Take a Nap
Well I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Service!! I know we are supposed to “feel alive” but honestly in all reality I felt dead at the end of the day. I was exhausted.
We started Sunrise Service at 5:00 a.m. so in that case I had to get up at 4:00 a.m. We prayed until 7:30 a.m. and broke for breakfast. It was not the traditional, wonderful, beautiful, soft biscuits with white gravy, nor burnt bacon, eggs, hash browns, donuts, pancakes with freshly squeezed orange juice from Kroger and the torture goes on. It was rice and onions. If y’all know me though, I don’t even eat much breakfast, but just knowing that type of food is there within arms reach is still satisfying to my soul. So I had a cup of coffee.
Morning Service started at 10:00 a.m. and my students had planned to do a skit for Easter. What do you do when those students don’t show up and new ones come in at the last minute? You use them!! Bless their hearts, but at least they got it done.
After singing specials, my message, worship, and lunch, we dyed Easter eggs! It was MESSY. And a ton of fun!! Being that Thailand doesn’t celebrate Easter, I told them all about the History of dying eggs, what Easter looks like in America, and the true meaning of Easter!
Now by this time it’s around 3:00 p.m. I was thanking God I can soon go home to take a nap!! Somehow I missed the schedule. (It must have gotten lost because of the language barrier.) So I was teaching English that afternoon. The students were just as tired as I was but we actually had a lot of fun learning for another hour and a half.
There was some how another miss communication with parents and we ended up staying at the church till after 6:00 p.m. waiting for them to be picked up. This included a lot of Uno and running around tickling children. I didn’t arrive at my apartment till 7:30 p.m. where I collapsed with ice-cream.
I’m not going to lie. It was my first Easter without being at my home church and I missed it with all my heart!
I titled this blog “Take a Nap” because after typing it all out, I want to take another one. But this is why I’m here. I’m not at all complaining! Just explaining my hectic, typical day in Thailand!
I’m truly blessed and honored to be able to share with all these students the true meaning of Easter for some of them it was their very first time. Let that last part sink in.
*Top picture is some of the students singing about believing in Jesus. It was adorable. And here Jennie is translating for me. She always does an amazing job translating and also running the service! I thank God for her!!