We found a good price and purchased our tickets today!
We have been monitoring the prices for a few months to try and today was the best price that we have seen for a while. We got them for over $500 cheaper than they were just a couple of months ago. I think we got them in the gas price slump. Praise the Lord for that.So, with a wife that is expecting, this Valentines day we will be headed to Thailand for 2 weeks in order to get some arrangements made for our permanent move.
This will be Lori’s first time to see the country, so I know she is curious to see what I am getting her into and where the Lord is leading us.
Ahmet and Rachel Hernandez will be joining us for their survey trip as well! We met this couple a while back and the Lord has led them to join us over in Thailand, so we are very excited that we get this opportunity to go with them on their initial trip to the country.
Top 5 Reasons for this Trip:
1. For Lori. She has never been there and I want for her to be comfortable knowing where we will be going into when we leave permanently. This is the main reason for the trip, I’ll be honest.2. To find a Language school. There are many in Bangkok, but we need to narrow them down to one we are comfortable with and understand the next steps toward enrollment.3. To finalize plans to work with a missionary when we arrive. When we first arrive long-term our primary focus is going to be getting the language as thoroughly and completely as possible, but we don’t do this is a vacuum, so we are going to find a ministry to be a part of during this time. Who we choose to work with will be very influential to a young missionary, so I take this decision very seriously. Pray for wisdom and discernment about this.4. To look at houses. Included in this is finding an area of Bangkok that we will likely work in. We will look at specific houses to find out all that is required to get in them.5. To meet with missionaries in other parts of the country and get advice. Last time we went to Thailand, we had just a few days that we spent in Bangkok. This time we will have much more time and hope to go up north to meet people we just didn’t have time to get to previously.
Pray for us, but we are looking forward to it!