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Thailand Trip June 6

Thailand Update June 6
by Angie Fuller

Groups like ours who come to UHDP often help fund a particular need the project has. Today we learned how UHDP had utilized the financial support we gave. A building (with bunkhouse above and meeting space below) has been leaking badly on one side during the rainy season. Buildings such as this are vital to UHDP so that groups can stay for a couple of weeks or months to serve on the project, or in surrounding communities and to provide meeting space for a variety of purposes. Part of our funds was used to construct a large blue awning over this building where the wind often blows in the rain.  The rest of our funds went toward paint supplies for today's task of working alongside some of the staff to repaint the large meeting room in this building.  The room now looks much brighter with a fresh coat of white paint and gray and brown trim work.




















Loulla, a member of our team with personal experience of learning English as a second language, has had several lengthy practice sessions with a few of the women on staff here interested in improving their English through conversation and reading. We all have attempted to learn a few Thai words and certainly struggle to wrap our mouths around the sounds of this new language. But we all chuckled today when several times we heard two of the men painting with us repeatedly practice saying "brown" - both of them giggling every time because of how it sounded to them.







This afternoon it was our turn to reciprocate the Thai dessert-making tutorial the women gave us on Saturday and show them how to make an American dessert. Objects like an oven or measuring cups are not common in Thai kitchens. Knowing this and also considering supplies that could either be transported or purchased here easily, we simply brought foil pans and brownie mixes. We felt a little sheepish comparing the complexity of our dessert with theirs, but they patiently watched, mixed, waited in another kitchen with a small oven, and eventually tasted our slightly undercooked brownies... probably not thrilled with the taste so unfamiliar to them, but gracious just the same.

Mango Sticky Rice Lesson







Brownie Cooking Lesson









Hands and Feet of God--Sometimes Your Feet Get Dirty









Have Truck We'll Travel








Good Morning Thailand

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The Hub--what is it?

belong | believe | become

Have you seen or heard those words around here?  Pastor Jason says this, about those words:

We hope all three B's are happening within our faith community simultaneously, but there is purpose in the order. Whether you are a first time guest, a longtime member, or somewhere in between, we want you to know a deepening level of belonging among us. This isn't just because we want you to feel welcome at Second Baptist. This is because of our conviction that a deep level of belonging to Christ and the Christ community will bring about holy transformation in your life, in our church, and around our world. 

This is why relationship is a core value for us at Second Baptist. This is why our desire to foster meaningful, Christ-centered Community is at the forefront of our mission statement. It is because we subscribe to the biblical notion that we were created in the image of our God who is in essence a social reality: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God existing in sacred community is on mission to make our broken world whole. We want to be a part of that mission. We want to experience it. And so we begin where God begins, in sacred community.

The Hub is part of the connecting community--to become.  It is our online port of communication and connection. The Hub is where you can find a friend's birthday, or the phone number and email of a new acquaintance. Does your child want to go to Disciple Now? The Hub is where you register and pay for that event. Did you forget when your next committee meeting is? The Hub has the answers. 

Unlike Facebook and other social media sites, the Hub is just for our faith family. You need a system generated password and access permissions to even get in the site. We've attached here an instruction page on how to get started using the Hub. If you need more help, contact Ellen or Janet at the church office (816-781-2824) and they will be glad to help ease the process of getting acquainted.

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Kids making a tough situation a little brighter...

Do you wonder what our 2BC kiddos are doing on Wednesday nights during missions activities?  Well, one thing is making posters for the prison ministry that 2BC member Curt Walther is a part of.  These are just a sample of wonderful thoughts from our Mission Friends, Girls in Action and Boys in Action.  Thank you, kiddos, for helping to make a tough situation a bit more bearable.

— Children's Pastor Gwen Phillips

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