Updates from our home in the jungle!

Gloomytaw Update

  I believe that there must be a lot of people praying out there! For the last couple of days the rumors have been flying around here, and I have been kept busy trying to sort them all out. But, as far as I can tell, this is the story. Last Tuesday the Gloomytah school…read more.

Another Soldier Scare

Wednesday morning, one of the soldiers on the hill came to ask us to evacuate the school. A high official was coming at noon to make sure that the kids had really gone home. We were really surprised since we had been told that this was all taken care of and that we had nothing…read more.

The Trip

  It all started yesterday morning. I was laying on my bed, luxuriating in being sick and therefore not working on the porch. Ben was also sick. He had a bad headache that had lasted several days. Ben pulled himself out of the hammock, came over and flopped down on my bed, and asked “Mom,…read more.

A More Personal Note

We spent last week in Chiang Mai. About now, you might be saying “so what”, but really you might want to hear about it, so keep reading! We took Roy to the hospital on Tuesday and had him checked out by many specialists. They all came to the same conclusion…. He is healthy! That was…read more.

Our “Worst Favorite” Things

    Today is Sabbath again, and I really made an effort to get to church today. You may remember that last Sabbath, Travis was sick so I stayed home with him and wrote. (and my foot was cut open) But, today I really wanted to go since Roy is speaking. Well, I did manage…read more.

The Porch

What do you think of when you think of a porch? In the past, I have thought of warm summer days, squeaking rocking chairs, unhappy cats swishing their tails back and forth, remembering the last time those rocking chairs got their tails….a nice relaxing scene with a Grandma and Grandpa thrown in for good measure.…read more.

Trouble at School

This week has been very different! On Wednesday, a lot more soldiers came to our school. The parents had been instructed to come also, and each child had been interviewed, and photographed repeatedly. Since the U.N. wanted our kids to be stuck into an overcrowded refugee camp, we had to prove to the Thai government…read more.


Our life here has fallen into a normal routine now. Each day begins around 3 a.m. with some of the kids getting up to start breakfast.  I roll over in bed and mentally note the time, while falling back to sleep. At 6 a.m. I am once again disturbed in my sleep by the kids…read more.


One of Jon’s friends posted the picture below on his Facebook account.  I just had to share it.  It’s funny.  And it made me think. It brought to my mind that sometimes our perspective changes when we think of things the other way around. I’ve been thinking a lot about that lately – how languages…read more.