Well, I haven't written in awhile, so I thought I would give a quick update. There's no real theme to this entry, so stay with me if you can handle ramblings... :)
1-- We have internet at HOME now! This is super exciting! We've set up Skype now so that we can have video chats, chats, or even phone calls with you guys. If you are on Skype already, please add us: matthew.flagler and tricia.flagler. If you're not on it yet, you should definitely check it out--it's a free way to communicate worldwide. The only problem with this is that we are 11 hours ahead of East Coast time, which makes it hard to find good times to talk.
2-- We had a Professional Development weekend, which means that we didn't teach on Friday and had training seminars all day Friday and Saturday. This was actually super helpful for me. Friday morning there was a Spiritual Development time, and our pastor here, Dave Young, talk on Emotionally Health Spirituality--very good stuff. Definitely had a lot of "ah-ha" moments.
3-- Matt and I have both rearranged our classrooms a couple of times... it helps them to feel more like OURS. We are both still liking teaching.
4--Matt has had a pretty bad sore throat the last couple of days, and I don't think it's getting better yet. Please pray for him to feel better and to have the energy to teach in the meantime.
5--Random God story... There is a family that I knew from the Crusade world, who were also in FBC-Mt. Pleasant for a couple of years. They recently rushed to Bangkok from another country because of pregnancy complications. We were able to see them this weekend and hope to see them more and help them out here while they stay in Bangkok awaiting the arrival of their third child. (Kelli is 31 weeks along and went into labor last Tuesday. They arrived in Bangkok last Wednesday, and the doctors were able to stop the contractions by Thursday. She is now out of the hospital, but they will be here until 6 weeks after the baby is born. Please pray that she is able to carry the baby for at least another few weeks. Also, pray for her husband, John, and their other kids Kate and John David, as they are adjusting to living here for a couple of months.) It's just so cool that Matt and I are in a position to help them and to love on them during this difficult time.
6--Updates from home. Please don't think that just because we are getting to live a great adventure in Thailand doesn't mean that we don't want/NEED to know what is going on at home. If you are reading this, please take the time to send us an update on you and your family as well. We'd really love to here from people and know how everyone is doing and what is going on.
Okay, as I said, no real 'theme'. But, just wanted to share some thoughts and updates about what's going on here with us.