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Catalyst 2.0 Prayer Guide : Thailand, Coffee and Catalyst by Bryan and Sabra Boyd

Thailand, Coffee and Catalyst

by Bryan and Sabra Boyd

Matthew 22:37:   Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”   

There are some things that just transcend the many differences that separate us in this world:  COFFEE is one of those things.    

Our language, ethnicity, culture, geography, and religion all seem to conspire to move us into our own little compartments of life where we feel comfortable and safe and with people who are like us. But get a few folks, no matter where they come from around a table with a cup of Joe, and conversation begins as you share the warm goodness and joy of that black brewed gold.   

I cannot help but think of coffee every time I think of Thailand.  We visited many a coffee shop throughout our mission trip in June. Our leader at the Upland Holistic Development Project (UHDP) Tui, knew where all the great coffee places were. In those coffee houses I was so profoundly reminded how similar we are as a human race. We all long for community and fellowship around the table.    

Starbucks has a special Thai blend of coffee that is named “Muan Jai” and this means “wholehearted happiness.” In all the places we ministered in Thailand and were ministered to, we were met with the wholehearted happiness of the Thai people.  Thailand is after all, known as the land of smiles.    

Our journey to Thailand was amazing, inspiring, convicting, and challenging (all in a good way!).  From our experience, we are centering in on living life wholeheartedly and looking expectantly to sharing a cup of Joe with new friends here in Liberty and beyond!  Thank you 2BC family for your gifts to the Catalyst initiative!           

What transcends the differences between you and others: coffee, a soccer ball, a bicycle?  Ask God to show you a way you can cross boundaries to be Christ’s presence in the world. 
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