Thailand Consultation on Children at RiskThailand Consultation on Children at RiskThanks to a new friend from Peru, Alex Chiang, I am sitting in a VIP lounge at Taipei International airport waiting for my flight home. I am desperate to see my wife and kids, but also grateful for the opportunity to have participated in an amazing consultation on equipping children at risk workers around the world. I was invited as part of the Fuller Seminary delegation and to represent ESEPA Seminary in Costa Rica at this conference. I don’t possibly have the time to go into details on what all was accomplished at the consultation, but I do know that nearly 50 seminary presidents and faculty came from around the world to discuss the importance of training and instructing children at risk workers. This was truly a global meeting as Africans, Latin Americans, Asians, North Americans and Europeans gathered to discuss this important issue. As I leave I feel renewed and better prepared to works towards this end in Costa Rica and look forward to continued contact with our brothers and sisters from around the world. Those involved in the consultation freely shared resources and ideas for the development of each academic and grassroots training programs. I addition to the conference a few of us took a day to go and sightsee around Chiang Mai. As you can see in the pictures we were taken for quite a ride. A one hour ride through the jungle to be exact! If you have never ridden on top of an elephant…you’ve got to try it! At one point our guide got down from the elephant and told us to go ahead. What I didn’t expect was that I was to get down on the neck of the elephant and tromp through the jungle for nearly 15 minutes. Now that was exciting!

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