Three nights in Bangkok

Returning from Chiang Rai on Saturday, on Sunday Sally and I went with Nicola to her friendly, English-speaking Church – Chaengwattana Community Church in Nichada Thani, Pakkret, Nonthaburi. It was refreshing to join in worshipping God with familiar songs, despite being thousands of miles from home. Yet another reminder, if one was needed, of how…

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Day 5 at Bann Fueng Fah orphanage

That’s another “working week” completed at the orphanage for Nicola and 5 days experiencing what goes on in this corner of this needy world for me. We’re all tired now, so after a quick, short sleep, it was a trip up to the Major market for takeaways and a quick shop at 7-eleven for breakfast…

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Day 4 at Bann Fueng Fah orphanage

As I was leaving  the condo this morning, I saw a young lady carrying a bunch of flowers as she left. She stopped  and knelt at the shrine outside in a prayerful pose. Of course I wouldn’t take a picture of her praying, it would be disrespectful. However, it reminded me that I’m in a…

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Day 3 at Bann Fueng Fah orphanage

I commented earlier about the colour and flowers at Bann Fueg Fah orphanage. Here are a couple of pictures to prove my point. These were taken as Nicola arrived for work. We had taken a taxi but we’re hoping we’ll be able to take bikes and a mobility scooter in tomorrow if we can be sure…

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Day2 at Bann Fueng Fah orphanage

Well, it’s been more than 24 hours since my last post but that’s because I was so tired at the end of two days in the orphanage that all I could do yesterday evening was to go to sleep. Clearly, working with children with challenging physical disabilities is a young person’s calling! Having said that,…

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Day 1 at Bann Fueng Fah orphanage

This morning Facebook said, “Good morning, John! Clouds are clearing today in Pak Kret. Enjoy the sunshine!” Excuse my doubts but apart from seeing it above the clouds yesterday, I haven’t seen the sun since I left England! But on my first morning in Pak Kret, I’m about to say, in just a few minutes,…

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