Monday, December 25, 2006

Bright Christmas

Christmas is a very special day for our family. We wish you a very merry Christmas from the land of smiles. We would love to celebrate the birth of Jesus with you if we could. How wonderful for us that God sent His only Son for the world to redeem His people. Isaiah wrote these words down about 600 years before His birth,
'For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulders.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting, Father, Prince of Peace.'

Speaking of peace, Pun is trying to have peace as he is awaiting the second interview from the cement company that is very interested in him. Please continue praying for him. He woke up early this Chistmas morning to go shopping at the nearby market with his dad. They came back with 5 lbs of roast beef, 3 lbs of shrimps and a pound of river prawns. Thank God for these foods and they also tasted fine.
We had Merri's cousin with us, who is visiting us from Ukrane, along with Pun's parents as we opened the presents. Merri and her cousin helped Helen and Daniel draw a Christmas tree a few days earlier and Pun taped it to the wall in the living room. Presents wrapped in fancy papers and newspapers started to make thier way under the tree late Christmas Eve.

Here, Merri read to the children the story of baby Jesus. Daniel can now say Jesus!!! He often repeats words in both English and Thai. Helen understood that Chistmas is Jesus' birthday before she chowed down the cake.

Helen and Daniel brought joy to their grandparents. In a couple of weeks they will get to see their other much missed grandparents from Utah.

We have a lot of stories and photos that took place before Christmas to share with you. Please be patient with us since it may take a while to post them.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Quick Update

I realize it has been several days since my last post, and unfortunately it will be several more. But you are probably too busy with the season to notice, so no problem! Enjoy the Christmas season. I am longing for snow and a Christmas tree. :)

We are leaving in the morning to go to Chang Mai for 6 days. It is 8 hours north of Bangkok (by car) and near the Northern border of Thailand. I am looking forward to seeing the city. It is the next largest city after Bangkok.

I wanted to let you know a few things before we leave.

We just downloaded Skype (an on-line phone softward program.) It was quite easy and after trying it out with my parents, we are impressed with the quality of sound. It is also completely free. So if anyone is interested in downloading it, it is at Let us know by email and we will give you our ID and then we can chat sometime!

And the most exciting piece of news....Pun has an interview next Friday with a cement company. It looks like a good possibility for a good job. We would certainly appreciate your prayers.

Next blog: Family photos and Chang Mai....
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