As you go down the Mekong River, you see these pockets of villages, mostly Vietnamese trying to get by through fishing and keeping the cost of living low and having their homes floating on the river instead of owning land. As we were speeding by I realized that there are some using the bathroom in the water while others just down a few houses are getting drinking water. There is both spiritual and physical poverty here in abundance. There are some we have on the field wanting to get a book published that will help people to understand some of the basics of keeping well but the goverment doesn't want it published because they fear they will not be given foreign aid as it promotes self-healthcare and not govermental. Now the book will have to be published privately with the funds from the people themselves. May this be a cause that people will come around so that as they feel physically healthy they will become spiritually healthy.
This is a picture of a temple seen from the river and truly shows the contrast of wealth and poverty that is here.
I am finding God again in a whole new light and it is extremely refreshing. I love my husband more everyday. I paint, do photography, sing loud in the car, and enjoy life as much as I can. I love my friends, would do anything for my students, and have an amazing family...INCLUDING in-laws that are wonderful. My heart has a home in Colorado, The Czech Republic, South Carolina, Key West, FL, and San Fransisco, CA. I am sure I would love Portland, OR now as an adult and I want to take my husband on the ride "It's a small world after all" at Disneyland because I love the imagination it took to create it. I am saving up money for a kayak which I will buy this April 08, have a backpack that has been around the world, and I love to garden. I also love to drive through REALLY big puddles and make a very big splash...it is seriously some strange thrill. Also, I enjoy popping bubble wrap, and in fact the first words I ever said to Aaron were, "I love bubble wrap". The rest is history!!!