We arrived in Thailand last week!!! Praise God!!! All the people from the different CT cities were finally able to connect and share different stories about what God is doing in each of the different areas of Asia. We have also been more than blessed to take part in a conference about the “Kingdom of God”. With the conference recently ending, the next few days are set apart for rest and relaxation so that when we arrive back in C-Land at the end of the week, we will be refueled and ready to serve the Lord.
On the second day of the conference, I started feeling pretty sick. The next morning, when I woke up, I felt extremely sick. Sicker than I have felt in many many years. Because of this, I missed a large portion of the conference. I was so disappointed, I have been healthy all along while in Asia, and as soon as I came to Thailand, I crashed. I felt like I was missing out on so many different activities, services, and fun times. And even when I was with everyone, I felt like I couldn’t even enjoy my time. I was beginning to get angry with God, but He was so faithful through it all.
The first night, one of the TM workers came and sat next to me and took care of me like she was my mom. It was probably one of the sweetest things that a complete stranger has ever done for me. She was praying of me and she continued to check on me. Several of my other friends also would constantly come in and see how I was doing. The next day, I felt slightly better, but by the afternoon, I couldn’t even function. We had a BBQ for dinner and I didn’t want to miss it, so I came down for five minutes and then went back up to my room.
As I got to my room, I sensed God saying that I shouldn’t spend the night alone and that I should go worship Him with all I have to offer, even if it isn’t much. Reluctantly, I went back downstairs. I felt miserable but I found a poll to rest my head on. Moments later, worship began. Out of nowhere, I felt my entire body being restored. The pounding in my head instantly stopped, the fever lifted, and I worshiped and worshiped! So many people were praying for me and God was faithful and completely healed me!!! This was just another reminder of His love for me!
We will stay in Thailand until Thursday. After this, I am going to spend the Asian New Year with Lijun, my Asian friend that studied in Oswego. I am so excited that I will be able to connect with her again! I’m sure that I will have an awesome time and I can’t wait to share more about it!