Taking a cue from C.S. Lewis, my favorite Christian author, who said, "We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased," we skipped the mud course at the local slum and took a holiday at the sea. Or, at least, the Gulf of Thailand.
What a great time with Savorn, our national director, his wife Sony, and their two sons, Malvin and Billy. I didn't take many photos; I spent far too much time playing, eating and relaxing. We successfully avoided most of the sex-tourists by sticking closely to plans laid ably by Savorn, who chose our hotel and directed us to the best stretches of sand.
While our kids tired themselves out (to the point of sickness, did my eldest), we sat under cabanas, ate lobsters and crabs (each a dollar or less a piece), relaxed and talked some shop. The night before we left for the beach, we spent the evening at Savorn's house enjoying his wife's famously delicious cooking.
It's been nice. I'm so glad that my national director, Savorn, is not just a colleague. He really has become a friend. I pray that we will be able to minister together for many, many years.
For a little more background on Savorn, check out his testimony here.