Through the Hard Labor

i think i am catching the cold. terrible. i have tried to keep myself strong by eating healthy food, keeping myself warm and sleeping early because i had a nagging that i might get sick. that was after i got back from planting rice on saturday. i know that it was not the best idea to be working under both rain and sun for 9 hours straight, especially that i am not familiar with this type of work. but stubbornness and desire to get the most out of the experience ruled other possibilities out. now i am covered with scarf and hoody…and i still feel cold. ‘~’

please say a prayer for me, will you, that i would get better before this sunday. first, i was asked to sing a special song for the youth group at church. second, i am going to china for a compassion training from september 7-13. being sick will be difficult.

but as promised, here is the pictures from the paddies. my friend, tom wismol, took all of them. for the picasa link, click here >>


the compassion crew

p.chi, our leader, and a group of karen students waiting to show us how to plant the rice

everyone worked as assigned

i was pulling out rice shoots and giving them to my friend to tie them into bundles

the kids also had fun!

mr. todd, a missionary with fluent thai, showed us the spirit of a foreigner

tractor wheel and the past, it used to be buffalos who plowed the land.

now we call it "the iron buffalo"

the rice bundle waiting to be planted

we, thais, have this saying about the farmers that goes, "back to the sky and eyes to the ground"...

at 9am, it was all green like this...

this is what it looked like at 3pm...with our hard labor. even more gorgeous.


About Mink Gough

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him." 1 Corinthians 2:9 View all posts by Mink Gough

One response to “Through the Hard Labor

  • Sharon

    Saying a prayer for you now. Thank you for the pictures, they are great. It looks like back braking work and to do it all day WOW! I am impressed. To do that day after day for just enough to feed my family would be very discouraging, yet the Thai people are so happy and content. Land of Smiles!!
    I pray they all find Jesus!!!!

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