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Just landed

January.13.2012

Thailand team has landed in SF. Talk to you all soon!!

Back In Chiang Mai!!

January.11.2012

We are back in Chiang Mai and as I write most of the team is enjoying nice warm showers!!  We will be off to dinner in a few minutes and then enjoy the night market.  We are thankful for safety in our travel out of the village and we are thankful for our productive time working along side the villagers. 

We are looking forward to telling you in person of our adventures!!

The Thailand Team

Work Work Work!

January.7.2012

Today we are winding up the last little bit of the water project for the village of Whualo which is very near to the village of MoHoJo where we are living.  Whualo is a very poor village and they are very excited to have water!  Many of their children come to the school and are sponsored through the child sponsorship program/Lanna Coffee project.  Some of the team have been working with these students and the others from the surrounding villages in Vacation Bible School.  Lots of crafts and stories and games make for lively VBS’s!!

The ag project is going well.  Today we are planting 1000 or so plants in pots to grow and then later be transplanted into the soil on the hill that the team dug up.  The school house project is moving right along as well.  The footings are being cemented in as we speak and on Monday we hope to get the foundation started.  The medical clinic is seeing many interesting cases and working with the Karen nurse who has moved to the village permanently.  Its great to know that the medical care will be followed up with!

Tomorrow is Sunday and we will have a day of rest. First we will have church, then a hike to see the spring that feeds our water project, and finally we will get to ride the elephants that are near to this village.  We will also get to buy some of the items the village women make.

Tonight we will stop work a little early for a muzzle loader shooting contest, a sling shot contest and some pancakes!!

Thanks for your prayers!

The Thailand Team

One Additional Note:  If you are interested in sponsoring a child please email Jerry Vocalino.

jerry@lannacafeusa.org

Village Life

January.5.2012

We have been in the village for 4 days and are working hard on the water project, the classrooms for upper grades, digging up area’s for gardens in the ag project and seeing patients in the clinic.  Everyone is staying healthy so far.  Please continue to keep the team in your prayers and we will try to post again soon.  

The Thailand Team

We Have Arrived!!!

January.1.2012

We are safely in Chiang Mai and as I write this we are at the hotel, organized for tomorrow and off to our rooms for a much needed shower.  Our travel was uneventful until we came through customs in Chiang Mai.  There we encountered many questions and had to open a few bags.  Other than waiting until tomorrow morning to get our medicine packs for the clinic, they let us through.  We are very tired, but happy and ready to eat some Thai food for dinner at the night bazzar right around the corner. 

We will leave for the village early tomorrow morning and will try to post at least once from the village.  Please remember that no news is good news.  The connections are spotty!

Please continue to pray for our team and for our work here!

The Thailand Team

Taipei!!

December.31.2011

We have arrived safely in Taipei after a 14 hour flight. We continue on in a few minutes to Bangkok then on to Chiangmai. We arrive just about the time you ring In the New Year!!!
Thanks for you prayers!!
The Thailand Team

Today!!

December.30.2011

Today is the day we begin our journey. We will be packing up the trucks and meeting at The Well Community Church, North Campus at 2:30 pm. On the road by 3:00!!
Please keep us in your prayers as we travel over 24 hours to our final destination.
Thanks!
The Thailand Team