Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thai Home Sweet Home

Nehemiah Teams go through six days of orientation before they go to their destinations for the summer. In the case of the Thai Dorms girls, we had another week of orientation once we arrived in Thailand. This involved getting to know the culture and the language. Yesterday marked the day that we split up and went to our respective dorms.

Alexa, Rachel, Taylor & Kelsey on the way to their new homes
It was a very bittersweet time, because we won’t be living together any longer. We have gotten so close as a team in just two short weeks, so it will be strange not seeing each other every day. Our dorms are all in different parts of the city…not too far away, but farther than we are accustomed to. On the other hand, we are very excited to start the jobs that God has sent us to do. Here is a peek at our dorms. 

New beds!

Dorm A – Sam and Kelsey’s host parents were so excited for their arrival that they bought them all new furniture, bedding, and even an American toilet! Their room is precious.

Dorm B – Allison and Amber are living in a quaint little Thai house. Their parents actually speak some English!

Dorm C – Alexa, Taylor, and Karen get to live right next to the students they will be teaching every day!

I (Rachel) am living with the pastor of our church and his family. They are lovely people, and they have an adorable daughter!

Please pray for all of us as we adjust to our new surroundings!