Restrictions are starting to ease here in Thailand. This past Sunday we got to go out to lunch at an open-air restaurant. It was so nice to be out as a family again!
The Blessing of Rain!
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that bigger news than lunch is that it’s been raining! It’s rained so much that we were able to turn on the pump to our well this past Sunday. Having clean water again has been amazing! Our village does have water for some hours in the day, but it always has a brownish tint. Now doing the dishes is much easier and we feel a whole lot cleaner!
The rain has also cleared up the air! The air quality was so bad that it ranked 2nd worst in the world a few times last month! We are so thankful not to smell smoke all the time.
This week we are trying to survive the heat. Yesterday with humidity the real feel temperature was 111 degrees! Also yesterday, we celebrated one of our boys birthdays! He made it to double digits!
We started the day getting to help with an outreach in a village close to ours. With so many people hurting financially right now, we were able to help hand out food for 60 families! We finished the day enjoying Mexican food at home.
This past week I’ve been a little overwhelmed by how much need there is everywhere. And I’m not just meaning financially. Many people we meet just need someone to come alongside them and be their friend and help as needs arise.
The verse that talks about the harvest being so great and the laborers so few is very evident here. We just can’t help everyone. Knowing that sometimes this means someone is forced into a terrible job situation or goes hungry is hard.
Our water situation was a good reminder about not just the blessing of rain but how blessed we are. Even when there was a lack of water, we were still able to have drinking water delivered to our door!
I know that life is still unusual and uncomfortable right now, but let’s try to be grateful people who love and give generously no matter what. Every little gift or act of kindness has the potential to make a big impact on the receiver!
Until next time, may your light shine through gratefulness and giving!