What Happens When A Creative Team Goes On Mission

It was a cloudy, drizzly morning when we made our way to the airport, armed with 5 boxes of 2nd hand English textbooks for Lat Krabang Anglican Church (LKAC), and a whole lot of cheerful enthusiasm. After all, we were embarking on a creative arts mission to make-over the guest room at Bethlehem House in Banchang (which will house future small-sized mission teams), as well as teach handicraft to the kids staying at Bethlehem House – a start to our #retirelazarus project (click to read more on #retirelazarus project here).

Along with the books, we also lugged with us 15kg of old t-shirts; required for one part of our craft workshop, and a whole stash of Thai baht in anticipation of our first stop in Bangkok – to shop at Sahm-peng (Chinatown) for locally available materials that we could use to make sustainable, authentic crafts.

In 6 short days,

We flew across the oceans…

We shopped (never knew you could have so much fun in a hardware shop)…

We drew…

   

We deconstructed…

We lacquered and painted…

    

We taught (craft, drums & dance)…

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We ate (lots and lots)…

We ‘wefied’…

We visited with the Yaps at LKAC…


And we found new flight companions for our next trip. 😍

From Bangkok to Banchang to Lat Krabang and back to Bangkok, before finally returning to Singapore, it was truly the most efficient, exciting, fun, inspiring and fulfilling short-term mission trip ever.

Posted by St. James’ Church (Singapore). All photos by Kristen Kiong & Jonathan Au.