The past couple of days have been busy here in Chiang Mai.
On Saturday, we met up with the kids from the home for an afternoon of bowling.
It is amazing how something as simple as a game of bowling, in this case three games brings people of all backgrounds and cultures closer together.
We are just as competitive and celebrate one another the same ways. Add a little music and some snacks and it turned into an afternoon party. One I think both the kids and those of us visiting needed.
Saturday night we were on our own to find dinner. We split off into groups and went our separate ways. All to come back with stories and adventures to share over breakfast Sunday morning.
After breakfast we headed into town to meet the kids once again for church.
It is beautiful to see Christians of all cultures and denominations coming together to worship the same God in Heaven.
This weeks sermon was a wrap up sermon by the pastor on a six week program on grace. It was a moving sermon that I think reached each one of us on the mission team in its own unique way and met us right where we were at.
Lunch was served after church service. Giving us another opportunity to break bread and enjoy communion with the kids.
Towards the end of lunch the children presented us with handpicked gifts and handmade thank you cards. Both the gifts and the cards will be treasured dearly.
We headed back to the hotel for a couple hours of downtime.
Sunday evening in Chiang Mai is the Sunday Night Market. This is when they shut down several streets and vendors from all over sell their wares. We decided to brave the masses and experience a little culture ourselves.
It was hot and crowded. A sea of people as far as one could see. A bit overwhelming at times as the group got separated amongst the crowd. Personally, one experience on the night market is likely enough for me.