Well this is the second time that I have had to type this blog because we had a blackout and apparently the outlet that my computer was plugged in has stopped working since then. Anyway, yesterday was another day of moving dirt and bar ministry. We went out to the land where the new SHE buildings are being built and our goal was to level out the ground by the lake. It was a very large task at hand, but we managed to at lease make a dent in the huge mountain of dirt (lol). While David, Kara and I were out at the land, Anna and Britnie prayer walked Bangla road where we would be ministering at night.( It is mandatory that at least two members of every team prayer walk before going out to the bars.) We had huge successes in both of the bars that we visited, and we even managed to get a date with one of the girls(who ended up not showing up), but we will visit that part of our story later. In one of the bars that we had previously visited, we had so much fun! The whole staff at the bar was engaged in conversation with us. The bar owner’s daughter played games with a couple of us, while another girl and a lady boy played another game with us-(which David is getting pretty good at, I might add!) I don’t know if this was explained already, but at many of the bars there is a big slab of wood that people use to play a game with. Everyone who plays has their own nail that they have to hammer in. The goal of the game is to get your nail in first. So you go around in a circle and each person gets one time to hit. It is definitely not my game!! I had a really good conversation with a girl that is about my age, and her birthday is actually tomorrow. We got to talking and had an instant connection. She is pretty sassy, but my dad tells me that I am too….so anyway, I found out that she had an American friend just like me and she didn’t drink any alcohol either. I immediately knew that it was someone who worked with SHE. This girl told me all about her best friend from America and how she liked her so much. We also talked about stuff that we liked to do, like shopping, and I asked her if she wanted to hang out sometime soon. We decided that we would meet at McDonald’s and walk to the mall together. (Of course, my team planned to come with me.) I was pretty excited when we left the bar because I knew that the night was a success and I was excited to spend some time with her away from the bar. We headed over to Soi Tiger, another street lined with bars. Anna and I ended up having a good conversation with a manager of a bar. One of the first things she said to us was, “Can I ask you a question?” So we said yes, sure. And she said, “Are you working, or what are you doing here?” So she kinda knew why we were there. We ended up having a great conversation though. Anna initiated conversation with her and we had a really good time talking. Throughout the night we kept trying to go back to the Moulin Rouge bar, where we had started to make friends with the girls the night before. That bar was packed with men the entire night, so we weren’t able to go back to see them. Well I am going to take a little nap now so that I can be awake for tonight’s ministry!
Hope all is well at home in the States! We will write about what happened today after we get back tonight! Please be in prayer for the girls that we will be speaking to! :-) Especially for the girls in the Moulin Rouge bar! I pray that the Lord will empty the bar stools so that we can see those girls again!
P.S. There isn’t sugar in the whipped cream in Thailand. It tastes kinda funny.