Friday, February 27, 2015


Three planes carried us 8,425 miles for 26 hours and brought us safely from Las Vegas to Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport. 

It's only been four months since we passed through and yet we were disoriented trying to find the pre-paid taxi stand.  Then we realized the long que to the bustling desk staffed by harried clerks had been replaced by a row of sleek computerized kiosks. Welcome to modern Thailand.

The driver at Taxi Stand 42 drove us to Thong Ta Resort, just 10 minutes from the airport.  For US $28 we checked into a clean room with air conditioning, running water with breakfast included.

What joy to see an outdoor food court at the corner, still open at 1 a.m.  (Late dinner hours are very typical through out Asia.)

There we feasted on duck rice and duck soup before heading to our room for a good night's sleep.  

The adventure is under way.  More to come - Pat and Gary

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Last minute details - reviewing our packing list - weighing suitcases - switching the hot water heater to vacation mode - setting the alarm for 2:30 a.m. - okay, I think we're ready.

Excitement keeps us from sleep - until suddenly it's morning and time for our flight.

As we journey to Southeast Asia - you are with us, part of our hearts, part of the adventure.  Words cannot express our gratitude for the love, prayers, support and encouragement from each of you, our family and friends.

Within 24 hours, we'll be halfway around the world in a time zone 15 hours ahead of Las Vegas' time.

The adventure continues.     Pat and Gary

photo courtesy of Cyndy Hull

Sunday, February 8, 2015


In January we shared how with your support we were able to help provide water filters to families in Cambodia.

Today we are excited to tell you about the first phase of delivery.

John and Sotey Yoder, our contacts with Reaching Kids International - Cambodia, reported: 
"Over the next few days, we'll have the privilege to distribute Rabbit Water filtration systems (made in Cambodia) to 69 families in two of the five villages we serve, thanks to Christ's provision through our generous friends and partners: Greater Works Unlimited out of Las Vegas, NV, USA; whose founders will be gracing us with their presence us next month. More info when we post the picture albums of the actual distributions."

Ready for delivery.
(inset) Water Filter in a typical Khmer home.

One water filter will provide a family clean water for drinking and cooking for about two years.  The system is simple - a ceramic filter, inside a plastic receptacle tank with a spigot and a lid. Rabbit Water Filters Instructions

Visitors typically bring a gift of fresh bread.
A treat the children especially enjoy.