banana-pineapple shake and a desserty coconut-mango-stickyrice platter, I hike with Tim and Michelle the main mountain near Chiang Mai. We start it out with iced coffees and more fresh mango at a small cafe at the bottom of the trail. (I’m so fortunate its mango season here) What a gorgeous walk through streams and small waterfalls. This evening, i had some familiar dishes and spices that I’m sure I had while growing up - over 15 years ago - but not since.
tomorrow i will hike for most the day then go to the local swimming pool at Grace School Chiang Mai, the missionary school.