Friday, January 12, 2007
Friends in Bangkok
We came to visit friends; they are all associated with Rivers of Life Church, which the pastor of our church oversees. The church has permanent facilities - the 19th floor of the Liberty Plaza building on Soi 55 in north Sukumvit, which is east-central Bangkok. We know Pastors Noom and Anne from their visits to Seattle. Noom worked full-time in shipping until last month, but is now full-time pastor. His church is growing and he needs to be full-time. Anne is a professor at Bangkok University. Our friends Neal and Mary Jo from Seattle are here for 6 months helping the church with its English-speaking group and out reach. We see several familiar faces, people who either lived in Seattle and attended our church or have come to Seattle in the summer for our church's camp. Our friend Rung was in Seattle until about 5 years ago. Our trip is vacation. But it is a vacation to connect with Rivers of Life Church so we better know the situation they are in. And we get to see where Neal and Mary Jo are living and working.