We’ve been back for more than two weeks now. So this post is by far over due. Especially since I didn’t write one post while I was in the States.
We had an extended trip of two months. Upon arrival at LAX, Immigration granted Prang a six month visa instead of a one month which is what we thought we were going to get. Next time she applies for a visa she will be given a ten year, multiple entry visa. The thing is that may not happen. Prang is very content with being in Thailand and was glad she visited but has no real desire to go back. This is here home. As is it mine now too.
I have been busy since the day I got back. Organizing and running a soccer tournament at Im Jai House, re-newing my visa, building an area for raising chickens, catching up loose ends on the landscaping service, hanging out with teenage boys, laying pavers under our car park, and of course trying my hardest to get 18 guys together to practice soccer before our tournament begins. Everyone wants to play but no one wants to practice.
We are planning a trip to the mountains here soon. We will visit family, hang out with friends in the church, check up on the rice mill, help plant rice and I will hopefully be bringing some natural fertilizer that I am going to be making here next week with a friend. I am trying to perfect how to make it so I can teach people in the village how to do it themselves. For now I am still in the learning process.
So though I don’t have a real concrete, day to day job. I still can’t seem to find enough time in the day to do all the things I want. Writing on this blog is one of them. It’s the one that gets put at the end of the list. I want to try harder and update this thing on a more regular basis. For those of you who care, just keep nagging me by leaving comments about how boring it is to keep seeing the same old thing all the time.
Just as I am about to send this I just got some knew news. Prang and I have been asked to take in the other four teenage orphan boys that I mentor. Where they are staying wont be available to them any more and they may not have any where else to go. So as of now we are just talking and praying about it. Prang and I both have a long history with them and know them all very well. It will just be a lot all at once. We aren’t worried about space or money or anything other than can we take them all on at one time. Be praying for us. I think we may have until the end of the month.
Click here or go to my “photo gallery” link to see some pictures of our time in America.