Today we got to speak in our friend Eva’s Religious Philosophy class at the university. We felt incredibly honored to get to go share about our faith and answer the questions her buddhist professor and the students had to ask. God has been so faithful opening up oppertunities for us here!
Valentines Day! And for our team in Thailand that means its time to ride elephants! Sam and i rode on baby Maddie. It was a ton of fun and i was just astounded how faithful God is to the desires of my heart,
as i had wanted to do this for years!
Had a prayer walk at Duitsep temple. Was sad watching all these people bow down before meaningless idols, but i also had to evalauate myself and confess what idols I bow down to in Canada/America- such as materialsim. Missionaries come here and pray that these people would stop worshipping false gods.With an outside perspective we can see it so clearly, but if a Christian from one of these countries came to Honolulu they would spot our material worship just as obviously! Perhaps our gods are even worse then these golden images, for we base our own value (and the value of others) in them. It is ridiculous really! Yet so appealing and somehow I am completely happy living in this mud hole of materialism myself. It’s what I grew up with, bred into me through society, it’s all ive ever known. I am so comfortable in it.
How do i breakthrough? Lord help me see the sin that I am in. help me not love the things of this world. May I be more focused on the Kingdom of heaven and its advancement than the kingdom of men and my advancement in it! May i see things the way you see them. Its so easy to judge these people but if i was born here chances i would be ringing that same bell….
(A child worshiping at Duitsep.)