Devotions from Elliott and Ryan started our day, and they reminded us about the importance of priorities in our lives.
It was a cultural morning this morning, with a trip to the elephant camp where we enjoyed a 15 minute ride and then the show where the elephants played soccer, painted, played harmonicas, threw darts and hauled logs. From the elephants we grabbed some lunch, then went to purchase all the supplies we will need to fill the Good Life Club bags next week, which will be given to the displaced refugees in and around Thailand. It was quite the full taxi when we brought it all out.
The major focus of our day was running Sunday school at Chiang Mai Community Church. Numbers were down a little with many families away over the summer break here, but many of the children knew the Aussies were coming, and were excited to join in with all the activities. The program went off very well and there are some photos on the site tonight.
We visited the Sunday walking market and then caught tuk tuks home, before planning our teaching activities for tomorrow.
Our team is still up at the moment, because an American mission group have joined us at Green Lodge for tonight and they fly out tomorrow. When they came up to say hello, their high school aged students quickly merged in with ours and they are all sharing stories at the moment.
- Leadership roles in the Sunday school program were handled very well – awesome chances for some students to shine.
- Ella spent time with one young boy and was amazed at what he knew in terms of general knowledge.
- Elephant riding was a first today for most people.
- Kane commented today that all he ate at the moogata dinner last night was lettuce, because he thought some of the Thai girls would do all the cooking for him, and they spent their time cooking for themselves.
- The instruction at the end of church to go and meet someone from Chiang Mai and find out something about their work was handled maturely and we learned lots about a variety of people.
Tomorrow we teach and work at Suepnateetum school, then head back to Agape. It will be a long day and we hope a rewarding one.
God Bless you all, and have a great Monday.