We are still in Chiang Mai, with plans to go back Tuesday on the bus.
It has been raining and raining and raining in Mae Sot. The entire downtown area is flooded, and we learned on Sunday afternoon that the local government in Mae Sot would be releasing the dam on Sunday evening.
This happens most years, and it did last year–when our neighborhood flooded and our neighbors came into our home. The dam isn’t strong enough to hold the amount of rainwater, so they begin to release the water. Water rises all over Mae Sot, and our neighborhood is not one of the high points.
We’re not sure what to do. We’re not there.
Are there ways for us to get back sooner? Are there ways that would help?
We have no idea.
We are praying. We are trying to trust God’s sovereignty: He knew we’d be here, He knew this week wouldn’t go quite as we had planned. He knew that we’d be tired and unsure. He knew this would cause more questions to pile on our other questions.
Please pray with us.
First, and most urgently, please pray for our neighbors. Pray for physical safety of the little kids, pray for the safety of their few possessions. Pray for warmth. Pray for their homes to stand.
Pray for miracles: that the waters wouldn’t rise, but go down, no matter what water is released from the dam.
And pray for us. We need wisdom, grace, and direction. We need some joys and surprises and blessings.
Please, please pray with us.