Thursday, April 13, 2006

From Thailand

Hey everyone. I can't upload pictures with the hotel computer here, so I'll have to do that another time. But just wanted to give a brief update before heading off to lunch (yum!) =) BTW, I love the authentic food here ... and you can't beat the price!

Dave is Cool ...

I'm having a great time so far hanging out with Dave and the Newsong staff here in Bangkok. First off, Dave is a really cool guy ... I've learned a ton from him in these few short days and I've also been inspired in so many ways concerning ministry and church planting. Newsong has some exciting things in the works all over the world and it was cool just to get a glimpse of it.

Restoration ...

We also shared a lot of common experiences concering doing EM stuff within a Korean Church setting ... and whole concept of not pouring new wine into old wineskins made more and more sense. Through these talks I was so happy to gain more confirmation from God that this sabbatical year is going to be a special one. I believe this year is going to be a year of restoration for me in ways I can't even image right now ...

Life's More Fun ...

In community ...

This is another lesson God's been trying to teach me over and over again. And hopefully this year, I'll let it sink in more. I think I have to learn how to relax more ... and enjoy the ride, not just accomplishing goals. And enjoying the ride is a whole lot more fun when you're with people you love. Speaking of which, I can't wait till Hyun arrives later today ... then it's off to Phuket and practicing the lesson I just wrote about! ENJOYING LIFE! =)

Happy New Year (Again and again and again) ...

And on a final note, today is the Thai New Year and they celebrate it by soaking everyone with water wherever you go! It's not too bad considering it's also the hottest day of the year for Thailand as well. So I'm off to lunch ... with my phone, wallet and camera in sealed plastic bags! I love Thailand. =)

Take care everyone and may you enjoy the life and gifts God has given you today! =)

7 comments:

Chrezo.Sangi said...

Hey Eddie, it's Sangi (remember a long time ago from Philly?)

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that your blog has been an inspiration for me and its really awesome to see where God has been leading you these past 10 years or so since i've known you.

I was wondering if you could tell me a little more about that whole Restoration subject concerning doing EM ministry in a Korean church setting. The reason? Well, I'm extremely interested in this subject and I believe that God has called me to minister to 2nd generations in the future.

Anyway, if you could respond back in my email (danielsangi@gmail.com), that'd be great.

Btw, i'm getting married this summer!

Hermz said...

Hey Eddie, glad you're having a great time! Praying for you... & Really looking forward to what God has got in store!! =) GLORY!!

Sam Baik said...

hey bro. glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with dave gibbons... that's so funny about the crossing borders thing. i met up with a friend from chicago about a month ago and i found out that you two were college friends or acquaintances... bernie!?! he married my friend yoojin and he actually told me about crossing borders. too funny man... small world... any how, i'm curious about the ministry and the possibilities of serving through crossing borders...

hope all is well for you and hyun. take care bro... in Him, sam

Eric Bae said...

hey Eddie,

I love the soaking water thing!!! let's do it in Australia too!! :) glad you are enjoying your time there!

sukmo said...

하이 에디~
태국에서 잘지내고 있지?
내가 먼저 시드니에서 기다리고 있을께~

SS said...

Hey Eddie
I hope you are enjoying this well deserved break hanging with God and relaxing with his people. Catch up with you soon on your blog.
SS

Eddie said...

Sangi: Congrats on your upcoming wedding ... wow, I still see you as a little Jr. High kid! Can't believe you'll be married and in seminary soon! :)

Hermz: That's right baby. GLORY!

Sam: Small world dude. I'd be happy to hook you with with CB if you're intrested.

EBae: I'd be happy to soak you anytime dude :)

Sukmo: Thanks for your prayers and support. Hope to see you and the family again soon.

SS: Glad to see you blogging now! :) I was happy to see pix of you and Anna having a good time in Europe.