Speaking Up

I'm about 5 hours away from boarding a plane for Bangkok Thailand... I'll be there for 2 weeks, working with

Speak Up For The Poor

I'm so excited and can't wait to tell you all about it. For now, keep us in your prayers:

There are 8 of us flying over together and we will be meeting with refugees from about 7 different countries as well as Thai Law Students who have committed to working for the marginalized/exploited people in their own country. It would mean so much if could you keep us in your prayers over the next 2 weeks!

First of all, for a safe and uneventful plane ride and customs inspection... no lost/stolen luggage... we are bringing toys to the kids and can't wait to give them these gifts... We'll be taking lots of pictures.

Next, for our relationships with one another as we spend more than 40 hours traveling together and 2 weeks experiencing all that is happening on the other side of the world, in a place so different from here. And, for the people we will meet, that we will find ways to help and encourage...despite a significant language barrier.

And, that all involved would come away from this experience with a renewed sense of our own futures...

Also, for our health and safety while we are away. It is supposed to be very hot and humid and the day we arrive, is the anniversary of some governmental crackdowns and security could be tighter than usual. Still, I've been told many times that there is nothing to worry about... I'm not worried. I'm excited. I can't wait to show you the pictures!