Epilogue

이번 여행을 통해 가장 인상받은 점은

지체들의 아낌 없는 지원..

생전 본 적도 없는 사람에게 어떻게 집을 열고 대접할 수 있을까?

주님 안에서 형제라는 이유로 나를 신뢰한다는 것…

주님, 당신의 생명은 놀라운 것입니다.

지체들을 축복하여 주소서.

 

나는 그동안 지체들에게 물질적으로 얼마나 박하게 굴었던가.

나에게 다시 돌아올 일이 없는 데도 지체들을 위해

사용할 수 있는 것은 그 어떠한 분량인지..

 

지체들의 형편이 좋은 것도 아닌데 나를 위해 아끼지 않는다.

나도 어려운 환경에 있는 지체들을 돌아봐야겠다.

특히 못사는 나라에 있는 지체들을 돌아봐야지..

 

내가 얼마나 대가를 바라는 사람인지.. 주님이 부족한 사람인지..

사도행전 20장 34~35절.. 주는 것이 받는 것보다 기쁨. 약한 지체들을 돌봄.

 

사도행전 20:34~35

34 여러분도 아시는 것처럼, 이 두 손으로 나와 내 일행에게 필요한 것을 공급하였습니다.

바울은 물질적인 공급을 지원 받지 않고 일하였음.

35 내가 모든 일에서 여러분에게 본을 보였으니, 여러분도 이렇게 수고하여, 약한 사람들을 도와주어야 하고, 또한 ‘주는 것이 받는 것보다 복이 있습니다.’라고 하신 주 예수님의 말씀을 기억해야 합니다.

나의 관념: 나는 지체보다 잘 사니까 도와줘야지…
말씀: It doesn’t matter. ‘수고하여’ 도와주어라.

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섬김

섬김을 받을 땐 확실히 받고 섬길 땐 확실히 섬기고…

세상의 관점에선 우리가 다른 사람에게 사용하는 돈은 낭비이지만, 주님 안에서는 지체들에게 사용하는 물질이 낭비가 아니라는 것이 참으로 놀랍다. 주님이 우리의 섬김을 축복하시기를…

– On the way back from Ko Samet to Ban Phe

섬김

Floating Markets

After the Lord’s table meeting, we went to Damnoen Saduak and Amphawa floating markets. Actually Hyung-sin and I had debated about which market to go to. As saints accompanied us, however, we went to both markets.

We went to Damnoen Saduak first.
This market is active in the morning. Because we arrived pretty late, there were only a few people and many stores were closed.
Here are some photos:

Floating markets
Floating markets
Floating markets
Floating markets
Floating markets
Floating markets
Floating markets
Floating markets
Floating markets
Floating markets

Next, we went to Amphawa.
This market was full of people. It seemed like a huge food market. The saints bought us various kinds of food. We had become full even before we had dinner. We could have paid for the food, but the brothers and sisters spent their money without hesitation.

Floating markets
Floating markets
Floating markets

Our hands are full of food.

Floating markets

After all, we got tired of eating. But Hyung-sin and I were shocked when we heard that we would eat dinner again after 2 hours! This photo was taken while we were waiting for a boat for the firefly tour.

Floating markets

Hyung-sin & Pratan

Floating markets

Sister Ratchanee & her daughter

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The saints who guided Hyung-sin and me this day.

After the firefly tour, we went to eat dinner.

Floating markets

It was an awsome trip. Since the young boy(Pratan) and girls(Tien & Lin) spoke English very well, we had a wonderful time talking to one another.
I really thank the brothers and sisters for their unsparingness.

Floating Markets

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Saints

Saints

“You yourselves know that these hands have ministered to my needs and to those who are with me.
In all things I have shown you by example that toiling in this way we ought to support the weak and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. ”
Acts 20:34~35

Before I started the trip, I didn’t expect this trip would be great so much.
Hyung-sin and I decided to go to Thailand without deep consideration.
We were too busy to prepare for it enough.

But the saints in Thailand served us wonderfully.
That was what I had never expected.
The Lord just showed me how I should serve saints.
It’s unlike the way the world’s economic principle works.
How amazing this Life is.
How encouraging the above word is.

Lord, bless the saints in Thailand.
Bless the saints all around the world.

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