For many, it is the most annoying, yet inevitable thing about life. This week has held a lot of change here for me in Thailand. And, while I am usually not the biggest fan of new things however I have come to realize not only its necessity, but that not all change is bad. It brings about newness and can provide fresh beginnings with new adventures. This week Remember Nhu, here in Thailand said goodbye to some beloved interns as the term ended for a few and one moved to a new house. We also just got a new team here that came with the World Race, and are making us their eighth country on their journey around the globe. So I have found myself going from a team of interns to the lone intern in this area. I loved serving with them, but I am excited to see what lays ahead of each of us in our new paths. I’m looking forward to August and what the second half of my time here will hold. The unknown can be uncomfortable, but if there’s one thing God has taught me this year is that he is in control. I need only to trust him as he leads me down the path of my destiny.
Well besides interns moving all around, there have been some other exiting changes this week for one of the homes here. After a year of construction and many helping hands there has been a brand new home built for the boys here. They have been eagerly anticipating the completion of their new and improved house for a long time, but knew the building was coming near to being finished. Well this week we put the finishing touches on and everyone came together to clean the house before the surprise move in day last Friday. No one told the kids, but instead the workers from all the homes came together and we moved all their stuff from one home to another. One of the missionary couples picked up all the boys from school and brought them to their new house for the first time. The rest of us stood with cameras at the ready to capture the boys seeing all their things in their new home. There was so much cheering and excitement from all of them. It really was one of my favorite moments here and one I will not soon forget. God is amazing and he uses change for our benefit. So many of these children’s lives have been rewritten from impending tragedy to new hope and love. God is the author of change and is one to be trusted.