Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Malaysian Persuasion Update

Hello everyone!

It's Thursday morning here (we're 12 hours ahead of Atlanta) and so today is our second full day. To get here, we took two planes - 14 hours to Seoul, South Korea, and 6 hours to Kualar Lumpar, Mayalsia. Because our first plane was over an hour late taking off, we barely made our connection to our second plane and our luggage hasn't made it yet. We're living off our carry-on items, and our hosts are looking after us well so we aren't lacking much. We all stayed at the Boys' Home in Ipoh Tuesday night (we finally drove in at 4:00 AM). We got to sleep in on Wednesday and then Capts. Augustine and Ruth took us to lunch at Pizza Hut and shopping for some necessary items. We had a quick briefing as to the next couple of days and then we girls went to where we will be spending the next three weeks - the Children's Home, also in Ipoh (the guys are staying at the Boys' Home). We had the rest of the afternoon off, and we spent our time getting to know the children (mostly girls) while the guys got to know the boys at the boys' home. After dinner, we all went to a concert featuring Scott Wesley at a Baptist church.

It's hot and humid here, but not too bad - it's a lot like Florida. There are mountains all around and everything is absolutely gorgeous.

Here's a link to our team blog, where we'll be posting more personal comments:
http://www.blogger.com/malaysiateam06

Keep us in your prayers!

Lauren

P.S. While typing this, we recieved good news! It seems as though our luggage has arrived...at least that's what the airport says. Hopefully we will get our luggage sometime today!

6 comments:

Lauren's Mom said...

I can't believe you went all that way to an exotic land, and you went to Pizza Hut! And the musician was American! Glad all is well. Lots of love. - Lauren's Mom.

Aunt Carolyn said...

Personally, I found it even more interesting that you stayed at a boy's house...
Aunt Carolyn

Aunt Carolyn said...

Personally, I found it even more interesting that you stayed at a boy's house...
Aunt Carolyn

Major Esther said...

Hey, Team! Don't forget to say "Hey!" for us to Capts Augustine & Ruth, and Major Leong Kok Seng! Hope your luggage really HAS been found!Majors Allen & Esther Satterlee

Major LeeAnn Nelson said...

Thru you all it feels like we are loving the Malaysian people too!

"The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down" Ps 146:8b In this scripture portion God also helps the oppressed, feeds the hungary, sets prisoners free, gives sight to the blind, watches over the alien, sustains the fatherless, and widow. You seem to be facing many obstacles- language and other gods that work together to stop your ministry, look away from them and see the heavey burdens of all the people there-- tell them the good news that God wants to lift them up! Everyone can use a helping hand! Sincerely in Christ, Chauncy's Corps Officers and Harbor Light Prayer Team

Major LeeAnn Nelson said...

Thru you all it feels like we are loving the Malaysian people too!

"The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down" Ps 146:8b In this scripture portion God also helps the oppressed, feeds the hungary, sets prisoners free, gives sight to the blind, watches over the alien, sustains the fatherless, and widow. You seem to be facing many obstacles- language and other gods that work together to stop your ministry, look away from them and see the heavey burdens of all the people there-- tell them the good news that God wants to lift them up! Everyone can use a helping hand! Sincerely in Christ, Chauncy's Corps Officers and Harbor Light Prayer Team