Thursday, September 30, 2010

This is Really Happening

We've worked for 2 years now to take care of these kids and to build the charis project to support their communities and we've known why we're doing it.

But there was something about this trip, about the team who came to play with them and teach them and love them that made it all seem real for the first time.

This is really happening. We're really doing this. These kids are being loved and taken care of in a way that they wouldn't be if it hadn't been for all of you, and for all of the hard work that has gone into it so far.


We have so many really great opportunities that continue to open up to us over there. We need even more people to be involved on this end if we are going to be able to take advantage of them.

So if you want to do some really cool stuff, stay posted, there's more to come.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Hill Tribe Hospitality

If you visit a hill tribe village in northern Thailand, they may just make a special meal to honor your arrival.

that's a dead dog in that bag in the back ground

It's because they are so happy you came.

Burning the hair off the dog

No really, they are glad you came.

A crowd gathers to watch as they cut it up

They are making this special meal, just for you.

Quartered dog pieces, ready for the fire

Doesn't that look good?
None of it is wasted. Here they are cutting up the rest

But you will find that with enough chili and lime, and the skilled hands of a cook who must be creative with what he has because there are so few options, that a lot of things you wouldn't normally eat can be really tasty after all.

It was excellent. Move over Anthony Bourdain.