Life's An Adventure

Chiang Rai, Thailand:

Journey To Thailand

We’re Not Done Yet 4

We have been greatly enjoying our work here in Thailand. It isn’t always easy but the rewards are plentiful and God has given us everything we need to face each day. We set a goal for ourselves to decide about staying for another year by the end of February. Now that we have ironed out the details, we want to officially announce that we will be in Thailand for another year!

Matt’s role will shift slightly as he will become a part-time/as-needed web developer for Destiny Rescue and will be taking on freelance/contract clients to generate an source of income. Rachel will remain full time as a Graphic Designer on the Media Team. There have been some exciting opportunities for us both lately. Matt helps out regularly with the girls’ self defense class, and Rachel has been able to start teaching an art class to the rescue girls at the Learning Centre. Rachel is also helping to launch the new jewelry business for Destiny Rescue at the moment. We are very excited for the next year and we both felt that God is not done with us in Thailand.

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One Full Year 4

It’s hard to believe, but it has been one year since we started writing on Life’s An Adventure. As you can imagine, it has been a crazy year of new adventures and growth. Last year at this time we were battling the Indiana winter and working full-time at a marketing agency. Fast-forward three months and we were packing up our apartment organizing storage and raising support.

It would be the understatement of the year to say that living here has been an eye-opening experience. Our earlier post about how Thailand differs from the United States barely touches the surface of how removed these two cultures are from each other. We have come to respect the cultural differences and have grown accustomed to our new way of life. Honestly, we wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. It’s true – we miss our families and the work can be quite challenging at times, but we are super blessed and grateful to be doing what we are doing!

 
One Second Everyday

We recently started a new habit (when we remember) of recording one second of everyday to catalog our year. The short video below is a small taste of this project. Be sure to look for others in the coming months.

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