from palaces to pigs

Dear Family and Friends, Helaman 5:34 is an interesting verse. And it came to pass that the Lamanites could not flee because of the cloud of darkness which did overshadow them; yea, and also they were immovable because of the fear which did come upon them. Helaman 5, in all, has so much packed into the story […]

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the importance of “remembrance”

Dear Family and Friends, I remember the last time I was stuck in some of the worst traffic ever. It must have now been about ten years ago. We were coming home from Thanksgiving. Let’s just say that Sunday is not a good time to head [south] out of Las Vegas. That traffic probably still takes the […]

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don’t be afraid of cactus

Dear Family and Friends, Every time I think of a title for each email, the first word that comes to mind is “miracles,” but I need to come up with something a little more exciting, so cactus’ it is. It’s ok, we found a cactus farm and I’ve never thought of cactus’ as cute until […]

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We just listened

Dear Family and Friends, P-days can take you anywhere. Some days you’re exploring the ancient ruins of the Kingdom of Ayyuthaya. Other days you’re feeling the cool air next to a waterfall and wishing you could capture it with more than a camera. And some days you go to a metal works museum and reminisce […]

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น้ำตก – literally “water fall”

Dear Family and Friends, Well, transfers are here, I’ve hit my six month mark, and I’m not moving from Ayyuthaya! And neither is Sister ทัก! So she’ll finish her mission here! Reflecting on this transfer, it was one of lots of surprises, lots of adventures, lots of biking, lots of sun, lots of tanning, and […]

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Sunflowers

Dear Family and Friends, Friday was a long day. Maybe that’s because we woke up at 4:30 am, biked to a station and hopped on a bus to Asoke. My companion had a meeting we call “jopers meeting” for those who are “dying” or finishing their mission in another transfer. When we got to Asoke, we waited […]

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Diamonds in the rough

Dear Family and Friends, Spent a lot of time last P-Day wandering around a bunch of ancient ruins again. So, the thing is, I can read Thai, right? So it’s a good laugh I get when I see signs that say “Thai person 10 baht” written in Thia script and then it says “Foreigner 50 […]

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100 seconds

Dear Family and Friends, One of the perks of having a bike is the ability to control your time…for the most part. We find back roads, take shortcuts, stop to talk to people along the road, and don’t have to sit in traffic. But you can’t control the little red stop light. And the nice […]

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Seek and Find

Dear Family and Friends, I want to take you to Ayyuthaya. Ok, well, not literally. Maybe literally. There are ancient ruins everywhere you turn. The heat is so much more intense here. It feels likes I’m biking through water. The whole town is quite unique, one minute it’s touristy, the next it’s old school and […]

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