After spending the night in Dreams village and getting footage/photography there we were exhausted. We came back to the hotel that we were staying at and showred and all of that. This was mainly a resting day for us to get back and enjoy fellowship together. This is when I was able to get all of my photography onto my laptop and begin sorting through it. As I was doing this I was able to just hang out with the thai students and get to know them even better. That was a great experience because we were able to talk in English and just share a time of community together.
That afternoon was also relaxing as people caught up on sleep from our team. I on the other-hand decided not to take a nap, and later that night I regretted my decision. Around 4pm we all met back together at Bann Kanoon (BK) to talk about the next village, Mae Wang. We stopped at one of the many 7-Elevens on the way there to grab a snack and to pray before we headed into the village. That was a powerful moment as we began to see God work through us in the things that we were praying for. Below is a picture from that prayer time.
After the prayer time together we hung out and got footage of Kratae’s village. This village was different from Dream’s in the fact that it was more spread out and had quite a bit more children. No matter where we went there was always a group of kids around in this village. To me her village seemed more energized and happy compared to Dream’s. It wasn’t as cramped or secluded from the rest of the city.
One of the things God was telling me while I was in this village was that their lives aren’t normal. A lot of the time I was in Thailand I was thinking, this is almost like a vacation. After spending time in Kratae’s village this no longer happend. My heart ached for the people, my soul longed for them to know my savior, etc. It was a change in my heart that will always stay with me.
Have you ever had this longing before? What did you do about it?