We are Settled Here!
We are almost finished setting everything up and just have a few miscellaneous things left! We praise the Lord for giving us a good place in a good location that is convenient and comfortable. One day we may move to a hut, (I doubt it) but for now we are living in a concrete house (like all the rest) in the center of one of the largest cities in the world.
We have a few last things to finish up, but the big bulk of things (house, utilities, furniture, appliances, transportation, learning how to get food, phone, internet, etc.) is done and we are ready to get to work on the language!
Started language school!
Actually we started 2 language schools. We are determined to learn this language, but it is going to take a whole lot of work. Different schools have different philosophies and strengths, so we are taking the approach to try to learn the best from each school in the language learning process. More on this later.
Other 1st month activities
In the midst of this, we have spent a lot of time with different missionaries trying to learn from them. We were excited to see people baptized last week at the church we were at, encouraging us about what we want to see more of!
We also went on a prayer retreat activity with the church and spent time in prayer asking the Lord to use us and the church.
This month we are very thankful for those here that have gone way out of their way to help us get settled in and our bearings about us, especially Rickey and Tammy Salmon.
Yours for the Gospel in Thailand,
Philip and Lori Bassham (and Claire)