The house is quiet, with only the sound of the air conditioner, computer keyboards clicking, and the turtle bumping around in his tank. It has been a long week and a long day, but it has been good.
At this point, it looks like we have made no progress in the work I came to do, but that isn’t really true. I have read that someone once asked Thomas Edison how it felt to have failed 1,000 times to make a light bulb. Thomas Edison said, “I haven’t failed, I have found 1,000 ways not to make a light bulb.” Of course, we know that Mr. Edison eventually found that one way to make a light bulb. Whether that story is true or not, it illustrates what is happening here. We have not failed here, we have found a dozen ways not to typeset the Bible we have come here to typeset. I am confident that Almighty God (who’s Word it is) will sort out all the font issues, program problems, and other obstacles that lie in our way and show us that one way we should typeset this Bible. Please pray that God would show us a more perfect way to do this work that is so important and so close to His heart.
Bro. Jeffry Evans has accomplished amazing things with the computers and server here. We are so thankful to God for sending him and his wife, Sarah, to sort things out. Few things are more frustrating than trying to accomplish your given work while the computers fail, crash, lock up, and just give up. God even supplies computer techs. We are also thankful for their church sacrificing to send them over here. They had to extend their trip a few days to get everything accomplished, but we are hopeful that it will all be sorted out when they leave Wednesday night.
Yesterday we took Sarah to Jatujat Market. This is a weekend market, so Saturday was her last chance to go. I also wanted to go back, but did not want to wait until it got hotter (it will get hotter while I am here), so we gals headed there yesterday morning. We had a good time and found the gifts we went looking for. By the time we were ready to leave at 10:30 am, it was already brutally hot. I was so thankful for my coconut to drink on the way home!
After we got back from the market and had lunch, we all loaded up in the van (except Mrs. Krinny, who wasn’t feeling well) and Bro. Tom drove us to Ayutthaya. We wanted Jeffry and Sarah to be able to see more of Thailand than just the office, church, and the mall. It was really hot, but we enjoyed our afternoon. When we returned home, the men went off to their various work. Sarah joined us and we practiced for a special we were to sing in church today. Our practice session stretched on and on as we sang many of our favorite hymns. It was a sweet time of fellowship with each other and the Lord. Our God is good.
Tomorrow begins a new work week. I am thankful for this day of preaching, singing, and fellowship before we start back to work. I cannot imagine beginning each work weak without having the refreshing of Sunday services to prepare me for the week ahead. Both sermons today were encouragements and challenges. God knows just what we need.
Please pray for the work here. There are many obstacles still before us. Pray that God removes them, or shows us a way around them, so we can finish this work He has given us to do. It cannot be done without the prayers of God’s people.
Until next time,