Thailand Newsletter #2
Don: We have seen God's hand again and again before leaving the States. The lady that checked us in at the hotel the night before we left was so impressed with what the Lord is doing through us she asked for information so she come next trip. [Yes, Kathy, we have room for you anytime]. Being inline early when they assign seats has advantages also as can see from the Exit row seats for the girls. The plane later was packed. After a long and uneventful trip we arrive just minutes before Rusty, Leigh Anne, Chandler and Cindy. The only casualty was one small tote with ministry supplies.
Friday After breakfast at Starbucks Rusty & I do some Banking and go after Bibles. The Lord lead us to a close and friendly Church/Bible store where after applied discounts we picked up 18 Thai, 25 Burmese and 41 Sgaw Karen Bibles for under $600.00, Praise God.
One wrinkle we hadn’t expected was our transport to Mae Sot. A very nice & clean large minibus arrived ready to take us, until the driver seen how many bags we had. Can’t all fit in one bus, so we’ll take two buses at double the cost. Stopping off at the airport to pick up the AWOL plastic tote we are on our way to Mae Sot.
We are in the Queen Palace Hotel in Mae Sot. A nice hotel with A/C and clean sheets [thank you Lord]. Mae Sot on a border town next to Myawaddy, Myanmar. We were tempted to walk across the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge today, only tempted. The Moei River is a twisting-turning shallow river at this time of year. It was strange for us to see the “legal” border crossing on the bridge and the “illegal” crossing on boats or wading across a hundred yards up stream, in clear view of the authorities.