Hi there! Well today was the grand finale on site ( at least for us…)
We laid the last of the slab for Supote and Mam’s house. When we arrived at the site this morning, there were still a number of tasks needing completion before the cement truck arrived. We got stuck into it and finished them at the moment the truck pulled into the gates. Fantastic.
It was a real joy to see the slab down. Rod is coming back during next week to put a finishing few mm on the top- to allow for polished concrete floors in the future. To know that the project has had a real boost is very heartening.
Our moments with the Thai guys and girls have been getting more and more lively as the days have progressed. There is laughter and joking, efforts to learn language from them and us and a chance to hear their stories.
Tonight we went up to a village house church. Rough road is an understatement….. It is a small gathering of villagers- comprising up to five tribal groups. It is a precious thing to be invited into their space and shown hospitality as they made room for us and welcomed us. The stars are VERY bright out in the village. A lovely vista from the back of the ute!
We are all a bit tired and have had a superb Thai massage- we intend to head back for another tomorrow. We are looking forward to seeing some of the country over the next three days, especially what Rod and Sue have been doing and where they live!
Today was a brilliant day. We finished off the last of the slab, messed around with the locals, got an authentic massage (painful) and finished the day with a great meeting in the local village church up in the hills of Wiang Pa Pao.
Dinner tonight was spicy Thai style, no knives, forks or spoons just roll up the sticky rice with your fingers and dip it in other tasty dishes.
Heading to Peace Church in the morning.